Alex Perez has practiced law for over 15 years, representing U.S. and non U.S. businesses in connection with domestic and international matters involving corporate law, finance, tax, mergers & acquisitions, and a variety of business law issues. Alex's broad practice involves representing U.S. businesses and individuals with respect to U.S. and international corporate law and tax law issues, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act matters and structuring operations in non U.S. countries. He regularly advises Latin American companies with respect to their business operations in the United States, finding comprehensive solutions for matters involving structuring U.S. operations, investments in U.S. businesses and real estate, and broad issues relating to corporate, finance, and tax law matters.
As a former associate general counsel and chief international compliance officer for a large U.S. medical device company, Alex has extensive experience providing cross-border commercial and compliance solutions, including comprehensive advice regarding FCPA investigations, training and policies for clients. Alex speaks, reads and writes fluently in both Spanish and English; his cultural and linguistic fluency is valued both by U.S. clients seeking guidance with respect to their Latin American transactions as well as by Latin American clients who seek U.S. representation.
Alex began his career as a civil defense litigator, successfully leading as "first chair" over 22 jury trials through verdict, and handling hundreds of depositions, mediations, and hearings. He has also handled complex tax litigation in U.S. Federal District Courts, U.S. Circuit Courts of Appeal, and the U.S. Tax Court.
Alex obtained his LL.M. degree from the New York University School of Law in 2001. He currently serves as a director of the U.S.-Mexico Bar Association and as a director of the Asociación de Empresarios Mexicanos, and he remains highly involved with both the American Bar Association and the Greater San Antonio Chamber of Commerce. He serves as an adjunct professor at St. Mary's University School of Law and at the University of Texas at San Antonio, teaching courses in domestic and international taxation.