David W. Connell

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David W. Connell

David W. Connell

David W. Connell is an Advisory Board member of TLA.  He has been the managing partner of the Mexican law firm Connell & Associates since 1998. He has deep expertise in real estate law, corporate law, tax law, foreign investment and litigation. Prior to founding Connell & Associates, Mr. Connell was a partner of the firm Peyton & Connell (previously Peyton, Amador & Connell).

Mr. Connell’s experience also includes working for the firm of Martinez del Campo del Rio in Mexico City where he focused on corporate and tax matters.  He worked directly with partner Carlos del Rio, a former Chief Justice of Mexico’s Supreme Court. Mr. Connell currently sits on the board of several corporations as well as non-profit and charitable foundations. He has native fluency in English, fluency in Spanish and is certified by the Supreme Court of the State of Guerrero as an expert witness in matters of English-Spanish Spanish-English translation.

Education and Professional Qualifications

  • Universidad Tecnologica de Mexico (UNITEC) – Law Degree 1997
  • Thesis on “The Repair of Civil Damage – a comparative between the US, France and Mexico,” September
    1998 – all honors
  • Federal Law License SEP 2540008 – valid all 32 Mexican States and Federal District State of Jalisco
    litigation certificate 111868
  • San Diego State University – undergraduate studies, Spanish and Physics
  • State of Guerrero Superior Court Certified translator – English/Spanish/English

Community Service and Affiliations

  • Founder, Director and Attorney (pro-bono) of the Zihuatanejo International Guitar Festival 2008 –
    2016 www.zihuafest.info/
  • Board Member and Attorney (pro-bono) of Foundation Punta de Mita http://fundacionpuntademita.org/
  • Attorney (pro-bono) of PEACE www.peacepuntademita.org
  • Founder, Director and Attorney (pro-bono) of Marmex www.marmex.org in collaboration with the Manta
  • Project of the Scripps Institute of Oceanography
  • Attorney (pro-bono) of Direct Relief Mexico www.directrelief.org/tag/mexico/