Elena A. Baca

Elena Baca is our exclusively recommended Real Estate Law expert in Illinois on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Elena directly using the contact details listed above.

Elena is an associate in the Global M&A Practice Group and a member of the Real Estate Industry Group, based in the Chicago office.

Elena’s practice focuses on acquisitions, dispositions, financings and office and retail leasing.

Elena Baca is listed in “The Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch” for Real Estate Law by Best Lawyers (2021).

Firm Overview:

Supporting our clients around the globe

White & Case is a truly global law firm, uniquely positioned to help our clients achieve their ambitions in today’s G20 world.

As a pioneering international law firm, our cross-border experience and diverse team of local, US and English-qualified lawyers consistently deliver results for our clients.

In both established and emerging markets, our lawyers are integral, long-standing members of the community, giving our clients insights into the local business environment alongside our experience in multiple jurisdictions.

We work with some of the world’s most respected and well-established banks and businesses, as well as start-up visionaries, governments and state-owned entities.

Andrej Andrić

Andrej Andrić is our exclusively recommended Real Estate Law expert in Slovenia on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Andrej directly using the contact details listed above.

Education:

  • 1997–2002: Faculty of Law, University of Ljubljana
  • 2002–2003: Ruprecht-Karls-Universität zu Heidelberg, magister legum (LL.M.)
  • 2004: Faculty of Law, University of Ljubljana, Master of Legal Studies

Work experience:

  • 1999: Nova Ljubljanska banka d.d
  • 2001: Droga Kolinska d.d.
  • 2001–2002: Law office of attorney Janez Zajc in Ljubljana
  • April 2003: Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton, Frankfurt
  • 2003–2004: High Court in Ljubljana
  • 2003–2010: Law Firm Rojs, Peljhan, Prelesnik & partners
  • Since 2010: Law Firm Andrić

Firm Overview:

The law firms Podjed and Andrić have entered into a cooperation arrangement in order to provide the best possible services to their clients.

A professional team of legal experts specialises in the fields of commercial and penal law. We aim at offering clients a broad range of legal services required both by commercial entities in order to facilitate unhindered business operations as well as by natural persons for their personal concerns.

Depending on the needs of the client, we work in cooperation with external advisors in certain fields of specialisation (accounting, customs and tax issues, market research etc.). In order to effect cross-border mandates, we also work in cooperation with a broad network of affiliated law firms in neighbouring countries in the region.

Expeditious action and adaptation and high quality service are the driving principles of our work. We are convinced that they are absolutely decisive in achieving satisfaction for our clients. Most importantly, we are aware of the fact that in today’s business world, direct, practical advice for the client is becoming increasingly important.

Miguel Valdés

Miguel Valdés is our exclusively recommended Real Estate Law expert in Mexico on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Miguel directly using the contact details listed above.

Law degree from the Facultad Libre de Derecho de Monterrey, A.C., and LLM degree from the University of Illinois and the Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, in addition to Diplomas from Georgetown University in 1990, Harvard Law School in 2002. He has been a professor of International Private Law at the Universidad de Monterrey and Instituto Tecnológico de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey. Languages: Spanish and English.

Corporate Law, Foreign Investment, Mergers and Acquisitions, Contracts, Environmental Law, special in bond regimes (Maquiladora IMMEX Program), Intellectual Property and Immigration. He was an international partner at Thompson & Knight from 2003 to 2011; a partner at Rojas, González, de la Garza, Maldonado & Valdés from 1995 – 2003; Margáin, Santos, Rojas, González, Vargas, S.C. from 1991 to 1995; and as in house counsel in Dicex, S.A. de C.V. from 1989 to 1990.

Firm Overview:

Arizpe, Valdés & Marcos, S.C. was founded in Monterrey, Mexico on January 2001. Our objective is to provide legal services that exceed the expectations of the business community. We devote our efforts to help our Clients achieve their objectives, embracing their challenges as our own. We aim to build long term relationships based on mutual trust and excellence. The partners of Arizpe, Valdés & Marcos, S.C. offer experience and a practical solid legal approach to the needs of our Clients.

Daniel Muiruri

Daniel Waweru Muiruri is our exclusively recommended Real Estate Law expert in Kenya on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Daniel directly using the contact details listed above.

Daniel is an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya, admitted to the Roll of Advocates in 2002. He is the founder of the firm. Mr Muiruri holds a Bachelors of Laws (LLB) degree from the University of Nairobi and a Post Graduate Diploma in Legal practice from the Kenya School of law. He is a member of the Law Society of Kenya and the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators – Kenya Chapter.

The firm has a thriving property conveyancing practice, acting for vendors and purchasers in the acquisition and disposal of residential, commercial, industrial and agricultural properties. We act for landlords and tenants in negotiating, drafting, and registering leases and licenses of various properties. The firm also advises and acts in all the legal aspects of property developments including change of use, conversion of titles, subdivisions and amalgamations, registration of titles for new properties, and related matters. We help clients to replace lost or damaged titles. We also act for clients in property disputes in courts and other forums.

Satoru Hasumoto

Satoru Hasumoto is our exclusively recommended Real Estate Law expert in Japan on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Satoru directly using the contact details listed above.

Satoru has considerable experience in a wide range of real estate work. He advises corporates, investors and financial institutions on all aspects of real estate transactions, including acquisition, disposals, development, planning, leasing and financing. His practice also includes advising multinational companies on their outbound and inbound investments from and to Japan. These includes data centre facilities, hotels, logistic facilities, offices, residentials and other types of real properties. His extensive practice also covers structured finance, leveraged buyout finance and project finance.

Satoru Hasumoto graduated from Keio University (LL.B., 2007) and was seconded to the IB Products Group of Mizuho Securities Co., Ltd. (2013-2014). He later graduated from the University of Pennsylvania Law School (LL.M., Wharton Business and Law Certificate, 2015). Satoru practiced with Slaughter and May in London (2015-2016).

Firm Overview:

Mori Hamada & Matsumoto is a full service law firm that has served clients with distinction since its establishment, in December 2002, by the merger of Mori Sogo and Hamada & Matsumoto. Even as business conditions have rapidly shifted both within Japan and internationally, the firm’s goal has been to grow with our clients through tireless effort and constant innovation.

Led by top-rated lawyers across a wide array of practice areas, our large team of legal professionals and support staff offer the firm their experience, expertise and hard work to bring our clients the best results in every matter we handle. Our team strives to build new frameworks to tackle cutting-edge problems, to break down barriers on tough cases, and to find a common resolution in matters with many conflicting interests.

Based on this solid foundation of experience, Mori Hamada & Matsumoto also contributes significantly to the constant evolution and improvement of the Japanese legal system, and to the creation of a legal infrastructure that will enable our clients to excel.

Jonathan Dessaules

Jonathan Dessaules is a licensed attorney with over twenty years of litigation experience, practising primarily in the areas of real estate law, HOA defence, employment, commercial disputes, and insurance defence and bad faith in all state and federal courts in Arizona. Jonathan holds active licenses in Arizona and California and represents clients in civil and commercial matters throughout both states at both the trial and appellate level. Jonathan is an experienced, aggressive trial lawyer and has represented clients in countless jury and bench trials.

Firm Overview:

Our experienced trial attorneys at our Phoenix Law Group will aggressively represent your interests.

Navigating your way through the court system, or trying to avoid it altogether, is not always easy. Whether you are being sued, want to sue someone, or trying to settle a difficult situation, the attorneys at the Phoenix Dessaules Law Group can help. Our law firm, based in Phoenix, represents individuals, families, and small businesses throughout Arizona and California in all aspects of their lives.

We are a boutique litigation firm with a primary focus on all types of HOA cases (including governance, enforcement, and construction defects), real estate law, employment law, and commercial litigation.

Our Arizona law group provides legal services to individuals, families, and small businesses throughout Arizona and California.

Our practice areas include:

  • Homeowner Association Law
  • Employment law
  • Real estate
  • Business law
  • Family law, and
  • Construction Defects

Our Phoenix attorneys offer skilled, results-driven legal representation to individuals and companies in Arizona and California. Our experienced litigators are committed to offering personalised legal service, exceptional legal skills, and a practical, solution-oriented approach to your legal needs. We recognise that litigation can be an expensive and time-consuming process. Our attorneys will help you make pragmatic and informed decisions to effectively and efficiently achieve your goals.

Our Arizona law group recognises that every case is unique

Every client has unique needs and concerns to take into consideration when evaluating a case and advising a client. “One size fits all” is not a proper approach in litigation when your business or life savings may be at stake. Therefore, we offer advice and representation tailored to a client’s specific legal, business and financial needs. Our diverse litigation practice includes representation of individuals primarily in real estate, employment, and business disputes.Our law firm brings experience and quality legal representation to every case and are committed to providing superior legal service at reasonable rates. Our attorneys represented homeowners, and select associations, in matters that affect owners. We truly believe we are among the best Phoenix law firms and we want to help you and support you with your legal needs.

A primary practice group concerns HOA matters. Homeowners are often at a significant disadvantage when faced with a dispute with their association or, in the case of construction defects, the developers or builders who built their homes. Our HOA dispute attorneys have successfully resolved countless cases, representing both plaintiffs and defendants, and we would like to do the same for you. We also represent property owners, individually and collectively, in construction defect cases both large and small. Let our HOA lawyers represent you.

For California individuals and companies, we encourage you to contact us to discuss our very competitive rates. From our offices in Arizona, we can provide you quality representation throughout California, often at a significant discount of the cost California law firms charge.