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Mike Perez


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At one time General Counsel to the U.S. Embassy in Mexico City, Mike has over 25 years of experience representing international clients. Mike assists advisors and RIAs open new offices and grow their client base throughout Mexico and Central America.

Practice Areas

  • RIA Formation
  • Practice Migration
  • Employment Issues
  • Financial Industry Dispute Resolution
  • Business and Commercial Litigation


  • UCLA School of Law, Los Angeles, California
    • J.D. - 1990
  • Stanford University
    • B.S.
    • Major: Biology and Psychology

Past Positions

  • U.S. Embassy in Mexico City, General Counsel

Professional Affiliations

  • William B. Enright Inn of Court, Master
  • California La Raza Lawyers Association, Past President
  • San Diego La Raza Lawyers Association, Past President
  • San Diego Bar Association, Ethnic Minority Relations Committee, Past Member
  • Earl B. Gilliam Bar Association, Past Member


  • San Diego’s Top Lawyers
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5.0 Peer Review Rated, Martindale-Hubbell®
  • Attorney of the Year, San Diego LRLA
  • “40 under Forty,” San Diego Metropolitan Magazine, 2004
  • “50 People to Watch,” San Diego Magazine, 2002

Pro-Bono Activities

  • Twenty-Nine: Eleven Maternity House, Founder
  • PLI Law Institute, Faculty Member
  • San Diego Human Relations Committee, Former Commissioner
  • MLK, Jr. All People’s Breakfast Committee, Former Chair
  • Volunteers in Parole, Inc., Former Volunteer
  • UCSD Hispanic Scholarship Council, Former Chair
  • YMCA of San Diego
  • Red Cross of San Diego
  • Lawyers Club of San Diego, Past Member

Published Works

  • International Law Advisory: Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, June 2002