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Greenberg Traurig, S.C.
MÉXICO CITY, D.F. C.P. 06500

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José Antonio Butrón Quintero focuses his practice on corporate law, M&A, banking, project finance, capital markets, structured finance and securitizations. He has participated in several landmark transactions representing some of the leading enterprises and sponsors in a variety of sectors including infrastructure, energy and natural resources, commodities trading, consumer products, hotels and leisure and technology.

Latin America Practice
Project & Infrastructure
Banking & Financial Services

Admission to Practice
New York


Spanish, Native
English, Fluent


  • L.M., University of Pennsylvania Law School, 2012
    • Associate Editor, East Asia Law Review
  • WBLC, The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, 2012
  • Graduate Degree, Commerce and Business Law, Escuela Libre de Derecho, Mexico City, D.F., Mexico, 2011
  • Law Degree, Escuela Libre de Derecho, Mexico City, D.F., Mexico, 2010

Lawyer Rankings

Mexico > Capital markets

(Next Generation Partners)

José Antonio ButrónGreenberg Traurig, S.C.

The Mexican capital markets practice at international full-service firm Greenberg Traurig, S.C., garners praise for its ‘great knowledge of the subject’, and is frequently sought out by both underwriters and issuers for assistance with a variety of equity and debt mandates, including CKDs and CERPIs, with a particular focus on the real estate and infrastructure sectors. Work highlights include the representation of Mexico Infrastructure Partners and the concession holder portfolio companies on the approximately $1.1bn initial public offering of a Fibra E investment trust. Jointly-led by experienced partners José Raz Guzmán and Juan Manuel González, the practice group also houses other noted and emergent practitioners such as José Antonio Butrón, who is well known in the projects sphere; of counsel Gabriela Palomino, who stands out for her work in relation to real estate and project-side finance matters; and senior associate David Argueta.

Mexico > Projects and infrastructure

(Next Generation Partners)

José Antonio ButrónGreenberg Traurig, S.C.

Greenberg Traurig, S.C. is well regarded for its ‘commitment to client service and responsiveness’, and displays considerable experience in project structuring, development and finance; public-private partnership transactions, and construction. The sizeable 25-strong practice group advises project sponsors, banks and institutional investors, insurance companies, state entities and municipalities on a wide range of projects. The team is co-led by Juan Manuel González Bernal, who focuses on public procurement and the legal regime applicable to public works and services, along with public-private partnerships in Mexico; and José Antonio Butrón, who is experienced in M&A, banking, project finance, capital markets, structured finance and securitisations in relation to the roads, water, social infrastructure and telecom sectors, as well as structuring and implementation of infrastructure funds (CKDs, CERPIs and Fibra-E). Key associate support comes from experienced seniors Gabriela Palomino, who focuses on real estate matters, infrastructure and project development; and Edgar Fernando Orozco, whose practice is centred on public procurement and project finance with governments.

Mexico > Corporate and M&A

Greenberg Traurig, S.C.‘s Mexico City-based corporate team appeals to clients for being ‘committed to excellence’, and for being an ‘ally for the success of the transaction.’ Managing partner José Raz Guzmán, who has profound experience in capital markets and M&A transactions under his belt, heads the group, which advises a wide range of domestic clients throughout the region, as well as US and other international players doing business in Mexico. Arturo Pérez Estrada, who recently steered Betterwar’s acquisition of Mexican cosmetics company JAFRA for $255m; and José Antonio Butrón and Victor Manuel Frías, are other key names in the practice group, which works closely with other offices, mainly in the United States. A solid second line of practitioners comprises up-and-coming partner Miguel Yturbe; Gabriela Palomino, who was promoted to of counsel in 2022 and has a particular focus on real estate law and infrastructure projects; and associate Rocío Olea, who ‘knows how to delegate and provides prompt responses’; all three add further expertise and capacity to the practice, which is active in a broad range of industries, including banking, energy, education, telecommunications and gaming.

Mexico > Banking and finance

A well-coordinated team that perfectly understands the needs of its clients’, Greenberg Traurig, S.C.‘s large banking and finance team has established itself a practice of choice for many national clients, as well as US and other international players doing business in the country, given its expertise handling a wide range of financing transactions. Juan Manuel González Bernal, who is particularly well-versed in project finance transactions; and managing partner José Raz Guzmán, who also acts as co-chair of the international firm’s Latin America practice, sit at the helm of the group. Closely supporting them are a skilled group of partners, including Miguel Moisés, who earns praise for his ‘great disposition and attitude’, and regularly represents lenders and borrowers in structured financings, bilateral and syndicated loans, and on the financing of industrial, commercial and housing real estate projects; Rodrigo Orozco, whose expertise encompasses handling sub-sovereign-debt restructurings and re-financings; José Antonio Butrón and Gabriela Palomino. Additional support at associate level is provided by seniors Ana Acosta (secured lending, mergers and acquisitions, capital markets and general corporate matters); David Argueta (capital markets and financing transactions; general corporate matters) and January-2022 hire Paulina García de León Gómez , who arrived from HSBC.