Benjamin C. Rosen

Managing Partner

Mr. Rosen is a licensed U.S. attorney admitted to practice in Washington (1996) and Mexico (2010). Ben’s practice focuses on real estate law and development, resort & hospitality law, corporate, finance and cross-border transactions. Since settling in Mexico in 1997, Ben—a dual citizen of the United States and Mexico—has served as a bridge linking businesses, investors and entrepreneurs from one country to the other.  Ben now shares time between Rosen Law’s offices in Los Cabos and San Diego and regularly visits the firm’s new office in Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo (Riviera Maya).

Since arriving in Los Cabos in 2005, Ben has counseled foreign investors and lenders in transactions representing more than a combined US$550 million in Mexican real estate and related assets.

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Ben is an active leader of the American Bar Association (ABA) Section of International Law, where he is a Division Chair, Co-Chair Cross-Border Real Estate Committee, is immediate past Chair of the Mexico Committee, and Senior Advisor to the San Diego-Tijuana City Chapter.

From 1997-2004, Ben was also an adjunct law professor at the Universidad de la Americas (UDLA) School of Law in Mexico City. In 2001, Ben co-founded the international business and project development firm, AmeriCompass, based in Mexico City. From 1999-2001, Ben served as General Counsel and Manager, Mexico City, of a Canadian-owned international business consulting group, and from 1997-1999, Ben was a foreign law associate at Goodrich, Riquelme in Mexico City.

In the summer 2011, Ben was visiting Professor of Law at Seattle University School of Law where he taught a course entitled “US-Mexico Cross Border Transactions”.

Ben is a frequent speaker, lecturer and commentator on Mexican legal and international business matters, having spoken at more than 35 conferences, seminars and continuing legal education programs in Mexico, the United States and Canada.

In 2014, Ben authored the Mexico chapter of the Real Estate Law Review. In 2012 and 2013 Mr. Rosen was editor of various chapters of the “Year and Review” (YIR) published by the International Section of the ABA. Ben has also authored articles published in various international business and legal media on topics such as foreclosing on cross-border loans in Mexico; U.S.-Mexico cross-border environmental and energy law; international letters rogatory; enforcing foreign judgments in Mexico; privatization of Mexico’s airport and oil and gas sectors; the Mexican foreign investment law; Mexico’s maquiladora (in-bond plant) program; and government bidding procedures.

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2010 – Law Degree, Centro Nacional de Evaluación para la Educación Superior (Licenciatura en Derecho), Mexico City.
1996 – J.D., Cum Laude, Seattle University School of Law
1992 – B.A., Political Science, University of Oregon

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