New York International Law Firm of Claugus & Mitchell LLP Joins the Partnership of DeForest Partners

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Claugus & Mitchell LLP, founded in 1992 and managed by Bruce Claugus, has just joined -- as a founding member -- the partnership of DeForest Partners, a law firm of thirty-seven lawyers with offices in New York, New York and Mexico City, Monterrey, Puebla, and Querétaro of the United Mexican States.

Bruce Claugus

Bruce Claugus

Services in the United States will be provided by Bruce Claugus, a leading international lawyer and his firm, Claugus & Mitchell LLP.

Claugus & Mitchell LLP, founded in 1992 and managed by Bruce Claugus, has just joined, as a founding member, the partnership of DeForest Partners, a law firm of thirty-seven lawyers with offices in New York, New York, and Mexico City, Monterrey, Puebla, and Querétaro of the United Mexican States. The Mexican law firms also participating as founding partners from the four cities in Mexico are Salas Piza, Lobo & Graham, Garcia Heres y Garduño, and Rodríguez, Ruíz y Zapeda, respectively. DeForest Partners also maintains formal, professional alliances with Casa Hierro in Lima, Perú, Estudio Trevisan in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Garcia Parot y Cia. in Santiago, Chile, and Kosmas y Kosmas in Panamá, Panamá.

Within Mexico, DeForest Partners practices administrative, environmental, international, family, franchise, labor, real estate, maritime, sports, and criminal law; international commerce and customs; media, entertainment, and the arts; immigration and naturalization; and health, social security, and human services. Throughout North America, DeForest Partners practices in the areas of banking, finance, and commercial litigation; bankruptcy; antitrust; corporations; estate planning; mergers and acquisitions; privatizations; alternative dispute resolution; foreign investment, and intellectual property.

Services in the United States will be provided by Bruce Claugus, a leading international lawyer, and his firm, Claugus & Mitchell LLP. Claugus & Mitchell carries an AV ® Peer Review Rating by Martindale Hubbell ®, the highest rating given. Mr. Claugus and Claugus & Mitchell concentrate their practice in the areas of commercial transactions, intellectual property, litigation, and corporate transactions with individuals and businesses.

Bruce Claugus was born in 1948 and has practiced law since 1976. He is the founder of Claugus & Mitchell and practices primarily in the areas of banking, finance, and commercial and intellectual property litigation. Mr. Claugus is responsible for all of the areas of practice of the firm. He pioneered the use of pre-export facilities to finance the privatization of natural resource properties in Latin America and is renowned for his forceful and innovative presence and tactics in corporate transactions and litigation.

Mr. Claugus earned a Bachelor of Civil Engineering degree and a Master of Science degree in Engineering Mechanics from Ohio State University in 1972 and a Juris Doctorem from Georgetown University Law Center in 1976. He was trained in the practice of law at the firm of Shearman & Sterling. In 1984, he earned a Master of Business Administration degree from The University of Chicago where he studied under Nobel Laureate Merton Miller, Victor Zarnowitz, and Dean Jack Gould.

Mr. Claugus has been a lecturer at numerous capital markets workshops in New York and Mexico, conducted by such entities as El Financiero, The Lubin Center for International Business, and the Harvard Club. He has published with and at the request of Institutional Investor and has been quoted frequently by El Financiero, Latin Finance, and Crain's New York Business. For more information, visit http://www.c-mlaw.com/.

Bruce Claugus
110 Wall Street, Suite 2700
New York, NY 10005
(212) 425-2200

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