María focuses her practice on corporate matters, joint venture transactions, mergers and acquisitions, with particular expertise in real estate development. She has negotiated with governmental and private parties and provided legal structuring and documentation on hotel acquisitions, hotel management agreements, the creation of real property ownership structures to be established for commercial, tourism and residential developments, megaresorts, self-sufficient residential and tourism resorts, commercial malls, outlets and infrastructure, and the marketing and sales to consumers of specialized real estate products and financial structures.

María is also legal counsel for Mexican and foreign companies dealing with employment matters. Her work involves (i) preparation of employment agreements, (ii) negotiation of collective bargaining agreements with unions, (iii) structuring the model for the hiring of labor force, (iv) negotiation and drafting of outsourcing agreements and (v) the negotiation and drafting of termination of employment relationships.

Before joining DLA Piper, María practiced with a prominent Mexican law firm, concentrating on corporate, foreign investment, financial and international law.