OUR CLIENTS SAY IT BEST.
‘MY LUCKY DAY’
After retiring and settling on Mérida for my retirement home, I relied on my real estate agent and friends to recommend Easy Legal México to handle the sale.
From the moment I bought my home the staff immediately stepped in and made sure all the documents were properly constructed and filed. Even when we were scheduled to sign the final documents and there was a citywide power outage, their team went to work, found an alternate site with electricity, made sure everybody was able to get to the alternate site, and the signing went off on time without a hitch.
And throughout the entire time I had the pleasure of working with this company, their warmth and hospitality even surpassed their expertise. It was my lucky day that this firm and its staff came into my life. Thank you all from the bottom of my heart.
‘COULDN’T HAVE BEEN MORE PLEASED’
My wife and I used the services of Easy Legal México when we purchased our two properties in Chelem, Yucatán.
Francisco and Alfonso couldn’t have been more helpful and professional. Bearing in mind we purchased the properties from here in the UK. The purchases went through really smoothly and we couldn’t have been more pleased with the level of service we received. We would thoroughly recommend Easy Legal México.
Gail & Chris Dale
‘THESE GUYS ARE INVALUABLE’
We are most happy to recommend Easy Legal. When we purchased our home in January 2017 they were recommended to us by our Realtor. After our first meeting, they did everything for us. They also guided us through the process of obtaining our temporary residence card. Without exception, they were there with us at each step. We found that an email to them was answered quickly.
If you are new to Mexico (as we are) these guys are invaluable.
You will find many obstacles thrown at gringos, including redundant paperwork, unbelievable time restraints, and seemingly make-em-up-as-you-go requirements. We found Francisco and Alfonso to be timely, knowledgeable, friendly and most importantly, they make things happen.
Lori & James Eisendhart firstname.lastname@example.org
Our experience was very positive. We are Canadians with no understanding of the Spanish language, and so we were extremely pleased in how they would explain the important facts we needed to know, in English. Also, they would answer any questions that popped up and gave us the certainty that we were dealing with an honest firm. Another positive for us was how quickly they would respond to our emails. We would recommend this firm with a huge seal of approval.
Brian & Gloria Desjarlais, email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org
‘FINALLY, THE RIGHT LAWYERS’
I needed a lawyer to help me with the closing of a real estate purchase in the Progreso area while being out of the country. So competence, reliability and responsiveness were my top priorities. Unfortunately, I have to say from experience that those qualities are hard to find.
I went through four lawyers, all of them coming highly recommended, just to find that I could not work with any of them for various reasons. I was just about to give up when I decided to give it one more try, this time with Francisco. What a difference!
Not only does he combine all of the above qualities, he also went out of his way to accommodate all of my special concerns and requests I had during the process, going well beyond just legal issues. I am certainly not an easy client to deal with, and as such I can not recommend Francisco highly enough.
Diego Mueller, email@example.com, Munich, Switzerland
‘HE TOOK THE TIME TO EXPLAIN HOW THINGS WORK’
I highly recommend working with Francisco if you are considering purchasing property in the Yucatán. I came to Francisco with a challenging situation as I made a property purchase through someone else and it was not properly set up. Things could have turned out much worse for me, but thankfully, Francisco took care of the details and made he whole process surprisingly easy. He took the time to explain how things work and what is required, and then he handled each and every little thing. You definitely want Francisco on your team, someone who knows how to navigate the intricacies of the Mexican real estate system and who understands the challenges that you face as a foreign investor.
Katherine Willems, firstname.lastname@example.org, Vancouver, Canada
‘HE ALWAYS LOOKED OUT FOR OUR BEST INTEREST’
Sally: We have recently purchased a property in Yucatan, Mexico. Francisco Guitierrez is our attorney, and he handled everything for us. He always looked out for our best interest. It is a great comfort knowing that everything is taken care of, especially from such a great distance. Francisco is the best!
Mike: Francisco is an excellent lawyer! Always prompt, courteous and knowledgeable. He makes U.S.lawyers look lazy. Francisco is a true professional!!!!!
When we decided to explore the Progreso area as a possible retirement destination we had no idea where to look and how to proceed. We were put in contact with Francisco Gutierrez Cetina and we can’t say enough positive things about the experience. He met us and took three days to explore all of our possibilities. He listened to our wishes and ended up finding us our dream home on the beach!
He very professionally walked us through the entire purchase process as well as painlessly handling all of the legal requirements. At no point in the process did we have any doubts that we were in good hands with Francisco.
Even after our closing he has been an enormous help in answering our countless questions and going the extra mile to help us get things done. We wholeheartedly recommend him for any legal or real estate needs.
Steve Iozzi and Tanya Sagadraca, Si3904@aol.com, New Jersey, United States
Francisco, We are sending you this letter as I owe you an apology. I was very skeptic about purchasing a home there in Progreso as the way you do it there is so very different than our way of purchasing and selling real estate here in Oklahoma..
I do apologize for my mistrust and so many questions about everything you told us.
You were so patient and understanding I felt sorry for you. Me being a real estate agent here in the States made me question everything you did and I am so sorry it took me so long to let go of my fears. I should have trusted you to do your job but it really isn’t my nature as you well know by now.
You made everything so easy it truly seemed too good to be true. Here in the States you have to disclose and have an agreement or release for everything. We actually have a 23-page contract to work from and when your contract was like three pages I was really nervous but when it closed so easily, I certainly wish the States were as simple.
Thank you once again for helping us achieve our dream of having a home in Mexico. You and Michael were simply amazing and we are looking forward to seeing you both around town..
Patricia and Daniel Coker, email@example.com, Oklahoma, United States
From the initial introduction when we were picked up at the hotel to both Francisco and Alfonso joining us at a bank to guide us through opening an account, constant e mails back and forth — (all this before the firm even charged us a fee!) to setting down and preparing a promissory note to purchase (professionally prepared) to preparing Power of Attorney — these professionals were with us every step — emails and phone calls answered immediately seven days a week, all “to protect your interests” as they noted. The start to finish was flawless and worry free. Great name for the firm, Easy Legal … beyond easy.
We would have people say, be careful, no one is that nice — well they are THAT nice! And we all become friends thereafter. If attorneys in U.S. and Canada were even close to what these guys offer -— well … I know, I know, Mexico! Well, this is the Yucatan and these men are beyond reproach — Great coordination, even did the legal work and hours for our sellers who chose to allow this firm to complete their paperwork getting Tax ID and working out so no capital gains tax was assessed — never charging them!! Perfect English, automatic translation services — A little more expensive but well worth it!!! Five-star service!
Ron Allanach, RonAllanach@gmail.com, from Vancouver, Canada
‘THE EXTRA MILE’
It is with great pleasure that we would like to recommend Francisco Gutiérrez, Attorney at Law. He has time and time again gone the extra mile for us. He has helped us always and made sure that we understood everything. He speaks perfect English and Spanish. We could always count on him to mediate difference we had between us and the realtor.
He followed up with Monex to get us the best exchange rates every time that we sent money. He also made suggestions and helped us to set up our own account with Monex. We couldn’t ask for anything thing more. We dealt with him via email mostly and sometimes via phone. He was always very prompt to respond. He even drove us around and went inside the CFE electrical and the water company and made sure our accounts were sent up.
We were very fortunate to have been recommend to Francisco and will always be very grateful for all his help! It has always been a real pleasure working with Francisco in the purchase of our house in Merida and his continuing help when we need help with something.
We highly recommend Francisco Gutiérrez without any reservations.
Stephen and Regina Davis, firstname.lastname@example.org, from the United States
‘ABOVE AND BEYOND’
You need a good lawyer, CALL FRANCISCO!!!!
The wife and I would like to thank you for handling the purchase of our condo in Mexico. We must admit that we were quite nervous about the whole process.
Your constant communication with us made us feel much more at ease.
From start to finish you walked us through the whole process. Any questions we could possibly think of were answered in a very timely manner.
I was shocked that you would come out to Progreso and personally take me out to the condo. Your personal interaction with your clients is above and beyond expectations. I will recommend your services to anyone that needs a good honest lawyer.
Next time we come down to Mexico I really hope that we can get together and discuss some other legal matters.
Thank you for your expert help, Francisco.
Peter and Laurie Webber, email@example.com, Bon Accord, Alberta, Canada
‘THE FIRST CALL I MAKE’
I would like to take the time to explain my dealings with Yucatan Attorney Francisco Gutierrez Cetina.
About two years ago I went through the process of buying a house in the Yucatan Mexico. My real estate agent located Francisco and we started the paperwork via fax, emails and wire transfers. Francisco kept me up to date on correct destinations for the wire transfers, which by the way was very un-nerving, sending large sums of money to somewhere that you didn’t know if it would make it or not.
Francisco always kept me up to date, notifying me when the funds were received. He also gave me a break down of all costs. After a month of dealing with Francisco through emails the date came to sign the final paperwork on the house. All of us met at Francisco’s office in Merida. Me (from the U.S.) the seller (from Canada) and Francisco.
I still remember joking with him, asking if his mother knew he was out playing attorney, he looked so young and being a retired police officer, I was a little leery of attorneys to begin with. Francisco had all the paperwork in order both Spanish and English. He assisted with any questions we had and answered them directly.
The paperwork was done and after all the money was transferred I finally arrived in Mexico to my new house and there was Francisco again to assist me with the final closing paperwork. With normal real estate attorney stories that would be where my story ends, but not in this case. Francisco continues to this day, two years later, with any needs I have from paying my yearly taxes to changing the name of my electric and water bills. This time he takes from his busy schedule and never asks for compensation. Francisco has become a good friend that I look forward to seeing whenever possible, I have even met his family. If the need ever arises, which I hope it doesn’t, that I need an attorney Francisco will be the first call I make. I highly recommend Francisco for any attorney needs you may have in the Yucatan, Mexico.
Scott Mossinger, firstname.lastname@example.org, from the United States
‘RESPONSIVE, KNOWLEDGEABLE, PROMPT AND THOROUGH’
We have been in Mexico since 1988 and have done many real estate deals during that time.
Never has one been as smooth as this one. Fransisco was responsive, knowledgeable, prompt and thorough. He handled every detail for both the seller and us without a hitch. He speaks perfect English, and has the resources to solve any issue- from architectural to legal and beyond. We wish him the best for the future, and feel like we have made a new friend.
‘CAN’T SAY ENOUGH POSITIVE THINGS’
When we decided to explore the Progreso area as a possible retirement destination we had no idea where to look and how to proceed.
We were put in contact with Francisco Gutierrez Cetina and we can’t say enough positive things about the experience.
He met us and took three days to explore all of our possibilities. He listened to our
Wishes and ended up finding us our dream home on the beach!
He very professionally walked us through the entire purchase process as well as painlessly handling all of the legal requirements.
At no point in the process did we have any doubts that we were in good hands with Francisco.
Even after our closing he has been an enormous help in answering our countless questions and going the extra mile to help us get things done.
We wholeheartedly recommend him for any legal or real estate needs.
Steve Iozzi and Tanya Sagadraca, Si3904@aol.com, from New Jersey, United States
‘EXTREMELY COMPETENT, HIGHLY SKILLED, VERY RELIABLE’
Mr. Francisco Gutiérrez Cetina is my personal lawyer in Yucatan and I have found him to be extremely competent, highly skilled and very reliable. But most of all, he is very great to work with and does a very fine job. I am very happy to have worked with him and will continue to for the future. Give him a try and see for yourselves, you’ll be glad you did.
Clyde Sloan, email@example.com, from the United States
‘SIMPLY THE BEST’
When I think of my lawyer, Francisco Gutiérrez Cetina, I think of the Tina Turner song: SIMPLY THE BEST, BETTER THEN ALL THE REST
Annemarie Stella Alblas, firstname.lastname@example.org, from the Netherlands
‘ATTENTION TO DETAIL’
Francisco’s expert knowledge and attention to detail was exactly what we needed to accomplish many tasks efficiently and with confidence. Whether business or personal legal needs, we know exactly who to call. Thank you for taking all the hassle, worry, and frustration out of doing our legal transactions in Mexico and abroad. I wholeheartedly recommend Francisco and his team for any and all your legal needs.
On behalf of the Gatcke & Martin families, email@example.com, from Calgary, Canada
Francisco is an excellent lawyer! Always prompt, courteous and knowledgeable. He makes U.S.lawyers look lazy. Francisco is a true professional!!!!!
Mike Fuhrmann, firstname.lastname@example.org
We have recently purchased a property in Yucatan, Mexico. Francisco Guitierrez is our attorney, and he handled everything for us. He always looked out for our best interest. It is a great comfort knowing that everything is taken care of, especially from such a great distance. Francisco is the best!
Sally Fuhrmann, email@example.com
Thanks to Francisco, the purchase of our new home in Merida was smooth and trouble free. He made the process very simple for us, helping us and advising us along the way. His excellence mastery of English made this even easier.
After the deal was closed and we returned to Canada. Francisco continued to help us by checking our mail and paying our electricity and water bills for us. We named him Power of Attorney for the sale of our condo in Progreso and this will ensure a hassle free transaction even if we are not in Mexico.
We recommend him highly for his good legal advice and excellent services.
Thanks a lot Francisco!
‘HE DOES IT ALL’
I have just moved to the Progreso area from Canada and Francisco was recommended by a local friend.
So glad I took his advice.
Francisco explained all the Visa choices and requirements, found me a rental property, drew up the contract and took care of all aspects of that deal, personally took me to open bank accounts and was instrumental in the purchase of my car.
He does it all.
Francisco has walked me through each step of this process with professionalism and a very profound sense of customer service.
That and a personal touch that you very rarely find (especially in lawyers).
His English is excellent and he explains what is required, what needs to happen but most importantly, keeps you updated and informed at each step of the process.
In the past year, I have had nothing but nightmares with lawyers in Canada and the US and to be able to move to Mexico and be treated like this was incredible.
I can’t recommend Francisco and this team highly enough.
Mark A. Jeffree, firstname.lastname@example.org, from Ancaster, Ontario, Canada
‘I HIGHLY RECOMMEND HIM!’
I had Francisco as my lawyer when I bought a property here in Yucatan in 2011. He was a great help to me, always very punctual, followed up every e-mail immediately and the documents were the delivered to me very well organized and with good explanations. I highly recommend him!
Stig Wedvik, email@example.com, from Oslo, Norway
‘HE TOOK CARE OF EVERYTHING’
Me and my wife bought a property last year, and we are very pleased with the help and guidance we got from our attorney, Francisco. He took care of everything, and we will for sure use his services again when needed.
‘HONESTY, INTEGRITY AND INTELLLIGENCE’
Buying property in Progresso was a breeze. From the time we decided to buy and told Francisco to the time we signed; only 1 week had elapsed. He took care of everything. When we returned to Canada, wiring the money was no trouble, as all the information we were given was exactly as it should be. I would definitely recommend Francisco Gutiérrez (Frank) and the team as they possess all the qualities I look for when doing business—honesty, integrity and intelligence.
I just want to thank Francisco for his expertise and professional courtesy in handling a Banamex money transaction. It was a lengthy but rewarding experience!
George Ebanks, firstname.lastname@example.org, from New York, United States
I first contacted Francisco over a year ago in regards to Real Estate and Immigration services for expats moving to Merida from the United States.
I have never been disappointed. In my professional opinion he understands the needs of their clients as it pertains to both customer service and the in’s and out’s of real estate and immigration visas.Trust is a big issue in any business transaction and especially with a move to Mexico when working with realtors and attorneys. You can’t go wrong working with Francisco. He is very intelligent, very professional and very personable. Him Being bilingual is also a big plus. My wife, kids and I love him and wouldn’t want to do business with anyone else. I highly recommend you give him a call. If you need more info email me at
Jay Blackshear, email@example.com, from Texas, United Sates.
‘SO MUCH EASIER’
There are a lot of important things to take into consideration when you buy in Mexico and it is imperative that you have a trustworthy lawyer and reliable realtor. There are so many that are just out for a sale and don’t let you know all the intricacies of buying in Mexico. It is not like Canada where there are regulations and a real estate board. So when I met Frank (Francisco Gutierrez) it made things so much easier. After having talked to other Canadians who bought in the area and some of their horror stories dealing with realtors and contractors, I knew that I had made the right decision to go through Francisco’s firm. Before I bought.
When I made the decision to buy, once I had the financing in place the transaction was extremely smooth. Francisco took care of all the necessary paperwork and believe me it was a lot. They booked me an appointment with the notary and set up the fideicomiso with the bank.
They had provided me with a complete record of closing costs and price for the property.
This was an excellent choice for me because living in Alberta the company did all the legwork on my behalf. When we returned to Mexico to sign the papers at the notary everything was in order and explained to me.
The company provides follow up and important connections to make your purchase and move to Mexico a memorable experience.
Francisco Gutierrez has many reliable connections in the industry and can give you answers to all your questions. If they don’t know they will find out for you. I would send any of my friends or business associates to them before any one else. This company is like one stop shopping. Knowledgeable staff, caring, and they definitely listen to what you are looking for and do everything they can to make your home in Paradise a realty.
I loved dealing with them and they went out of their way to make me feel like I was important to them. After the sale, we are like family and I am so grateful to have met and become friends with them. They will not let you down, I love them and feel they are the only company I would deal with in the future.
I welcome any questions from other people thinking about moving to the Yucatan. It is a place to have a home where there is a stress free way of life, lots to do, culture, beauty and the Mexican people are kind, helpful, polite and concerned about their families and their country and culture. Good luck and if you decide to make this move you will love it as much as I do.
Judy Reynolds, firstname.lastname@example.org, from Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada
“When I first started looking for property in the Yucatan I discovered that there are different kinds of people selling real estate. There are an abundance of expatriates from the US, Canada, and maybe even some from Europe. These folks come from varied backgrounds, the ones I found first had managed a restaurant in Canada and been a welder in the US, and really had NO actual background selling real estate.
While they did find a property that I liked, I had little faith that they could complete the transaction and protect my interest.
Since I didn’t have ANY local contacts, I posted a question on The Lonely Planet Mexico travel board, and promptly got a glowing recommendation to Francisco. Once I started communicating with Francisco Gutierrez Cetina I knew I had found someone that would protect MY interest!
This team KNOWS the local market, they KNOW the local laws (they are lawyers after all) and are dedicated to serving their clients. Francisco managed my purchase from start to finish, we closed on time, on budget, and without any of the nasty little surprises that crop up in so many real estate transactions.
There is a lot to be said for doing business with local people that grew up in the area!”
Don Williams, email@example.com, from New Mexico, United States
‘EXCELLENT COMMUNICATION SKILLS’
Here is my recommendation for a good lawyer. He handled the fideicomiso, notario process, closing costs plus all of the communication between the real estate office, bank and owners. Excellent communication skills and relays information on a real time basis. Check out his website and give him a call.
I plan on using Francisco Gutierrez for all of my real estate transactions in Merida.
Frank J Smith, firstname.lastname@example.org, from Colorado, United States