Rafael Vicencio Attorney Profile on UpCounsel
Rafael Vicencio

Rafael Vicencio

Attorney at Law

San Marcos
California
Licensed in
CA
University of California, Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall)
5.0 5
Clear Communication
Response Time
Knowledgeable
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out of 2 reviews
About
Attorney and entrepreneur, CEO of a consumer finance company in California and former CEO of a consumer finance company in Mexico City. Former Partner at Baker McKenzie where he was the head of the banking and finance practice for Mexico (5 offices), and a former attorney with the law firms Latham & Watkins in San Francisco, California and Kuri Breña, Sánchez Ugarte y Aznar in Mexico City, where he specialized in banking & finance, capital markets and mergers and acquisitions.
14
Years
experience
Top 200 Firm Badge

Representative Clients

Practice Areas

Client Reviews

5.0
Clear Communication
Response Time
Knowledgeable
Meets Deadlines
out of 2 reviews
Clear Communication
Response Time
Knowledgeable
Meets Deadlines

"Rafael has a special ability to quickly understand very complex structures both from a business and legal perspective, and explain the consequences, risks involved and rationale behind them, in easy to understand terms."

$20 million secured credit facility
Non-UpCounsel Client
Clear Communication
Response Time
Knowledgeable
Meets Deadlines

"Very attentive to detail and thorough attorney; superlative negotiator and business oriented. Great at understanding elaborate transactions and identifying potential risk issues."

$75 million private asset backed financing
Non-UpCounsel Client

Work History

Crediauto Financial

President and CEO

Jul 2012 - Present

In charge of the entire operation of the company, including entity formation, shareholder agreements, seed capital, equity and debt funding raise, structured financing, commercial transactions, all employment matters and compliance, regulatory and business licensing issues, real estate lease, purchase and sale, overviewing litigation cases and settlements, technology-related contracts, etc.

Jul 2012 - Present

Baker McKenzie

Partner

Jun 2010 - Jun 2012

Specialized in banking & finance, including structured finance, asset-backed securitizations, financial restructurings, financing of acquisitions, infrastructure projects finance and real estate financing; advised important domestic and international banks and other financial institutions and domestic and international borrowers in domestic and cross-border complex transactions.

Jun 2010 - Jun 2012

Crediamigo

CEO

Jan 2008 - May 2010

In charge of planning, management, control and overall operation of the company, including setting strategies, funding, marketing, sales, collections, finances, cash management, human capital, management of contingencies, compliance and all legal affairs of the company. Led structured finance deals and shareholder relations.

Jan 2008 - May 2010

Kuri Breña, Et. Al.

Senior Associate

Sep 2005 - Dec 2007

Specialized in the fields of banking and finance, mergers & acquisitions, real estate and capital markets, with particular focus on mergers & acquisitions, structured finance and asset-backed securitizations, complex real-estate-development transactions, aircraft and equipment finance, leveraged buy outs, private equity and venture capital; collaborated in commercial arbitration cases.

Sep 2005 - Dec 2007

Latham & Watkins

Attorney

Aug 2004 - Aug 2005

Drafted and negotiated agreements and other transaction documents in connection with the project financing of generation power plants in the United States, and other domestic and international banking and financing transactions; participated and rendered advice in connection with international mergers & acquisitions; managed and supervised local counsel; collaborated in cross-border litigation.

Aug 2004 - Aug 2005

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