Bridging Legal Borders

A Law Firm for North America

NAFTA Expertise Since 1994

CCN guides international clients doing business in Mexico and Texas

Cacheaux, Cavazos & Newton (“CCN”) is an international law firm based in San Antonio, with additional offices in Austin and McAllen, Texas, and throughout Mexico in Mexico City, Monterrey, Guadalajara, Tijuana, Queretaro, Ciudad Juarez, Reynosa and Matamoros. CCN’s attorneys are bicultural, bilingual and are licensed to practice in the U.S. and Mexico.  The firm helps international clients navigate a broad range of legal issues in the increasingly integrated North American market. CCN’s clients include large global companies, as well as small and medium-size businesses, which the firm advises in a wide array of practice areas in both the United States and Mexico.

Non-Citizens and Various Types of U.S. Residence

Non-U.S. citizens may be surprised to find out that they can unwittingly become U.S. residents for tax purposes, without the benefits of becoming a U.S. resident for immigration purposes. Such non-U.S. citizens are often surprised to learn that at least three different types of “residence” exist under U.S. law: i) for immigration purposes, ii) for income tax purposes, and iii) for estate and gift tax purposes. Obtaining a U.S. Permanent Resident Card, otherwise known as a Green Card, enables an immigrant to live and work permanently in the United States and to be protected by all of its laws. People seek Green Cards for various reasons, including as a steppingstone to obtaining U.S. citizenship, because they do not want to … read more