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SDL Consulting has three, bilingual and bicultural Mexican attorneys and accountants on staff along with one of the few US citizen Mexican attorneys. SDL Consulting legal and accounting staff can help with all legal, regulatory, accounting, and fiscal needs associated with doing business or setting up a business in Mexico. In order to meet this professional expectation, SDL Consulting also counts with high level outside legal counsel support in labor, intellectual property, financial, maquiladora, business real estate, and litigation areas, as well as outside fiscal counsel support specializing in audits, tax recovery, and fiscal litigation.

Principal Lawyers & Accountants

Vincent Lencioni
Nora Eva Galvez
Maria Islas
Fernández Espino y Asociados SC

Vincent Lencioni - Founding Partner


Vince was born and raised in Bakersfield, California. He received his undergraduate degree from Occidental College in Los Angeles. While at Occidental, Mr. Lencioni received a Richter Fellowship and completed a six-month study of the Partido Acción Nacional (PAN) in Mexico City, Monterrey, and Hermosillo. He received his Master’s Degree in Latin American Studies from the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA), with focuses in business administration and economics. Part of the Master’s Degree was completed in the Economics and Accounting Faculties at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) during a year of study abroad in Mexico City. Vince completed his legal studies in 1997, earning his Mexican Law Degree from the Universidad Tecnológica de México in Mexico City. 

Prior to founding the company, Vince worked for TraTec of California, a maquiladora shelter company, as a Marketing and Operations Specialist in San Diego and Tijuana, and at Price/CostCo in San Diego, as Assistant to the Vice President, in charge of export sales to Mexico. Since 1990, he has resided and worked in Mexico City. During his first three years in Mexico City, Vince worked as the Sub Director of International Commerce and Investment at the American Chamber of Commerce of Mexico. Ten years ago, Vince was contracted by the State of Wisconsin to open and run its largest and arguably most important trade office, which he has been managing ever since. In 1998, Vince was elected President of the Association of US State Offices in Mexico (ASOM), and in 1999-2000, he served on the Board of Directors of the American Chamber of Commerce – Mexico (AmCham).

Vince is completely bilingual and bicultural, with native fluency in English, non-native fluency in Spanish, and proficiency in Portuguese. He has been married to a Mexican national for 19 years and has two bilingual and bicultural children. Vince ran track and cross country in college and he and his children are huge Minnesota Viking, Boston Celtic, Wisconsin Badger, and Notre Dame Fighting Irish fans.

Nora Eva Galvez - Partner, Head Accountant


Nora is one of the founder partners of the firm. She is a Mexican certified public accountant and completed her studies and certification at the Universidad Autonoma del Estado de Hidalgo. She has extensive experience working within companies and accounting firms on individual and corporate and income tax issues. She worked for several years in the Mexican IRS (the Mexican Treasury and Tax Secretary) as an outside auditor, before moving to Tijuana to become the head accountant at Ensambles Magneticos, a Mexican maquiladora company with several plants in the Baja California area. She later went on to work for Ruiz Urquiza/Arthur Andersen for six years in their budget and accounting division. Nora is bilingual and bicultural, married to a US citizen, and has participated in training and work seminars within Arthur Andersen’s training facilities in Lake Charles, Illinois. She supervises all accounting operations and provides fiscal consulting assistance for LGA Consulting and its clients.

Accounting positions within companies and accounting firms

2004- 2007    LGA Consulting –Administrative Manager - Partner
2003- 2004   Senior Accountant - Grupo Account, SC
1991- 1996   National Manager - Budget and Finance – Ruiz Urquiza/Arthur Andersen
1988 -1991   Accountant & Internal Auditor– Ensambles Magnéticos, SA de CV
1984 -1988   Auditor – Hacienda, Federal Fiscal Administration – Federal District
1982 -1984   Head Accountant - Comision Contructora Estatal
1981 -1982   Accountant – Secretary of Finance – State of Hidalgo

Areas of Experience

Working within companies and accounting firms on individual, corporate and various income tax issues, invoicing, payroll, harmonizing US and Mexican accounting and fiscal systems and requirements.

Maria Islas - Attorney


Maria graduated with a law degree from the Mexico National University in 1989. She began her career by working in several Public Notary Offices in Mexico City assisting with all types of administrative and legal issues concerning contracts processed and guaranteed in these offices. Afterwards, Maria worked as an associate in the legal department of Deloitte, Touche, Tohmatsu (1988) and Cepeda, Cuevas, Cuervo y Asociados (1990-1992).

She went on to head the Commercial Banking Legal Department at Banco Mexicano, S.A., currently Banco Santander (1992-1997), where she was in charge of the legal review of all corporate and commercial credit and unsecured loans contracts generated through the branch offices as well as all mortgage contracts. She was also in charge of re-structuring credits and agreements of acknowledgment of debts and participated in the Committee of Credit of the Commercial Bank.

Following the raising of her two daughters and the supporting of her husband who runs Notary 215 in Mexico City, she returned to her legal profession as an independent attorney assisting several individual and corporate clients with financial and corporate law issues and projects.

Maria is a native Spanish speaker who is also fluent in English and French Maria specializes in two areas: (A) financial law in general including all kinds of financial-related contracts, trusts, restructuring of debts and loans, counsel to different entities of the financial system such as Financial Corporations of Multiple Purposes (SOFOM, Sociedades Financieras de Objeto Múltiple), Entities of Popular Savings ( Sociedades Financieras de Ahorro Popular); (B) Corporate Law in general including all kinds of corporate and commercial contracts, the legal regulation of corporations, strategic alliances, real estate law, and the translation of legal texts English – Spanish as well as Spanish - English.


Fernández Espino y Asociados, SC - Outside Counsel


Fernández Espino y Asociados, SC law firm specializes in fiscal law consulting, litigation, and services. The firm helps clients anticipate and solve various fiscal and related legal conflicts before Hacienda tax authorities and Federal Fiscal Tribunal. Their services include Mexican fiscal law and accounting advice, comprehensive assistance in representation of corporations before fiscal authorities, obtainment of administrative resolutions from the federal tax authorities, tax litigation, and fiscal and legal issues concerning mergers, spin-offs, and acquisitions.