Raul Rangel

Raul Rangel is Of Counsel based in Butzel Long's Washington office, practicing in the area of business and corporate law. He is licensed to practice law in the state of New York and Mexico.

Mr. Rangel's practice is multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural, focused in the areas of business law, international trade, international investment and commerce, business-government relations, technology services, real estate development, and financial services. He regularly advises clients in the manufacturing industry with commercial contracts, global terms, and merger and acquisition transactions.

Mr. Rangel is the co-chair of the firm’s Mexico Practice Team and member of the Butzel’s Global Automotive Practice Group and International Trade and Customs Specialty Team.

Prior to joining Butzel Long, Mr. Rangel co-led the promotion and formation of a private equity fund for renewable energy project in Latin America at a financial advisory services firm. In Mexico, Mr. Rangel served as the Lead Counsel for international affairs for Neoris, a CEMEX subsidiary, and one of the largest IT consulting firms in Latin America. Mr. Rangel also worked at a prestigious boutique law firm in Monterrey, Mexico where he advised clients on a broad spectrum of matters pertaining to corporate law and US-Mexico transactions.

Mr. Rangel is a graduate of the Northwestern University School of Law (LL.M.) and Instituto Tecnologico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (J.D.). Mr. Rangel holds a certificate in Business Administration from the Kellogg School of Management and has attended Harvard University and the London School of Economics.

Mr. Rangel is also co-founder of RG Nexus, a professional legal and tax advisory services firm based in Monterrey, Mexico.

His native language is Spanish, and he is proficient in English. He has also been certified as legal Spanish - English translator by Nuevo Leon's State Supreme Court.

Selected Published Work

  • USMCA, a Cans of Worms for Companies in Mexico, Automotive News. March 2019.
  • Could President-Elect Trump Withdraw from NAFTA? (Client Alert, Butzel Long, Nov 2016).

Selected Speaking Engagements

  • Global Auto Industry. Labor and Employment Issues Disrupting Mexico's Automotive Supply Chains. (Radio Interview, April, 2019)
  • NAFTA 2.0 Is Coming... What Does It Mean For Your Business? Sterling Heights, MI, October 25, 2018.
  • 2018 OEM Terms and Conditions Update. Livonia, MI, September 12, 2018.
  • Seminar during SAE World Congress 2018, Detroit, MI, April 11, 2018.
  • Doing Business in Mexico –Insights, Pitfalls, and Trends of the Mexican Legal System. District of Columbia Bar Association. (Sept, 2017, Washington D.C.)
  • Tax and Trade under the Trump Administration. Executive Council Meeting The Remanufacturing Association (Jun 2017, Chicago, IL)
  • First 100 Days of the Trump Administration. Original Equipment Supplier Association (May 2017, Detroit, MI)
  • Supplier Success Conference. Original Equipment Supplier Association (Jun 2015, Troy, MI).
  • The Role of Civil Society Organizations. Mexican Embassy. (Jul 2013, Washington, D.C.).
  • Mexico’s Criminal Justice Reform. Mexican Professional Network. (Mexico’s Embassy to the U.S., 2013, Washington, D.C.).
  • Multiple Client alerts on NAFTA/USMCA, Section 232 and 301 tariffs.


  • Northwestern University School of Law, LL.M.
  • Kellogg School of Business. Certificate in Business Administration
  • Instituto Tecnologico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey. Licenciado en Derecho


  • New York


Licensed in the State of New York

Licensed in Mexico

New York State Bar Association

American Bar Association

International Law Section of the ABA

Client Alerts

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