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
- Butzel Long attorney Raul Rangel quoted in the Detroit News article, "Pressure to restart auto industry grows, but it faces major hurdles."
- Butzel Long attorney Raul Rangel interviewed by GlobalAutoIndustry.com on Labor and Employment issues disrupting Mexico's Automotive Supply Chains
- Macomb Daily
- Butzel Long attorney Raul Rangel featured during ALPFA panel program on May 31 at Wayne State University
- Butzel Long attorneys co-present program on Challenges/ Pitfalls of Doing Business in Mexico on September 26 in Washington, D.C.
- April 9, 2021
- Court Rejects Challenges to President’s Section 232 Authority: Steel and Aluminum Tariffs Not Going Away Anytime SoonFebruary 8, 2021
- February 1, 2021
- Biden Issues Executive Order with New Stronger Buy American Provisions, Causing Doubt as To Potential Trade LiberalizationJanuary 28, 2021
- January 21, 2021
- January 19, 2021
- United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement Technical Amendment in New FY21 Omnibus Appropriation Bill to Benefit Importers from Mexico and CanadaDecember 22, 2020
- December 14, 2020
- November 17, 2020
- October 19, 2020
- September 16, 2020
- August 6, 2020
- President Removes Special Status from Hong Kong by Executive Order Eliminating Policy Exemptions that Gave Hong Kong Differential Treatment from ChinaJuly 15, 2020
- June 25, 2020
- May 19, 2020
- May 15, 2020
- Update: Mexico Announces Its Plan to Resume Economic Activity and Return to a “New Normal” in Three PhasesMay 14, 2020
- May 13, 2020
- April 27, 2020
- April 23, 2020
- New Executive Order Gives 90 Day Extension on Payment of Certain Duties (But Not Section 232 or 301 Tariffs)April 20, 2020
- April 2, 2020
- USTR Opens New Portal to Apply For Exclusions from Section 301 Tariffs on Imports from China That Impact COVID-19 National EmergencyMarch 27, 2020
- March 26, 2020
- The United States and Mexico Reach A Joint Agreement to Impose Travel Restrictions on Non-Essential TravelMarch 23, 2020
- Court Of Appeals for Federal Circuit Upholds Constitutionality of Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962 and the President’s Authority to Impose Tariffs on Steel Pursuant to Section 232March 2, 2020
- February 19, 2020
- President Trump Expands Section 232 Steel and Aluminum Tariffs to Cover Derivative Products As Well As Raw Metals Beginning February 8thJanuary 29, 2020
- January 15, 2020
- December 13, 2019
- We Have a Deal - The U.S. Trade Representative and House Democrats Reach an Agreement on the Revised Version of the USMCADecember 11, 2019
- President Trump Fails to Act Before 180 Day Deadline on Section 232 Auto Tariffs; Has the Clock Run Out?November 19, 2019
- China Trade War Escalation Continues; New Retaliatory Tariffs Announced by China on $75B US Agricultural and Automotive Goods; Trump Administration Punches Back with Additional 5% on Section 301 Lists 3 and 4 Chinese ImportsAugust 26, 2019
- August 7, 2019
- Global Markets Plunge on President's Announcement of New 4th Tranche of Section 301 Tariffs; China Announces CountermeasuresAugust 2, 2019
- July 3, 2019
- Section 301 List 3 China Tariffs Exclusion Process and Exclusion Request Form Finalized by U.S. Trade Representative; Additional Confidential Business Information on Requester’s Gross Revenues Now RequiredJune 21, 2019
- Commerce Department Announces Update to Section 232 Procedure for New Steel and Aluminum Exclusion RequestsJune 7, 2019
- What Butzel Clients (and Others) Can Do Right Now about Tariffs – Write/Call Your Congressional RepsJune 5, 2019
- President Trump Announces New Tariffs on All Products Imported from Mexico to Address Illegal Immigration; 5% Beginning June 10 and Potentially Rising to 25% by October 1May 31, 2019
- White House Grants Exemption from Section 232 Duties to Mexico and Canada Paving the Way for U.S. Mexico Canada Agreement (USMCA) ApprovalMay 17, 2019
- WHITE HOUSE ISSUES PROCLAMATION DELAYING SECTION 232 AUTO TARIFFS UP TO 180 DAYS; PRESIDENT AGREES WITH DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE CONCLUSION THAT AUTOMOBILE IMPORTS POSE A “THREAT TO NATIONAL SECURITY”May 17, 2019
- New 4th Tranche of Tariffs on China Imports of $300 Billion under Consideration - Request for Comments by United States Trade RepresentativeMay 14, 2019
- President Trump Announces Plans to Follow Through With 25% Tariff Increase on $200 Billion of Chinese ImportsMay 6, 2019
- March 25, 2019
- February 27, 2019
- February 25, 2019
- Good News – There Might be a Section 301 Tariffs List 3 Product Exclusion Process. Bad News – But Only if the List 3 Tariffs Go Up to 25%.January 16, 2019
- January 10, 2019
- United States Trade Representative Begins Issuing Product Exclusions for Section 301 Tariffs; Good News Whether or Not You Filed!January 2, 2019
- The Clock is Ticking on Section 301: List Three Tariffs Increase to 25%; March 2, 2019, is the New Effective Date While Negotiations ContinueDecember 18, 2018
- October 15, 2018
- Automated Vehicles 3.0: A Movement towards Streamlining Exemptions and Mitigating Unintended Regulatory BarriersOctober 8, 2018
- October 5, 2018
- September 18, 2018
- September 7, 2018
- President Issues New Steel/Aluminum Section 232 Proclamations to Create Additional Exclusion Process for Exempt Countries Subject to QuotasAugust 31, 2018
- Trump Administration Reaches Preliminary NAFTA Agreement with Mexico; Seeking Canada’s Buy-In by Friday, Trump Re-Introduces Threat of 232 Auto Tariffs Opposed by U.S. Auto IndustryAugust 29, 2018
- No End in Sight: USTR Announces Implementation of Section 301 Tariffs on Additional $16B of Chinese Products; China Fires Back ImmediatelyAugust 9, 2018
- Proposed Section 301 Tariffs On Additional $200B Goods Imported From China Increased From 10% to 25%; Deadline For Comments ExtendedAugust 2, 2018
- No One Is Blinking Yet: Trump Administration Responds to China’s Retaliatory Tariffs by Releasing New $200B List of Chinese Exports That Could Be Subject to Section 301 TariffsJuly 11, 2018
- U.S. Trade Representative Announces New Process for Product Exclusions from New Section 301 Tariffs on Chinese ImportsJuly 9, 2018
- June 21, 2018
- June 21, 2018
- June 15, 2018
- June 6, 2018
- July 18, 2017
- May 24, 2017
- May 18, 2017
- November 17, 2016
- November 1, 2016
- Sterling Heights, MI
- Livonia, MI
- Detroit, MI
- Washington, DC