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OrtizCotroLaw PLLC

OrtizCotroLaw PLLC is a multicultural law firm established by attorney Macarena Ortiz Cotro and based in Mission, Texas. The firm is conveniently located at the heart of the Rio Grande Valley and is tailored to the needs of clients from Hidalgo, Cameron, Starr and Willacy counties. Ms. Ortiz provides outstanding legal services and counseling to private and public entities, as well as individual clients, in a full range of diverse legal practice matters

The firm was created to meet the legal needs of Valley residents and obtain the best possible results for YOU. Ms. Ortiz is committed to work for you and is proud to provide personalized attention to each of her clients.

Macarena Ortiz, J.D/M.B.A.

Macarena Ortiz Cotro is an Attorney at Law licensed to practice in the State of Texas.

Born and raised in Madrid Spain, Ms. Ortiz adopted Texas as her home and graduated with honors from the University of North Texas with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. She relocated to the Texas Rio Grande Valley and while she continued her education, she worked as a manager and consultant for water districts in the Valley. After obtaining her Master of Business Administration from the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (Edinburg, Texas), she received her Law degree from the Texas Tech University (Lubbock, Texas).

While in Law School, she continued to provide consulting services and started to practice civil law under the supervision of her professors. Currently, she provides legal services to individuals and companies in the public and private sector from all over the Rio Grande Valley.

Ms. Ortiz's multicultural background and long tenure as resident of South Texas gives her a deep understanding, respect and appreciation of the Valley and its residents.

She is committed and passionate about her clients and prides to work closely with them to achieve the best results. She is a member of the State Bar of Texas, the Southern District Court of Texas and the Hidalgo County Bar Association. She is a Board Member of the Greater Mission Chamber of Commerce.

Service Areas

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Property Law (Real Estate Law, Water Law and Estate Planning)

Legal counseling and representation in the conveyance, transfer, leases of all rights associated with personal and real property, such as mineral and Water Rights, easements, Right-Of-Ways and other rights related to property access and use, and more. Estate planning, Wills and Trust.

Administrative and Government Law and Compliance

General counseling and representation of local government in the administration, management, employment, contracting and compliance with current law, and more.

Business and Employment Law

Counseling and representation of private and public business entities and solo proprietors in the formation, management, employment, contracting, disputes resolution and winding of business affairs, and more.

Family and Immigration Law

Representation and counseling of all matters related to the personal status of individual clients and their families, including immigration and civil status, such as divorces, custody, child support, work permits, citizenship, DACA applications, deportations, and more.

Practice Areas

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Real Estate Law


  • Property Transfers and Property Rights
  • Easements and Right-Of-Ways
  • Development and Subdivision Plat Reviews and Approvals

Water Law


  • Transfer of Water Rights
  • Consolidation and Amendment to Water Rights
  • Use of Water for Irrigation Purposes
  • Municipal, Industrial and Domestic Uses of Water
  • CCN Applications-Public Utilities Commission of Texas
  • Applications and Reporting for Compliance

Estate Planning


  • Formulating a strategy for your customized Estate Planning
  • Wills and Trust
  • Probate

Administrative and Government Law


  • General Counseling of local governmental entitiests
  • Legal support of management, daily administration and operations and counseling on employment matters.
  • Support with contract drafting and negotiating (Interlocal Agreements, Easement Agreements and Licensing)

Local Government Compliance


  • Board compliance with the Texas Government Laws (Open Meetings, Public Information and Public Disclosure) , Local Government Laws, Election Laws
  • Counseling of local government on applicable State law to ensure compliance with the Texas Water Code, Natural Resources Code, Parks and Wildlife Code, among others

Business Law


  • Formation of Entities
  • Dispute resolution
  • Breach of contract
  • Breach of fiduciary duties
  • Dissolution and winding

Employment Law


  • Workers Compensation
  • Title VII Discrimination Claims: Civil Litigation and Administrative Proceedings Representation
  • Complaints under the FLSA: Fair Pay and Work Conditions
  • Employer Document Review and Drafting: Employee Policies and Handbooks
  • Employment Contracts and Settlement Agreements

Family Law


  • Marriage Dissolution: Divorce
  • Custody
  • Child support and visitation
  • Distribution of Marital Property

Immigration Law


  • Immigration Permit Applications
  • Permanent Residency and Citizenship
  • Deportation and Removal
  • DACA Applications and Renewal
  • Work visas for foreign and national employees
  • Investor’s visas

See How OrtizCotroLaw PLLC Can Help

Property Law: (Property Transfers, Leasehold Estates, Wills and Trust)

OrtizCotroLaw PLLC will meet your needs in the area of property law when you need to buy or sell personal or residential property or if you have questions about family land partitions. OrtizCotroLaw PLLC will answer any questions related to other property rights, such as your rights to minerals or Water Rights and how to convey, purchase or lease those rights.

If you are a tenant or landlord and you are leasing or getting ready to lease property, OrtizCotroLaw PLLC can answer your questions about your rights and obligations and help you to establish your leasehold estate.

If you or any member of your family are heirs or beneficiaries of a Will or Trust claiming your rights, or if you are ready to prepare your Will or Trust, OrtizCotroLaw PLLC will answer your questions and will work with you to customize a estate planning strategy adapted to your needs.

Family Law: (Divorce, Custody, Child Support, Distribution of Marital Property)

OrtizCotroLaw PLLC will meet your legal needs in wide range of matters related to family law. If you need a divorce, OrtizCotroLaw PLLC will guide you thorough the divorce process from beginning to end. In addition, OrtizCotroLaw PLLC will counsel you in custody matters, child support determinations, restraining orders and divisions of marital property.

Employment Law: (Workers Compensation, Title VII Discrimination Claims, Complaints under the FLSA: Fair Pay and Work Conditions, Representation in Legal and Administrative Proceedings)

If you feel you have been discriminated at work because of your sex, race, color, national origin, religion or age, or if you or your family have suffered retaliation or experienced a hostile work environment, OrtizCotroLaw PLLC will answer your questions, guide you through the administrative proceedings and provide legal representation and counseling to obtain the relief you deserve.

OrtizCotroLaw PLLC can assist you if you believe you have not been fairly compensated, or if you have been a victim of other unfair labor practices.

If you have a contract for employment, severance agreement, or a communication from your employer that you are not sure about, OrtizCotroLaw PLLC can help you to evaluate it and will let you know if you are fairly treated and compensated.

Immigration Law: (Permit Applications; Permanent Residency; Citizenship; Deportation and Removal; DACA Applications and Renewal; Other Immigration Matters)

OrtizCotroLaw PLLC can assist you and your family to resolve your legal immigration status in the United States.

OrtizCotroLaw PLLC will assess your situation, let you know whether or not you need legal help, and will provide you with counseling tailored to your needs. OrtizCotroLaw PLLC will help you to complete and file the appropriate forms, follow-up on applications already file or determine the reason why an application was denied or unreasonably delayed. If you are involved in immigration court proceedings, OrtizCotroLaw PLLC will represent you and inform you about how the outcome could potentially affect your application and permanency in the United States.

Property Law: (Property transfers and property rights; easements and Right-of-Ways; developments and subdivision plat reviews and approvals; commercial leasehold estates).

OrtizCotroLaw PLLC will meet your business needs when you need to buy or sell commercial property or develop rural land for commercial purposes. OrtizCotroLaw PLLC will answer your questions about your rights and obligations regarding Easements, Right-Of-Ways and other wide variety of property rights, such as your rights to mineral or water rights and how to convey, purchase or lease those rights.

If you are a tenant or landlord of commercial property and you are leasing or getting ready to lease property, OrtizCotroLaw PLLC can answer your questions about your rights and obligations and help you to establish your leasehold estate.

OrtizCotroLaw PLLC offers counseling to Homeowners Association and ensures HOA compliance with the most current law to assist in the day-to-day operations and management of the HOA.

Employment Law: (Employer Compliance with the most current Employment Laws; Review of Employee Policies, Contracts and other Miscellaneous Documents; Advice on Employment Decisions; Representation in Legal or Administrative Proceedings).

OrtizCotroLaw PLLC can assist your business to ensure compliance with new or updated Employment Laws and establish lawful and nondiscriminatory ways to manage your workforce, including the discipline, evaluation, assignment of tasks, compensation and termination of employees.

If you need legal representation in administrative proceedings (charge of discrimination, retaliation or harassment) or in a lawsuit filed by an employee against your business, OrtizCotroLaw PLLC will represent and protect your rights.

OrtizCotroLaw PLLC may also assist you in reviewing and drafting your employee policy, handbooks and contract agreements that you use in your business on a day-to-day basis. Maybe you need help with an employment contract to make sure it contains the most important legal terms, OrtizCotroLaw PLLC can help.

Business Law: (Business Formation and Structure; Business Disputes, Management, Dissolution and Winding; Breach of Fiduciary Duties and other Contracts)

If you are ready to open your own business and don’t know where to start, OrtizCotroLaw PLLC is the one-stop-shop to get you started. Whether you plan to operate solo or form a Corporation (including nonprofit), a Limited Liability Company or Partnership (General Partnership, LP, LLP),OrtizCotroLaw PLLC can assist you to decide the most appropriate business structure and prepare and file all required documents to help you get established.

Once your business is up and running,OrtizCotroLaw PLLC can assist you in every aspect of the business, from management and employment matters to the dissolution and winding of your business affairs. If your business is dealing with contract disputes or breach of fiduciary duties by one of the members, OrtizCotroLaw PLLC will provide counseling and representation to resolve these matters.

Immigration Law: (Work permit visas, such as H-1B temporary professional visas; Investor’s visa (EB-5); Other Immigration Matters)

OrtizCotroLaw PLLC can assist your business to ensure compliance with complex U.S. Immigration laws related to the hiring, compensation, benefits, termination and layoffs of foreign and national employees.

OrtizCotroLaw PLLC will assess the needs of your business and provide counseling to avoid criminal enforcement to avoid potential noncompliance with the law that may result in criminal or civil sanctions against your business.

If you are a foreign and national interested in making a substantial investment in a business in the United States, OrtizCotroLaw PLLC can assist you and your family through the permanent residency application process for EB-5 investors.

Water Law: (Transfers of Water Rights; Consolidation and Amendment to Water Rights; Irrigation Water Rights; Municipal, Industrial and Domestic Uses of Water; CCN Applications-Public Utilities Commission of Texas)

OrtizCotroLaw PLLC offers counseling and legal representation to all public entities that own water rights and need help with the administration, conveyance, lease or management of these rights. OrtizCotroLaw PLLC will help your entity to comply with current laws that affects the ownership and management of your water rights. If its entity needs to negotiate lease and purchase agreements with other third parties or if you have compliance questions, OrtizCotroLaw PLLC can help.

Administrative and Government Law:

General Counseling of Local Governmental Entities: Board Compliance with the Election and Government Code; Legal Support of Management and Daily Operations; Compliance with State and Federal Laws:Texas Water Code, Texas Natural Resources Code, Texas Local Government Code, Texas Governmental Law); Contracting:Interlocal Agreements, Easement Agreements, License Agreements, Crossing Permits and other miscellaneous contracts with the public or private sector).

OrtizCotroLaw PLLC is available to counsel your entity in all aspects regarding the operations, management and administration of your entity. If your entity is contracting, OrtizCotroLaw PLLC will assist you in contract negotiations with other third parties to ensure that all terms are included and your entity complies with all applicable laws.

Delinquent Tax Collection (Collection of delinquent bond tax and assessments due on property within the boundaries of your local governmental entity)

OrtizCotroLaw PLLC can assist you in the collection of delinquent amount due on property bond tax or assessments and will communicate directly with the property owners to discuss all options available for payment. If necessary to ensure collection, OrtizCotroLaw PLLC will file suit to proceed with the collection of delinquent amounts owed.

Employment Law: (Employer Compliance with the most current Employment Laws; Review of Employee Policies, Contracts and other Miscellaneous Documents; Advice on Employment Decisions; Representation in Legal or Administrative Proceedings)

OrtizCotroLaw PLLC can assist your entity to ensure compliance with new or updated Employment Laws and establish lawful and nondiscriminatory ways to manage your workforce, including the disciplinary measures, performance appraisals, assignment of tasks, compensation and termination of employees.

If you entity need legal representation in administrative proceedings (charge of discrimination, retaliation or harassment) or a lawsuit has been filed by an employee against your entity, OrtizCotroLaw PLLC will represent and protect your rights.

OrtizCotroLaw PLLC may also assist your entity in reviewing and drafting your employee policy, handbooks and contract agreements that you use in your entity on a day-to-day basis. Maybe your entity needs help with an employment contract to make sure it contains the most important legal terms, OrtizCotroLaw PLLC can help.

Property Law: (Property transfers and property rights; easements and Right-of-Ways; developments and subdivision plat reviews and approvals)

OrtizCotroLaw PLLC will answer your entity's questions about your rights and obligations regarding Easements and Right-Of-Ways or regarding other property rights, such as your entity's rights to claim mineral or water rights and how to convey, purchase or lease those rights. OrtizCotroLaw PLLC will provide answers and counseling to questions regarding a wide range of situations that may affect your entity, such as trespass, encroachments or takings of property.

(956) 997-0120 phone

(956) 519-3537 fax

Email: macarena.ortiz@ortizcotrolaw.com

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3805 Plantation Grove Blvd, Ste. 20

Mission, Texas 78572