With Houston’s close geographic ties and economic nexus to Mexico, a Trump presidency is certain to cause some anxiety due to his hatred for free-trade agreements, especially NAFTA, said Houston lawyer Ashish Mahendru of Mahendru, P.C. “If NAFTA goes away, the attendant uncertainty in those transactions will cause parties to re-negotiate their agreements and require more definite terms, which may ultimately lead to broken agreements, Mahendru said. That creates more opportunities to advise and litigate on behalf of my foreign-trade oriented clients. Additionally, Trump’s isolationist campaign promises could give us an advantage over cautious or scared foreign parties who face litigation in our backyard.
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