FERNANDO GARCÍA SAIS
I was born in Mazatlán on the first day of April 1975. I was fortunate to be born into a decent and simple family. My mother, María del Socorro Sais Castelló, was born in Mazatlan in the summer of 1938 (in a conservative and Catholic family). My maternal grandparents, Ignacio Sais and Doña Carmen Castelló de la Peña, were the sons of prominent Sinaloan porfiristas. My great-grandfather Jose C. Castelló installed and operated one of the first banks of Sinaloa, precisely in Mazatlán. My father, José Manuel García Habif, was a doctor of medicine from the UNAM with a specialty in cardiology and internal medicine. His father, my grandfather Don Jose Joaquin Garcia Blengio, was born in Campeche and was a lawyer graduated from the National School of Jurisprudence and finally agent of the public prosecutor and judge, both functions in Mazatlan.
I have a brother and a sister, although originally we were four brothers. My older brother died unexpectedly in 2005 when he was diving with his harpoon in Baja California Sur.
In 1996, after obtaining financial support, I applied to enter the prestigious ITAM. Once accepted, it began a vigorous period of transformation and personal growth. I had the best partners, the most competitive and the best teachers, with the most experience and ability. In 2000 I finished my studies and in March of 2001 defended my thesis (the general declaration of unconstitutionality in the amparo against laws) before an exceptional jury, presided over by who had been president of the Supreme Court of Justice of the Nation, Don Ulises Schmill Ordoñez and honored me with a summa cum laude.
Just before I finished my studies, I met in Morelia, Michoacán, who is now my beloved wife, María del Carmen Hernández Herrera. In 2002 we went to live in Barcelona, Spain, where I studied the Doctorate in Patrimonial Law, at the University Pompeu Fabra, with the savings that I managed to put together with my two years of previous work in one of the most prestigious law firms of the Mexico City (Von Wobeser and Sierra, SC) and a few remnants of my internships in the Notary 74 of Mexico City and the presentation of Magistrate Jean Claude Tron Petit in a Collegiate Circuit Court.
On returning from doctoral studies in June 2004, the then head of the Department of Law, Roberto Del Cueto Legaspi, who had been my teacher at ITAM, was interested in my "civilian" profile and told me that I was a "chickpea of the pound ". After a successful interview, the long-awaited call was never given. Then I knew the reasons. It had nothing to do with me.
An admired professor of Constitutional Law had scarce months of having taken protest like Minister of the Supreme Court of the Nation. I looked for some references and recommendations. He welcomed me one day in the morning, so we had to get up early and drive from Uruapan. In suit and tie, of course, I went to the third floor of Pino Suarez 2, the court building. There, Dr. José Ramón Cossío Díaz, with his generous disposition with his students and alumni gave me a couple of recommendations, which I share with lawyers in training when I can: write and publish academic articles on transcendent issues.
In Barcelona I worked on an investigation of cross-border insolvencies and developed what in 2005 I published with Editorial Porrúa entitled "Derecho Concursal Mexicano", edited by Porrúa, with an exordium by Dr. Luis Manuel Camp Mejan Carrer, whom I met on the recommendation of Minister Cossío, And who at that time was director general of IFECOM (Federal Institute of Specialists in Commercial Contests, of the Judicial Power of the Federation).
In October of 2005, thanks to the support of a former chief, Claus von Wobeser, I got an interview with the Federal Attorney of the Consumer (PROFECO) and in that month I started to work as Director of Advertising and Standards, in charge of the surveillance and sanction of Misleading advertising at the national level. I had the opportunity to take great actions for the benefit of Mexican consumers who were novel and with profound effects to mark a new trend in the protection of consumers.
In 2007, I joined as an associate lawyer a very prestigious firm (Martínez, Algaba, Estrella, De Haro and Galván-Duque, S.C.) from which I was dismissed in 2008, after compensation for unjustified dismissal. To the days, an exalumno of the Master of Administrative Law and Regulation of ITAM, the teacher Francisco Diaz Corzas offered me a job as an advisor to the senior officer of the Ministry of Finance and Public Credit, where I resumed the public service with great enthusiasm.
In 2007 I published my second book "Consumers' Right to Information. An Approach to Misleading Advertising in Mexico, "edited by Porrúa and ITAM. The topic of consumers has occupied much of my academic reflections and to which I have dedicated various essays published in legal and economic journals, as well as in newspapers such as the Reforma, Noroeste and Newsweek en Español.
In the period between 2007 and 2010, I was part of the academic group that drafted the constitutional reform on collective actions and access to justice, culminating in the addition of the fifth paragraph to article 17 of the Constitution in 2010. I also participated actively in the Drafting of the reforms to the Federal Code of Civil Procedures to adjust it to the constitutional mandate on collective access to justice, which happened with the 2011 reform.
In 2009, I resigned the Ministry of Finance since I was appointed by the Chief of the Tax Administration Service, Local Administrator of Taxpayer Services of Mazatlán and in 2010, Legal Administrator.
In 2010 I presented my exam as an aspiring notary public. Unfortunately, a district judge granted a stay in an amparo suit filed against the process of designating new notaries and, once the trial was concluded, the suspension was lifted as a result of the dismissal. There was no legal interest, said the constitutional control body.
At the end of 2012 I published "Jurisprudencia del Consumidor", with the publishing company Tirant Lo Blanch and ITAM.
In 2013, I was invited to work in the Office of the Presidency of the Republic, in the new Coordination of Science, Technology and Innovation as general counsel, assisting Dr. Francisco Bolivar Zapata.
In 2013, the collective work "Collective Actions in Mexican Law" was published with Tirant Lo Blanch, coordinated by Dr. Xavier Ginebra Serrabou.
In 2014, I published "State, Market and Law", with the publishing house Tirant Lo Blanch, in the collection "Law in the practice" of which I am part of the Advisory Council and that directs the Minister Cossío Diaz.
In February of 2015 I received from the Governor of the State of Sinaloa the appointment as Notary Public 210 to be exercised in Mazatlán, Sinaloa. On April 20, 2015, after resigning the Office of the Presidency, I began my work in this new and interesting professional challenge.
In January of 2016, my notary received the accreditation of the Better Business Bureau (BBB, Mexico), being the first public notary of all Mexico in acceding to such recognition.
The professional practice of the notary implies to comply with high standards of professional quality and intellectual honesty, always putting in front the legality and the respect to the human rights of the people and the rights of the companies, as well as the duties that as notary I have before the Mexican state.
I am a free notary, social and independent.
Free in the sense that I exercise the notary's office based on a liberal vision of the Constitution and Law; Social, for focusing my practice on the greatest generation of well-being and independent for being part of a generation of notaries who, by their own merits, received from the State the possibility of giving public faith, for the benefit of society.