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List of Attorneys

List of Attorneys: Updated June 2015

LIST OF ATTORNEYS

FOR THE CONSULAR DISTRICT OF SAN JOSE, COSTA RICA

EMBASSY OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

Ph: (506) 2519 2000, Fax (506) 2519-2099

ACSSANJOSE@STATE.GOV 

(Last updated June 2015)

The following is a list of attorneys, law firms (“Bufete,” the term used in Costa Rica for the law firms), and other available legal aid licensed to practice in Costa Rica.

The purpose of this document is to provide you with assistance and guidance regarding professionals and institutions that might be helpful to you in case you need legal assistance and don’t know where to start.  Even though we attempt to include only professionals of impeccable reputation in this list, neither the Department of State nor the US Embassy may assume any responsibility for the quality of services provided. 

It is important to point out that attorneys in Costa Rica only have minimum fees that they must respect.

DISCLAIMER: The U.S. Embassy in San José, Costa Rica assumes no responsibility or liability for the professional ability or reputation of, or the quality of services provided by, the following persons or firms. Inclusion on this list is in no way an endorsement by the Department of State or the U.S. Embassy.  Names are listed alphabetically, and the order in which they appear has no other significance. The information in the list on professional credentials, areas of expertise and language ability are provided directly by the lawyers; the Embassy is not in a position to vouch for such information. You may receive additional information about the individuals on the list by contacting the local bar association (or its equivalent) or the local licensing authorities.

You may receive additional information about the individuals or firms by contacting the:

Colegio de Abogados y Abogadas de Costa Rica (Bar Association) (506) 2202-3600

Address: From the Social Guarantees roundabout 200 meters West, 100 meters North.  

(De la Rotonda de las Garantías Sociales, 200 metros al oeste y 100 metros al norte).

Webpage: http://www.abogados.or.cr

The Colegio de Abogados has a Pro Bono Program with some law firms or individual attorneys.  We encourage you to ask them for more information.

OR

Dirección General de Notariado (National Notary Directorate)

Ph: (506) 2528-5756

Address: West side of Mall San Pedro, Oficentro Sigma Business Center, Building A, 5° floor.

(Costado oeste del Mall San Pedro, Oficento Sigma, Edificio A, 5to piso).

Webpage: http://consulta.dnn.go.cr

Official translations, stenographers and court reporters:  To find official translators, visit the Ministry of Foreign Affairs’s website (Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores) at www.rree.go.cr. The U.S. Embassy does not offer translating or interpreting services. There are no stenographers or court reporters in Costa Rica. If you need transcripts of court proceedings, you will have to hire your own reporter from the U.S.

Legal assistance overseas:  At the end of this document there are several recommendations on how to retain an attorney overseas.

 

Legal aid in Costa Rica:

 1.       Consultorios Jurídicos (Universidad de Costa Rica):

Telefax: (506) 2511-5668,

Webpage: http://derecho.ucr.ac.cr/Consultorios

2.       Public defenders (Defensores Públicos):

Address: Streets 11 and 13, 2nd Avenue, San Jose. 

(Calles 11 y 13, Avenida Segunda.  San José).

Ph: (506) 2211-9800,

Email : defensapublica@poder-judicial.go.cr.

Webpage : http://www.poder-judicial.go.cr/defensapublica

3.      Casas de la Justicia[SB1] : http://www.mjp.go.cr/

4.       Fundacion de Apoyo al Hombre:

Address : Guadalupe, from Rostipollos 100 mts. South and 100 East.

(Guadalupe, de Rostipollos 100 al sur y 100 al este).

Phone : 2222-0614

Email: fundiapho@gmail.com

5.       Instituto Nacional de la Mujer (INAMU):

Webpage : www.inamu.go.cr

6.       Defensoría de los Habitantes : 

Address: Barrio México, Street 22, Avenue 7 y 11

(Barrio México, calle 22 y avenidas 7 y 11)

Ph: (506) 4000-8500

Webpage : http://www.dhr.go.cr

Email : defensoria@dhr.go.cr

 

Victims of Crime:  

If you are a victim of crime and remain in Costa Rica, please go to the nearest OIJ (acronym of Costa Rica’s Judicial Police “Organismo de Investigación Judicial”) office to file a formal complaint.  If you are a tourist, you may also go to their headquarters in San Jose, even if the crime took place in another part of the country.

If you are a victim of crime and would like to present a complaint but you are already back in the United States, please contact the nearest Costa Rican Consulate to file a formal complaint.  Before your appointment at the Consulate, please seek guidance from the local prosecutors on the best way to do this.  The office in charge of assisting you is the Office of Technical Advice and International Relations of the Attorney General’s Office (Oficina de Asesoría Técnica y Relaciones Internacionales de la Fiscalía General de la República.)  It is known as “OATRI,” its Spanish acronym.  OATRI’s email address is: oatri-mp@poder-judicial.go.cr.  Its telephone number is (506) 22 95-3458.

As a victim, you may contact the Office for Victims Assistance and Protection of the Public Ministry for support, for security, and for guidance on how to proceed, and to present your complaint. They have attorneys, psychologists and social workers. The Public Ministry is the prosecutors’ office headed by the Attorney General and belongs to the Judicial Branch (in Spanish “Oficina de Atención y Protección a la Víctima del Ministerio Público”, Poder Judicial)

Email: victimadelito@poder-judicial.go.cr. English is spoken.

Address: 50 meters southeast from Fundación Omar Dengo, Barrio Francisco Peralta, Avenues 10 y 12, Street 25, San José.  

(50 metros sureste de la Fundación Omar Dengo, Barrio Francisco Peralta, Avenidad 10 y 12, calle 25)

Telephone: (506) 2253-2935 or 2253-2944.

 

Compensation/civil actions:

The Public Ministry (Prosecutors’ Office), which belongs to the Judicial Branch, can assist victims with the civil aspects of a criminal process.  It is called “Oficina de Defensa Civil de la Víctima” (Victims’ Civil Defense Office), and its role is to assist victims of crime with the compensation process that could be reviewed in a criminal case.  The Prosecutor’s Office will assign a special prosecutor to address the civil issues of a case, different from the prosecutor in charge of the criminal part of the process.  The victim needs to qualify to receive their services based on earnings.

Address: 1st Judicial Circuit of San Jose, Tribunal Building, second floor. Gonzalez Lahman.

Edificio de los Tribunales de Justicia del Primer Circuito Judicial de San José, Segundo Piso, Barrio González Lahman.

Web site: http://ministeriopublico.poder-judicial.go.cr/servicios/defensa_victima.html

Telephone: (506) 2295-4458

Sources for information about Attorneys in the United States:

  1. American Bar Association
  2. ABA Lawyer Referral Directory
  3. ABA State and Local Bar Association Directory
  4. ABA Pro Bono and Public Service
  5. ABA Consumers Guide to Legal Help
  6. ABA Hiring a Lawyer
  7. ABA Using a Lawyer
  8. ABA Paying a Lawyer
  9. ABA International
  10. Business.gov Hiring a Lawyer
  11. Martindale-Hubbell Lawyer Locator
  12. American Academy of Matrimonial Attorneys Directory
  13. National Institute of Military Justice

 

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Attorneys in Costa Rica:

ABARCA EDUARDO

Education: Law School, University Latina of Costa Rica.

Areas of Practice: Business, Civil and Real Estate law; Notary Services. 

Established: 1999.

Languages: Spanish, English.

Geographical areas: Uvita, Osa, Puntarenas.

Address: Uvita, Osa, Puntarenas, 1400 meters south, 200 meters west and 150 meters south of the Uvita river bridge.

Telephone: (506) 2743-8345; cell: (506) 8811-6137; fax: (506) 2771-5855 / 2743-8345. 
E-mail: edabarca@racsa.co.cr

Skype account: eduardo.abarca.vargas

 

ACUÑA, EWALD - Bufete Acuña & Asociados

Education: Law School, Universidad de Costa Rica.

Areas of Practice: Criminal law. 

Established: 1993

Languages: Spanish, English

Associations: Universidad Latinoamericana de Ciencia y Tecnología (ULACIT), Profesor.

Geographical areas: All country.

Address: Street 17 Avenue 2, N° 207, Boulevard Ricardo Jiménez Oreamuno, San José.
Telephone: (506) 2221-0320; (506) 2258-4256; fax: (506) 2221-4028. 
E-mail: eacuna@acunalaw.com        

 

ACZALAW CENTRAL AMERICAN LAW FIRM

Responsible Partners: OSWALD A. BRUCE; MICHAEL J. BRUCE 

Partners’ Education: Law School, University Escuela Libre de Derecho, Law School, Universidad de Costa Rica

Areas of Practice: Business, Corporate, Commercial, Civil, Labor, Customs, Consumer Law; Immigration, Agency & Distribution Agreements; Alternative Dispute Resolution; Intellectual Property; Collection; Notary; Investments & Off Shore Corporations; Foreign Investment;  Mergers & Acquisitions; Civil & Commercial litigation; Taxation; Real Estate; Bankruptcy; Telecommunications & Energy. 

Established: 1998

Languages: Spanish, English

Association of partners: International Bar Association

Geographical Areas: Entire country, Central America and Panama.

Address: From the Contraloría General de la República 3 blocks south, 75 mts. east, Sabana Sur, San José

Telephone: (506) 2296-5656; cell: (506) 8830-4400; (506) 8811-2589; fax: (506) 2296-2828 

E-mail: mbruce@aczalaw.comobruce@aczalaw.com  costarica@aczalaw.com 

Website: www.aczalaw.com

 

AG ABOGADOS

Responsible Partners: GONZALO GUTIERREZ ACEVEDO; EDUARDO ARAYA VEGA 

Contact person: Gonzalo Gutiérrez Acevedo

Partners’ Education: Law School, University Autónoma of Central America and Universidad de Costa Rica

Areas of Practice: Criminal, Investment, Corporate, Financial, Litigation and Arbitration, Outsourcing, Migratory, Labor, and Intellectual Property law; Notary Services and Estate Planning
Established: 1996

Languages: Spanish, English

Association of partners: Law Firm Network; Inter America Bar Association

Geographical areas: San Jose
Address: Street 29, Avenue 7, Office #2910, San Jose
Telephone: (506) 2257-0006; fax: (506) 2258-1535
E-mail: info@ag-abogados.net

Skype Account: ag_abogados1

Website: www.ag-abogados.net

 

AGÜERO GUIER, ESTEBAN - Aguilar Castillo Love 

Education: Georgetown University Law Center; University of Barcelona; Universidad de Costa Rica

Areas of Practice: Foreign Trade and Investment Law; Antitrust; International Arbitration; Energy and Telecommunications Law
Established: 2002

Languages: Spanish, English and French

Associations: Costa Rican Bar Association; American Bar Association; Amcham

Geographical Areas: All Central America
Address: Plaza Roble, Escazu, San José, Costa Rica.
Telephone: (506) 2201-5476; cell: (506) 6059-1477; fax: (506) 2222-9653. 
E-mail: eag@aguilarcastillolove.com

Skype account: estebag

Website: http://www.aguilarcastillolove.com

 

AGUILAR CASTILLO LOVE

Responsible Partners: JOHN AGUILAR-QUESADA and MARCO SOLANO-GOMEZ

Contact person:  Marco Solano-Gómez

Partners’ Education:  Autonomous University of Central America and Harvard Law School / Universidad de Costa Rica and Georgetown University Law Center

Areas of Practice: Corporate, M&A, Foreign Direct Investment, Litigation, Investor State Dispute Resolution, Arbitration, Tax, Government Affairs, Notary Services

Established: 1967

Languages: Spanish and English

Geographical areas: San Jose, Costa Rica and all of Central America
Address:  Oficentro Plaza Roble, El Pórtico Building, third floor, Escazú, San José
Telephone: (506) 2222-3838 or (506) 2223-3838; fax: (506) 2222-9653
E-mail: jaq@aguilarcastillolove.com and msg@aguilarcastillolove.com 

Website: www.aguilarcastillolove.com

 

ARA LAW ATTORNEYS AT LAW

Responsible Partners: ALEJANDRO RODRIGUEZ CASTRO; MONICA ROMAN JACOBO

Contact person: Alejandro Rodríguez Castro.

Partners’ Education: University of Costa Rica, ULACIT, Universidad Autónoma de Centroamérica, INCAE

Areas of Practice: Foreign investment in business development, Commercial and Corporate law, Tax law, Customs and Free Trade Zone, Immigration law, Intellectual Property, Real Estate and Notarial Services, Public law (administrative and constitutional law), Telecommunications, Banking, Criminal, Labor and Civil law, Litigation and Arbitration, Competition (antitrust),  Administrative Services: Payroll and accounting services.

Languages: Spanish, English, French, Portuguese.

Association of partners: ALFA International Global Legal Network, Tax & Labor, International Bar Association (IBA), International Trademark Association (INTA), AMCHAM Costa Rican-American Chamber of Commerce,  Asociación Interamericana de Propiedad Intelectual (ASIPI), Asociación Costarricense de Derecho Administrativo (ASCODA), Alliance of Business Immigration Lawyers (ABIL).

Geographical areas: Costa Rica and the rest of Central America.

Address: ARALAW Building: 125 North of “Torre La Sabana”, Sabana Norte. San José, Costa Rica.

Telephone: (506) 2291-8844; fax: (506) 2291-8839

E-mail: arc@aralaw.cr ; mrj@aralaw.cr

Website: www.aralaw.cr

 

ARIAS & MUÑOZ, Bufete

Responsible Partners: JOSE ANTONIO MUÑOZ and PEDRO MUÑOZ

Contact person: José Antonio Muñoz

Partners’ Education: Law School, Universidad de Costa Rica

Areas of Practice: Corporate and Commercial, International Trade, Foreign Investments, Free Zones, and Government Affairs.

Established: 1942

Languages: Spanish, English, French, German, Portuguese, Italian, Russian and Mandarin.

Association of partners:  President, Costa Rican-American Chamber of Commerce (2011-2012).  Member, Association of American Chambers of Commerce in Latin America. (AACCLA).  Member, American Bar Association and ABA International Law Section (2004).   Member, ABA, Law Practice Management Core Group (2003-Present).  Founding Member of the Board of Directors, Fulbright Foundation Costa Rica (1998- Present).

Geographical areas: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala, Nicaragua, and Panama

Address:  Centro Empresarial Forum 1, Building  C  Office 1C1
Phone: (506) 2503-9800; fax: (506) 2204-7580


E-mail: jmunoz@ariaslaw.co.crpmunoz@ariaslaw.co.cr;marketing@ariaslaw.co.cr

Skype Account: Jmunoz-sjo

Website: www.ariaslaw.com

 

ASESORES LEGALES EN PROPIEDAD INDUSTRIAL ("ALPI")

Responsible Partners: LUIS DIEGO ACUÑA DELCORE; ANA LORENA VEGA VEGA

Contact person: Luis Diego Acuna Delcore

Partners’ Education: Law School, Universidad de Costa Rica; New York University, U.S.A.; International Institute of Human Rights, France.

Areas of Practice: Patent & Trademark Law, Intellectual Property, Real Estate, Litigation, Dispute Resolution, Corporate Law, Labor, Banking, Immigration, Customs, International Trade, Transportation, Torts, Notary Services

Established:  1956.

Languages: Spanish, English

Association of partners: International Trademark Association, American Bar Association, Isoc Internet Society, Camtic

Geographical areas: Entire country
Address: Avenue 7, Streets 25 & 29, #2524, San Jose
Telephone: (506) 2221-9058; cell: (506) 6049-2341; fax: (506) 2222-6054
E-mail: Info@AcunaLegal.com; LDAcuna@AcunaLegal.com 

Skype Account: ldacuna

Website: www.alpilaw.com

 

BATALLA ABOGADOS

Responsible Partners: MARIANO BATALLA and RODRIGO ZELAYA

Contact Person: Mariano Batalla

Education: Universidad de Costa Rica, Harvard University, The Fletcher School, Indiana University.

Areas of Practice:  Business and Transactional Law, Dispute Resolution, International Trade, Public Law and Compliance, Competition & Consumer Protection.

Established:  2001.

Languages: English, Spanish, Portuguese, French, German.

Professional Associations: International Bar Association, Lawyers Associated Worldwide, Latin American Venture Capital Association.

Geographical Areas: Central America.

Address: Batalla Building, Héctor Murillo Street, Barrio Escalante, San José.

Telephone: +506 2280 8880; Fax: +506 2280 7543

E-mail: mbatalla@batalla.com

Skype account: BatallaAbogados

Website: www.batalla.com

 

BLANCO PAEZ, ARTURO - Jurexlaw 

Education: Law School, Universidad de Costa Rica.

Areas of Practice: Estate law, Master in Business Law; Master in tax law; Notarial Services
Established: 1987

Languages: Spanish, English

Associations: Law firm of the Americas, Instituto Derecho Notarial, Arbitration Chamber of Commerce

Geographical areas: San Jose
Address: Curridabat, North side of Plaza Cristal, San Jose
Telephone: (506) 2283-2020; fax: (506) 2283-0659. 
E-mail: arturoblanco@jurexlaw.co,m

Skype account: artblanco

Website: www.arturoblancolaw.com

 

BLP ABOGADOS

Responsible Partners: LUIS MANUEL CASTRO; DAVID GUTIERREZ SWANSON

Contact person: David Gutierrez

Partners’ Education: Law School, Universidad de Costa Rica; Law School, Georgetown University Law Center

Areas of Practice: Corporate, Civil, Labor, Tax, Criminal, Financial, IP, Telecommunications, Infrastructure, Litigation, Arbitration, Consumer law, Real Estate and Administrative law; Notary Services; Real Estate, Insurances, IP.
Established: 2003

Languages: Spanish, English

Association of partners: American Bar Association; International Bar Association; Urban Land Institute; New York Bar Association; American Chamber of Commerce

Geographical areas: San Jose, Los Sueños, Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Address: Via Lindora Business Center, BLP Abogados Building, 4th floor, Radial Santa Ana- Belen, 3km, San José, Costa Rica
Telephone: (506) 2205-3990; cell: (506) 6050-2015; 8831-0743; fax: (506) 2205-3940
E-mail: lcastro@blpabogados.com;  dgutierrez@blpabogados.com

Website: www.blpabogados.com

 

BOYD SALAS, GABRIEL - Link Law Costa Rica 

Education: Law School, Universidad de Costa Rica. Phd International Law  Universidad Libre de Derecho

Areas of Practice:  international, immigration, business law, labor.
Established: 1993

Languages: Spanish, English, Italian

Associations:  CCI, Camara de Comercio de Costa Rica,IBA

Geographical areas:   San José 
Address:  Zapote, from the “Mangos Park” 100 meters South and 25 meters East.

Telephone: (506) 83466388; cell: (506) 87127926; fax: (506) 22832692. 
E-mail: gboyd@linklawcr.com

 

BURKE & BURKE Attorneys/Abogados

Responsible Partners: THOMAS BURKE-MAESSEN, GLENDA BURKE-QUIROS 

Contact person: Thomas Burke-Maessen

Partners’ Education: Universidad Autónoma de Centro América, Universidad de Costa Rica

Areas of Practice: Real Estate, Corporate-Business, Immigration, Estate Planning.
Established: 1989

Languages: English, Spanish, German, French.

Geographical areas: San José, Heredia, Guanacaste, Osa.
Address: Residencial El Monte, #B8, San Rafael de Heredia
Telephone: (506) 2267-6645; Cell: (506) 8341-4100; Fax: (506) 2267-6646
E-mail: contact@burkecr.com 
Website: www.burkecr.com

 

CAMPOS CALDERÓN, J. FEDERICO - LEXPENAL Abogados 

Education: Law School: Escuela Libre de Derecho, Universidad de Costa Rica. University of Salamanca, Spain.

Areas of Practice: Criminal law.
Established: 1995

Languages: Spanish, English

Associations: Asociación de Ciencias Penales de Costa Rica - Instituto Iberoamericano de Derecho Procesal.  

Geographical areas: San Jose, Alajuela, Cartago, Heredia, Guanacaste, Puntarenas y Limón
Address: San José. From POPS Curridabat, 100 mts East and 325 mts North.  Right hand. 
Telephone: (506) 2280-7060; fax: (506) 2280-6655.
E-mail: info@lexpenal.cr / jfcampos@lexpenal.cr

Website: www.lexpenal.cr

 

CARRO SOLERA, ALFONSO – Central Law Quiros Abogados

Education: Law School, Universidad de Costa Rica; Nova Southeastern University, FLA., USA Msc. Conflict Analysis and Resolution; University of Salamanca, Spain; Post Graduate Studies in Labor Law.

Areas of Practice: Labor & Employment Law
Established: 1987

Languages: Spanish, English

Associations: Costa Rican Labor Law Association; Human Resources Committee, AMERICAN CHAMBER (AMCHAM); Social Development Committee, UCCAEP (Costa Rican Employers Association)

Geographical areas: Costa Rica all over.
Address: Street 37th bis, Avenues 10th-12th, San Jose
Telephone: (506) 2224-7800; 2283-1036; ext. 117; cell: (506) 8911-4388; fax: (506) 2224-5946. 
E-mail: acarro@quiroslaw.comacarro@central-law.com

Website: www.quiroslaw.com

 

CENTRAL LAW – QUIROS ABOGADOS

Responsible Partners: RAFAEL QUIROS BUSTAMANTE, MAURICIO QUIROS GONZALEZ

Contact person: Rafael Quirós

Partners’ Education: Law School, Universidad de Costa Rica

Areas of Practice: Corporate, Insurance, Tax, Real Estate, Criminal, Civil, Labor, Family law, Maritime Zone, Public Law and Public Procurement, Intellectual Property, Environmental Law Practice and Migratory Law; Notary Services
Established: 1985

Languages: Spanish, English, and French.

Association of partners: AM CHAM, Cámara de Comercio de Costa Rica, and International Bar Association.

Geographical areas: San José
Address: Street 37, Avenue 10, San José, Los Yoses
Telephone: (506) 2224-7800; cell: (506) 2224-7800; fax: (506) 2234-7335
E-mail: rquiros@quiroslaw.com;  mquiros@quiroslaw.com

Website: www.quiroslaw.com;  www.central-law.com 

 

CERDAS PEREZ JORGE - HFC Abogados 

Education: Universidad de Costa Rica.

Areas of Practice: Commercial, Civil and Agrarian (Properties) law; Notary Services
Established: 1994

Languages: Spanish, English, French

Geographical areas: All around the country
Address: Street 31, Avenue 7 y 9, Home #739, San José, Costa Rica.
Telephone: (506)22345301 (506) 2234-5304, cell (506) 8702-4597  fax: (506) 2234-5352
E-mail: jcerdas@gmail.com

Skype account: jorgecerdas1

Website: http://golegalcr.weebly.com

 

CHACÓN HERNÁNDEZ, ROLANDO ALBERTO - Chacón & Chacón Abogados 

Education: Universidad Autónoma de Centro América

Areas of Practice: Foreign Investment; Civil; Environmental; Antitrust & Competition; Commercial, Business, Corporate, & Constitutional Law; Franchises; Mergers & Acquisitions; Telecommunications; Energy; Transportation; Notary Services
Languages: Spanish, English

Geographical areas: San José, Heredia, Alajuela and  Cartago
Address: (Mailing) P.O. Box 740-1007, San José; (Location) Chacón y Chacón - Abogados, Rohrmoser, from US Embassy, 5 blocks north, 25 mts. east, left-hand side
Telephone: (506) 2296-5810; cell: (506) 8384-0771; fax: (506) 2220-4926 
E-mail: rolando.chacon@chacon-law.com  
Website: www.chacon-law.com 

 

CHACÓN MURILLO, ROLANDO - Chacón & Chacón Abogados 

Education: Universidad de Costa Rica

Areas of Practice: Real Estate Transactions & Development, Business, Corporate, Civil, & Commercial Law; Arbitration; Mergers & Acquisitions; Labor; Intellectual Property; Foreign Investment; Notary Services 
Languages: Spanish, English

Geographical areas: San José, Heredia, Alajuela and  Cartago
Address: (Mailing) P.O. Box 740-1007, San José; (Location) Chacón & Chacón - Abogados, Rohrmoser, from US Embassy, 5 blocks north, 25 meters east, left hand side
Telephone: (506) 2296-5810; cell: (506) 8380-2824; fax: (506) 2220-4926 
E-mail: rolando.chacon.m@chacon-law.com  
Website: www.chacon-law.com

 

CONSORTIUM LACLE & GUTIERREZ

Responsible Partners: ROLANDO LACLE ZUÑIGA; DAVID ARTURO CAMPOS BRENES

Contact person: Oscar Céspedes Rodríguez

Partners’ Education: Law School, Universidad de Costa Rica; Law School Universidad Autónoma de Centroamérica

Areas of Practice: Corporate, Real Estate, Banking and Finance, Labor Law, Litigation and Arbitration, Insurance and Reassurance, Intellectual Property, Administrative Law. 
Established: 1997

Languages: Spanish, English

Geographical areas: San José, Liberia
Address: Central Office, Costa Rica, Escazú, to Tony Romas restaurant, 600 meter to west. 
Telephone: (506) 2257-3553; fax: (506) 2255-1398
E-mail: rlaclec@consortiumlegal.com   ;    dacampos@consortiumlegal.com

Website: www.consortiunmlegal.com 

 

CORDERO & CORDERO ABOGADOS

Responsible Partners: RICARDO CORDERO BALTODANO; HERNAN CORDERO MADURO

Partners’ Education: Universidad de Costa Rica, San José, Costa Rica; Georgetown University, Washington D.C., USA; Instituto de Empresas, Madrid, España; Escuela Libre de Derecho, Costa Rica; Universidad Latina, Costa Rica; etc.

Areas of Practice: Foreign Investment; Free Trade Zone; Real Estate; Corporate Law; Commercial Law; Immigration; Banking and Finance; Insurance Law; Labor Law; Family Law; Civil Litigation and Arbitration; Energy Law; 
Established: 1940

Languages: Spanish, English, Italian, French

Association of partners: International Lawyers Network (www.iln.com); Buy USA – Department of Commerce (www.buyusa.gov); American Bar Association (www.abanet.org), Inter American Bar Association, Chambers & Partners (www.chambersandpartners.com); The Legal 500 (www.thelegal500.com)

Geographical areas: San José, Guanacaste, 
Address: San José: Don Bosco Neighborhood, Ave 2 y Street 26, Corner Building, 2nd Floor; Guanacaste: Liberia, Plaza Futura Office Building;
Telephone: +1 (506) 2258-2525; cell: +1 (506) 8820-1538; fax: +1 (506) 2258-3820
E-mail: rcb@corderoabogados.com

Website: www.corderoabogados.com

 

DIVIMARK

Partners:  MANUEL E. PERALTA and MARIANELLA ARIAS 

Contact persons: Manuel E. Peralta; Marianella Arias; Milena Peralta.

Partners Education: Universidad de Costa Rica Law School and Autonomous University Central America Law School.

Specializations covered: Intellectual Property, Unfair Competition, Business & Real Estate Law and Litigation.
Law firm established in: 1978.

Languages: Spanish, English, German, Italian.

Association of partners: International Trademark Association (INTA); Inter-American Association of Industrial Property (ASIPI); Asociación de Profesionales en Propiedad Intelectual de Costa Rica (APPICR).

Geographical areas: San José.
Address: Ave 1, Street 3, Centro Omni, 8th floor, San José, Costa Rica
Telephone: (506) 2222-8622; Fax: (506) 2255-2174.
Cel: (506) 8381-0612; (506) 8344-8865; (506) 8814-7510.
E-mail: info@divimark.com; mperalta@divimark.com; marias@divimark.com; milenaperalta@divimark.com

Website: www.divimark.com

 

FH LEGAL - Anteriormente FACIO ABOGADOS

Responsible Partners: ROBERTO FACIO SÁENZ – ALEJANDRO PIGNATARO MADRIGAL

Contact person: Roberto Facio Sáenz

Partners Education: Universidad de Costa Rica, Attorney at Law, University of Ottawa, Canada (Master Courses in Business Law) / and Universidad de Costa Rica, Attorney at Law, Boston University, LL. M. in American Law with a concentration in International Business Practice.

Areas of Practice: Administrative Law, Asset Tracing & Recovery, Corporate Law, International Trade and Investment, Labor and Inmigration Law, Litigation and Adr, Project Finance and Real Estate.

Established: 2001

Languages: Spanish, English, French

Association of partners: Costa Rican Bar Association, Costa Rican-American Chamber of Commerce, Costa Rican Representative for the ICC Fraudnet, Costa Rican Children's Hospital Association, Costa Rican Private Competitiveness Council.

Geographical areas: San José

Address: Corporate Center Plaza Roble, El Patio uilding, 3rd. floor, Office 1, Escazú, San José

Telephone: (506) 201-8700; cell: (506) 8825-0422 and 8346-1313; fax: (506) 2201-8707

E-mail: rfacio@fhlegal.net / apignataro@fhlegal.net

Website: www.fhlegal.net

 

FEINZAIG TAITELBAUM, LEONARDO

Education: Universidad Escuela Libre de Derecho, Fletcher School of Law Diplomacy (Harvard and Tufts).

Areas of Practice: Commercial Law, Public Contracting, Real Estate Law, Corporate Law.
Established: 1997

Languages: Spanish, English, Hebrew.

Associations: ABA.

Geographical areas: San Jose
Address: Guachipelín Escazú, Prisma Business Center, Office 204 
Telephone: (506) 2288-5723; cell: (506) 6050-0880; fax: (506) 2228-7744. 
E-mail: lenny@feinlegal.com

 

FOURNIER-BEECHE, ALFREDO - Alfredo Fournier & Asociados 

Education: Law School, Universidad de Costa Rica.

Areas of Practice: Real Estate, Corporate and Commercial Law; Notary Services, Civil Litigation, 
Established: 1967

Languages: Spanish, English

Associations: Inter-American Bar Association, International Bar Association

Geographical areas: San Jose
Address: San Rafael de Escazú, Spazio Ejecutivo Building, Office #5, San Jose
Telephone: (506) 2288-0555; fax: (506) 2588-1287. 
E-mail: alfredofournier@fournierlaw.com

Skype account: alfredo.fournier

Website: www.fournierlaw.com

 

GAMBOA RODRIGUEZ, MARIA ELENA

Education:  Universidad Autónoma de Centroamérica  (U.A.C.A) Costa Rica.

Areas of Practice: Criminal, civil, property and Family law; Notary Services
Established: 1990

Languages: Spanish, English

Geographical areas: San Jose, Costa Rica
Address:  Guadalupe Montelimar, 500 mts North-West, II Judicial Circuit of San José
Telephone: (506) 2241-1734; cell: (506) 8384-5895; fax: (506) 2241-3456. 
E-mail: megamboa@racsa.co.cr

 

GARRO CANESSA, JAIME - Bufete LEXINCORP

Education: Law School, Universidad de Costa Rica. Specialization: Universidad de Costa Rica

Areas of Practice: Criminal law 
Admitted at the Bar: 1983.

Languages: Spanish, German and English.

Associations: Chamber of Commerce  Costa Rica, ACODES (Asociación Costarricense de Derecho de Seguros).

Geographical Areas: San José; 

Address: Calle 37, Avenida 10, San José, Costa Rica. 
Telephone: (506) 2283-3070. Fax: (506) 2283-3234. 
Cel: (506) 8992-8473;

E-mail: jgarro@lexincorp.com

Skype account: jaime.garro

Website: http://www.lexincorp.com/costarica-esp.php

 

GARRO NAVARRO, ALLAN

Education: Universidad Autonoma de Centroamérica (UACA), Universidad Estatal a Distancia (UNED), Costa Rican- North American Cultural Center, Continuous Education Program of the Costa Rican Bar Association.

Areas of practice: Collections, Foreclosures, Litigation, Notary Services, Real Estate, Corporate Law and Litigation against Governmental Institutions.

Established 1996.

Languages: Spanish, English.

Geographical Areas: Cartago, San José, Guanacaste, Puntarenas.

Address: Cartago 2nd avenue, streets 11th and 13th, 75 meters east from Ma Auxiliadora church; San José: La Sabana park, 125 meters East from Soda Tapia.

Telephone: (506) 2592-4434; fax: (506) 2552-7062

E-mail: allan@garrolaw.com

Skype: alan.garro1

Website: www.garrolaw.com

 

GATGENS GOMEZ ERICK – Bufete Gatgens & Asociados 

Education: Law School, Universidad de Costa Rica. Master’s Degree, Universidad de Costa Rica. Doctor’s Degree, Ludwig Maximilian University, Munich

Areas of Practice: Criminal law 
Established: 1993

Languages: Spanish, English, German, Basic Italian

Associations: Asociación de Ciencias Penales de Costa Rica, Instituto Iberoamericano de Derecho procesal

Geographical areas: San José, Cartago, Heredia, Alajuela, Puntarenas and Guanacaste 
Address:  From Montelimar Gas Station, adjacent to the Court in Guadalupe, 300 meters north, 150 meters south, house number: 3062, San José, Costa Rica 
Telephone: (506) 2236-3242; 2236-3253. Fax: (506) 2236-3244 
E-mail: gatgens@msn.com

Website:  penalistascr.com

 

GLA GROUP

Responsible Partners: JORGE FEDERICO BALDIOCEDA BALTODANO; JOSE PABLO FERNANDEZ NARVAEZ

Contact person: Jorge Baldioceda Baltodano

Partners’ Education:  Law School, Universidad de Costa Rica

Areas of Practice: Civil and Corporate Law with emphasis in foreign investment transactions, Trust and Escrow Services, Litigation (Civil and Criminal), Real Estate Operations, corporate and real estate due diligence, intellectual property (Trademarks & Patents), Notary Services, Translations (English Spanish)
Established: 2002

Languages: Spanish, English

Geographical areas: San Jose, Central Pacific and Guanacaste.
Address: Mata Redonda, Oficentro Torre La Sabana, 7th floor, San Jose
Telephone: (506) 2296-5454; cell: (506) 8313- 3638; fax: (506) 2290-1860
E-mail: jfb@gla.crjp@gla.cr

Website: www.gla.cr          

 

GLC ABOGADOS
Responsible Partners: AUGUSTO ARCE MARIN; MANUEL PORRAS VARGAS

Contact Person: Monserrat Soto

Partners’ Education:  Law School, University of Arizona; Thunderbird School of Global Management; Tec de Monterrey; Law School, Universidad de Costa Rica.

Areas of Practice: Business, Immigration, Family, Labor, Incorporation; Notary Services
Languages: Spanish, English, Italian
Geographical Areas: San José, Limón; Guanacaste; Central Pacific 
Address: Street 39, avenues 8 and 10, Los Yoses, San José
Telephone: (506) 2524-3176. Fax: (506) 2253-2252. 
E-mail: info@glcabogados.com 
Website: www.glcabogados.com

 

GOMEZ & GALINDO ABOGADOS

Responsible Partners: MARIO R. GOMEZ PACHECO; JOSE ANTONIO HIDALGO; ADRIANA RAMOS

Contact person: Mario Gómez

Partners’ Education:  Law School, Universidad de Costa Rica; INCAE

Areas of Practice: Corporate, Banking and Financial law; Notary Services
Established: 1991

Languages: Spanish, English, Italian, French

Geographical areas: Escazú, San José
Address: San José, San Rafael de Escazú, Avenida Escazú, Building AE 2, Fifth Floor
Telephone: (506) 2208-3636; fax: (506) 2208-3649
E-mail: mgomez@gomezygalindo.com; jhidalgo@gomezygalindo.com

Website: www.gomezygalindo.com

 

GONZALEZ URIBE

Responsible Partners:  JAVIER LEON LONGHI; LUIS JAVIER URIBE CHAVERRI

Partners’ Education: Universidad de Costa Rica Law School.

Areas of Practice: Real Estate, Corporate Law, Banking Securities, Intellectual Property, Litigation and ADR, Environmental Law, Tax Services and Research on Environmental Impact.

Established:2001

Languages: Spanish, English.

Geographical areas: San Jose.

Address: Oficentro Ejecutivo La Sabana, building 6, 5th floor.

Telephone: (506) 2231-7060; fax: (506) 2231-7100/ (506) 2231-7044

E-mail: jleon@gonur.comljuribe@gonur.com 

Website: http://www.gonur.com/ 

 

GONZALEZ ROESCH JORGE – Bufete Integra Abogados 

Education: Law School, Universidad de Costa Rica.

Areas of Practice: Real Estate, Investment, Trusts, Mergers and Acquisitions, Arbitration; Civil, Corporate, Banking Law; Notary

Established: 2004

Languages: Spanish, English

Geographical areas: San José, Manuel Antonio (Puntarenas), Santa Teresa (Puntarenas), Guanacaste, Puerto Viejo (Limón).
Address: San José, Escazú, San Rafael, El Cedral Business Center, Integra Abogados Building, 5th Floor.
Telephone: (506) 4031-0630 
E-mail: jgonzalez@integralegalcr.com

Website: www.integralegalcr.com 

 

GUARDIA & CUBERO, Bufete

Responsible Partners: ARMANDO ALBERTO GUARDIA SASSO

Contact person: Lic. Armando Guardia

Partners’ Education: Universidad de Costa Rica and New York University

Areas of Practice: Commercial, Tax, Civil, Real State Law, Foreign Investment, Free Zones, Notarial
Established: 1978

Languages: Spanish, English

Association of partners: Asociación Nacional de Fomento Económico, Costa Rica Country Club

Geographical areas: San Jose, Guanacaste
Address: 323rd Street , Avenue 8th and Central, #677, Barrio Francisco Peralta, San Jose
Telephone: (506) 2234-6060; cell: (506) 8885-9132; fax: (506) 2253-2931
E-mail: : aguardia@guardiacubero.com

Website:  www.guardiacubero.com

 

HERRERA ULATE, YURI  - Daremblum & Herrera Abogados S.A., Bufete

Partners’ Education: Universidad de Costa Rica, Latin American University of Science and Technology

Areas of Practice: Corporate Law; International Business Law; Commercial Law; Labor Law; Aeronautical Law; Patents, Trademarks; Civil Litigation; Commercial Litigation.

Established: 1984

Languages: Spanish, English

Association of partners: Law World; Americas Group

Geographical areas: North America, Central America, Brazil, Argentina, Caribbean and Asia Pacific.

Address: Atrium Corporate Business Center, Escazú, San Jose Costa Rica.

Telephone: (506) 2201-7777; fax: (506) 2201-7059

E-mail: herrera@daremblum.com

Website: www.daremblum.com

 

HULBERT, ANDREA – Hulbert Volio CCLA, Commercial – Civil Litigation & Arbitration

Education: Universidad de Costa Rica; Universidad para la Cooperación Internacional y Centro Latinoamericano de Arbitraje Empresarial (Costa Rica), Universidad Castilla La Mancha (Toledo, Spain).

Areas of Practice: Litigation and arbitration.

Areas of practice: Civil law; Corporate, commercial and shareholder disputes; Interpretation and enforcement of contracts; Consumer protection; Unfair competition; Professional liability; Construction law; Contractual and extra-contractual civil liability; Collection proceedings; Bankruptcy and insolvency; Wealth Preservation and Estates & Trusts; Court and notarial probate proceedings; Dispute prevention services; Dispute resolution; Domestic and international arbitration; Structuring of real estate developments and complex businesses; Notary Services.

Established: 1994.

Languages: English, Spanish.

Associations: New York State Bar Association; Costa Rican Chamber of Commerce; ICC Costa Rica - International Chamber of Commerce; Spanish Arbitration Club (CEA).

Geographical areas: San José, Alajuela, Heredia, Cartago, Puntarenas, Guanacaste y Limón.
Address: Plaza Roble Corporate Center, Las Terrazas A Building, 5th. floor, Escazú, San José, Costa Rica.

Telephone: (506) 2505-5618; cell: (506) 8383-1490; fax: (506) 2505-5807; USA: (305) 280-8128. 
E-mail: ahulbert@hulbertvolio.com

Skype account: Skype username: andreahulbert; Skype number: 1-786-2204669

Website: www.hulbertvolio.com

 

JENKINS, FEDERICO, Esq. (Costa Rica, New York) 

Education: Law School, Universidad de Costa Rica; LLM, University of Miami

Areas of Practice: Legal Strategy, International Business Transactions, Tax, Corporate, Trade-WTO, Intellectual Property.
Established: 1985

Languages: Spanish, English

Associations: New York State Bar Association

Geographical areas: Central America and the Caribbean, emphasis in Costa Rica and Panama.
Address:  200 mts North, 50 mts East, Vargas Matamoros, Uruca, San Jose.
Telephone: (718) 360-2396, cell (506) 8851-1002. 
E-mail: jenkins.federico@gmail.com

 

JIMENEZ LAW

Responsible Partners: SERGIO JIMÉNEZ ODIO – GISELLE MARIE PACHECHO SABORÍO

Partners’ Education: Universidad Autónoma de Centroamérica (UACA)

Areas of Practice: Foreign Investment; Corporate Law; Distribution Law; Contracts; Administrative Contracting Law; Real Estate; Copyright; Intellectual Property; Securities; International Business Transactions; Acquisitions; Litigation; Labor Law; Antitrust; Competition Law and Immigration Law

Established: 2000

Languages: Spanish, English

Association of partners: Inter-American Bar Association (IABA), American Bar Association (ABA), International Bar Association (IBA), Association of Trial Lawyers of America (ATLA), International Trademark Association (INTA), Association of Intellectual Property in Inter America (ASIPI).

Geographical areas: All Costa Rica

Address: Main Branch: Avenida Escazú, Building 202, Suite 305, Third Floor, Escazú, San Jose / East Branch: 300 meters east from Momentum Pinares, Curridabat, San José.

Telephone: (506) 2288-3948 / (506) 2288-3992; cell: (506) 8384-9147 / (506) 8380-5307; fax: (506) 4000-1323

E-mail: sjimenez@jimenezlawcr.comgpacheco@jimenezlawcr.com

Website: www.jimenezlawcr.com

 

LANG & ASOCIADOS

Responsible Partners: HENRY LANDO – ROGELIO NAVAS 

Contact person: Henry Lang 

Partners’ Education: Harvard Law School; Universidad de Costa Rica Law School 

Areas of Practice: Corporate, Real Estate, Contracts, Civil, Intellectual Property, Commercial, Free Trade Zones, Foreign Investment, Natural Resources, Software, Administrative, Labor.

Established: 1991
Languages: English, French, Spanish and Italian.

Geographical areas: San José and all other areas of Costa Rica.

Address: Forum I Business Park, Building G, Third Floor, Pozos de Santa Ana, San José
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 69-6155, Forum Santa Ana, San José, Costa Rica.

Telephone: (506) 2204-7871. Fax: (506) 2204-7872. 
E-mail: hlang@langcr.com

Website: www.langcr.com  

 

LARIOS A., MAYLING. – Bufete Larios & Alvarado 

Education: Law School, Universidad de Costa Rica

AREAS OF PRACTICE: Criminal Law; Labor Law; Agrarian Law; Franchises & Brands, Civil Law, Family Law; International Commerce; Corporate Law; Tax Law; Trusts, Real Estate; Commercial and Investment Banking; concession of Public works and Services with our Government; Business Opportunities; Corporate Counseling; Energy and Telecommunications Law; High-Tech Industries; Litigations; Alternate resolution of conflicts; Arbitration; Mergers and Acquisitions; Civil Aeronautic Law; NOTARY SERVICES. All the areas mentioned with practice since 1987.

Languages: Spanish, English, Italian, Mandarin and Korean Geographical areas: Costa Rica (all provinces)

Address: 500 meters north and 100 meters East from U.S. Embassy-Rohrmoser Boulevard

Telephone: (506)2232-7965; (506)2220-4069; (506)2290-7417; fax (506)2220-4262

E mails: mlarius@racsa.co.cr - mlarios@amnet.cr -mayling191@gmail.com>

Website: costarica-attorney.com

 

LORIA RODOLFO - R. Loria Abogados 

Education: University of Costa Rica, School of Law 1974-1982, graduated with honors as Attorney at Law and Notary Public.

Universidad Escuela Libre de Derecho, Certified Mediator 2002

Universidad para la Cooperación Internacional UCI. Studies in Environmental Legislation 2011.

Universidad Fundepos, Programa Especialista Tributario, Tax Specialist Program, August 2014.

Areas of Practice: Commercial Law, Real Estate Law, Maritime Zone Law, Civil Litigation, Probate Law, A.D.R.

Established: 1984

Languages: Spanish and English.

Geographical Areas: San Jose, Guanacaste, Quepos.

Address: 10th Avenue, 35 Street, Los Yoses, San Jose, Costa Rica.

Telephones: (506) 2234-2906; (506) 2225-2132, Mobile: (506) 8825-5881, FAX: 2225-9714.

Email : rodolfo@loria.info

Website: www.loria.info

Skype: Rodolfo.loria

 

MATA MUÑOZ OSCAR – Jimenez Law

Education: Escuela Libre de Derecho U.A.C.A.

Areas of Practice: Tax Law; Notarial
Established: 1994

Languages: Spanish, English.

Associations: Colegio de Abogados and Dirección Nacional de Notariado.

Geographical areas: San José, Cartago and the rest of the country if necessary.
Address: Office in Escazú: 202 Avenida Escazú, Suite 305, third Floor;

Office in Tres Ríos: 300 mts. east Momentum Pinares. San José, Costa Rica.-
Telephone: Escazú: (506) 2288-3992; Tres Ríos: (506) 2279-7803.--

Fax: (506) 2518-1874; Cell: (506) 8879-0867;

E-mail: omatam@racsa.co.cr /// omata@jimenezlawcr.com 

Skype account: omatamm

Website: www.jimenezlawcr.com

 

MATAMOROS BOLAÑOS, ALEJANDRO – Lara, López, Matamoros, Rodriguez & Tinoco

Education: Law School, Universidad de Costa Rica, Georgetown University, LLM; New York University, LLM.

Areas of Practice: Real Estate, Corporate and Commercial law; Notary Services
Established: 1966

Languages: Spanish, English

Geographical areas: Guanacaste, San Jose
Address: Sabana Norte, from Rostipollos, 100 North, 100 East, 3rd Floor Nueva Building

Telephone: (506) 2519-7500; cell: (506) 8843-5555; fax: (506) 2290-7452
E-mail: amatamoros@racsa.co.cr

Website: www.llm.co.cr

 

MONTERO LOPEZ, FERNANDO

Education: International University of the Americas.

Specializations covered: Commercial, Civil and Real Estate, Arbitration & Litigation

Law firm established in: 1974

Languages: Spanish, English, Basic French.

Geographical areas: San José, Jaco, South Pacific.
Address: Streets 9 & 11, Avenue 8, #963, San José, Costa Rica. 
Telephone: (506) 2223-7711. Fax: (506) 2221-3431. Cel: (506) 8925-2201. 
E-mail: fmonterocmflaw@gmail.com; fmontero@cmfcrlaw.com

Website: www.cmfcrlaw.com

 

MORERA Y MORERA S.R.L., Bufete

Responsible Partners: NESTOR MORERA – CARMEN CALVO.

Partners’ Education: Law School, Universidad de Costa Rica; Universitá degli Studi di Torino, Italy; Universidad de Alicante, Spain.

Areas of Practice: Litigation (Criminal, Civil, Agricultural and Labor law); Notary Services; Intellectual Property Law litigation and registration.
Established: 1978.

Languages: Spanish and English.

Association of partners: Costa Rica Chamber of Commerce, International Trademark Association (INTA), Inter American Intellectual Property Law Association (ASIPI), World Union of Agrarian College Students (UMAU).

Geographical areas: Central, North and Caribbean zones.

Address: Street 9, Avenue 7-9, Heredia.
Telephone: (506) 2560-0220 (PBX); fax: (506) 2237-8379
E-mail: nestor.morera@moreraabogados.com;carmen.calvo@moreraabogados.com

Skype Account: nestor.morera

Website: www.moreraabogados.com

 

NASSAR ABOGADOS S.A.

Responsible Partners: TOMÁS F. NASSAR – ALINA NASSAR

Contact person: Tomás F. Nassar; Alina Nassar

Partners’ Education: Law School, Universidad de Costa Rica.

Areas of Practice: Corporate, M&A, Commercial, Civil Litigation; Aviation; Maritime, Finance and Venture Capital; Bank; Contracts; Competition and Consumer Protection; Intellectual Property; Administrative; Constitutional; Public Contracts; Tax; Customs; Labor; Immigration; Real Estate; Telecommunications.
Law firm established in: 1982

Languages: English, French, Hebrew, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish

Geographical areas: San José and Central America

Address: Barrio Tournón, Oficentro Torres del Campo.Torre I, second floor, San José, Costa Rica.
Telephone: (506) 2257-2929. Fax: (506) 2248-2021. 
E-mail: tnassar@nassarabogados.comanassar@nassarabogados.com

Website: www.nassarabogados.com

 

NIEHAUS ABOGADOS

Responsible Partners: WALTER NIEHAUS BONILLA

Partners’ Education: Duke University and Universidad Autónoma de Centroamérica y de San José.

Areas of Practice: Foreign Direct Investment, Commercial, Contracts, Corporate, Tourism, Insurance, Criminal, Real Estate, Developments, Immigration, Intellectual Property; Notary Services
Established: 1974

Languages: Spanish, English, German, French

Association of partners: AMCHAM, International Bar Association, Crecex, Camara de Comercio de Costa Rica, joint ventures with law firms in Panamá, Nicaragua, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Mexico, USA, Canada, Germany, France, Spain

Geographical areas: San Jose, Jaco, Manuel Antonio, Guanacaste, Arenal.
Address: San Pedro, 200 meters north Hyundai Car Agency.
Telephone: (506) 2224-8282; cell: (506) 8377-5991; fax: (506) 2225-0505
E-mail: wniehaus@ninclaw.com

Skype Account: wniehaus0566

Website: www.ninclaw.com   

 

PACHECO COTO

Responsible Partners: HUMBERTO PACHECO ALPÍZAR, HERNÁN PACHECO ORFILA.

Contact person: Humberto A. Pacheco Ortíz, Managing Partner.

Partners’ Education: Humberto Pacheco Alpízar: Harvard Law School; University of Miami; Notre Dame University; Universidad de Costa Rica. Hernán Pacheco Orfila: Harvard Law School; University of Hull, England; Universidad Autónoma de Centroamérica.

Areas of Practice: International Asset Planning, Business and Corporate law/ M&As, Real Estate and Hospitality Law, Tax Law (Costa Rica), Intellectual Property, Administrative law/Government Procurement; Telecommunications, Banking and Finance, Litigation and Arbitration; Environmental Law; Energy and Project Financing.

Established: 1939

Languages: English, French, Hebrew, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish

Association of partners: Humberto Pacheco Alpízar: International Bar Association; International Fiscal Association; New York State Bar Association; Costa Rican Investment Promotion Agency (CINDE); Founding Member and past President, Costa Rican-American Chamber of Commerce.

Hernán Pacheco Orfila: International Bar Association, New York State Bar Association (Chairman Costa Rican Chapter (2005-); past President, Costa Rican-American Chamber of Commerce; Union of Chambers of Costa Rica (UCCAEP); Vice-president, Board of Governors of the Executive Committee, Association of American Chambers of Commerce in Latin America (AACCLA (2011-)).

Geographical areas: San José, Costa Rica; Auckland, New Zealand; Zurich, Switzerland.

Address: PACHECO COTO Building, Forum 2, Lindora, Santa Ana, 10903 San José, Costa Rica.

Telephone: (506) 2505-0900; cell: (506) 8830-4307; fax: (506) 2505-0907

E-mail: humberto.a.pacheco@pachecocoto.com

Website: www.pachecocoto.com

 

PREINFALK LAVAGNI, NICOLE

Education: Law School, Universidad de Costa Rica.

Areas of Practice: Commercial, Corporative and Immigration law; Notary Services, Real State Services.
Established: 2000

Languages: Spanish, English, German

Geographical areas: San José, Escazú, Santa Ana, Heredia, Belén.
Address: Heredia, Belén, Bosques de Doña Rosa
Telephone: (506) 2239-1338; cell: (506) 6058-5870; fax: (506) 2239-1681. 
E-mail: npreinfalk@gmail.com

Skype account: npreinfalk

 

REDONDO VEGA, IVONNE -  Bufete Chaves Corrales & Asociados

Education: Law School, Escuela Libre de Derecho, U.A.C.A.

Areas of Practice: Commercial & Civil Law; Notary Services
Languages: Spanish, English

Geographical areas: San José 
Address: Ave. 2 y 4, Street 15, Building 260, San José

Telephone: (506) 2256-4260; fax: (506) 2255-1010. 
E-mail: iredondo@bufetechaves.com

 

SAENZ ROESCH ALBERTO – Bufete Integra Abogados 

Education: Law School, Universidad Autónoma de Centro America

Areas of Practice: Investment, Real Estate, Banking, Maritime Zone, Mergers and Acquisitions; Labor, Civil, Corporate, and Environmental Law; Notary Services
Established: 2004

Languages: Spanish, English

Geographical areas: San José, Manuel Antonio (Puntarenas), Santa Teresa (Puntarenas), Guanacaste, Puerto Viejo (Limón).
Address: San José, Escazú, San Rafael, El Cedral Business Center, Integra Abogados Building, 5th Floor.
Telephone: (506) 4031 0630 
E-mail: asaenz@integralegalcr.com

Website: www.integralegalcr.com

 

SALAZAR UREÑA, BERNAN LUIS - BSU Legal 

Education: Law School, Universidad de Costa Rica.

Areas of Practice: Criminal, Business and Taxes Law

Established: 1996

Languages: Spanish, English

Geographical areas: San Jose, Heredia, Alajuela, Cartago, Puntarenas, Guanacaste, Limon.-
Address: San Jose, Santa Ana, Pozos, in front of Catholic Church (300 meters east and 25 north from El Lagar)

Telephone: (506) 2282-2770; cell: (506) 8820-4076; fax: (506) 2282-2083.

E-mail: bsulaw@gmail.com , bsulegal@gmail.com

 

S.E.E.D. (Society. Ecology. Entrepreneurship. Development.)

Responsible Partners: JOSE MIGUEL ALFARO RODRÍGUEZ – JOSÉ MIGUEL ALFARO GÓMEZ

Partners’ Education: Law School, Universidad de Costa Rica

Areas of Practice: S.E.E.D.  is a boutique law firm specializing in legal, political and strategic counsel for ecologically aware and socially oriented businesses, either for-profit or non-profit: Business, Corporate, Commercial, Civil, Labor, Immigration, Agency & Distribution Agreements, Intellectual Property, Foreign Investment, Mergers & Acquisitions, Real Estate, Bankruptcy

Established: 2008

Languages: Spanish, English and French

Association of partners: ACOPROT

Geographical Areas: San José

Address: San José, 11th Street, 2nd Avenue, number 255

Telephone: (506) 2221-3503; mobile: (506) 8845-2935; fax: (506) 2221-6516

E-mail: jose@seedcr.com

Skype: jmiguelalfaro

Website: www.seedcr.com

 

SFERA LEGAL

Responsible Partners: RAFAEL E. CAÑAS – ERIC SCHARF – ROBERT VAN DER PUTTEN

Partners’ Education: RAFAEL E. CAÑAS: Stanford University (LL.M., 2008); Yale University (Management Program for Lawyers, 2005); Universidad de Costa Rica (Juris Doctor, Academic Honors, 1994)..

ERIC SCHARF: Columbia University Law School, New York (LL.M., 1999); Columbia Law School Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar (1999); Columbia Law School Rubin Fellow (1998-1999); Universidad de Costa Rica (Juris Doctor, Academic Honors, 1994); The College of Insurance (Insurance Courses, 1999); Practicing Law Institute (Insurance Courses, 1999-2000); Recipient: Fulbright Scholar (1998-1999) and Organization of American States Scholar (1998-1999).

ROBERT VAN DER PUTTEN: Universidad Internacional de las Américas (Juris Doctor, Academic Honors, 1995); University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Business Administration, 1990-1992).

Areas of Practice: Complex Real Estate Transactions and Development; Corporate, Mergers & Acquisitions; Tax and Estate Planning; Private Equity, Insurance Law, Project Finance, International Business Transactions.

Established: 2012

Languages: Spanish, English, Italian, French, Portuguese and Hebrew.

Association of partners: Costa Rican Bar Association, International Trademark Association. Costa Rican International Law Association; International Commission of Jurists, Costa Rica Chapter; International Who's Who of Professionals; Entrepreneurs' Organization

Geographical areas: Limon, San Jose, Puntarenas, Guanacaste.

Address: Corporate Center Plaza Roble, El Pórtico Building, Third Floor.

Telephone: (506) 2201-0000

Fax: (506) 2201-0001

E-mail: rec@sferalegal.com est@sferalegal.com rvdp@sferalegal.com

Website: www.sferalegal.com

 

SOLEY, SABORÍO & ASOCIADOS, BUFETE

Responsible Partners: ELÍAS SOLEY GUTIÉRREZ – EMILIA SABORÍO POZUELO

Contact Person:   Elías Soley-Gutiérrez

Education: Law degree from the Universidad Autónoma de Centroamérica – UACA   (1987)

Areas of Practice: General legal practice with emphasis on corporate law, commercial law, regulatory & telecommunications law, free zones, customs, intellectual property (Biomedical research, Pharmaceuticals and Sanitary registries), government contracting and concessions, international trade and investment, real estate and project finance.

Languages: English, Spanish

Geographical Areas: Entire country; Central America

Address: North Sabana, Torre La Sabana Building, 7th floor, San José

Telephone:  (506) 2290-7220; fax: (506) 2290-7221; cell: (506) 7010-2121

E-mail:  esoley@soley-saborio.com, esaborio@soley-saborio.com

Website: www.soley-saborio.com

 

SOLORZANO GUILLEN GISELLE - HFC Abogados 

Education: Universidad de Costa Rica.

Areas of Practice: Family, Commercial and Civil law; Notary Services
Established: 1992

Languages: Spanish, English, Basic French

Geographical areas: All around the country
Address: Street 31, Avenue 7 y 9, Home #739, San José, Costa Rica.
Telephone: (506)2234-5301 (506) 2234-5304, cell (506) 8827-0247fax: (506) 2234-5352
E-mail: gisellesg@gmail.com

Skype account: g.sol.g

Website: http://golegalcr.weebly.com

 

TBO Lawyers, BUFETE

Responsible Partners: ALEX THOMPSON – ADRIAN OBANDO

Education:  Alex Thompson: University of Costa Rica. Adrian Obando: University of Costa Rica / Duke University,

Areas of Practice: Foreign Investment; Estate Planning; Tourism, Real Estate, Commercial, Corporate, and Civil Law; Notary Services

Languages: English, Spanish

Geographical Areas: San José, Manuel Antonio

Address: Plaza Murano, 5th floor, office #58th, Santa Ana, San José, Costa Rica.

Telephone: (506) 2582-1696 /2582-1763 / 2582- 1752;      Fax 506): 2582-2278

E-mail: info@tbolawyers.com

Website: http://www.tbolawyers.com

 

ZURCHER , ODIO & RAVEN S.A.

Responsible Partners:  HARRY ZURCHER BLEN – EDGAR ZURCHER GURDIÁN

Contact Person:  Harry Zurcher Blen

Education: Universidad de Costa Rica, Harvard University

Areas of Practice:  Corporate & Commercial; Corporate Finance; Mergers & Acquisitions; Real Estate; Banking & Finance; Trusts & Estates; Employer-Labor Relations; Foreign Investment & International Commerce; Tourism Intellectual Property; Trademarks & Patents; Immigration; Environmental Regulation & Public Health; Government Procurement; Energy & Telecommunications, Litigation

Languages: Spanish, English, Italian

Geographical Areas:   Entire country; Costa Rica

Address: Plaza Roble, Los Balcones Building, 4th floor

Telephone: (506) 2201-3800; fax: (506) 2201-7153

E-mail: harry.zurcher@zurcherodioraven.com

Website: www.zurcherodioraven.com

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