A LEGAL POWER HUB FOR BUSINESS IN COSTA RICA

Costa Rica is open to a wide range of business possibilities. In our two decades of professional practice we have witnessed and shared our clients’ success in this evolving and dynamic commercial scenario.

GLOBAL RESOURCES

GLOBAL BUSINESS REQUIRES GLOBAL ADVICE.

This is our added value to YOU when doing international business:

TBO teams up with a network of leading independent law firms and qualified professionals that effectively and efficiently work across borders, offering the best legal advice in different jurisdictions to facilitate our international clientele with accurate deal making advice.

Eurojuris International

EUROJURIS is the leading network of law firms in Europe, covering 630 different cities in more than 40 countries worldwide. The objective is to provide companies, corporations, public authorities and private clients with direct legal advice and local representation all over Europe.

TBO is the exclusive correspondent of Eurojuris International in Costa Rica.

www.eurojuris.net

ZP&W

Zumpano, Patricios & Winker, P.A. is a law firm focused on the delivery of high impact, value oriented legal services.

The ZP&W headquarters in downtown Coral Gables was conceived, designed, and outfitted to specifically accommodate a substantial domestic law firm with significant international presence.

Due to a Co-Counsel Agreement between TBO and ZP&W, we are able to solve legal needs in the United States of America, especially in South Florida. Our clients are able to handle legal matters in the United States from Costa Rica, without committing to extra expenses in order to seek and hire a lawyer.
Besides, this agreement allows us to perform the correspondent follow up of your legal matters, from our offices in Costa Rica.

www.zpwlaw.com

LATIAM

LATIAM is a network of consulting firms, formed by experts in international commerce and other professionals, working together through collaboration and co-counsel agreements. LATIAM offers a full service solution to corporations that see in Latin America, Spain and USA a new market for their products and services.

AMCHAM

The Costa Rican-American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham Costa Rica) fosters the development of trade and commerce between the United States and Costa Rica.

CRUSACC

The Costa Rica – USA Chamber Of Commerce (CRUSACC) is a non-profit corporation, member of the Bi-National Chambers Of Commerce (ABiCC) in Florida, composed by 44 Chambers of Commerce from Latin America, Asia and Europe, all of which are based in the State of Florida. CRUSACC is also member of the Alliance to Promote International Trade.

CCC

The Costa Rica Chamber of Commerce is a private non-profit organization formed by entrepreneurs from different business sectors that seek to contribute to the country’s development in general and to commercial trade in particular.

MARTINDALE

Martindale-Hubbell is an International Law Directory that offers solutions for both professional and consumer markets. It’s online destinations contain profiles for over one million lawyers and firms in the United States, Canada and 160 other countries, serving as a fundamental legal resource.

INTERNATIONAL REACH

ZP&W

LATIAM

INTERNATIONAL AFFILIATIONS:

AMCHAM

CRUSACC

CCC

MARTINDALE

  • AUSTRIA
  • ARGENTINA
  • BELGIUM
  • BRAZIL
  • CANADA
  • CHINA
  • COLOMBIA
  • CROATIA
  • CYPRUS
  • CZECH REPUBLIC
  • DENMARK
  • ESTONIA
  • FINLAND
  • FRANCE
  • GERMANY
  • GREECE
  • HONG KONG
  • HUNGARY
  • INDIA
  • IRELAND
  • ISRAEL
  • ITALY
  • LATVIA
  • LIECHTENSTEIN
  • LITHUANIA
  • LUXEMBURG
  • MALTA
  • MEXICO
  • NETHERLANDS
  • NORWAY
  • POLAND
  • PORTUGAL
  • ROMANIA
  • RUSSIA
  • SERBIA
  • SLOVAKIA
  • SPAIN
  • SWEDEN
  • SWITZERLAND
  • TURKEY
  • UK
  • UKRAINE
  • US

REAL ESTATE

Whether your plans are to enjoy Costa Rica’s peaceful living or to make a profitable investment, verifying properties thoroughly and complying with local jurisdiction always make the perfect business advantage.

Let us take care of the complexity of the transaction, while you take care of enjoying your business venture in Costa Rica.

At TBO, our clients benefit from a solid 15-year experience handling both traditional and complex transactions and from our proprietary and comprehensive due diligence process. This allows us to offer our clients efficient solutions to difficult problems and optimize their financial position in business transactions.

If you represent an international corporation requiring to enter into a real estate transaction to expand your operations in Costa Rica through a lease or the acquisition of a property with particular characteristics; or if you represent a group of investors decided to acquire a hotel or any other asset to develop a tourism activity or any other business related to the vacation industry; or just wanting to purchase or build a house in our country, we are certain that our advice will help you achieve your objective.

FOREIGN INVESTMENT

Along with diverse culture, comes diverse legislation.

International investment can raise a variety of tax and legal issues. We counsel our clients to adopt and fulfill foreign and domestic regulatory compliance as business strength.

We provide advice to local and international corporations regarding the incorporation and structuring of their legal entities in Costa Rica, drafting and preparing their articles of incorporation, contracts and shareholders’ agreements needed to operate and comply with local and foreign legislation.

CORPORATE

In any business transaction, drafting the contracts that will define the business relationship with your counterparts is critical to achieve a successful venture.

Let us give legal form to your business.

At TBO, we have extensive experience in a broad range of disciplines to protect and ensure your investment with a fully tailored and comprehensive legal solution.

MERGERS AND ACQUISTIONS:

Through the years we have been part of teams and have being the leaders of mergers and acquisitions not only in Costa Rica, but also in the Central America region and South America.

INDIVIDUALS

The lifelong dream of buying property in paradise can actually be a nightmare without the proper legal guidance.

Through all our years practicing law, we have also specialized in providing legal advice to individuals that have decided to invest in Costa Rica to enter into different business activities or just to retire and enjoy the nature and political estability of our country.

Feel confident that we will take care of your legal needs in Costa Rica.

members

TBO International Legal Consultants is a team of multidisciplinary experts that provide local advice through global resources, to optimize the business position of their clients, by a sound and comprehensive legal advice.

Partners

  • Adrián Obando
  • Alex Thompson
  • Max Barrientos

Associates

  • Elluany Coto
  • Natalia González

Of Counsel

  • Diego Soto
  • Xiomara Solís

Attorney coordinator in Coral Gables, Florida, USA

  • David Winker

ALEX THOMPSON

Graduates from the School of Law in 1998 and has since specialized in Tourism, Commercial and Corporate law as well as Real Estate.

Coming from a family of lawyers Alex has keen insight into the client’s real needs as well as a clear grasp of the legal environment in the country. Proof is his vision to open one of the first legal Consulting offices in the Central Pacific to explain legal framework to foreigners in that area. This move rewarded him ample experience in International investment, real estate and commercial law.

Alex is a founder of TBO.

Email: thompson@tbolawyers.com

MAX BARRIENTOS

Max has been a member of TBO since it’s foundation in 2007. His experience and professional development focus on Commercial and Corporate Law. With more than 15 years of experience counseling Real Estate deals, he specializes in structuring and closing a wide range of complex business deals, as well as traditional purchases, sales, financing and structuring, etc.

During his professional and Business career, Max has had the chance to be on both sides of property negotiation, as a buyer/seller, and advisor. Added to a deep understanding of local government culture, Max has a great understanding of both the wider picture as well as the specifics that make or break deals.

Email: barrientos@tbolawyers.com

ADRIÁN OBANDO

Graduated from the School of Law of the Universidad de Costa Rica in 1998 and graduated with honors in 1999 from the Stock Broker Course. In 2004 he earned a Master in Laws from Duke University in North Carolina, USA. Soon after, he became a founding member of TBO where he has worked since 2007.

Adrián spends most of his time attending international business clients and real estate transactions, applying his broad knowledge in corporate and commercial law. He has guided corporations and individuals to set up businesses in Costa Rica and Central America.

During his career he has accrued much experience as a legal international counselor in mergers and acquisitions, leading business deals in Costa Rica and abroad.
E-mail: obando@tbolawyers.com

Elluany Coto

Admitted to the Bar Association: 2003, Costa Rica.
Education: Universidad Autónoma de Centroamérica (Attorney at Law, 2003)
Member: Costa Rica Bar Association.
Languages: Spanish and English
Practice Areas: Civil law, Real Estate, Corporate and Commercial Law, Notarial law, Intellectual Property and Sanitary Registration of food and cosmetic products.
Email: ecoto@tbolawyers.com

Natalia González

Admitted to the Bar Association: 2011, Costa Rica.
Education: University of Costa Rica (Attorney at Law, 2010)
Member: Costa Rican Bar Association.
Languages: Spanish and English
Practice Areas: Real Estate, Corporate and Commercial Law.
Email: ngonzalez@tbolawyers.com

DIEGO SOTO

Admitted to Bar Association, 2001, Costa Rica.
Education: Law degree from La Salle University (2000), LL.M. in Banking & Financial Law from Boston University (2002/2003), Finance Program from INCAE.
Worked for Bear Stearns (2003-2004) PCS services on Emerging Markets trading and structuring, Issuance and structuring of REITS in Costa Rica and Panamá.
Practice Areas: Head of the Investment Banking Advising practice where he advises primarily Financial Groups, Banks, and issuers of Corporate Debt; he also has ample experience in merger and acquisition transactions and corporate reorganizations and governance.
E-mail: info@tbolawyers.com

XIOMARA SOLÍS

Admitted to Bar Association, 1997, Costa Rica.
Education: Law Degree form Universidad Internacional de las Américas (1997) Master in Labor Law from Universidad Estatal a Distancia (2005), INCAE Business School, Seminar “Corporations Social Responsibilities” (February, 2006);
Languages: Spanish and English.
Practice Areas: Labor Law.
E-mail: info@tbolawyers.com

DAVID WINKER

Admitted to Bar Association, 1994, Florida.

Education: Law Degree, University of Florida, 1994.

Private Sector: Specialist in Health Law, Corporate and Estate Planning.

Founding Partner of Zumpano, Patricios & Winker, 2004.

E-mail: dwinker@zpwlaw.com

Contact Us:

San José, Costa Rica
Santa Ana
Plaza Murano
5th floor, Office 58
Phone: (506) 2582-1696
Fax: (506) 2582-2278

Miami, Florida
312 Minorca Avenue
Coral Gables, FL 33134
Phone: (305) 444-5565
Fax: (305) 444-8588

info@tbolawyers.com