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Mission Statement

Our mission is to provide legal service solutions to inbound business people and international investors moving to or doing business in Costa Rica.

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A private client international law firm, providing services to foreign individuals and inbound residents, investing or doing business in Costa Rica, with a special focus on real estate transactions, Offshore company formation, trust and estate planning and business structures. Our staff size and exclusive devotion to the field enables a one-on-one relationship with clients, who always have direct access to the lawyer in charge.

José Juan Sánchez (LL.M. International Law, Kiev State University, Ukraine), has been sharing with clients a solid practice background, reflected over hundreds of successful transactions since 1995, accreditation with the American Bar Association (ABA) and satisfaction of sophisticated clientèle. The firm’s mission statement is to generate simple and cost effective legal solutions to clients´ needs, even under adverse scenarios.

Our practical approach is to keep life simple and compromise free.

Real Estate in Costa Rica

The Firm is established in the Costa Rican Central Pacific coast capital Jacó Beach, a resort, and retirement destination for thousands of visitors and residents, with a very dynamic real estate market. We live and breathe real estate: our clients are buyers, sellers, landlords, tenants, contractors, developers; either corporate or individuals. Our personal involvement in real estate investments in the area adds first-hand perspective and feedback from the market. We understand the real estate transaction is a process and have a proactive attitude towards its success. We interact with major title insurance companies, banks, surveyors and agents in the field. Founding member of the “Phoenix Group” real estate professional network.

  • Transactions: real estate, mortgages, Trust Deeds, Self Directed IRAs, private equity: analysis, advise and structures.
  • Title and Trust: property title search, survey inspection, purchase and sale documents, title insurance, trusts & estates planning.
  • Offshore Company Formation: corporations, LLCs and FLPs.
  • Powers of Attorney, Bank introductions, Real Estate taxes and Business Licenses.
  • Developers: zoning, easements, subdivisions and condominiums, Master Declarations, By Laws and HOAs, Fractional Ownership and Co Ownership Tenancy.
  • Asset Protection: Mortgage Bonds, Powers of Appointment and Equity Strip
  • Property survey and inspection.
  • Self Directed IRAs.
  • Representatives of Title Insurance Companies.
  • Real Estate Title Search and Closings.
  • Escrow Services.

Trust and Estate

  • Lenders´ Guarantee Trust.
  • Developers´  Trust.
  • Family Estate Planning Trust.
  • Dynasty Trust.
  • Special Purpose Trust.
  • Safe Harbor Trust

Offshore Company Formation

  • LLCs, Corporations & Limited Partnerships.
  • Shelve Companies, Nominee Directors, Powers of Appointment.
  • Costa Rica, Belize, BVI, Gibraltar, Isle of Man, Liechtenstein and others.
  • Bank Introductions.

Business Transactions

  • Construction Contracts.
  • Rental Agreements.
  • Business Licenses.
  • Automobile Bills of Sale.
  • Mortgages.

Residency and Naturalization

  • Birth Certificates and Criminal Records Consular Certification.
  • Pensionado & Rentista Residents.
  • Entrepreneur & Investor Status.
  • Costa Rican Citizenship.


Jose Juan "JJ" Sanchez

Head Attorney


Andrea Sirias

Senior Secretary

We Speak Fluent Russian

Russian Beach Development:

STAR Program Affiliated Attorney