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Douglas Flowers

Doug assists clients with virtually all aspects of residential, commercial and industrial real estate acquisition, development and finance.

Doug also assists clients with non-real estate secured lending transactions. He has represented lenders, borrowers, buyers, sellers, and owners in a wide variety of transactions, including those involving the acquisition, financing and/or development of mixed-use master planned communities, office projects, high-rise condominium conversions, and industrial parks; as well as loans involving many different types of collateral.

Previously, Doug served as a law clerk to the Honorable Procter Hug Jr., on the U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit.

The Real Estate Law Practice:

Our Real Estate and Construction Practice Group is one of the largest and most sophisticated in the Intermountain West.

Our real estate lawyers are known for connecting buyers, sellers, developers, builders, lenders, investors, landlords, and tenants with legal support to finance, acquire, divest, manage, develop, and lease real property assets nationwide. Whether it is the acquisition and development or financing of one of the largest mixed-use projects in the United States, the lease of a retail site in a shopping center, or anything in between, our real estate team provides efficient and practical representation for our industry clients.

Holland & Hart LLP:

Holland & Hart is a full-service law firm that today has approximately 470 lawyers across eight states and in Washington, D.C. delivering integrated legal solutions to regional, national, and international clients of all sizes in a diverse range of industries.

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Christopher Beeson

Chris’ practice is concentrated in the area of commercial property transactions, principally office, hospitality and energy projects (wind and solar). He has significant experience in acquisitions and dispositions of investment properties, commercial financings, structuring partnerships and LLCs, joint ventures, and equity syndications to facilitate the business needs of the firm’s clients. He also has expertise in effectuating 1031 tax deferred exchanges in investment properties.

Chris and Ruth Nyqvist, one of the firm’s senior real estate paralegals, provide a cost effective and experienced team approach to engagements for the firm’s clients.

Chris is a member of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers, and the Idaho State Bar (Real Property and Ethics Sections).

Chris has been selected to the American College of Real Estate Lawyers and The Best Lawyers in America under Real Estate Law. He is a lecturer on commercial real estate and business transaction topics for the Idaho Law Foundation and industry groups and has been a participant in the Georgetown University Law Center Advanced Commercial Lease Institute.

Chris is active in community affairs as a past trustee of the Epilepsy Foundation of Idaho, a past president and trustee of the Boise Art Museum and a past president of the Boise Contemporary Theater. He is a past president and past director of the Idaho Historical Preservation Council. He is from northern Idaho and before joining the firm worked in the construction and timber industries. He also spent several years as an artillery officer stationed in Germany.

The Real Estate Law Practice:

Attorneys in our Real Estate and Land Use practice group help our clients buy and sell, entitle, finance, and develop real property throughout Idaho and the region. We have experience with a wide variety of properties—from regional shopping centers, manufacturing plants, office buildings, and residential projects to nature preserves, destination resorts, and agricultural operations.

We have a long and successful track record of helping developers and landowners navigate the land use entitlement and public hearing process on issues relating to conditional use permits, planned developments, rezoning, subdivisions, comprehensive plan amendments, annexation, variances, special exceptions, development agreements, transportation and site access, impact fees, and building code compliance. Givens Pursley publishes a leading manuscript on Idaho Land Use Law.

We represent creditors and debtors in all aspects and types of commercial real estate finance transactions, including conventional, conduit, mezzanine, tax increment financing, public bonding, and other alternative finance structures. We have expertise in structuring, negotiating, documenting, and closing commercial real estate finance transactions, and creating and perfecting liens in all types of real property and other tangible and intangible property. We also render legal opinions required to document and close commercial real estate transactions. We represent developers, institutions, and other owners in the negotiation and enforcement of design and construction contracts.

We have developed extensive expertise in the niche practice area of road and public access law. Private road law issues (right-of-way easements and the like) are a staple of real estate practitioners. The law of public roads and public access, however, is a specialty combining a detailed knowledge of the current and past state of Idaho common and statutory law, application of obscure federal statutes such as R.S. 2477, and research into local history drawn from diffuse and varied sources. We represent both private landowners and governmental entities and agencies in this area.

Givens Pursley LLP:

Givens Pursley was founded in 1977 by attorneys Ray Givens, Chuck McDevitt, Ken Pursley and Jay Webb. These four young lawyers came together and formed Givens Pursley on two founding principles. The first founding principle held that attorneys should be equally dedicated to their communities as they are to practicing law. The second was that clients should be served by attorneys with experience relevant to their needs.

Over the 40 years since its inception, Givens Pursley has upheld these principles by employing more than 100 of Idaho’s brightest legal minds with records of public service, extensive experience in their practices, and a desire to better serve clients and the community. Now, occupying a historic building across the park from the Capitol, Givens Pursley is one of the largest and most diverse law firms founded and headquartered in Idaho.

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David Madden

Many of Dave’s clients are facing the age-old business challenge of reaching their goals while maximizing the value of legal counsel provided in service of achieving those goals. Dave offers a pragmatic and collaborative approach, working together with his clients to efficiently reach those business goals. Dave’s team-based approach helps clients understand the challenges before them, and creates a sound, strategic approach to overcoming them. Working through legal issues side-by-side with their counsel gives many clients a sense of the tangible value Dave brings to each and every project.

Case Studies / Success Story:

One of Dave’s clients was a lender engaged in the financing of an upscale condominium project. The borrower/developer was in default, and the client was considering taking title to a number of the condo units. Dave advised the client that if they took title they could potentially be liable for certain construction defects in the condominium unit. Dave’s counsel helped the client avoid a potentially massive liability pitfall and kept them from risky litigation exposure. By taking the time upfront to critically assess all of the client’s options, Dave was able to save the client time and navigate the client through a situation rife with the potential for exposure to significant liability.

The Real Estate Law Practice:

Complicated zoning codes and a restrictive financing environment can turn a simple redevelopment project into a difficult challenge. Given the highly specialized and complex regulatory process, it’s advantageous to have legal representation with significant expertise in real estate development, as well as equity and loan financing. At McGrath North, we offer real estate developers an in-depth knowledge of both the regulatory and financing processes. Our experienced legal team can assist you with complicated zoning codes and building approvals. We can advise you on preventing or resolving issues with potential opponents of your project. And we can guide you in the structuring and documentation of loan agreements or transactions involving equity investors.

If you’re considering seeking advice from counsel, here’s what we suggest you keep in mind:

  • You want to be advised up front about the potential challenges and expenses you may face in your effort to obtain zoning and land use approval and financing.
  • You want your counsel to have significant knowledge of your local zoning codes and issues involving the financing of your project.

McGrath North Mullin & Kratz:

At McGrath North, we pride ourselves on offering clients a sophisticated, nationwide legal practice that reflects the integrity, personal attention and work ethic of a Midwestern firm. McGrath North was founded in Omaha in 1959, and has grown into one of the Midwest’s largest and most reputable firms. Our success is a direct result of the expertise we have developed while representing a broad client base, and where our focus is providing clients with practical advice and exceptional results. Our experience and proficiency have made McGrath North the firm of choice for clients in Nebraska, the Midwest and beyond.

In an effort to provide our clients with the best possible service, we have grown our firm to include a wide range of practice areas and industries. In addition, our attorneys coordinate efforts across practice areas to ensure that our clients receive the most practical and effective legal services. Our dedication to our clients has earned McGrath North firm-wide recognition from third party sources such as Best Lawyers® and Chambers USA. We are also proud to have thirty eight (38) of our attorneys individually recognized by Best Lawyers® and twenty five (25) of our attorneys individually recognized by Super Lawyers.

We innovate, expand and adapt our services to meet our clients’ ever changing needs. We are proud of the firm that we have built, the clients that we serve and the results that we provide. Welcome to McGrath North.

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Bernard Kolodner

Bernard Kolodner is a partner in the Business and Finance Department and the Practice Leader of the Real Estate Group. He practices in the areas of development, design and construction, purchase and sale, leasing ( landlord and tenant representation), joint ventures and partnerships, financing, zoning, permitting, tax assessment appeals, and charitable exemptions.

Bernie has extensive experience in developing shopping centers and other commercial developments, from acquisition through permitting, environmental issues, financing, and design and construction. He has represented hospitals, schools, manufacturers, and investors, and has worked with publicly-traded companies, individuals, and small businesses. Bernie has represented both landlords and tenants for significant blocks of space, and buyers and sellers of vacant ground and high-rise buildings, and has prepared form leases and construction contracts for commercial undertakings.

In addition, Bernie has worked with governmental and quasi-governmental entities in significant transactions.

The Real Estate Law Practice:

Some clients deal with real estate as their main business, while others outside the industry may engage in opportunities to lease, buy, sell, and finance property. Whether they are building on real estate, have permitting issues, or seek council regarding the timing of sales, advantages of leasing, or other issues, clients rely on our attorneys to provide advice based upon relevant experience and successes.

Kleinbard LLC:

For over 75 years, Kleinbard attorneys have served as trusted advisors and advocates for clients to help them achieve their goals. Kleinbard offers clients sophisticated legal representation that focuses on collaborating with the client to devise the best possible strategy for resolving their issue-whether by winning a dispute, closing a deal, or achieving legal compliance. Kleinbard’s clients appreciate the firm’s approach to legal work – goals are defined, lines of communication are fostered, and matters aren’t overstaffed. Providing exceptional service is at the heart of everything that Kleinbard attorneys do.

The Firm’s clients run the gamut from publicly-held multinationals and fourth generation family-owned businesses, to technology start-ups and high net worth individuals, to nonprofits and governmental agencies.

Kleinbard’s lawyers are products of some of the country’s best law schools and were trained at large national law firms. Because the Firm does not hire lawyers who have just completed law school, our clients are spared the cost of training new associates. Just as important, because the Firm’s lawyers have decided to practice in a smaller setting after having trained at large firms, we do not experience the turnover typical of many law firms. As a result, our clients develop long-term relationships with the lawyers who work on their matters, and we gain a multi-faceted understanding of our clients’​ businesses.

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Michael Baum

Michael J. Baum is Co-Chair of the firm’s Chicago Real Estate Practice. He focuses his practice on domestic and cross-border real estate transactions.

Michael represents clients in connection with the sponsorship, formation and implementation of U.S. and international (primary focus in Mexico and Brazil) real estate opportunity funds, joint ventures, acquisitions, developments, financings, leasing and dispositions of multi-family, industrial, office, retail and resort properties.

He also represents both financial institutions and borrowers in connection with construction, mezzanine and general secured real estate financings. Recently, Michael has advised these clients in relation to loan workouts, partnership restructurings and other business reorganizations.

The Real Estate Law Practice:

Greenberg Traurig’s Real Estate Practice is a cornerstone of the firm and a recognized leader in the industry. More than 400 real estate attorneys from around the world serve clients from key markets in the United States, Europe, the Middle East, and Latin America. Property developers, lenders, investment managers, private equity funds, REITs, operators, joint ventures, sovereign wealth funds, international developers, and private owners look to us for diversified and broad legal services. We apply our skills to the full cycle of a real estate deal, providing a holistic approach for our clients.

We handle property acquisition and investment, development, management and leasing, financing, restructuring, and disposition of all asset classes of real estate. We advise on a broad spectrum of commercial, recreational, and residential real estate, including structured equity, structured debt, and hybrid structures. We have a skilled hospitality legal team, including attorneys who have pioneered major developments within the industry.

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Scot Dixon

An accomplished lawyer with more than 20 years of experience, Scot’s principal area of practice involves commercial real estate transactions, including real estate aspects of energy, project development, and project finance transactions. His experience includes representing publicly traded corporations in mergers and acquisitions, and development partnerships in large-scale projects. Prior to joining the firm in December 2006, Scot was a partner in the Houston office of an Am Law 100 firm.

Experience Highlights

  • St. Luke’s Episcopal Health System in its $1 billion transfer to the Catholic Health Initiatives
  • Dyno Nobel Inc. in the development of an $850 million anhydrous ammonia plant in Louisiana, including project development arrangements, real estate and environmental matters, and ammonia offtake
  • Dart Container Corp. in approximately $2 billion first- and second-lien secured financing from Oneida Investment Company
  • An infrastructure-focused private equity firm in the $850 million refinancing of a marine terminal company and facility
  • Huntsman Corporation in its $1.1 billion acquisition of the performance additives and titanium dioxide businesses of Rockwood Holdings
  • A municipal hospital authority in the sale of the campus of a suburban Houston hospital, including the hospital buildings, professional office buildings, ancillary buildings, parking areas and land for future development; transaction included structuring performance incentives for covenants of purchaser to build additional facilities and to operate a hospital on the campus

The Real Estate Law Practice:

With a national platform and global network, Vinson & Elkins’ Commercial Real Estate practice provides sophisticated, comprehensive counsel to meet our clients’ many commercial real estate needs. We apply our depth and breadth of experience in advising owners, developers, investors, lenders, real estate operating and services firms, landlords, and tenants on all legal aspects in the space. Our group negotiates complex real estate deals, effectively documents transactions, and expeditiously resolves permitting, land use, zoning, and other issues.

V&E lawyers have decades of experience representing investment funds, institutional investors, and individual investors. We help our clients form joint ventures, and acquire, finance, develop, manage, lease, restructure, and sell all types of commercial properties, including retail, office, hotels, industrial, multifamily, mixed-use, brownfields properties, and vacant land. Our lawyers are particularly adept at resolving multi-jurisdictional complexities related to building and managing diverse portfolios of real estate. We also advise regarding ways to structure, optimize, and leverage real estate holdings, national development programs, and cross-border investments.

V&E is highly regarded for managing complicated financial structures, equity investments, and securitizations, as well as conventional, mezzanine, and other structured finance arrangements. We also handle distressed situations by guiding our clients through the intricacies of refinancings, restructurings, and bankruptcy.

Drawing on the resources of our full-service firm, we offer proactive counsel, identifying and evaluating risks, and devising strategies to limit our clients’ exposure. Our services extend to litigating claims, representing clients before regulatory agencies, and resolving disputes related to employment, landlord-tenant, and franchise issues. We also address environmental concerns, conduct due diligence, assure regulatory compliance, and advise on tax-efficient structuring and tax credit qualification.

Vinson & Elkins LLP:

Collaborating seamlessly across 14 offices worldwide, Vinson & Elkins LLP provides outstanding client service. Our lawyers are committed to excellence, offering clients experience in handling their transactions, investments, projects and disputes across the globe.

Established in 1917, the firm’s time-tested role as trusted advisor has made V&E a go-to law firm for many of the world’s leading businesses.

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Ted Henneman

Ted Henneman is a partner in the Savannah office of HunterMaclean and practices in the area of real estate development, with a focus on affordable housing and financing through the use of I.R.C. § 42 Tax Credits.

Ted has over nineteen years experience in the field of affordable housing financing through the use of federal and state tax credits. In addition, Ted has specific experience closing HUD supported mixed financed projects, including projects financed in part though HUD’s HOPE VI program. Ted has experience closing tax-exempt bond financed projects, transactions involving the transition of public housing units to Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) units, HUD 221(d) (3) and (4) loans, HOME financing (both through the Georgia Department of Community Affairs and otherwise), and Federal Home Loan Bank financing. Ted represents profit, nonprofit, and 501(c)(3) companies in the development of affordable, multifamily housing and mixed-use projects.

In addition to his affordable housing work, Ted has a general commercial real estate practice. He has participated in the development of several commercial and office parks, the development and construction of market rate apartment complexes, mixed-use developments consisting of both housing and commercial components, and commercial building renovation and rehabilitation. He has vast experience in real estate matters and is an authorized title insurance agent for Ticor Title Insurance Company, Chicago Title Insurance Company, and Lawyers Title Insurance Company.

Ted received his B.A. from Colgate University in 1989 and his J.D., cum laude, from the University of Georgia School of Law in 1994. He is a member of the Georgia Affordable Housing Coalition, the Savannah Bar Association, and the Real Property Law Section of the State Bar of Georgia.

The Real Estate Law Practice:

HunterMaclean’s real estate practice group offers comprehensive legal and business counsel on a wide range of real estate matters. Our team of real estate attorneys uses innovative and resourceful ideas to help clients structure and document transactions to match their business plans. They work closely with all facets of a project, including acquisition, land use and zoning, environmental review and permitting, capitalization, financing, development, construction, leasing, and resale.

Our real estate attorneys have extensive experience handling a wide variety of commercial and residential transactions and work with owners and developers of shopping centers, mixed-use projects, hotels, apartments, office buildings, industrial and business parks, affordable housing projects, educational facilities, and timberland.

The Firm can also handle residential real estate closings and other residential real estate needs for our clients in Brunswick and Savannah as a complement to our core individual and business legal services.

By working in conjunction with attorneys in other departments, our real estate practice group also regularly advises clients on corporate, tax, bond financing, bankruptcy, employment, and ERISA issues.

HunterMaclean:

From offices in Savannah and Brunswick, HunterMaclean represents a wide variety of companies and individuals in the Southeast and throughout the United States in their legal and business matters in Georgia. HunterMaclean is a law firm that is committed to its clients and connected to the communities in which its clients do business.

The Firm has extensive experience representing businesses and individuals in all areas of litigation, and in corporate, tax, real estate, and business planning matters. Its clients include Fortune 500 manufacturing companies, banks and hospitals, professional service organizations, and nonprofit corporations.

With attorneys operating from two offices, HunterMaclean offers one comprehensive source to handle the full range of each client’s legal needs. The Firm represents a wide variety of industries including construction companies, hotel and hospitality partners, health care groups, and financial institutions and provides those industries with legal services that cater to their fields.

To ensure advantageous and long-standing working relationships with its clients, HunterMaclean encourages frequent communication with clients on planning and implementing their business or litigation strategies. The Firm also encourages frank discussion and agreement with its clients on performance objectives, staffing requirements, and billing arrangements. The Firm employs a robust computer and telecommunications system that enables attorneys in both its offices to work simultaneously and efficiently in any transaction or case.

HunterMaclean’s attorneys are involved in many community activities. They frequently serve on governmental boards and commissions, and are active in social service and arts organizations throughout Georgia. The Firm represents over a dozen non-profit organizations on a pro bono basis. HunterMaclean is committed to serving our clients, and our communities, and to helping generate the long-term prosperity of both.

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John Salazar

Mr. Salazar’s professional experience and current practice are in real estate, land use and development law, as well as municipal and administrative law. He has substantial litigation experience, particularly in eminent domain, in which his litigation practice is currently focused.

His real estate experience includes transactional work (sale, purchase, and lease of vacant and developed properties) as well as real estate development work, including comprehensive plan, area plan and sector plan amendments, annexation, zoning, site plan approval, utility extension, storm drainage and access considerations, and traffic, air quality, and environmental studies.

He chaired the firm’s Business Department from 2000 to 2008 and served as the first Chairman of its Environment and Natural Resources Department.

The Real Estate Law Practice:

Real estate and commercial transactions in New Mexico include a wide range of projects, from small to large, both local and national. Our attorneys have first-chair experience assisting clients in the planning, acquisition, sale, development, construction, leasing and financing many such projects.

Representative projects include residential and commercial development and financing, hotel and destination resort properties, shopping centers and office buildings, manufacturing plans, and alternative energy plants, ranches, mixed use projects and commercial and residential development in Indian country in New Mexico and throughout the nation.

Because of the Rodey Law Firm’s extensive background in real estate matters, we can take a real estate project from conception to completion — from site selection to sale of the completed project. We also handle project financing and complex mortgage lending and we can handle litigation that may arise during project implementation or following project completion.

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Eva Gostiša

PRACTICE AREAS
  • Real Estate
  • Intellectual Property
  • Labor Law
  • Litigation (commercial cases)
LANGUAGES
  • English, French, Croatian, Serbian
EDUCATION
  • Law Faculty of the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia (1996)
EXPERIENCE
  • Examiner at the Slovenian Intellectual Property Office (1997 – 1998)
  • Legal Adviser with Patentna pisarna d.o.o., Ljubljana, Slovenia (1998 – 2007)
  • Associate at Jadek & Pensa (2007 – 2009)
  • Attorney-at-law at Jadek & Pensa (as of 2009)
  • Partner at Jadek & Pensa (from 2015)
MEMBERSHIPS AND DUTIES
  • Slovenian Bar Association 2009
  • International Trademark Association (INTA): designee, member of publications Contributing Authors and Editors/li>
  • Listed as arbitrator on the list of arbitrators of ARNES, Academic and Research Network of Slovenia (domain name disputes)

The Real Estate Law Practice:

The law of property has been progressively systematized and mere knowledge of the regulations does not suffice for successful real estate management. It is important to have good knowledge of the current legal environment and its developmental initiatives, as the value of property (in all its forms) is not limited in terms of time. The knowledge of current and future business practice regarding different types of property law is crucial to a sound advice, and only sound advice has a lasting value.

Because the area of real estate management is related to various other fields of law, team work is not just a desired feature in legal counsel, but it is absolutely necessary. Thorough analysis and one’s own conclusions should comprise the foundation of the decision making process, as the perceived information can only function as the basis for one’s own research, and only accuracy and one’s own conclusions can guarantee a success.

Jadek & Pensa:

Jadek & Pensa is one of the leading commercial law firms in Slovenia currently consisting of 9 partners, 8 associates and a team of junior lawyers. The firm regularly handles transactions with cross-border elements, collaborating with most of the top international law firms with which it maintains close relations. The firm’s reputation of a combination of technical ability and commercial awareness has been widely recognised. Legal publications “The Chambers Global Guide”, “The Legal 500” and “IFLR1000” continuously rank the firm top-tier in all practices.

We provide our clients with a comprehensive range of professional services in areas of mergers and acquisitions, banking and finance, capital markets, competition, corporate, dispute resolution, employment, intellectual property, electronic communications and e-commerce, project finance, energy, property and real estate, restructuring/insolvency and tax.

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Christoph Sieger

Dr. Sieger is resident partner of the firm in the Bávaro, Punta Cana office and head of the firm in the eastern region of the Dominican Republic (Punta Cana, Bávaro, La Romana, Bayahibe, Miches). He received his Doctorate in Law at the Christian Albrechts University in Kiel, Germany (magna cum laude). He later did postgraduate studies in International Tax Law at the Robert Kennedy University in Zurich, Switzerland and obtained his degree in Dominican Law at UAPA University in Santiago, Dominican Republic (magna cum laude).

His international background and legal training —Doctorate in German Law, postgraduate studies in International Tax Law in Switzerland, law degree in Dominican Law— provides him with a unique perspective: understanding the needs, expectations and concerns of the foreign investor in the Dominican Republic, while knowing the ins and outs of its legal system and customs.

Dr. Sieger is the legal advisor to major international hotel chains, resorts, condominium projects, and real estate developers on real estate, tourism, corporate, construction, labor and tax matters. He is also an expert on international taxation and estate planning.

He lectures nationally on tax and corporate law and internationally on Dominican real estate law. He is currently the President of the Dominican German Chamber of Commerce.

The Real Estate Law Practice:

Guzmán Ariza’s real estate department is unsurpassed in its skill, experience and geographical reach. With eight offices throughout the island, we advise more clients in more transactions and locations than any other law firm in the Dominican Republic. Our top-ranked department works as a cohesive team with other disciplines, including tax, financing, environment, and litigation to ensure that all issues that could impact a transaction are properly and thoroughly addressed.

Our name partner, Fabio J. Guzman Ariza, has published the only annotated version of the Dominican real estate statute: Ley 108-05 de registro inmobiliario, comentada, anotada y concordada con sus reglamentos. He is also the leading authority in the country in the field of condominium law, and has published the only annotated version of the Dominican condominium statute: Ley 5038 de 1958 sobre condominios, comentada, anotada y concordada con la ley 108-05 de registro inmobiliario, con su formulario.

In addition, it is important to note that most real estate transactions, especially in the tourism industry, take place in regions far away from the country’s capital city of Santo Domingo, which is not a major tourist destination. For this reason, the fact that we have offices in Santo Domingo and in every developed tourist destination – where they are generally the largest – give us a decisive competitive advantage over other firms, since we can provide clients in those regions with more cost-efficient and timely service than our competitors, not to mention that our lawyers are abreast of many local issues ignored by our colleagues in other firms.

Guzmán Ariza | Abogados y Consultores:

Guzmán Ariza is a national law and business consulting firm – the first and only one in the Dominican Republic. Founded in 1927, our seven offices are strategically located to serve you in every major business and tourism center in the Dominican Republic: the Santo Domingo metropolitan area, including Juan Dolio and Boca Chica; the northern part of the island –Sosúa-Puerto Plata, Cabarete, Cabrera, Las Terrenas, Samaná–; and the southeast –Punta Cana, Bávaro, Miches, Macao and La Romana, including Casa de Campo and Bayahíbe. Our experienced attorneys live with the local issues that matter to you, and work regularly with the local government offices and courts in each particular city or region. We are right where you need us – not 100 miles away!

Our firm is client-focused and full-service. Intent on servicing the needs of international clients, our multilingual attorneys and business consultants are equipped to help you, in both business and personal matters, across a wide variety of practice areas, including but not limited to corporate and business law, mergers and acquisitions, project finance, banking, insurance and securities, taxation, intellectual property, litigation, real estate and condominium law, immigration, and family law. Also, our lawyers have regularly served as experts on the laws of the Dominican Republic in foreign jurisdictions.

Recognized as an outstanding Dominican law firm by Legal 500, Chambers and IFLR, the premier guides to the world’s leading law firms, Guzmán Ariza is the exclusive member in the Dominican Republic of SCG Legal, a worldwide network of leading law firms, as well as of Geneva Group International (GGI), one of the top ten global alliances of well-established and experienced law, accounting and consulting firms. Membership in these organizations allows us to assist our clientele effectively in international transactions

We achieve cost-effective results by aligning our strategies with your needs. We are the first and only large Dominican law firm to offer services on a fixed-fee and incentive-fee basis instead of the familiar hourly rate, although we will bill you by the hour if requested. Our guiding principle is to obtain the best results in the least amount of time at a cost known to you before the work begins. We work toward a speedy, satisfactory resolution to problems. All fee arrangements are transparent and allow you to budget easily for your legal costs. No hours to bill –no hours to kill!

Our commitment to knowledge of the law and business principles, responsiveness to clients, and cost-effective practices have earned us the reputation within the international business community as a trusted and respected law firm that delivers results.

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