Our Costa Rican Law Firm

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Lawyers of Costa Rica

Serving Expats since 1999

Lawyers of Costa Rica is a full-service Costa Rican law firm whose mission is to protect the interests of individuals and businesses in Costa Rica via the delivery of qualified Costa Rican legal advice.

The Firm’s practice areas include business developmentCosta Rica ImmigrationCosta Rica incorporation, banking, family and labor law, and real estate law. Our dedication towards relationships and not transactions enables us to identify the real needs of our clients and offer the Costa Rican legal strategies to address clients’ needs creatively.

Profound Service by Our Law Firm in Costa Rica

Our Costa Rica law firm was founded on a commitment to provide personal service and valued Costa Rica legal counsel to our clients. After more than 16 years, that has not changed. We cultivate close working partnerships between clients and Lawyers of Costa Rica to ensure personal attention is provided every step of the way. And we clearly establish who has overall responsibility for the work performed on each matter – you are assured of well-managed, cost-effective, and timely service under the close supervision of our people.

Staying on top of Costa Rica’s legal and business changes is an important part of our service. We have seasoned partners who have been involved in essential Costa Rican legal matters. These partners pass on their knowledge and perspective to our associates, who are graduates of Costa Rica’s top law schools complemented with postgraduate degrees from world-renowned schools. Our commitment to ongoing legal education and training, supervision, and total quality creates a forward-thinking environment that benefits all of our clients.

We also recognize that realistic attorney-client fee arrangements and cost control are a part of the partnership between the client and our firm. We will work with you to tailor our services to meet your financial needs.

We invite you to discover what we can do to protect your interests in Costa Rica.


Our Costa Rican Law Firm’s Lawyers Main Areas of Expertise:

Meet Our Costa Rica Lawyers

Augusto Arce lawyers costa rica

Augusto R. Arce

Managing Partner

  • Business Law
  • Foreign Investment
  • Corporate Law
  • Commercial Law
  • Real Estate
  • Real Estate Development
  • Immigration Law
  • Labor Law
  • Gaming Law
  • Intellectual Property

  • Universidad de Costa Rica (San José, Costa Rica) (Juris Doctorate, 1999)
  • Thunderbird School of Global Management (Arizona, United States, 2008)
  • Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (Monterrey, México) (Global Master of Business Administration, 2008)
  • Incae Business School (Alajuela, Costa Rica) (Business Management for Lawyers, 2011) with High Distinction
  • Universidad de Salamanca (Spain) (Certificate Formación Emprendedores, 2015)

  • Bar Information: Admitted 1999, Costa Rica.
  • Costa Rican Lawyers Bar, Notarial Board, Costa Rican Chamber of Industries.

  • Spanish
  • English

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Manuel Antonio Porras


  • Real Estate Law
  • Banking Law
  • Trusts
  • Business Law
  • Commercial Law
  • Foreign Investment
  • Corporate Law

  • Universidad de Costa Rica (San José, Costa Rica) (Juris Doctorate, 2004)
  • University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law (Arizona, United States) (LLM in International Trade Law and Business Law, 2008)

  • Bar Information: Admitted 2004, Costa Rica
  • Memberships: Costa Rican Lawyers Bar, Notarial Board

  • Spanish
  • English

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Eugenia Víquez


  • Immigration Law
  • Corporate Law

  • Universidad La Salle (San José, Costa Rica) (Juris Doctorate, 2010)
  • Universidad La Salle (San José, Costa Rica) (Specialization in Notarial and Registry Law, 2013)
  • Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona (Barcelona, España) (Master’s Degree in Business Law, 2022)
  • INCAE Business School (Alajuela, Costa Rica) (Women LEAD: Strategies for the Development of Women, 2022)

  • Bar Information: Admitted 2010, Costa Rica
  • Memberships: Costa Rican Lawyers Bar

  • Spanish
  • English

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Diego Elizondo

Associate Attorney

  • Corporate Law
  • Real Estate Law
  • Commercial Law
  • Notary Law
  • International Commercial Contracting
  • Business Advisory

  • University of Costa Rica (San José, Costa Rica) (Juris Doctorate, 2009)

  • Europa Universität Viadrina with the participation of Universiteit Utrecht, Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam, University of Hull, Université de Rennes I, Universität Salzburg (Frankfurt Und Oder, Germany) (Certified Human Rights Program, 2009)

  • University of Costa Rica (San José, Costa Rica) (Postgraduate, Specialization in Commercial Law, 2011)

  • University of Costa Rica (San José, Costa Rica) (Postgraduate, Specialization in Notary and Registry Law, 2012)

  • INCAE Business School (Alajuela, Costa Rica) (Advanced Negotiation Workshop, 2015)

  • Higher Institute of Law and Economics (Barcelona, España) (Postgraduate, Master in International Law with emphasis on business law, 2016, Carolina Foundation Fellow)

  • Bar Information: Admitted in 2009, Costa Rica.
  • Memberships: Costa Rican Lawyers Bar, Notarial Board.

  • Spanish
  • English
  • Italian

Estefania Brenes lawyers costa rica

Estefanía Brenes

Legal Assistant

  • Corporate Law
  • Family Law

  • Universidad de Costa Rica (San José, Costa Rica) (Bachelor Degree in Law, 2014)

  • Bar Information: No
  • Memberships: No

  • Spanish
  • English