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Central America: Real Estate & Construction 2017

Our research identifies 28 leading lawyers who have a proven track record in providing advice to clients including tenants, investors and developers regarding all aspects of buying, selling, letting, developing and managing real estate. Below we highlight the most highly regarded individuals in Central America. 

Most Highly Regarded
1. Ricardo Pellerano Pellerano & Herrera, Santo Domingo
2. Pedro Muñoz Dentons Muñoz, Costa Rica, San José
3. Rolando Laclé Zúñiga Consortium Legal, San José
4. José Antonio Muñoz Dentons Muñoz, San José

Costa Rica

DENTONS MUÑOZ leads the way in Costa Rica with an impressive quadruple listing in this chapter.
Pedro Muñoz is internationally recognised as one of the foremost construction and real estate specialists in the Central American market. His practice includes complex foreign investment matters, corporate and commercial disputes and mergers and acquisitions in the real estate sector.
José Antonio Muñoz is well known throughout the market for his top-tier practice, and is highlighted for his excellent work in the sector.
Eduardo Zúñiga manages the firm’s real estate and hospitality team in the country and is widely respected among peers. He enjoys a great reputation for his expertise handling real estate projects, urban developments and PPPs.
Roy Herrera draws praise from international sources for his standout dispute resolution work, comprising both cross border litigation and arbitration across the real estate sector and others.

BLP also performs well in our research this year with three of its leading practitioners highlighted for their expertise in the field. 
Luis Castro receives international praise for his first-rate practice as well as his in-depth experience handling infrastructure projects, permit procurement and bidding processes.   
Andres Lopez is highly respected in the market and possesses over 20 years of experience in the sector. He is recognised particularly for his fantastic work on domestic coastal and urban real estate developments.
Eduardo Calderón is noted for his expert handling of complex real estate developments. He is frequently engaged in dealing with property entitlements and adverse possession rights, areas in which he is considered a true specialist.

Two impressive individuals at CONSORTIUM LEGAL in Costa Rica are recognised for their outstanding work in this area.
Rolando Laclé Zúñiga draws widespread praise from peers across Central America who commend his high-level practice. He is well known for his strong transactional work in the sector, as well as his expertise handling complex commercial litigation.
The “excellent” Juan Manuel Cordero Esquivel is internationally recognised for his vast knowledge and experience across the real estate sector including transactions, urban law matters and private contracting.

Dominican Republic

RUSSIN VECCHI & HEREDIA BONETTI’s Román Medina Diplán is extensively endorsed by clients and peers for his strong expertise dealing with real estate matters across the region

At PELLERANO & HERRERA, managing partner Ricardo Pellerano is a longstanding name in the domestic market and is recognised by respondents for his world-class practice.

Guatemala

José Andrés Fuxet Ciani at LEXINCORP CENTRAL AMERICAN LAW FIRM features prominently in our research this year. Clients praise his “great knowledge of the law” and “his unique way of resolving problems” that they encounter. One source effuses: “He is a good communicator, efficient, responsive and provides excellent client service.”

Nicaragua

GARCIA & BODÁN stands out as a firm with notable expertise in this area, garnering a double listing this year.
Federico Gurdián is a well-known figure in the market and is recognised for his experience handling complex M&A and corporate matters across the real estate space.  
Carlos Eduardo Téllez Páramo draws high praise from international sources for his exceptional work advising on major sector-related transactions.

Panama

FÁBREGA MOLINO & MULINO’s José Agustín Preciado Miro provides a wide array of services to real estate clients, and is particularly known in the market for his extensive sector knowledge.

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