Testimonial from Frank Scott

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Sept 18, 2019 


I have been acquainted with Augusto Arce of GLC ABOGADOS for many years and when I decided to purchase a condo in Costa Rica, Augusto was the first person I contacted.  He helped me understand the process of purchasing a condo in a new construction building in Costa Rica and helped me with all stages of the initial process.

Later, Augusto had his associates aid me with the process, including Lic. Diego Elizondo who assisted me for many months through the difficult process of purchasing this property.  Diego, did an extremely good job of assisting me with all facets of this purchase. There were several issues and challenges with this particular purchase especially for myself as I am not accustomed to buying property in Costa Rica.  Diego guided me through all the steps to a successful and satisfactory closing. He was always quick to respond to any questions or concerns and was very patient and professional.

Thank you Augusto Arce and Diego Elizondo for your good work and I am happy to give you both a very positive recommendation.


Frank Scott

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Testimonial: Deepak Sharma MD

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Date: August 1, 2019

To Whom It May Concern,

I am one of many existing home buyers from the United States who want to buy a home in Costa Rica.

I recently went on vacation and loved it so much that I wanted to buy a property. After narrowing down my search to a specific area in Costa Rica, I wanted to get a reliable Real Estate Attorney so I found GLC Abogados in San Jose, Costa Rica.

I proceeded to call one weekend and the attorney Arce called me right back and gave me his cellphone number and answered all my questions.

After I finalized the house I was going to buy, my Real Estate broker wanted me to use some attorney from Jaco Beach, whom she recommended, but after my research, I was adamant on having my own attorney who would safeguard my assets.

GLC was very helpful in finding me a home inspector who could inspect my new home and give me an estimate on how to repair any faults in the house which was a great help in negotiation my final offer price. This is something my broker never suggested and said the house was in good condition and “buy as it is”.

GLC was vert helpful and prompt in making a corporation for me and the transfer of assets coverage very easy.

The whole process was less than a month and went very smoothly from registration a corporation for me to getting a national register after title search. Attorney Diego Elizondo was excellent. He was very precise and professional throughout.

I recommend any existing party who is planning on buying a house in Costa Rica to use this firm and always your own attorney when finalizing the deal.

Thank you,
Deepak Sharma MD

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Attention: to ALL Beneficiaries of Costa Rican Companies

Digital Signature Mandatory for ALL final beneficiaries of Costa Rica companies

If you are a legal representative of a Costa Rican company, it is important that you are informed that Law # 9416 to Improve the fight against Tax Fraud established the obligation to disclose the ownership structure and the identification of the final beneficiaries.

The following individuals are now obligated by law to obtain a Digital Signature Certificate during the 1st Quarter of 2019 to interact with the newly created Registry of Shareholders: 
  • Presidents of Sociedades Anónimas (S.A.s)
  • Managers and Sub Managers of Sociedades de Responsabilidad Limitada (S.R.L.s)

Sanctions for not complying:

  • 2% of the declared gross income according the last tax return of previous fiscal year.
  • A minimum of 3 base salaries and up to US$66,000.00 approx.

For assistance or questions about the registration process please contact Estefanía Brenes to estefania@glcabogados.com or calling (506)2524-3176

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” I used the services of GLC Abogados to acquire a business in San José, Costa Rica. One critical change in direction was made due to the results of their due diligence while analyzing the business that I was acquiring. Due to this change in direction, I did not put myself in a position to be at risk, both legally and financially. Their experience was brought to the table and my business got protected. I fully recommend GLC Abogados.

Javier Mendez



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Testimonial from Sven Berger

Testimonial from Sven Berger

Dear Augusto,

I am pleased with the performance of you and your team, Carmen, Eugenia, and Dahiana. Regrettably, the bureaucrats of Costa Rica needed 18 months to decide that I was eligible for permanent residence as Rentista in CR. This was not your fault and nothing can be done about it. After the state’s decision was reached, you were able to get appointments with the Caja, the state health insurance, and Immigration in an extremely short time. I was aware that to get an appointment with the Caja takes normally thirty days. You did it in two days. Continue reading

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Press Release: GLC Abogados

GLC Abogados CINDE Law Firm

Lic. Augusto Arce, MBA
Managing Partner
GLC Abogados

Press Release:

 GLC Abogados accepted as CINDE law firm

CINDE is the Costa Rican Investment Promotion Agency


San José, Costa Rica, June 30th 2016: After more than 16 years of specialization in foreign advisory and related activities required to install and/or operate companies in Costa Rica, GLC Abogados has been officially included in the exclusive list of legal service providers of CINDE.


Since 1999 GLC Abogados became the “first mover” in law firms specialized in foreign advisory in the country and has collaborated with hundreds of foreigners in their pursuit of their goals in our territory and beyond it.


Starting today GLC Abogados will be eligible by important multinational companies that seek the competitive advantages that Costa Rica has to offer to install their operations locally and to be able to assist them specifically in the Immigration Law area of practice. Our Immigration Division is directed by attorney Eugenia Víquez who has extensive knowledge and experience in an ample variety of processes and migratory situations.

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Visit to Guatemala: Law Firm Calderon – Monge Asoc.

Guatemala: Law Firm Calderón - Monge Asociados

Guatemala: Law Firm Calderon – Monge Asociados

City of Guatemala, december 3rd 2014.

As Managing Partner of GLC Abogados and as Executive Secretary of Inlaw Alliance of Law Firms I had the opportunity to get to know personally the Partners of law firm Calderón- Monge Asociados Estudio Jurídico located in:

11 calle 8-14 zona 1, oficina 28, Ciudad de Guatemala, Guatemala ramirocalderon@cmestudiojuridico.com Tel:+(502) 52180317

I was able to have a conversation with the Calderón attorneys at law and confirmed their ample knowledge of the legal and business environment in Guatemala.

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Testimonial from Mr. Burrell

Testimonial from a US client

Dear Eugenia,

I wish to thank you Licda. Eugenia Viquez Abogada/Attorney at Law and GLC Abogados/Law Firm for all the very professional, honest and timely  support you have provided to me with all my legal dealings here in Costa Rica. Because of the informative and legal support you and the GLC Law Firm have provided me; the sometimes confusing Costa Rican legal process was made understandable and effortless. Continue reading

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