1st Choice Realty Attorney Recommendations

The Following is a list of attorney recommendations that we have experience working with here in Costa Rica. The below attorneys are bilingual and specialize  in everything do with real estate and development law, etc.

Please feel free to contact them directly and/or 1st Choice Realty first in order for us to make a recommendation on which lawyer  and corresponding firm may  better fit your individual real estate needs and goals; info@1stcrcr.com OR call 1 800 858 6365.


Alejandro Matamoros (his office(LLMR&T) is located in La Sabana, just outside downtown San Jose, Costa Rica)


• Derecho Comercial
• Derecho Civil
• Bienes Raices
• Inversion Extranjera
• Zona Franca

• Socio LLMR&T Abogados - desde 1988
• Miembro de la Barra de la Corte Suprema de los Estados Unidos -Junio 1999
• Miembro de la Barra de Abogados del Estado de Nueva York - Abril 1991
• Miembro del Colegio de Abogados de Costa Rica - Julio 1988


• Universidad de Costa Rica, Licenciatura en Derecho -1988 -
Georgetown University Law, Washington, D.C., Maestría en Leyes (LLM) - Mayo 1989 -
New York University School of Law, Nueva York, N.Y., Maestría en Leyes (LLM) - Mayo 1990 -


IDIOMAS: Español - Inglés


2. Gabriel Chaves Ledezma

Born in the State of Florida, United States of America, 1977.
Co-founder of P&D Lawyers.

Member of the Costa Rican Bar association since 2003.
Member of the Notary Public Association since 2004.

University of Costa Rica
, School of Law( J.D.,Notary Public, 2003).

Spanish and English

Practice Areas
Real Estates Transactions, Real Estate Investment, Real Estate Developments, Purchase and Sale of properties, Real Estate tax planning, Corporate Law, Condominiums Regulations, Investment Agreements, and Zoning Plans.

Rafael E. Canas

born 1971; admitted, 1994, Costa Rica.  
EDUCATION: Stanford University (LL.M., 2008); Yale University (Management Program for Lawyers, 2005); University of Costa Rica (Attorney at Law and Notary Public, Summa Cum Laude, 1994).  
MEMBER: Costa Rican Bar Association; Costa Rican-American Chamber of Commerce; Costa Rican International Law Association; International Commission of Jurists, Costa Rica Chapter; International Who's Who of Professionals; Costa Rican Team Member and Judge of National Rounds and Coach of the Stanford Law School Team of the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition.  
OTHER ACTIVITIES:  President, Lincoln School Alumni Association, 2005-; Degree Exams Jury, Autonomous University of Central America, 1994-; Official Translator and Interpreter, appointed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 1993. 
Spanish and English.  
PRACTICE AREAS: Corporate Law;Real Estate Transactions and Development; Mergers and Acquisitions;Venture Capital and Securities; Foreign Investment; Shoreline Zone; Real Estate Tax Planning.


Sergio Solera

Born in 1978.  Member of Facio & Cañas since 2005.  Member of the Costa Rican Bar Association since 2002.
Licenciado en Derecho, Universidad de Costa Rica (2002).
Candidate for Master in Tax Consulting (LLM), Universidad para la Cooperación Internacional.

Languages: Spanish and English.

Practice areas: civil, corporate, commercial and real estate law.