Attorney in Costa Rica

Attorney in Costa Rica.

Law firm in San José, Costa Rica.

Attorneys at Law.

Your trial attorney in Costa Rica:

 I am Dr. Christopher Pirie, a fluent English-speaking trial attorney in Costa Rica, and notary public. “Attorneys” and “lawyers” are synonymous legal terms in our country. I specialize in procedural law and litigation: a legal practice that spans twenty years. My expertise lies in civil, family, criminal, and corporate law.  With my legal associates, we operate a Costa Rica law firm in San Jose, in both Santa Ana and Escazú. We are a dedicated group of lawyers providing high-quality legal services in various fields of law. If you hire our law firm for litigation, I will represent you in any lawsuit as a plaintiff or defendant, drawing upon my twenty years of legal expertise to serve you effectively.

CPG Legal is a legal law firm in Costa Rica. Lawyers and an attorney in Costa Rica. Notary Publics.

As a fluent English-speaking lawyer, you will have no communication barriers with me and our team. Our Costa Rican law firm is in San Jose, with offices in Escazú and Santa Ana.  However, we provide legal consultation and representation in all provinces of Costa Rica: San José, Alajuela, Heredia, Guanacaste, Puntarenas, Cartago, and Limon. 

Our main offices are in San Jose.  However, our country-wide legal services include legal representation in Santa Teresa, Cobano, Malpais, Nosara, Nicoya, Flamingo, Papagayo, Hermosa, Jaco, Playa Tamarindo, Montezuma, Catalinas, Manuel Antonio, Dominical, and Osa.  We are a group of attorneys who offer country-wide attorney services in Costa Rica. We strive to be the best in our respective legal fields and collectively form one of the best law firms in Costa Rica and Central America.

Litigation attorneys in Costa Rica:

As a trial litigator and an expert in procedural law, I offer a range of services, including general litigation advice, strategies for litigation, case preparation, lawsuit drafting, counter lawsuits, trial defenses, and both oral and written trial litigation.

As an attorney based in Costa Rica, I am well-versed in the local legal system and provide comprehensive support for all aspects of your case. This includes litigation hearings, appeals, injunctions, cautionary measures, and settlement negotiations, all aimed at defending your legal rights. We are litigation specialists and are prepared to assist you if you wish to sue as a plaintiff or seek legal representation as a defendant in Costa Rica.

Our law firm specializes in civil lawsuits, family, criminal, agrarian, business, corporate, and commercial law. This includes contested divorce litigation and defenses, civil actions, property legal disputes, debt collections, and legal representation. Our family law services include legal counseling, mutually consented divorces, and divorce litigation. As one of the best law firms in Costa Rica, we provide high-quality legal services, including regulatory compliance, real estate closings, notarized documents, and corporate law services.  We are all notary publics and also offer services in that field of law.

A law firm for corporate and real estate notarized services.

If you are interested in buying real estate in Costa Rica, our law firm can assist you, as we are all notary publics.  Beachfront properties in Guanacaste and Puntarenas are beautiful, especially in Flamingo, the Papagayo Peninsula, Flamingo and Conchal!  Playa Jacó, Manuel Antonio, Quepos  and Santa Teresa, in Puntarenas, are great places to invest.   We can assist you with all the legal steps to ensure a safe transaction. As a corporate and real estate law firm, our services include legal advice, due diligence, coordination with escrow, notarized real estate closings, and property registration. Our legal representation makes buying real estate in Costa Rica easy and secure.  For all purposes, our corporate law firm in San José, Costa Rica, will ensure that the property transaction is done correctly.

Investing in Costa Rica is a great idea, and we can assist you with your residency and immigration status. If you want to start a business in Costa Rica or create a holding company, we can take care of the notarized corporate technicalities for a successful incorporation.  Regarding corporations, we always recommend the LLC or the Standard Corporations. As notary publics, we offer these and all legal services in San Jose, Alajuela, Cartago, Heredia, Guanacaste, Puntarenas, and Limón.

The eight reasons to hire us as your attorneys in Costa Rica:

The first reason: Legal practice duality. I am an attorney and a notary public as well.

First and foremost, I act as a lawyer in Costa Rica. However, my legal practice is not limited to being an attorney.  I have the privilege of a professional duality from which you will benefit since I am also a practicing notary public.  As such, I will draft and notarize all legal documents, contracts, and acts you require.  This means you won´t have to hire more legal advisors than you have to.   Thus, the duality of my practice is the first reason to hire me as your lawyer in Costa Rica.

The second reason: Deep knowledge about the Costa Rican legal system:

My career began when I became a member of the Costa Rican Bar of Attorneys, back in the year 2000. In 2014, I obtained a Ph.D. in civil litigation, procedures, and commercial law, and thus, a Doctor of Law. I believe that true knowledge comes from the combination of understanding theory and placing it into practice.  Applying this combination, during a span  of more than twenty years of legal practice, has given me vast legal knowledge.  My knowledge is the second reason to hire me as your Costa Rica lawyer and legal advisor.  

The third reason: For a wide variety of legal services such as estate planning, trusts and last wills.

Estate planning, last wills, and trusts are pivotal in securing one’s legacy and ensuring the smooth transfer of assets in Costa Rica. Costa Rican law recognizes the importance of these instruments in facilitating the transfer of property and wealth according to individuals’ wishes, upon passing.  Estate planning involves a comprehensive assessment of assets, heirs, and beneficiaries, guiding you to make informed decisions about the distribution of your estate. Last wills are legal documents outlining the testator’s desires regarding asset allocation for your heirs.

Meanwhile, trusts provide a versatile asset management and protection mechanism, allowing individuals to designate trustees to administer assets on behalf of beneficiaries according to predefined conditions. With a robust legal framework and professional expertise available, as attorneys in Costa Rica, we can advise and help you with these legal matters.  Let us assist you in navigating the complexities of estate planning, last wills, and trusts to safeguard your legacy and provide for future generations.  Our varied attorney services are the third reason you want to hire me to be your attorney in Costa Rica, Central America.

The fourth reason: Fluency in English.

I am an English-speaking attorney in Costa Rica. You will find that my fluency in English is a valuable trait for your legal advisor. Your lawyer should always speak and understand English fluently. For this reason, many corporate law firms in Costa Rica claim to have attorneys who do. However, unlike many Costa Rica lawyers, I have been fluent in English since childhood.  

My father´s side of the family is from Ontario, Canada, so as a result, you will receive my legal advice in fluent English.  So rest assured, you will have no barriers to communicating with me.  In short, I am an attorney in Costa Rica that will fully understand you.  Therefore, you should avoid disappointment with law firms who offer fluency, and can´t deliver.  Don´t battle the language barrier with attorneys.  My fluency in English is the fourth reason for hiring me as your Costa Rica attorney. 

The fifth reason: We are seasoned attorneys in Costa Rica with a vast experience:

I litigated my first civil trial just a few weeks after joining the Costa Rican Bar.  Over the years, I have argued countless judicial cases, both as counsel for the plaintiff and also on the side of the defendant.  On another note, I have years of experience in counseling and advising the private money lending sector. I litigate debt collection on both sides of the coin: in representation of the lender,  and many times performing legal defenses for the debtors.  

Our legal team is a highly experienced group of attorneys as we acquired more than twenty years of it.  This experience is one of the most powerful tools in our legal arsenal.  It was hard work to acquire it.   Combining our legal knowledge and experience, we have gained a great insight into how best to navigate the legal world.  This allows us to create a custom-made strategy for you as our client.  Our extensive legal experience is the fifth reason to hire us as your attorneys in Costa Rica.

The seventh reason: an attorney that will keep you updated, explain legal strategies, and return calls!

There is nothing worse than an attorney who keeps you in the dark.   Many people complain that lawyers in Costa Rica are hard to reach.   But you will find that I am an available attorney and will promptly return phone calls.  I take pride in my legal work and will support your case.  Once you hire me as your legal advisor, you will realize I greatly care about my clients.  My availability and commitment to you are the eighth reason you should hire me as your Costa Rica lawyer.

The eighth reason: We will travel to you to sign legal paperwork.

Even though our main law offices are both in Escazú, and Santa Ana, in San José, we provide legal services all over Costa Rica.  We also provide them internationally.  Even though our law firm is in San José, Costa Rica, there have been situations where clients can´t come to our country.  We take advantage of technological advances when this happens, but there are situations in which things have to be done personally.  This is why we are ready to fly to your location if needed.  

You should know that when it comes to notarized acts and legal documents, they must be signed in front of the physical persona of the notary public.  So if you need to sign a last will or some other notarized legal document urgently, we will fly the notary public to you. Our notarized international service is the ninth reason to hire our law firm in San José, Costa Rica, Central America.

Let us be your legal advisors in Costa Rica:

Our law firm has represented many happy expat clients for years.  Our Costa Rica law firm, will provide you with legal professionals for your legal needs. Moreover, you will hire me as an attorney at law, and my more than twenty years of legal experience. Not to mention fluent in English.  In short, we are the attorneys and legal advisors you need in Costa Rica. For your convenience, our civil, family, litigation and corporate law firm has several locations:  a law office in Santa Ana and another in Escazú, Plaza Roble, diagonal to Multi Plaza.  We can travel anywhere in the country, especially to Guanacaste, arguably the most beautiful province of Costa Rica. 

So contact us for a legal consultation.  Click here to read my blog! For Spanish click here:  Abogado en Costa Rica. 

Dr. Christopher Pirie.

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Your law firm in San José, Costa Rica.

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Hire our Costa Rica law firm for these services:

Litigation services:

  • Civil litigation. Law suits, counter lawsuits and civil defense lawyer.
  • General litigation attorney.
  • Torts, civil damages and restitution lawsuits.
  • Civil claims.
  • Land legal disputes and property claiming actions.
  • Civil legal consultations.
  • Injunctions and dominion exclusions.
  • Civil actions for simulations and reversal claims.
  • Debt Collection civil actions and defenses.
  • General procedure litigation lawyer.
  • Evictions.
  • Precautionary measures.
  • Arbitrations and Mediations.
  • Costa Rica legal advisor in Civil Procedure Law.

Family attorney services:

  • Civil marriages. (Click here to see marriage requirements in Costa Rica.)
  • Child visitation legal actions.
  • Family litigation and legal consultation.
  • Divorce lawsuits and marital asset litigation.
  • General family litigation attorney.
  • Divorces in Costa Rica by mutual consent.
  • Alimony and child support lawsuits.
  • Prenuptial agreements.
  • General family attorney services in Costa Rica.

General lawyer services:

  • Immigration Attorney services.
  • Temporary Costa Rica residence.
  • Permanent Costa Rica residence.
  • Advise on taxes.  
  • General legal consultations.

Financial legal services:

  • Money lending legal advice.
  • Regulatory compliance.
  • Loan structures and notarized paperwork.  
  • Mortgages, liens and loan trusts.
  • Financial legal consultation.
  • Loan risk assessment and evaluation.
  • Debt recovery litigation.

Corporate lawyer services:

  • Corporate and commercial lawsuits.
  • Legal counsel in corporate matters.
  • Company incorporations.
  • Corporate due diligence.
  • Corporation modifications.
  • Regulatory and corporate tax compliance.
  • Commercial Contracts.
  • Corporate and commercial law.
  • Business law.
  • Property due diligence.
  • Municipal and maritime due diligence.
  • Estate Planning and Trust Corporate Structures.

Notarized services:

Criminal Actions:


Everything Mr. Pirie said would happen has. I have my business attorneys in the United States who are very good and effective. I feel just as confident and comfortable with Mr. Pirie. He is a very good attorney at law. I am glad I found him when I was looking at law firms in Costa Rica.
Mark Koethe
Iowa, U.S.A.

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