PRACTICE AREAS


Arias offers legal advice in the structuring and restructuring of businesses, including, among others, the following:

  • Drafting and filing of charter documents and bylaws for legal entities. Shareholders' agreements.
  • Minority rights
  • Creditors' rights
  • Corporate governance
  • Management agreements
  • Employment relationships
  • Fiscal and tax planning

Also, since its establishment, and throughout the region, Arias has assisted its clients in franchising matters. By participating in giving legal advice to multinational corporations in business sectors - such as hotels and resorts, and food and clothing - our law firm has acquired considerable expertise in areas that are continually expanding throughout the globalized business world. Our attorneys are constantly increasing and practicing their knowledge on the technical aspects of franchise law through attending specialized seminars and conferences. Arias has participated in and provided legal counseling for the following franchising transactions:

  • Structuring franchising commercial relationships
  • Drafting, reviewing, revising and modifying franchising license agreements for both franchisors and franchisees
  • Providing assistance when facing legal issues or disputes with counterparts
  • Providing legal advice on the taxation aspects of franchising

Regional Team

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Mario Agüero

Partner

Honduras

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Rolando Alvarenga

Senior Associate

El Salvador

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Eduardo Ángel

Partner

El Salvador

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Jorge Luis Arenales

Partner

Guatemala

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Rosa María Arenales

Partner

Guatemala

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Bertha Argüello

Partner

Nicaragua

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F. Armando Arias R.

Partner

El Salvador

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Lilian Arias

Partner

El Salvador

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Maria Elena Barrientos

Senior Associate

Guatemala

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Rafael Burgos

Senior Associate

El Salvador

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Luis Pedro Del Valle

Partner

Guatemala

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Melania Dittel

Partner

Costa Rica

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Arcesio Echeverri Prieto

Associate

Honduras

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Andrey Dorado

Partner

Costa Rica

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Carolina Flores

Partner

Costa Rica

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Liz Gordillo

Partner

Guatemala

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Vanessa Granados

Senior Associate

El Salvador

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Maryeling Guevara

Associate

Nicaragua

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Rodrigo Ibarra

Partner

Nicaragua

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Róger Pérez

Partner

Nicaragua

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Evangelina Lardizábal

Partner

Honduras

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Carolina Lazo Interiano

Partner

El Salvador

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Luisa Rivas

Partner

El Salvador

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Ana Teresa Rizo

Partner

Nicaragua

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Erick Lezama

Associate

Honduras

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Vicente Lines

Partner

Costa Rica

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Ana Mercedes López

Partner

El Salvador

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Mario Lozano

Partner

El Salvador

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Claudia Midence

Associate

Honduras

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Fernando Montano

Partner

El Salvador

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Fanny Rodríguez

Partner

Honduras

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Flor Rodríguez

Senior Counsel

El Salvador

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Jaime Rodríguez

Partner

El Salvador

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Ernesto Sánchez

Senior Counsel

El Salvador

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Ximena Tercero

Partner

Guatemala

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Antonio Montes Rittenhouse

Associate

Honduras

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Gustavo-Adolfo Vargas R.

Partner

Nicaragua

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Vivian Morales

Senior Associate

Guatemala

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Luis Fernando Zelada

Senior Counsel

Guatemala

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Yuri Moreno

Partner

Panama

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Oscar Anduray

Associate

El Salvador

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Marianella Guidos

Associate

El Salvador

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Maria Cristina Fábrega de Duque

Partner

Panama

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Rolando García

Senior Associate

Costa Rica

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Ivania Paguaga

Associate

Nicaragua

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Julissa Castro

Associate

El Salvador

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Ana Avila

Associate

Guatemala

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Jorge Ordóñez

Associate

Guatemala

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Ana Gabriela Platero

Of Counsel

Guatemala

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Adán Araujo

Senior Counsel

El Salvador

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Uriel Balladares

Associate

Nicaragua

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Roberta Gallardo

Partner

El Salvador

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Erika Palacios

Associate

El Salvador

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Denise Littman

Associate

Panama

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Florencio A. Gramajo

Associate - Leave-of-absence

Guatemala

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Estefanía Batalla

Associate

Costa Rica

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Sebastián Solano

Senior Associate

Costa Rica

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Luis Diego Castro

Partner

Costa Rica

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Diego Meléndez Hirezi

Associate

El Salvador

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Elisa Lacs

Associate

Guatemala

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Diana Fonseca

Associate

Nicaragua

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Victor MI. Garita

Partner

Costa Rica

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Abraham Balzer

Senior Counsel

Costa Rica

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Jeannette Franchini

Associate

Nicaragua

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Paola Gutiérrez Martínez

Associate

Nicaragua

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Carlos Fernández

Associate

El Salvador

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Vivian Gazel

Senior Counsel

Costa Rica

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Carlos Flores Presa

Associate

Guatemala

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Edmond Macluf

Real Estate Consultant

Costa Rica

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Sofía Cantillo

Associate

Guatemala

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Sylvia Salazar E.

Associate

Costa Rica

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Fredrick Schiebel

Associate

Costa Rica

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Mauricio Rodríguez

Associate

El Salvador

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Monserrat Segura

Associate

Costa Rica

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Rodolfo Salgado

Associate

Honduras

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Francisco Zuluaga

Associate

Guatemala

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Cindy Arrivillaga

Associate

Guatemala

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Leonardo Maldonado

Associate

Nicaragua

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Yara Alemán

Associate

Nicaragua

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Claudia Vega

Associate

Guatemala

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Pedro Pablo García

Associate

Guatemala

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Anny Ramos

Associate

Honduras

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Jorge Barrientos Schoenfeld

Associate

Guatemala

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Félix Canizales

Associate

El Salvador

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Olga Duarte

Associate

Nicaragua

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