Wendy Diaz

Wendy Diaz is our exclusively recommended Intellectual Property Rights Law expert in the Dominican Republic on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Wendy directly using the contact details listed above.

Wendy  has successfully obtained the approval / registration of more than 1000 trademarks for the Dominican Republic and won more than 200 cases in defence of infringed / counterfeited trademarks belonging to United States and European Corporations.

We already hold the representation of major companies in the United States, Europe, and Asia. Our list of representative clients includes:

  • ESTEE LAUDER COMPANIES
  • PLAYBOY ENTERPRISES, INC.
  • GENERAL ELECTRIC
  • SPIRITS INTERNATIONAL
  • JAM SESSION HOLDINGS, INC.
  • CONOCO-PHILLIPS
  • IN GEAR FASHIONS, INC.
  • TROPICANA
  • MOET CHANDON
  • PLAYBOY ENTERPRISES
  • PRUDENTIAL FINANCIAL
  • FROMAGERIES BEL
  • SUZUKI CORPORATION
  • MAC COSMETICS
  • TYSON FOODS
  • EATON CORPORATION
  • FAES FARMA
  • MYLAN PHARMACEUTICALS

We are Corporate and International Commerce Law Attorneys assisting clients doing business in Latin America and the Caribbean; incorporation of LLC´s and individually owned companies; licenses and permits, Free Zones; Labour Law; Business Immigration; maintenance of trademarks and patents and exclusive litigators to high profile counterfeiting cases in The Americas of worldwide renowned companies manufacturers of alcoholic beverages, pharmaceutical and movie-based characters products; representative to major European, Asian and United States corporations, with main offices in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic; branches in Miami and throughout the Americas and Caribbean.

Firm Overview:

WDA LAW is the Leader of intellectual property firms throughout the Americas, specialising in docketing trademarks maintenance of patents; representatives to exclusive and high-profile plaintiffs in cases of trademark counterfeiting in the Americas for leading manufacturers of renowned spirits and pharmaceuticals products; Representative of big corporations from Europe, Asia and United States, headquarters in Miami, Florida And Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

Paola M. Molina Estévez

Paola Molina Estévez is our exclusively recommended Mergers & Acquisitions Law expert in the Dominican Republic on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Paola directly using the contact details listed above.

Paola is an experienced manager with a demonstrated history of working in the legal services industry, advising local and multinational clients from varied sectors, and in some cases, setting up or developing their in-house legal department, such as: real estate, industrial, tourism, retail, energy, technology, health services, non-profit organisations, asset management, automotive and financial.

Paola Molina is skilled in Legal Writing, Mergers & Acquisitions, Corporate Governance, Tax, Compliance, Legal Project Management, and International Law. Paola is a strong professional with two Master of Laws (LLM) degrees; International Legal Practice from IE Business School and Tax Law/Taxation from Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra.

Firm Overview:

GUZMÁN & MOLINA, Abogados (“GMA”) was established in March 2018, after its founders accrued over 20 years experience in the judicial service and some of the most prestigious legal and consulting firms in Dominican Republic, entering the market as an appealing alternative to legal services consumers and attracting praise and recognition from worldwide professional networks. GMA is detail-oriented, proactive and strategic while providing assertive services.

The firm focuses in two main areas of services: litigation and business.

GMA covers all areas related to conflict management and dispute resolution in private and public law, from the traditional civil and commercial (with emphasis on contractual and corporate conflicts, tort claims, foreclosures, and bankruptcy) to tax, administrative, criminal, labour, and real estate matters, as well as local and international arbitration and other alternative methods to settle disputes.

As of the business practice, GMA is strong in mergers and acquisitions, contracts, legal audit, economic regulation, corporate, environment, international trade, tax advice, labour consultations, intellectual property, and business reorganisation. GMA also provides ancillary services such as Public Notary and legal translations.

In addition to the National District, GMA is present in the most important cities of the Dominican Republic and caters to client’s international needs through several professional networks with multi-disciplinary membership advising companies and individuals in legal, accountancy, financial services covering over 155 jurisdictions.

GMA has a solid grasp in various industries, such as real estate and tourism, energy, banking, insurance, health, sports, and marketing. Has a complex, general, and high-leverage litigation practice, entering in areas of recent growth in the country such as arbitration, white-collar crimes, municipality law, bankruptcy, and private international law.

Client satisfaction is paramount for GMA and thrives to achieve optimal results, as such, the firm chooses not to bill based on traditional hourly methods and instead seek a value-billing approach.

Guillermo Estrella Ramia

Guillermo Estrella Ramia is our exclusively recommended Commercial Law expert in the Dominican Republic on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Guillermo directly using the contact details listed above.

Estrella & Tupete, Abogados is dedicated to offering diversified legal services in accordance with the highest quality standards. Begun its operations on June 2, 2001, in the city of Santiago, and subsequently established another practice in the cities of Santo Domingo and Punta Cana to meet the growing demand of the national and international market.

The only law firm in the Dominican Republic with ISO 9001: 2008, certification of International Standards of Process Quality. Its main objective is the pursuit of excellence through the continuous improvement made to its system, which has allowed to standardise, innovate, and expedite its internal processes.

The law practice is based on the personalised attention that its lawyers offer to the clients. The multidisciplinary team stands out for the commitment, efficiency, and action attached to ethical and professional values; Providing solutions that favour the bidirectional success alongside with the client’s social role, promotes actions for the benefit of employees, clients, and community, based on responsible business practice, diversity and inclusion, community commitment and environmental sustainability.

Estrella & Tupete, Abogados believes in the value of making a difference, exercising with integrity, and transparency. The Firm has been honoured with important national recognition, a result of the seriousness and responsibility with which it has assumed its leadership. Part of the distinctions is: “Most Admired Law Firm” and “Best Company to Work for” in 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019.

Brenda Calderón León

Brenda Calderón León is our exclusively recommended Marketing Services expert in the Dominican Republic on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Brenda directly using the contact details listed above.

Estrella & Tupete, Attorneys at law is dedicated to offer diversified legal services in accordance with the highest quality standards. Begun its operations on June 2, 2001, in the city of Santiago, and subsequent established another practices in the cities of Santo Domingo and Punta Cana to meet the growing demand of the national and international market.

The only law firm in the Dominican Republic with ISO 9001: 2008, certification of International Standards of Process Quality. Its main objective is the pursuit of excellence through the continuous improvement made to its system, which has allowed to standardise, innovate, and expedite its internal processes.

The law practice, is based on the personalised attention that its lawyers offer to the clients. The multidisciplinary team, stands out for the commitment, efficiency and action attached to ethical and professional values; Providing solutions that favour the bidirectional success alongside with the clients. The social role, promotes actions for the benefit of employees, clients and community, based on responsible business practice, diversity and inclusion, community commitment and environmental sustainability.

Estrella & Tupete, Attorneys at law believes in the value of making a difference, exercising with integrity and transparency. The Firm has been honoured with important national recognition, a result of the seriousness and responsibility with which it has assumed its leadership.

Fabio J Guzmán Saladín

Fabio Guzmán Saladín is our exclusively recommended Foreign Investment Law expert in the Dominican Republic on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Fabio directly using the contact details listed above.

Fabio has more than 10 years of experience managing the Corporate and Business department of the firm and understands the needs of corporate clients and foreign investors in the Dominican Republic. As part of his experience he has participated in the negotiation and formalization of purchase agreements, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, financings and due diligence processes of foreign entities entering the Dominican market.

The main practice areas of Fabio are Corporate and Business, Mergers and Acquisitions, Project Finance, Banking, Insurance and Securities, International Trade and Investments, Government Relations, Intellectual Property, Construction, Energy Law, Environmental Law, Consumer Law, Labour Law, Telecommunications and Technology, Sports and Entertainment, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Real Estate.

As the team leader of the corporate department working out of the Santo Domingo office of the firm, Fabio has represented multinationals in the Dominican Republic in complex contract negotiations with local government entities, as well as multinational and multilateral investment banks interested in financing opportunities in the country.

Dominican Republic:

The Dominican Republic is a Caribbean nation that shares the island of Hispaniola with Haiti to the west. It’s known for its beaches, resorts and golfing. Its terrain comprises rainforest, savannah and highlands, including Pico Duarte, the Caribbean’s tallest mountain. Capital city Santo Domingo has Spanish landmarks like the Gothic Catedral Primada de America dating back 5 centuries in its Zona Colonial district.

Maria Arthur

Maria Arthur is our exclusively recommended Private Client Law expert in the Dominican Republic on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Maria directly using the contact details listed above.

Maria has more than fifteen years of legal practice, advising national and international clients in their business operations and commercial and financial transactions in the Dominican Republic.

Maria is counsel in the area of private client and local and international tax planning for persons and businesses, including the purchase and sale of existing business, corporate reorganisations, business restructuring, special tax regimes, strategic representation in tax litigation, ruling requests and other processes before the Tax Authorities.

Maria has been a lawyer and advisor in the tax department of local and international law firms, in the Legal Affairs Office of the Dominican Tax Administration (DGII), and in the International Tax Services Department of a Big Four Firm.

Firm Overview:

Arthur & Castillo is a full service law Firm in Dominican Republic providing excellent representation and highest standards legal services to businesses and individuals. Our team of attorneys and consultants are integral professionals who think strategically.

Our goal is to be our clients’ best business partner by providing them with the essential tools for reaching their objectives.

Our lawyers and consultants provide representation in business, corporate, foreign investment, free zones, international trade, private client, real estate, tourism, litigation and government law.

Interdisciplinary practice groups and industry-based teams provide clients with access to attorneys and consultants throughout the Firm, regardless of location.