Minerva Bellorin

Minerva Bellorin was a founder, partner and member of the Board of Directors of the Regional Firm in Central America, ACZALAW Central American Associate Attorneys in 2002 and also a founder and Chairman of the Board of Directors at ACZALAW Nicaragua. In 2013, ACZALAW joined the Costa Rican firm with international presence COTO PACHECO, becoming the regional platform of this firm. Since January 2018, Mrs. Bellorin returns to the ACZALAW platform where she works as a Legal Consultant and now she is the Director and President of the Board of Directors.

M.C.L Bellorin has 25 years of experience in the field of Corporate and Commercial Law with an emphasis on Corporate and Labor Law, tax, foreign investment, mergers and acquisitions. She also has extensive experience in processes of legal audits, Private and public procurement, telecommunications, contracts of distribution, representation and agency, licensing and Joint Ventures; Real Estate Law and proceedings before public administration. She has also acquired broad experience in the corporate business tax legal advice.

She is a Lawyer and Notary Public, authorized by the Supreme Court since 1995.

Her academic training includes:

  • M.C.L Master Degree in Corporate Law, 2007, Universidad Centroamericana, Managua, Nicaragua (UCA)
  • Georgetown University / INCAE program Executive on Legal Aspects in International Business, 1999
  • Postgraduate in Tax Law, Universidad Americana (UAM), Managua, Nicaragua, 2013.
  • Management of Firms in Latin America ed. 2017; IE Law School, Spain. In the city of Miami, Florida, USA, 2017.
  • Specialization Course in Business Law, Judicial School of Barcelona, Spain, 2011.
  • Postgraduate in Bank Law, 2006; and Post Graduate Degree in Real Estate and Registry Law and Legal Protection of Real Estate through the Registry, Universidad Centroamericana (UCA) 2004.
  • Bachelor Degree in Law, Universidad Centroamericana (UCA). Incorporated as a lawyer and Notary before the Supreme Court of Justice in 1996.

She belongs to the following national and international associations:

  • Member of the Latin American New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) / LACCA Latin American Council
  • Representative of Women in the Profession (WIP) of the Vance Center of NY, representative for Nicaragua, during 2016-2017
  • Member of the International Bar Association (IBA)

Chambers Global and Chambers Latin America has awarded her a recognition as a “Leading Lawyer during several consecutive years since the year 2010 to update ranking her as one of the leading and well-known lawyers in Nicaragua. Together with her partners and team she has built the brand ACZALAW which has been in the rankings and has been recognized by prestigious organizations of lawyers and firms rankings of in Latin American and global wide, such as Latin Lawyers and Chambers Global. Being these awards and ranking of great relevance in the market of legal services at international level by their focus and attention in investment

She has continuously collaborated for several years in the editions of DOING BUSINES, Women and World Bank and Company and Law 2018, so she has awarded by these organizations.

Gloria Maria De Alvarado

Founding and managing partner of Alvarado y Asociados. Gloria Maria De Alvarado has extensive experience in Corporate and Financial Law.

Some of her previous positions include:

  • Foreign Associate at Bentata Hoet & Associates in Miami, FL
  • Foreign Associate at Steel Hector & Davis in Miami, FL
  • Foreign Associate at Pennie & Edmonds, New York.
  • Legal Department of the United Nations.

Higher Education:

  • Universidad Católica Andrés Bello, Bachelor of Laws Degree (J.D. equivalent), Venezuela 1979;
  • Georgetown University, Introduction to the United States Legal System, USA; 1980
  • Harvard University, Master LL.M of Laws, USA 1981.

Legal Practice:

  • Corporate and Mercantile Law;
  • Banking and Finance Law;
  • Due Diligence, Merger and Acquisitions;
  • Foreign Investments and International Transactions;
  • Copyrights Law and Industrial Property;
  • Administrative, Telecommunications and Natural Resources Law;
  • Private and Public Bid Process;
  • Advice on Franchise and Joint Venture Agreements.

Languages:

  • Spanish and English.

Firm Overview:

For over twenty years we have offered experienced, aggressive, comprehensive counsel and advocacy for businesses around the world. From real estate matters and environmental problems to contract disputes and any issue in between, our legal professionals are here to help.

Alvarado y Asociados is the exclusive member firm in Nicaragua for Lex Mundi – the world’s leading network of independent law firms with in-depth experience in 100+ countries worldwide. This connects our attorneys with more than a hundred firms across the globe. We can provide our clients unparalleled access to more than 21,000 lawyers with experience handling virtually any legal concern.

Our work encompasses a range of practice areas, including: litigation, real estate, labor law, environmental law, banking and finance, intellectual property, and much more.

Superior legal service is our touchstone. We are committed to leaving no stone unturned on behalf of our clients. No matter what issue you face, we will provide practical advice, explain all options, discuss the benefits of each, and do what is necessary to implement the strategy. All of this is done under a rigorous ethical umbrella and moral framework.

As experienced lawyers, we appreciate the importance of ensuring cost-effective and efficient service with an understanding of the bottom line. Our goal is always to see your business succeed while ensuring the strictest level of confidentiality, reliability, and ethical service. We seek to build long-term relationships, providing your business with trusted legal support for years or decades to come.

Yalí Molina Palacios

Yalí Molina Palacios is a Partner at CENTRAL LAW in Nicaragua with a JD from Universidad Centroamericana (UCA) as a Doctor of Law in 1969.

Molina counsels both local and foreign companies. He stands out in the areas of Corporate Law, Commerce, Real Estate, Energy, Telecommunications, Insurance, Mergers and Acquisitions, Public Acquisition Offers, Free Trade Zones, Tax Law, Labor Law, Administrative Rights, Civil Procedural Law, and Civil, Administrative, and Labor Litigation.

In the past, he served at the President of the American Chamber of Commerce of Nicaragua during two consecutive periods, and he is present in the rankings of legal directories like Chambers and Partners as a leader in his fields.

Your International Central American Firm:

We are a full service law firm born in 2003 which under the premise “Your international Central American firm” is focused in the future of Central America, Panama and Dominican Republic advising individuals and companies in the development of their business in the region.

Our MISSION is to provide our clients with comprehensive legal advice in all areas of law through our team of expert lawyers and administrative staff which are committed with the firm´s values.

Our VISION is to be a strategic ally of our clients.

Our VALUES: ethics, commitment, specialization, team work and social responsibility.

We provide comprehensive legal advice in Guatemala (City of Guatemala), El Salvador (San Salvador), Honduras (Tegucigalpa and San Pedro Sula), Nicaragua (Managua), Costa Rica (San José), Panama (City of Panama) and Dominican Republic (Santo Domingo).

Prominent international directories such as Best Lawyers, IFLR 1000, Chambers & Partners, Latin Lawyer 250, Legal 500 and Who´s Who Legal among others, recognize the legal services provided by CENTRAL LAW through our team of expert lawyers in all areas of law positioning us in the first places of the rankings and being the Central American firm with more accolades in corporate law.

Our Firm Is Proud To Celebrate 15 Years:

– 15 years supporting our clients in their business development.
– 15 years with the same partnership.
– 15 years of experience, efficiency and effectiveness.

Thanks for being with us!

Dr. María-José Bendaña

B.B.A., Universidad Centroamericana; Attorney at Law, Universidad de Nicaragua; Post-baccalaureate in the Legal Aspects of International Business, Georgetown University / INCAE.

Areas of practice. Intellectual Property Law, Corporate and Commercial Law, Regulatory Affairs, Litigation.

Firm Overview:

Even though the Bendaña family legal tradition goes back to the last decade of the 19th century, Bendaña & Bendaña has its origin in the incorporation in 1950 of our founder and Director, Dr. Julián Bendaña-Silva, to the Law Firm of Dr. Vicente Navas Arana, his friend, colleague and former University Professor. Dr. Julián Bendaña Silva had graduated in 1948 with a Doctorate in Law from Universidad Nacional de Nicaragua. Dr. Navas Arana (1900-1985) was one of the most prominent attorneys in Nicaragua.

At Bendaña & Bendaña our objective is to combine our experience and legal tradition with innovation. As a result, we aim to the efficient use of information technology, and our members keep abreast of the latest developments in the field of Law. Bendaña & Bendaña’s experience and tradition have been built up over 50 years of practice.

Our team of professionals is devoted to providing efficient and quality service to our clients, by protecting and defending their interests with fidelity and professional ethics.

The clients of the firm range from large international corporations from very diverse industries to small and medium size domestic businesses.