Legal Assistance

Please note: The Department of State assumes no responsibility or liability for the professional ability or reputation of, or the quality of services provided by, the entities or individuals whose names appear on the following lists. Inclusion on this list is in no way an endorsement by the Department or the U.S. government. Names are listed alphabetically, and the order in which they appear has no other significance. The information on the list is provided directly by the local service providers; the Department is not in a position to vouch for such information.

Notarial Services

Notarial services provided by the Embassy are primarily for the benefit of U.S. citizens and legal permanent residents (i.e. ‘Green Card’ holders). Foreign nationals may also have documents notarized, but only if the documents will be used in the U.S.  We cannot notarize documents for use in Nicaragua. These services are only are handled on appointment system. Set up an appointment.

Nicaraguan Immigration

Nicaraguan Immigration: Find out more about Nicaraguan residency requirements and visas by contacting the Nicaraguan government directly.  The Embassy cannot help you with residency issues related to Nicaragua.

Dual Nationality

Information for Dual Nationals

Marriage in Nicaragua

Although we provide some general guidelines regarding the requirements for getting married in Nicaragua, the best resource is the Nicaraguan government.

Property Disputes

Information about Property Disputes

Attorneys (English-Speaking) in Nicaragua

Browse below through our list of English-speaking attorneys in Nicaragua. For general information on retaining an attorney overseas, click here.

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Attorneys List

The U.S Embassy in Managua, Nicaragua, assumes no responsibility or liability for the professional ability or reputation of, or the quality of services provided by, the following persons or firms.  Inclusion on this list is in no way an endorsement by the Department of State or the U.S Embassy. Names are listed alphabetically and the order in which they appear has no other significance. The information in the list on professional credentials, areas of expertise and language ability are provided directly by the lawyers. You may receive additional information about the individuals by contacting the Supreme Court of Justice of Nicaragua.

  • AGUILAR CASTILLO LOVE
  • ALVARADO & ASOCIADOS
  • AREVALO-LACAYO, Narciso E.
  • ARGUELLO, Alan
  • AROSTEGUI GAMEZ, Maria Lucrecia
  • AVILES MOLINA, Juan Ramón
  • BENDAÑA – BENDAÑA Abogados
  • BLANDON, María Francis
  • BUFETE LEGAL los CISNEROS
  • CASTILLO-RAMIREZ, Edmundo
  • CONSORTIUM Legal
  • CONSULTORES JURIDICO-FINANCIEROS
  • DELANEY SILVA – Attorneys at Law
  • ESTUDIO CALDERA, S.A
  • F. A. ARIAS & MUNOZ
  • GUADAMUZ COLINDRES, Zaira Alicia
  • GUEVARA MENA, Roger
  • GUTIERREZ & ASSOCIATES (Associate of Molina & Asociados Central Law)
  • GUZMAN, Ivania
  • HERDOCIA & GARCIA ABOGADOS
  • JARQUIN-GARCIA                                                                                      
  • LEGIS GROUP
  • LOPEZ ARGUELLO & ASOCIADOS
  • MENDIETA-GUTIERREZ, Uriel
  • MOLINA & ASOCIADOS CENTRAL LAW
  • MUÑOZ CALDERON, Henry Antonio
  • NASSAR ABOGADOS CENTROAMERICA
  • NUNEZ RIZO ZAMBRANA & ARGUELLO
  • OLEY Lawyers Bufete
  • PACHECO-LAMPSON, Roy 
  • PEREZALONSO & ASOCIADOS
  • ROMERO-ROJAS, Orestes
  • SOLUCIONES LEGALES CORPORATIVAS
  • TABOADA & ASOCIADOS
  • TENORIO, José Alejandro
  • TIFFER & ASOCIADOS
  • ZAPATA CHAVARRIA, TERESITA

*See below for separate listings of lawyers who specialize in property and/or adoption issues.

Aguilar Castillo Love

  • Regional offices in Central America, Panama and Ecuador
  • Specialization: M&A transactions, Business Law, Corporate Law, International Finance Transactions Involving Institutional and Public Investors, Complex Litigation and Arbitration, Fraud Investigations, International Commercial Contracts, International Trade Law, Labor Law.
  • Language: Spanish, English, and French
  • Address: Edificio Escala, 4 Piso Pista Jean Paul Genie, Managua, Nicaragua
  • Phone: (505) 2225-8748
  • Email: pth@aguilarcastillolove.com, info@aguilarcastillolove.com
  • Website: www.aguilarcastillolove.com

Alavarado & Asociados

  • Specialization: Corporate/Commercial, Intellectual and Industrial Property, Banking/Tax, International Law, Foreign Investments, Labor Law, Real Estate, Dispute Resolution, Mining and Energy Law, Privatization and Government Contracts, Telecommunications.
  • Language: English and Spanish
  • Address: Planes de Altamira III Etapa, Semáforos Enitel Villa Fontana 2 c. Este y 2½ C. Norte, Managua, Nicaragua – P.O. Box 5983
  • Phone: (505) 2278-7708/2277-2308/2277-2417
  • Fax: (505) 2278-7491
  • Mobile: (505) 8882-3990/8850-9590
  • Email:gmalvara@alvaradoyasociados.com.ni, ialvarado@alvaradoyasociados.com.ni
  • Website: www.alvaradoyasociados.com.ni

Arévalo-Lacayo, Narciso E.

  • Specialization: Civil and Criminal Law (does not handle drug-related cases).
  • Language: Spanish and English
  • Address: Centro BAC, 8th Floor, Managua, Nic.
  • Phone: (505) 2274-4177/2274-4178
  • Fax: (505) 2267-1996

Argüello, Alan

  • Specialization: Children and Family Issues, Civil, Commercial and Labor Law, All Family Law Topics
  • Language: Spanish and English Address: Academia Santa María, ½ C. Este, Diriamba, Carazo, Nic.
  • Phone: (505) 2534-3207
  • Mobile: (505) 8839-9917
  • Email: ajoseaa168@hotmail.com

Aróstegui Gamez, María Lucrecia

AVILES MOLINA, Juan Ramón

  • Specialization: Legal, Corporate and Financial Consultant
  • Language: Spanish and English
  • Address: Km 17.2 Carretera a Ticuantepe, Estancia Monteverde #19; Managua
  • Phone: (505) 2255-4178
  • Mobile: (505) 8835-4840
  • Email: juanraviles@hotmail.com

BENDAÑA & BENDAÑA Abogados

  • Specialization: Real Estate, Nicaraguan Residency, Tourism Law, Regulatory Affairs, Real Estate Law, Commercial and Corporate Law, Intellectual Property, Health Records
  • Language: English & Spanish
  • Address: Price smart Bolonia, 1c norte, 20 m. oeste, Ave. Genízaro, Managua 12066
  • Phone: (505) 2266-8728
  • Mobile: (505) 7516-7613
  • Fax: (505) 2266-0377
  • Email: mail@bendana.com
  • Website: www.bendana.com

Blandón, María Francis

  • Address: Reparto Belmonte #72, Managua
  • Phone: (505) 2265-1703
  • Mobile: (505) 8883-1823
  • E-mail: mfblandon@hotmail.com

Bufete Legal Los Cisneros

  • Specialization: Corporate Law, Family, Civil and Labor Cases, Property and Immigration Law
  • Language: Spanish and English
  • Address: Sector Tica Bus 1c al Norte 1 1/2 c. al oeste, #555 Managua, Nicaragua
  • Phone: (505) 2268-2589
  • Mobile: (505) 8765-1419
  • Email: bufeteloscisneros@gmail.com

CASTILLO-RAMÍREZ, Edmundo

  • Specialization: Labor and Trade Union Law
  • Language: Spanish
  • Address: Cine Altamira 2 c. oeste #435, Managua
  • Phone: (505) 2277-4514/2278-2912/2278-5454
  • Fax: (505) 2277-5811
  • Email: e.castillo@netport.com.ni

CONSORTIUM LEGAL

  • Rodrigo Antonio Taboada Rodríguez
  • Specialization: Commercial, Banking and Foreign Investment
  • Language: Spanish and English
  • Address: Hospital Militar 1 cuadra al lago, Managua
  • Leon Office: De la Iglesia La Recolección 1c. al norte, 1/2 c. al Oeste. León.
  • Phone: (505) 2311-6338, (505) 2311–6430
  • Fax: (505) 2311-3851
  • San Juan del Sur Office: Calle Paseo del Rey, Edificio Hotel Casa Marina, planta baja. San Juan del Sur, Rivas.
  • Phone: (505) 2562-4207/2254–5454
  • Fax (505) 2254-5295.
  • E-mail: nicaragua@consortiumlegal.com
  • Website: www.consortiumlegal.com

Consultores Jurídico-Financieros

  • Fernandolino Narváez Mojica, Senior Partner
  • Specialization: Business, Property and Immigration Law
  • Language: Spanish and English
  • Address: Plaza Inter 2 ½ c. oeste, calle 27 de Mayo, Plaza JDC, Managua, Nic.
  • Phone: (505) 2222-2818
  • Fax: (505) 2222-2571
  • Email: Conjuris@hotmail.com

Delaney Silva – Attorneys at Law

  • Specialization: Business Law, Corporate Law, Investments, Intellectual Property, Litigation
  • Languages: Spanish and English
  • Address: Edificio MINA, Piso II Embajada de Taiwán, 100 Metros al Este
  • Celular: 8672-2898
  • Email: jtd@delaneysilva.com
  • Web site: www.DelaneySilva.com

Estudio Caldera, S.A.

  • Specialization: Intellectual Property
  • Language: Spanish and English
  • Address: Del Ministerio de Gobernación, 2 cuadras al norte y 1 cuadra al oeste, #405
  • Phone: (505) 2228-5502
  • Fax: (505) 2228-1335
  • Mobile: (505) 8328-3080
  • Email: estucal@estudiocaldera.com
  • Web site: www.estudiocaldera.com

F.A. Arias & Muñoz

  • Specialization: Civil, Labor and Trade Union Law
  • Language: Spanish and English
  • Address: 5to. Piso Edificio BAC, Km 4 ½ Carretera a Masaya, Nicaragua
  • Phone: (505) 2270-0480/2270-0483/2270-2021
  • Email: ariasmunoz@ariaslaw.com.ni

Guadamuz Colindres, Zaira Alicia

  • Specialization: Civil, Commercial, Family, Immigration, Corporative and Labor Law
  • Language: Spanish
  • Address: Calle Libertad, BAC ½ c oeste, Granada
  • Phone: (505) 2552-6036
  • Mobile: (505) 8880-7769
  • Email: Guadamuz_abogada25@yahoo.com

Guevara Mena, Roger

  • Specialization: Children Issues, Civil and Corporative Law, Banking, Financial and Marketing, Patent, Trademark and Copyrights, Contracts and Collections, Aeronautical and Maritime, Mining and Petroleum
    Language: Spanish, English, and French
    Address: Colonial Los Robles #23, Managua
    Fax: (505) 2270-3876
    Email: guevaramena@corplawoffices.com
    Website: www.corplawoffices.com

Gutiérrez & Associates (Associate of Molina & Asociados Central Law*)

  • Specialization: Commercial transaction, Contracts, Foreign Investments, Corporate Law and Real Estate, Commercial Litigation in General, Real Estate Foreclosures, Product Liability Litigation Defense, Collections.
  • Language: Spanish and English
  • Address: 1200 Brickell Avenue, Suite 350, Miami, Florida 33131
  • Phone: (305) 577-4500
  • Fax: (305) 577-8690
  • Email: rjr@martalw.com
  • Website: www.martlaw.com

Guzmán, Ivania

  • Guzman, Arostegui & Asociados
  • Specialization: Civil and Corporate Law and Adoptions
  • Language: Spanish
  • Address: Funeraria Don Bosco 2 C. Este, Colonial Los Robles #14; Managua.
  • Phone: (505) 2278-4460/2277-1639
  • Mobile: (505) 8883-4792
  • Email: iguzman@ideay.net.ni, ivaniaguzman@hotmail.com

Herdocia & García Abogados

Jarquín – García

  • Emiliano Jarquin, Senior Partner
  • Specialization: Corporate Law, Foreign Investments, Civil, Banking, Contracts, Collections, Labor Law, Patents, Trademarks and Copyrights.
  • Language: Spanish and English
  • Address: Edificio Opus # 1, de Enitel Villa Fontana 2 cuadras al este, ½ cuadra al norte, Segundo Piso, Oficina # 203, Managua.
  • Phone: (505) 2278-4548
  • Email: emiliano.jarquin@jarquingarcia.com
  • Web Site: www.jarquingarcia.com

Legis Group

  • Specialization: Banking, Judicial, Corporative, Property, Tax and Public Law
  • Language: English and Spanish
  • Address: Ministerio de Defensa 1 c. oeste y 30 vrs. Norte #422, Managua. P.O. Box 6208
  • Phone: (505) 2222-4694/2222-2187
  • Fax: (505) 2222-2098
  • Email: Legis@ibw.com.ni

López Argüello & Asociados

Mendieta-Gutiérrez, Uriel

  • Specialization: Civil Law
  • Language: Spanish
  • Address: BANPRO ½ c. oeste, Jinotepe, Carazo
  • Phone: (505) 2532-2215
  • Fax: (505) 2532-2682
  • Mobile: (505) 8404-6227

Molina & Asociados Central Law

  • Specialization: Litigation insurance defense, product liability, collections, construction, environmental, Foreclosures, Franchises, Local or International Business/Corporate Law and Real Estate.
  • Language: English and Spanish
  • Address: 601 Brickell Key Dr. Ste. 501; Miami, Fl 33131-2651
  • Phone: (305) 577-4500
  • Fax: (305) 577-8690
  • Email: rjr@martlaw.com
  • Website: www.martlaw.com

Dr. Yalí Molina Palacios, Contact in Nicaragua

  • Specialization: Civil and Corporate Law, Adoptions
  • Language: English and Spanish
  • Phone: (505) 22278-6045
  • Fax: (505) 22278-0832
  • Mobile: (505) 88883-7470
  • Email: nicaragua@central-law.com

Muñoz Calderón, Henry Antonio

Nassar Abogados Centroamérica

Núñez Rizo Zambrana & Argüello

  • Specialization: Commercial & Corporative Law; Banking, Investments and Intellectual Property Advisory
  • Language: English and Spanish
  • Address: Villa Fontana Norte #4, Managua
  • Phone: (505) 2270-7353
  • Fax: (505) 2270-7354
  • Website: www.nrzlaw.com

Oley Lawyers Bufete

  • Juan Carlos Orozco Carazo (lawyer)
  • Carlos Alberto Flores (lawyer)
  • Specialization: Business law, Commercial, Intellectual and Industrial Property, Banking and International Law, Foreign Investments, Telecommunication, Financial Consultant and others.
  • Language: Spanish, English and French
  • Address: Rotonda Ruben Dario (METROCENTRO), 1 c. sur, 1 c. al oeste (Reparto Tiscapa No. 16)
  • Phone: 2270-6140, U.S.A. (415) 845-6991
  • Mobile: (505) 8883-2770 (Movistar), (505) 8355-5920 (Claro)
  • Website: www.oleylawyers.com
  • Email: jco@oleaylawyers.com, CarlosFloresEsq@gmail.com

Pacheco-Lampson, Roy (Caribbean Coast)

  • Specialization: Civil & Criminal Law
  • Languages: English
  • Mobile: (505) 8822-2059

Bufete Jurídico Perezalonso & Asociados

  • Dr. Luis Manuel Perezalonso Lanzas – Director Manager – Lawyer and Notary Public
  • Specialization: Civil, Criminal, Labor, Family, Aeronautic, Trademark, Patent, Corporative, Immigration Law. Commercial and Property Lawsuit
  • Languages: English and Spanish
  • Address: Urbanizacion Villa Soberana W-10, Managua
  • Phone: (505) 2269-8134; (505) 2269-8218
  • Mobile: (505) 8373-3611 Mov; (505) 8934-1111 Claro
  • Email: perezalonso_luis@hotmail.com; info@oficinaperezalonso.com
  • Website: www.oficinaperezalonso.com

Romero-Rojas, Orestes

  • Specialization: Fiscal, Tax, Labor, Commercial, Family Law, Trade Marks.
  • Language: English and Spanish
  • Phone: (505) 2265-5281—U.S.A: 305 290 6900 –305 290 6871
  • Mobile: (505) 8465-9780/8440-0153
  • Email: romerorojaso@gmail.com, orestes@cablenet.com.ni

Soluciones Legales Corporativas

  • Jaime Hernandez Espinosa, Senior Partner Specialization: Civil and Commercial Law, Banking, Financial & Marketing, Patent, Trademarks and Copyrights
  • Language: English and Spanish
  • Address: Oficinas Yesera Guadalupe Modulo #3, Planes de Altamira, Managua Phone: (505) 2278-3883
  • Email: solcorp.jhernandez@gmail.com

Taboada & Asociados

  • José Evenor Taboada, Senior Partner
  • Specialization: Civil and Criminal Law, Family Law, Aviation/Maritime Law, and Business Law
  • Language: English and Spanish
  • Address: Hospital Militar 1 cuadra al norte, Managua
  • Phone: (505) 2268-3938
  • Fax: (505) 2266–8088
  • Email: taboada@tabaoada.com.ni

Tenorio, José Alejandro

  • Specialization: Criminal and Civil Law
  • Language: Spanish and some English
  • Office Address: Del Obelisco 30 vrs. este, Barrio Central, Bluefields.
  • Phone: (505) 2572-0528/2583-40992
  • Email: licjosetenorio2002@hotmail.com

Tiffer & Asociados

  • Paul Tiffer R.
  • Specialization: Immigration and Residency in Nicaragua, Corporate Law, NGO’s, Real Estate / Property Law, Mining Law, Banking, Civil Law, Last Will & Testament.
  • Language: English and Spanish
  • Address: From where the Hospital Militar used to be, 1 block north 1 block west # 1210 Managua.
  • Phone: (505) 2254-8142/2266-8622
  • Mobile: (505) 888-41652
  • E-mail: ptiffer@tifferlawfirm.com

Zapata Chavarría, Teresita María José

  • Specialization: Business Law, Corporate Law,  Taxation, Intellectual Property, Family Law (adoptions, abductions, child support, divorce), Civil Law and Last Will and Testament.
  • Address: Altamira D´Este de donde fue la Distribuidora Vicky 2 cuadras al Sur, 20 varas arriba, casa No. 252
  • Phone: (505) 2278-0303
  • Mobile: (505) 8622-1047
  • Email: tmajozapata@hotmail.com

In conjunction with the Embassy’s Property office that handles property confiscation cases, following is a list of attorneys who work on and who specialize in Property issues and cases.

Alvarado & Asociados

  • Specialization: Corporate/Commercial, Intellectual and Industrial Property, Banking/Tax, International Law, Foreign Investments, Labor Law, Real Estate, Dispute Resolution, Mining and Energy Law, Privatization and Government Contracts, Telecommunications.
  • Language: English and Spanish
  • Address: Planes de Altamira III Etapa, Semáforos Enitel Villa Fontana 2 c. Este y 2½ C. Norte, Managua, Nicaragua – P.O. Box 5983
  • Phone: (505) 2278-7708/2277-2308/2277-2417
  • Fax: (505) 2278-7491
  • Mobile: (505) 8882-3990 / 8850-9590
  • Email: gmalvara@alvaradoyasociados.com.ni, ialvarado@alvaradoyasociados.com.ni
  • Website: www.alvaradoyasociados.com.ni

Aróstegui Gámez, María Lucrecia

Blandón, María Francis

  • Address: Reparto Belmonte #72, Managua
  • Phone: (505) 2265-1703
  • Mobile: (505) 8883-1823
  • E-mail: mfblandon@hotmail.com

Guzmán, Ivania

  • Guzman, Arostegui & Asociados
  • Specialization: Civil and Corporate Law and Adoptions
  • Language: Spanish
  • Address: Funeraria Don Bosco 2 C. Este, Colonial Los Robles #14, Managua.
  • Phone: (505) 2278-4460/2277-1639
  • Mobile: (505) 8883-4792
  • Email: iguzman@ideay.net.ni, ivaniaguzman@hotmail.com

Herdocia & García Abogados

Indiana Halleslevens Romano

  • Senior Partner
  • Address: De SINSA Cerámica 1 c. este, 1 c. norte y ½ c. oeste. Rotonda “Los Cocos” Casa #684, Managua.
  • Phone: (505) 2270-1033
  • Mobile: (505) 8882-0450
  • Email: ihalls@yahoo.com

Machado de Ferrey, Leana

  • Address: Del Hospital Roberto Huembes 1 c. oeste, Managua
  • Phone: (505) 2270-4330/(505)2270-4473
  • Email: leanaferrey42@hotmail.com

Molina & Asociados Central Law

  • Specialization: Litigation insurance defense, product liability, collections, construction, environmental, Foreclosures, Franchises, etc. Local or International Business/Corporate Law and Real Estate.
  • Language: Spanish and English
  • Address: 601 Brickell Key Dr. Ste. 501; Miami, Fl 33131-2651
  • Phone: (305) 577-4500
  • Fax: (305)577-8690
  • E-mail: rjr@martlaw.com
  • Website: www.martlaw.com

Dr. Yalí Molina Palacios, Contact in Nicaragua

  • Specialization: Civil and Corporate Law, Adoptions
  • Language: English and Spanish
  • Phone: (505) 22278-6045
  • Fax: (505) 22278-0832
  • Mobile: (505) 88883-7470
  • Email: nicaragua@central-law.com

Montiel Fernández, Marcelo

  • Address: Residencial Colinas de Santa Cruz, Lote A-17B, Managua
  • Phone: (505) 2276-5741
  • Mobile: (505) 8850-9295
  • Email: marcemontifer@yahoo.es

Zelaya, Barquero & Asociados

The following is a list of attorneys who specialize in adoption issues and cases.

García de la Rocha, Lizette

  • Specialization: Adoptions
  • Address: Colonia Centro América, G-433, Managua.
  • Phone: (505) 2278-5236

Guzmán, Ivania

  • Guzman, Arostegui & Asociados
  • Specialization:  Civil and Corporate Law and Adoptions
  • Language: Spanish
  • Address: Funeraria Don Bosco 2 C. Este, Colonial Los Robles #14; Managua.
  • Phone: (505) 2278-4460/2277-1639
  • Mobile: (505) 8883-4792
  • Email: iguzman@ideay.net.ni, ivaniaguzman@hotmail.com

Robleto, Nubia Margarita

  • Specialization: Adoptions
  • Address: Semáforos Cine Colonial 1 ½ c. sur, 1 c. oeste
  • Colonia Maestro Gabriel, R-332; Managua
  • Phone: (505) 2244-1096
  • Mobile: (505) 8884-6949
  • Email: nubiamargaritarobleto@hotmail.com

Zapata Chavarría, Teresita María José

  • Specialization: Adoptions and abductions
  • Address: Altamira D´Este de donde fue la Distribuidora Vicky 2 cuadras al Sur, 20 varas arriba, casa No. 252
  • Phone: (505) 2278-0303
  • Mobile: (505) 8622-1047
  • Email: tmajozapata@hotmail.com

Last update: March 31, 2017