Firm Profile

Guzmán Ariza

Dominican Republic

LL 250 Elite

Partners: 11

Lawyers: 41

Locations: Santo Domingo

Analysis: Guzmán Ariza celebrated its 96th birthday in July, making it one of the oldest law firms in this chapter. It was originally established in San Francisco de Macorís, in the northeast of the Dominican Republic but subsequently moved its headquarters to Santo Domingo reflecting the firm's prominent standing in the country. Guzmán Ariza has since launched eight offices dotted around the country in key business and tourism centres. A full service offering is provided here, though the firm has a focus on corporate and finance work for international clients. Past clients have included American multinational financial services company, Wells Fargo, which turned to this team for assistance in debt restructurings. Intellectual property mandates also fall within the team's remit, especially when it comes to trademark registrations and amendments as well as portfolio protection. The firm has continuously bettered their interactive client platform in recent years, which now makes use of a personalised communications strategy for clients and lawyers. A special committee in HR is also dedicated to working with minority groups and monitoring equality in the firm's hiring process. Meanwhile, the firm recently promoted two female lawyers to the partnership. 

Featured work areas and key partners

Real estate & tourism: Fabio Guzmán Ariza

Corporate and M&A: Fabio Guzmán Saladín, Alfredo Guzmán Saladín

Banking & finance: Fabio Guzmán Saladín

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