Guzmán & Molina, Abogados > Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic > Firm Profile

Guzmán & Molina, Abogados
MÁXIMO AVILÉS BLONDA 32
SANTO DOMINGO 10130
Dominican Republic

Dominican Republic > Dispute resolution Tier 3

Guzmán & Molina, Abogados is highly active in civil and commercial litigation, particularly contractual and corporate disputes, tort claims, and foreclosure and bankruptcy cases. Other areas of strength include tax, administrative, labour and real estate litigation, while the team also has notable experience in local and international arbitration. Firm co-founder Lucas Guzmán leads the practice, with support from corporate partner Paola Molina.

Practice head(s):

Lucas Guzmán

Key clients

Cap Cana

EGE HAINA

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana

Eden Roc at Cap Cana

Montes & Merino

Latin Equipment

Sociedad de Empresas de Combustibles y Derivados (SEC)

Polyplas Dominicana

Fertilizantes Santo Domingo (FERSÁN)

Volare Group

Transway

Alfredo Wiese Imbert

Centro Médico Otorrino

Bionuclear

Danilo Troncoso

Érika Lazzarín

Luis Franco

Juan Tomás Peña Soriano

Newtech

Aeropuerto Internacional de Bávaro (AIB)

Work highlights

  • Successfully represented Sociedad de Empresas de Combustibles y Derivados (SEC), the main representatives of fuel and derivatives companies, in a complaint before the Constitutional Court in which a sensitive part of a recently enacted law to eradicate illicit trade, smuggling and counterfeiting of regulated products was declared as constitutional.
  • Successfully represented Volare Group in the appeal against an arbitration award made against the client in an international arbitration relating to a distribution agreement and in preventing the enforcement of the award.
  • Successfully represented luxury boutique hotel Eden Roc at Cap Cana in an administrative claim before the Superintendency of Banks, seeking the temporary replacement of American Express credit card services (which were unexpectedly terminated by Scotiabank) and damages.

Dominican Republic > Corporate and M&A

Launched in 2018, Guzmán & Molina, Abogados has built an active corporate practice with experience in M&A, restructuring and contractual matters, led by firm co-founder Paola Molina.

GUZMÁN & MOLINA, Abogados (“GMA”) stands for effective and efficient service. Founded in 2018 and based in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. It’s made up of a proactive multilingual staff with a combined vision of how to do business and deal with contentious situations in any industry. The firm is prepared to react diligently to conflict, either to prevent it or to defend rights, not only at the local level but especially with an international perspective.

GMA is part of “IR Global”, a professional network based in England which allows access to legal and financial services in more than 155 jurisdictions worldwide, being its exclusive representative in the Dominican Republic in arbitration. Also, the firm is the exclusive recommended expert for mergers and acquisitions in the Dominican Republic by the Advisory Excellence network.

In addition to Santo Domingo, GMA has a presence, through correspondents, in the most important cities of the country, such as Punta Cana, Las Terrenas, and Santiago. GMA has been recognized by “Chambers & Partners”, “The Legal 500”, “Benchmark Litigation”, and “Top Ranked Legal” as a leading firm in the dispute resolution practice in the Dominican Republic.

GMA knows how to harmonize its natural corporate philosophy with a personalized approach, by combining biological youth with solid professional and academic experience. Our partners have extensive experience in the public sector, in renowned companies, in national and international firms, and in the academy. GMA has left its mark on Dominican jurisprudence by participating in complex cases that have contributed to setting landmark precedents.

Diversity and creativity are substantial parts of our vision. This diversity includes not only the human resources made available to clients, but also the impressive breadth of the industries in which we operate. The firm dominates the traditional areas of law and makes its way by constantly updating itself in the new legal trends of the region. Another interesting mix which is the essence of GMA is the symbiosis of depth and practicality when drawing and implementing strategies. GMA is characterized by a shrewd instinct in attention to detail and its responsible for understanding the industries of its clients, so that both speak the same language.

Another element that particularly highlights GMA is its flexibility in fee arrangements, as we are aware of the importance of offering a cost-efficient legal service. Furthermore, GMA is governed by the strictest ethical standards and its efforts are aimed at fully satisfying the interest of clients. For GMA, client service is not an accessory issue, rather a core aspect of our work dynamic.

For us, the reputation and information that we handle for our clients is treated with the strictest confidentiality. GMA offers solutions with a multidisciplinary perspective, since we know that legal remedies need to be transversally complemented with other sciences. GMA knows the peculiarities of the judicial systems and of the public and private institutions in which we interact, and that’s why we are not apart from what is going on in the legal environment; to the contrary, we constantly watch it.

In short, GMA vigorously defends rights and explores all possible alternatives to correct and/or prevent risks. The firm will do everything in its power to safeguard interests in a proactive and deontological flawless style. Our general practice has a strong inclination for litigation and contractual art. Therefore, GMA concentrates two major service axes: contentious and transactional, both in a business and personal approach.

DepartmentNameEmailTelephone
Litigation and Dispute Resolution Lucas A. Guzmán Lópezl.guzman@gma.com.do+1 (829) 341-3294
Business and Corporate Law Paola M. Molina Estévezp.molina@gma.com.do+1 (829) 637-0007
General Practice Carlos M. Camejo Patiñoc.camejo@gma.com.do+1 (829) 761-6817
General Practice Juan Moronta Almánzarj.moronta@gma.com.do+1 (829) 923-3535
Administration Lisette Guzmán Gervaciolisette.guzman@gma.com.do+1 (809) 784-6813
PhotoNamePositionProfile
Carlos Camejo photoMr Carlos CamejoAssociate
Paola Molina photoMrs Paola MolinaFounding Partner
Juan Moronta photoMr Juan MorontaLaw Clerk
Spanish
English
IR Global
Advisory Excellence
Chamber of Commerce of Santo Domingo
Chamber of Commerce of Santiago
Dominican Soccer Federation