Mr Román Medina Diplán > Russin, Vecchi & Heredia Bonetti > Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic > Lawyer Profile

Russin, Vecchi & Heredia Bonetti
Dominican Republic

Work Department

Real Estate/ Tourism




Dr. Medina has concentrated his law practice in the areas of foreign investment, Corporate, Real Estate and Tourism.  He worked as a law clerk in the Washington, DC offices of Russin & Vecchi in 1992, and since the year 1993 has been the Managing Partner of the Puerto Plata Office of Russin Vecchi & Heredia Bonetti, one of the leading firms of the Dominican Republic in Business Law.  During his long career, Dr. Medina has accumulated vast experience in the areas of foreign investment law, contracts, corporate, real estate, tourism, casinos and tax incentives. He has been the legal advisor for a number of real estate developers and touristic projects, negotiating purchases of real estate properties as well as obtaining the permits and licenses required for the construction and operation of real estate and tourism projects.


Spanish and English.


  • Dominican Bar Association since (1987);
  • Director of the Puerto Plata Chapter of the American Chamber of Commerce of the Dominican Republic –AMCHAM-DR;
  • Board of Directors of the Chamber of Commerce and Production of Puerto Plata, Inc. – CCPPP;
  • Cluster Turístico del Destino Puerto Plata – CTDPP;
  • Centro de Resolución Alternativa de Controversias of the CCPPP;
  • Legal Committee of the Asociacion de Hoteles y Turismo de la República Dominicana –ASONAHORES 


Román Medina Diplán obtained a Law Degree (JD) from Universidad Autónoma de Santo Domingo (UASD) in 1987, an LLM in International Legal Studies, concentration on International Trade, from the Washington College of Law, The American University and a Post Graduate in Commercial and Corporate Law from Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra (PUCMM) 1999, among other studies in the area of business law.   

Lawyer Rankings

Dominican Republic > Corporate and finance

Russin, Vecchi & Heredia Bonetti is commended for providing ‘timely, in-depth corporate advice‘ to clients in the energy, banking, technology and healthcare sectors, among others. The practice is well known for its solid track record in cross-border finance and corporate matters. Managing partner Georges Santoni Recio heads the department in conjunction with José Maldonado Stark, who is very experienced in international project finance; Luis Heredia Valenzuela, who is noted for his expertise in contractual matters for mining, telecoms and agribusiness companies; and Puerto Plata-based Román Medina Diplan. Ariel Jáquez Núñez, who made partner in 2019, is also a name to note.

Dominican Republic > Real estate and tourism

Russin, Vecchi & Heredia Bonetti‘s department has established strength in development work, land and property transactions, construction mandates and due diligence, and is also adept at handling real estate-related disputes. Puerto Plata-based Román Medina Diplan heads the department in conjunction with Luis Heredia Valenzuela, who is based in the Santo Domingo office. José Maldonado Stark acts for international and domestic investors, and also assists real estate developers with transactions. Associates Ana María Frías and Pierina Poloney, both based in the Puerto Plata office, are also noted.