Title: Real Estate

Firm Overview

Pacheco Coto 

Legal Services


Pacheco Coto Building Forum 2, Lindora
10903 San Jose
Costa Rica


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Founded in 1939, Pacheco Coto is the dean of Costa Rica's law firms, recognized for its highest ethical tradition, distinctive international background, and uppermost professional standards.

Since its inauguration in 2009, Chambers Latin America Awards for Excellence has designated PACHECO COTO as Best Law Firm of the Year - Costa Rica in 2009, 2010 and 2012, in recognition of outstanding professional performance. In 2011, the firm was bestowed the CLIENT SERVICE EXCELLENCE award. Chambers Global and Chambers Latin America 2014 again listed Pacheco Coto in Band #1 in three categories: Corporate/Commercial, M&A; Tax and Real Estate. Senior Partner Humberto Pacheco A. was again listed as STAR PERFORMER (Tax), and in Band 1(Corporate) together with Partners Hernán Pacheco O. (also Corporate) and Alejandro Antillón A. (Real Estate). Eleven of the firm’s lawyers are listed as ‘leaders in their field’. IFLR1000 lists Partners Humberto Pacheco A., Hernán Pacheco O. and Freddy Fachler G. as “Leading Lawyers”.

Pacheco Coto represents numerous multinational clients and transnational corporations -including more than 36 Fortune 500 companies - that acknowledge the firm’s outstanding expertise in diverse branches of the law, and as quoted by Chambers Latin America, grant it “the gold standard for high-end transactional work”.

PACHECO COTO's distinctive qualities.
•A 74-year trajectory of professional excellence based on a symmetry of tradition and innovation;
•A 41-year accredited international background and comprehensive legal expertise in foreign jurisdictions concerning matters distinct from Costa Rica.

Evaluators and clients define PACHECO COTO as a high-octane operation, which “enjoys an impressive and highly coveted global footprint that spans Costa Rica, Switzerland and New Zealand”. In 2013 the firm has expanded its international offices to include Madrid, Spain, and at the regional level, El Salvador, Guatemala and Nicaragua in Central America. This capacity to provide comprehensive and innovative solutions to multinational clients worldwide establishes PACHECO COTO as a first class international law firm.

•An elite team of lawyers that upholds the Firm’s prestige through specialized knowledge, talent, and creative thinking. Many are renowned for spearheading the creation of innovative legislation in several areas of the law. Most hold post-graduate degrees from prestigious universities in the USA and Europe, and speak two or more languages.

•A corporate structure with client-oriented policies based on evaluation of the client’s expectations and the immediate and appropriate response to their evolving requirements, monitored by the Partners and the Executive Director through a Central Control division, to ensure fluent and effective lawyer/client communication and the premium quality of the services provided.

PACHECO COTO has, amongst others, affiliations with: American Bar Association, American Chamber of Commerce of Costa Rica, American Intellectual Property Law Association, Costa Rican Bar Association, International Bar Association, Inter–American Fiscal Association, International Centre for Conciliation and Arbitration (CICA), International Trademark Association, The New York State Bar Association.


  • Year this Office was Established: 1939
  • Number of Offices Worldwide: 7
  • Lawyers Worldwide: 38

Languages: Spanish, English, Hebrew, French and Italian

  • Administrative Law and Government Procurement
  • Banking and Finance
  • Business and Corporate Law
  • Environmental and Energy Division
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • International Asset Planning
  • Litigation and Arbitration
  • Project Finance & Infrastructure Development
  • Real Estate & Hospitality Law
  • Telecommunications