WE ARE A FIRM DEDICATED TO EXPATS

ABOUT US

We are a passionate team of professionals dedicated to
providing you with outstanding service and to
giving you the best experience in your transition to Costa Rica and Panama.
We are loyal to our clients' needs.
Contact us today, and find out how we can help.

SATISFIED CLIENTS

2957

APPLICATIONS FOR RESIDENCY

2364

REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONS

695

SMALL BUSINESSES

437

DOCUMENTS

8563

WHAT WE DO

IMMIGRATION

Outlier Legal Services provides assistance with immigration applications in Costa Rica. Whether you need temporary residency, a work visa, or permanent residency, we will be able to assist you.

REAL ESTATE

If you are looking to buy a new home or commercial property, or invest in a development, our experienced attorneys will assist you with the title search, the deed, the subdivision, or the condo bylaws. Our experience is as diverse as the industry itself. For dreams big and small, we have an expert who can help you.

BUSINESS

Whether you need to incorporate your new LLC, register a trademark, draft a contract, or run your books, we have the expertise to help you. Our team understands the needs of a small business in a big world.

LEGAL DOCUMENTS

Do you need to obtain a document such as a marriage certificate, birth certificate, divorce decree, or police record? Or do you need to translate a document into another language, legalize it, or obtain an apostille? We can help. Let us know what you need, and we will let you know how we can assist you.

OUR TEAM

We are a dedicated and passion-filled group of professionals, with each of us bringing our own particular talents and expertise.

Rafael Valverde

Co-Founder, CEO

Dawn Drummer

Chief Executive Officer

Nataliya Bari

Real Estate and Business Development Director

Patricia González

Accounting & Finance Controller

I Wen Chen

Operational Systems Trainer

Mario Rodríguez

Regional Immigration Manager
Glorianne Incera

Gloriane Incera

Lead Human Resources Manager
Daphne Smith

Daphne Smith

Administrative Assistant
Johaf Arias

Johaf Arias

Jr Project Manager
Karen Ulate

Karen Ulate

Senior Business Attorney and Notary Public

Ana Armenta

Multimedia Storyteller

Adrián Pineda

Real Estate Legal Assistant

Pablo Brenes

Lead Training Team
Valeria Chavarria

Valeria Chavarría

Archivist

Melissa Espinoza

Lead Immigration Client Services

Stephanie Valverde

Immigration Specialist

Bárbara Salas

Office Administrator

Valery Guevara

Accounting & Finance Services Coordinator
Alfredo Abrego

Alfredo Abrego

Lead Immigration Manager
Bayron Segura

Bayron Segura

Immigration Paralegal
María José Chavarría

María José Chavarría

Senior Immigration Client Services Coordinator
Steven Carballo

Steven Carballo

Immigration Client Services Coordinator
Luis Chacon

Luis Ángel Chacón

Compliance Officer
Sonia Castro

Sonia Castro

Executive Assistant
Rodrigo Llibre

Rodrigo Llibre

Immigration Administrative & Legal Assistant
Carlos Escobar

Carlos Escobar

Real Estate Legal Assistant
Felipe Mena

Felipe Mena

Translator

María Celeste Jiménez

Senior Immigration Client Services Coordinator
Diana Casteneda

Diana Castañeda

Panama Immigration Attorney
Oscar Ledezma

Oscar Ledezma

Lead Immigration Document Processing
Ana Paula Peñaranda

Ana Paula Peñaranda

Lead Immigration Client Services Assistant
Andrés Rodríguez

Andrés Rodríguez

Lead Real Estate Team Manager
Carolina Castrillo

Carolina Castrillo

Business Jr Attorney
Isabel González

Isabel González

Immigration Client Services Coordinator
Jean Pierre Fournier

Jean Pierre Fournier

Real Estate Attorney
Jerson Carranza Romero

Jerson Carranza

Immigration Legal Assistant
Jesús Ondoy

Jesús Ondoy

Costa Rica Receptionist
Juan José Espinoza

Juan José Espinoza

Immigration Legal Assistant
Kevin Morgan

Kevin Morgan

Legal Immigration Lead
Laura Vega

Laura Vega

Immigration Legal Assistant
María José Mathus

María José Mathus

Immigration Client Services Coordinator
Maribel Pineda

Maribel Pineda

Office Maintenance
Maripaz Soto

Maripaz Soto

Journalist
Natalia Solórzano

Natalia Solórzano

Immigration Client Services Coordinator
Carol Rivera

Carol Rivera

Panamá Receptionist
Maria Jose Vásquez

Maria Jose Vásquez

Immigration Client Services Coordinator
Mynor Chavarria

Mynor Chavarría

Accounting & Finance Assistant
Jimena Zamora

Jimena Zamora

Immigration Document Processing Assistant
Valeria Ramírez

Valeria Ramírez

Immigration Document Processing Assistant

CLIENTS LOVE US

CLIENT FEEDBACK

Dawn has put together an incredible team of hard-working, caring Millennials. They accomplish their tasks professionally with excellent communication between the client and team members. Having twice experienced the Rentista paper-chase, the first time in 1991, and again through the ...

K. Kichinka
Consultant

If you are looking for Immigration services or real estate services Outlier Legal Services has helped us with both types of transactions. Rafael handled our house closing very quickly for us and with no hiccups! If your Spanish is not ...

Debra Brouwer

Dawn and Rafael are the BEST ever. Have your important papers ready, and they do the rest – BC/FBI/Fingerprinting – Sit Back and let them do the work. So very happy I decided to go with Outlier – Thank you ...

Mo Len Michaels

I cannot recommend Outlier Legal enough. Their knowledge of both U.S. and Costa Rican law is amazing and priceless to me. On top of that … a lawyer that responds … quickly … in English or Spanish. Wow!

John Wegner

I loved having a local law firm handling my residency this time because they spoke English, were responsive by email and phone and were nearby in case something needed attention. I only need to do residency every few years and ...

Rob Evans

When you move to a foreign country and don’t know too many people (if any) it is wonderful to have a firm like Outlier Legal Services to talk to, to guide you, to hold your hand and help you get ...

Art Pryor

Very comprehensive! Couldn’t have gotten the forms I needed to submit to the US without you guys. You made the whole process so easy.

Jme Bright

Precision, Knowledge, Communication are Key components to accomplishing a goal, Outlier, specifically Dawn and Rafael Epitomize these concepts !!! I HIGHLY recommend Outlier to ALL interested parties !!!

Don Schwartz

Highly recommended. With all the confusing information out there, it was nice to receive correct answers regarding residency and professional help.

Lindsay Gorham

Rafa and Dawn have been an absolute delight to work with! They have made the residency application as easy as possible here.

Greg Pekas

LATEST NEWS

Knock knock! Corporate taxes are due!

The payment of Corporate taxes is in force since 2017 according to the law N° 9428 and all companies registered in Costa Rica are obliged to do so by January 31st, 2023. Who should pay this tax? The tax will be applicable to the following […] The post Knock knock! Corporate taxes are due! appeared first on Outlier Legal Services. read more ❯

Does Costa Rica have a Holiday Baggage Embargo?

If you post this question to expats on FB, you will get many conflicting answers. This can be very frustrating. Who is right and who is wrong? Don’t despair! There is a simple answer to cut through the confusion. The multiple answers vary by airline […] The post Does Costa Rica have a Holiday Baggage Embargo? appeared first on Outlier Legal Services. read more ❯