YOUR LOCAL SPECIALISTS IN IMMIGRATION LAW, REAL ESTATE, LEGAL DOCUMENTS AND BUSINESS LEGALITIES

ABOUT US

TRUST YOUR COMPASS

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, Panama or elsewhere.
We are loyal to our clients' needs enabling our expats, who we lovingly call Outliers, to reach new heights.
Contact us today, and find out how we can help to give you the best new start possible.

SATISFIED CLIENTS

1408

APPLICATIONS FOR RESIDENCY

937

REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONS

374

SMALL BUSINESSES

276

CUPS OF COFFEE

25368

Outlier Legal, our lawyers / attorneys and professionals are accredited and certified amongst others by:

bar association international
colegio abogados
notary

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. Starting a new life abroad can be daunting, let us take a little bit of stress away.

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 sister company OLS Documents will take great care of you. Follow the link below and order your documents in 2 easy steps online.

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

Co-Founder, CCO

Nataliya Schulman

Chief Operating Officer

Patricia González

Accounting Client Service

I Wen Chen

Zoho Trainer

Mario Rodriguez

Managing Immigration Attorney
Glorianne Incera

Gloriane Incera

HR Coordinator
Daphne Smith

Daphne Smith

Administration Host
Johaf Arias

Johaf Arias

HR Developer
Mariela

Mariela Silesky

Senior Immigration Specialist
karen-ulate

Karen Ulate

Business Manager
Laura Mejía

Laura Mejía

Docs Coordinator

Stacey Jennings

Community Manager

Ana Armenta

Multimedia Storyteller

Adrián Pineda

Legal Assistant

Aron Mekler

Legal Assistant

Aldo Bruno

Legal Immigration Lead

Pablo Brenes

Trainer
Valeria Chavarria

Valeria Chavarría

Archivist

Melissa Espinoza

Lead Immigration Client Services

Stephanie Valverde

Immigration Specialist

Rocio Forester

Administrative Assistant

Barbara Salas

HR Assistant

Valery Guevara

Accounting Assistant
Alfredo Abrego

Alfredo Abrego

Senior Immigration Paralegal
Bayron Segura

Bayron Segura

Administrative Assistant
Julio Camacho

Julio Camacho

Accountant Manager
Katherine Montenegro

Katherine Montenegro

Immigration Service Coordinator
María José Chavarría

María José Chavarría

Client Services Coordinator
Steven Carballo

Steven Carballo

Client Services Coordinator
Johnny Lara

Johnny Lara

Real Estate Manager
Hector Lopez

Hector Lopez

Administrative Assistant
Luis Angel Chacon

Luis Ángel Chacón

Compliance Officer
Sonia Castro

Sonia Castro

Management Assistant
Juan Vega

Juan Vega

Marketing Manager
Rodrigo Libre

Rodrigo Llibre

Administrative Assistant
Fabian Solano

Fabián Solano

Legal Assistant
Bryan Alfaro

Bryan Alfaro

Legal Assistant
Marggie Blanco

Marggie Blanco

Human Resources Manager
Carlos Escobar

Carlos Escobar

Legal Assistant
Felipe Mena

Felipe Mena

Translator
Jia Guan

Jia Guan

Docs Assistant

María Celeste Jimenez

Immigration Service Coordinator
Oscar Ledezma

Oscar Ledezma

Administrative 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

Staying Safe in the Waters of Costa Rica

With high season right around the corner, people will be headed to the shores in large numbers.  Not many people are aware that the number one cause of  accidental death to visitors in Costa Rica is drowning.  In Costa Rica, between 2001 and 2018, 890 people drowned, 62% […] The post Staying Safe in the Waters of Costa Rica appeared first on Outlier Legal Services. read more ❯

A General Overview of Costa Rican Norms and Customs

As with all countries, Costa Rica has its own set of norms and customs, based on centuries of tradition and social development. Ticos are very proud of their customs and traditions, roots, and history. One great norm is that Costa Ricans are extraordinarily friendly to visitors […] The post A General Overview of Costa Rican Norms and Customs appeared first on Outlier Legal Services. read more ❯