“We are what we do repeatedly. Excellence, then is not an act but a habit.” – Aristotle.
“He who does not travel, who does not read,
who does not listen to music,
who does not find grace in himself,
she who does not find grace in herself,
dies slowly.“ – Pablo Neruda.
How did you become a GLC Lawyer?
Almost 14 years ago at the School of Law of the University of Costa Rica, I saw an ad that said “legal assistants wanted”. At that time, I was working for an autonomous institution and I wanted to start working in the Law field, so I dialed up a phone number that I still remember and they gave me an interview appointment. After the interview, they called me to start working; however, I wanted to wait to complete my appointment so Augusto gave me the time I needed. Then, I started working on Monday August 1st as part-time, half in the office and half out of it. I worked in the office that was in Barrio Gonzalez Lahman and in the other office in San Pedro. We have grown together, I have the privilege of having seen how GLC has evolved and along with it, I have also evolved as professional. Even though we have excelled, there is still a path to the greater excellence.
The fact that initially Augusto believed in me and then Manuel trusted me to carry on with the job and tasks was a gigantic support and a big motivation for me. This firm became fundamental part of my life and a passion. Its vision and mission have become a lifestyle in order to protect our clients’ interests and to look for the best options for the companies that want to invest in Costa Rica.
Practice Areas and vision for the future
I work on the operative and company establishment affairs so clients can start their business according to the national legislation of Costa Rica, Commercial Law. Also, I advise them on the Costa Rican labor law which every company needs to know.
Keep helping our clients to settle in Costa Rica, giving them the more appropriate and updated advice and consolidating a Labor Division that allows clients to feel protected and safeguarded.
What are the reasons that make GLC different and why do you believe in the law firm?
Every day we try to learn something new, we learn from our mistakes and that has allowed us to keep moving forward and stand out in the market. The work environment is family-like and we all support each other and support our clients that feel comfortable for our treatment and professionalism.
Hobbies, passion, aspirations, dreams…
I spend most of my time with my son, I train with him, I take him to competitions and I see him growing up. I also like to spoil him. I love to spend time at the kitchen every time I can. Cooking is a way to express my creativity and release daily stress. That is why I like to cook with no pressure and listening to music in order to enjoy it. I love to read Latin American literature and historical novels. Finally, I also like to travel and know more cultures and countries, who doesn’t?