Commercial and Real Estate

In the area of general commercial transactions and contracts, ARIAS, FABREGA & FABREGA lawyers are frequently called to advise clients in connection with the negotiation and drafting of all sorts of agency and distribution agreements; manufacturing and packaging agreements; bills of sales; negotiable instruments; security interests, including pledges and mortgages; commercial guarantees and performance bonds; powers of attorney; insurance and re-insurance contracts; and in general all kind of commercial agreements and civil law contracts.

ARIFA's real estate practice covers the entire spectrum of real estate activities. Lawyers in this area frequently advise clients in connection with: leasing of offices and commercial premises, both for landlords and tenants; acquisition, development, construction, financing and operation of office buildings, malls, shopping centers, hotels, casinos and beach resorts; development, construction, sale and financing of residential housing projects and exclusive condominiums; and all sorts of real estate transactions.

In connection with these transactions, ARIFA real estate lawyers have developed significant expertise in the drafting of various types of real estate joint-venture agreements; in navegating through complex hotel, casino, zoning, environmental, construction and property laws and regulations; in the drafting of land purchase agreements, construction and development agreements, commercial lease agreements, condo rules, and mortgage agreements; and in all sort of real estate financial structures from simple mortgage loans to complex international bond issues and securitizations of mortgages.

Representative Clients

Grupo Roble, Marriott Hotels, Caribbean Properties Group, Nuevos Hoteles de Panamá (Sheraton), CB Richard Ellis, Regus, McDonald's Corporation, Grupo Provivienda, Sitel, Varela Hermanos, Grupo Ricardo Pérez, Azucarera Nacional, Tropigas, Plastiglas and Casa Luker.