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Lic.Gregory Kearney Lawson.

Costa Rica

American/Costarrican Attorney at Law/Real Estate Broker, We specialize in relocation and expat services related to Costa Rica, Residency, Immigration proceedures,Real Estate sales, International Law, Business Law, Corporations, Family Law, Wedding planning, private investigations and genealogical research, Notarial services, tax shelters, Civil and Criminal Law, serving of court documents. We can also advise on several other aspects related to Costa Rica, such as Tourism, everyday living, culture, etc.

Experience in the area

20 years experience with clients from over 75 countries, Presidential candidate for of the Costarrican Barr Association 1999 Presently running for Congress at the Costarrican Legislative Assembly 2014-2018


Past member Masonic Lodge Past President Lions Club Past President Community developement association Past Delegate of the Supreme Tribunal of Elections


La Republica Newspaper, Tico Times, AM Costa Rica, La Prensa Libre, La Nación, Daily Extra, Gamma Liason news agency, SIPA Press, SYGMA News agency, Channel 6,7,11,13,19,42 TV, National USA TV, many radio programs.


Autonomous University of Central America Univerisity of Costa Rica Glendale College Lumbleau Real Estate School University of San Judas Tadeo

Awards and Honors

Numerous certificates and distinctions from the Barr Association, the Journalists association,the Medical association, the Supreme Court,the Judicial Power (OIJ) Eagle scout badge with three palms

What do you still hope to achieve/learn in this field?

Help other soon to be expats or people interested in moving or investing in Costa Rica, with their legal issues, weddding plans,obtain documents or represent them.

Something interesting about this subject that others may not know:

Began Masters in International Relations and Diplomacy at National University of Costa Rica. Began Masters in Journalism at University of Central America ¨Stvdivm Generale¨ Currently doing Masters in Political Communication at University San Judas Tadeo.

Something controversial or provocative about this subject

I Have been involved and still am in several groups helping to collect food, funds and other needs to several good causes and needy communities.

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Recent Answers from Lic.Gregory Kearney Lawson.

2015-11-05 DPM practice in Costa Rica:

Dr.G  You will first need to apply for permanent residency and then apply to join the Medical Association.   The main documents that you will need to get started are your Birth Certificate, police background

2015-04-10 live in Costa Rica and work in the healthcare:

First you will hace to begin residency in   Costa Rica, then you may apply to hace your degrees and diplomas recognized.  Regarding an exam you will probably need to take an exam in spanish, I would have

2015-03-25 2 opcion de compra venta contracts:

Making two contracts is not a common practice but it is done sometimes, the 10 percent is usually paid for as a payment in good faith, basically to tie the buyer into the sale.  Signed reciepts should

2015-01-30 podiatry practicing in Costa Rica:

Hello Dr. Claudio  You will first need to apply for residency in Costa Rica and then you may apply to the medical association in Costa Rica, your degree will be recognized here after a legalization process

2014-12-26 Costa Rica property sale after divorce:

Hello Thomas,   That is correct, you will need to send a Specialized Power of Attorney for the sole purpose of selling the property, this will be done to a third party or to her to sign the transfer of


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