Founder

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Herman M. Duarte

Founder at Tropical Lawyer

Founding Partner at Hduarte-LEX

Founder at Igualitos (NGO)

 

IMMIGRATION AND BUSINESS CONSULTING FIRM

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Tropical Lawyer is a boutique immigration and business consulting firm that helps foreigners to legally move to Costa Rica.  

In addition we offer services for entrepeneurs, small, medium and large companies that operates anywhere in the world, which need advise in how to structure their line of products and services to have a higher sales; help them create high impact presentations and communicate better their line of products. 

The purpose of Tropical Lawyer is to empower people to move to the tropical paradise of Costa Rica and help their transition from a personal,business and legal perspective.  

Our vision is to become the number one choice for immigration and business consulting firm in Costa Rica. 

We  want to help you make your dreams come true.  

 
 
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Tropical lawyer is a spin off from my other arbitration and human rights boutique firm HDUARTE-LEX.Both companies have been founded by Herman M. Duarte, a salvadoran/swiss lawyer who moved to Costa Rica in the year 2012 to fulfill his dream of work and live in the tropics and in a much more inclusive society.

Herman was included in the 2017 Chambers & Partners Global Guide as a foreign expert in Costa Rica and has received numerous accolades, such as the ICAL ALUMNI Association “Outstanding Alumni Award”, as well as recognition as a leading "Promoter of Freedom of Expression" by Prensa Gráfica, the major newspaper in El Salvador. He is also part of the HIVE Global leaders community

Interested in working together? Schedule a design consultation below.

 

"Why? because I have been in your shoes. I care and I want to become that firm I needed, in the year 2012, when I made the decision to move to Costa Rica. 

In the year 2012, there were no business opportunites for me as an open gay man in El Salvador. I had to to do something in order to spread my wings and be able to develop my professional skills. I remember I was afraid of failing not only as a professional, but also as an individual. Moving to another country requires time, due diligence of many aspects, self sacrifice and the right amount of naiveness. 

I once read "BE WHO YOU NEEDED WHEN YOU WERE A CHILD" and I want to be that person, for all of those people out there."

Herman M. Duarte, THE Tropical Lawyer

 
 

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