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Practice Areas

Corporate/M&A, Real Estate, Estate Planning, Immigration Law

Practice and Profesional Career

Mónica Linares is an Associate of Legalsa, where she Works in the Corporate/Commercial and Real Estate practices. With 20 years of professional experience, she has become an expert in real estate law, and specializes in comprehensive legal services for developers of premium apartment and office buildings, including: design of legal vehicles for the acquisition of properties on which the project is to be built; procurement of necessary permits and licenses; constitution of horizontal property regimes; legal counsel to neighbors’ or owners’ associations charged with management of the building; and eventual documentation of purchase contracts, deeds, and registration of titles and deeds for each individual unit.

Mónica also has participated in counseling major Guatemalan real estate developers on corporate and financing matters, and in helping high-net-worth family groups to organize their estate and establish family protocols.

Her recent experience includes; formalization of legal vehicles and contracts for the acquisition of several properties in Guatemala City for the development of a new hotel, advice for obtaining bank financing for the Project, and constitution of the necessary guaranty and management trusts; organization of private clients’ estates through private interest foundations based abroad; and assistance in a due diligence process for the potential acquisition of a real estate development company with operations throughout Central America.


  • JD, Universidad Rafael Landívar


    • Guatemalan Bar Association


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