Javier F. Chaverri Ross
Attorney at Law
Phones +506 2253-4917 / +506 2280-7018
Fax +506 2203-1854
E-mail javier@ncclaw.com

After more than two decades of professional practice as a lawyer, Javier has successfully traversed different fields of law, nourishing a knowledge of them and achieving what is today a comprehensive overview that gives him extraordinary criteria for addressing the problems and solutions to be applied in each particular case.

As founding partner of his own law firm, since 1997 he has been the external trust lawyer of choice for a state bank, in charge of the bank’s lawsuits and its real estate transactions for the trust. Javier is highly recognized in the field of real estate law, which he practices from his offices in the central valley, Nosara, and Nicaragua. He has been personally awarded by the Houston, Texas-based U.S. real estate insurance firm, Stewart Title, as the lawyer with the highest volume of real estate transactions in Costa Rica during a five-year period. During this same period, Javier’s firm was recognized by another leading company, Chicago Title, as one of the country’s top 25 real estate law firms. That period of intense learning left Javier with firmly-rooted lessons regarding the hits and misses of the era, making him an acknowledged expert in the prevention of real estate fraud and avoidable situations and thus providing investors with a better perspective in order to help them reach a final decision on purchasing a property or a property-related business. In an understanding that modern pre-trial negotiating tools are the quickest way to solve disputes, Javier has applied them to the conflicts arising as a consequence of the booming economy.

In 2006 and 2007, he attended several seminars on Harvard Tools of Negotiation at Harvard University in Cambridge to provide the theoretical foundation for his experience in the matter. In addition, he has been invited to talk in the U.S. at the Florida Coastal Universityof Law in Jacksonville, Florida, on the topic of real estate transactions and commercial law in Costa Rica. More recently, as guest speaker at the International Congress on the Prevention of Fraud and Financial Crimes held in November 2016 in Miami, Florida and hosted by the Foundation for the Study of Crime and Money Laundering (FELADE), he gave a talk on the criminal responsibility of legal entities and compliance regulations.

Academically, Javier graduated with honors from the Universidad de las Américas, obtaining his Master’s Degree in Criminal Science. He has also received Specialist Degrees in Constitutional Justice and Constitutional Guarantees in the Criminal Procedure from the UCLM (Universidad de Castilla y La Mancha) in Toledo, Spain. Additionally, completed his Doctorate studies in Criminal Law from the Escuela Libre de Derecho -thesis in progress-, and a Master’s Degree in Economic Criminal Law from the Universidad de Granada in Spain

Javier firmly believes that his biggest challenge has been to leave his comfort zone as founding partner of his previous firm and dedicate himself fully and with unbound enthusiasm to the group of much-admired, highly successful colleagues and friends comprising Advanced Legal. He is convinced that such valuable partners share his vision and passion for law, where ongoing innovation and academic preparation are the only restorative for maintaining the level of quality the clients of this “project-come-true” merit – and will receive.

Other Studies courses and Seminars:
  • Seminar in Negoiation University Consortium (Tufts University, Harvard Law School and MIT) in Boston Mass (2005).
  • The theory and tools of negotiation of Harvard CMI International at Cambridge, Mass Oct 2006 (Held at Harvard Faculty of Education).
  • Criminal Law in Business and Economics Diploma by University of Sevilla Spain (Feb 2013).
Refresher Courses
  • Course for "Law on Legal Mechanisms to Modify, Revoke or Annul Decisions", Costa Rican Bar of Attorneys (2010).
  • Completion of Level degree for Examinations as Generic Judge in Civil Law I Costa Rican Bar of Attorneys (San Jose, March 2012).
  • Completion of Level degree for Examinations as Generic Judge in Civil Law III Costa Rican Bar of Attorneys (San Jose, March through April 2012).
  • Completion of Level degree for Examinations as Criminal Judge Costa Rican Bar of Attorneys (San Jose, March through May 2012).
  • Seminar of Civil Criminal and disciplinary liability in the legal practice August 2012 by Cartularium in San Jose.
  • Crimes against honor a procedural essay Costa Rican Bar of Attorneys Oct – Nov 2012.
Awards
  • Chicago Title Membership CCTA Attorney Alliance Group, Star member of the year 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008 by Stewart Tile for outstanding performance in Real Estate Legal transactions.
Teaching Experience
  • Guest Lecturer at Florida Coastal University of Law (Jacksonville, Florida) April 2005 Commercial transactions.
Practice

Admitted Bar of Attorneys of Costa Rica. Admitted as Public Notary by Supreme Court of Justice. Main Areas of Practice: Corporate Law, Criminal Law Civil Law, Immigration Law, Negotiation, Contracts and Real Estate Law. Membership: Urban Land Institute, International Bar of Attorneys.

Languages

English and Spanish. University of Cambridge, UK National Qualifications Network, International Legal English, Council of Europe Level B plus (July 2012); British Institute (International House in San Jose), Advanced Level degree Examinations of Cambridge Essol (San Jose, Jan through June 2012).