top of page
In Negotiation

About Our Business

We Provide Solutions for Success

At Velez-Benedetti Lawyers & Consultants, we specialize in delivering comprehensive legal solutions backed by decades of multi-generational experience. Our firm excels in guiding clients through intricate legal matters, whether for personal or business needs in Colombia.


Established in 1986, we take pride in our expanding roster of satisfied clients, both returning and new. Our commitment lies in tailoring legal services to effectively address the unique requirements of each client.


Are you ready to leverage the expertise of Velez-Benedetti Lawyers & Consultants? Contact us today to initiate a discussion on how we can serve you. We offer services in fluent English, Spanish, and French, ensuring seamless communication across diverse clientele.

Attorneys & Consultants
Cartagena - Colombia

Velez-Benedetti Attorney Group provides an extensive array of consulting & legal services in Cartagena, Colombia.

We utilize our in-house team of specialized attorneys equipped with the requisite tools and expertise to guide the growth of your business or devise a meticulous investment plan tailored for Colombia.


We forge strong partnerships with our clients, assisting them through every stage of their journey, with a steadfast focus on their needs. Our approach involves generating innovative ideas, meticulously analyzing legal alternatives and options, and crafting effective legal and tax strategies through the development of high-quality and scalable legal solutions.


Reach out to us today to explore how we can assist you further.


Men Shaking Hands


One of our primary focus areas is to deliver comprehensive legal advisory services tailored specifically for foreign investors.


We specialize in the following:


  • Real Estate: Conducting thorough contracts and property title searchs, and providing escrow services for purchases.

  • Tax Law: Providing expert guidance on tax matters.

  • Commercial and Corporate Law: Assisting with corporate governance, transactions, and compliance.

  • Civil Law: Offering legal support regarding civil matters.

  • Labor Law: Advising on employment-related issues.

  •  Immigration Law: Legal assistance with Colombian visas and immigration processes.

  • Registration of Investments: Facilitating the registration process with the Exchange Bank of the Republic to ensure full compliance.

  • Company Formation: Assisting in the incorporation of new companies and businesses.

  •  Contracts: Reviewing and preparing contracts, which involves conducting thorough analyses of existing contracts and crafting new ones with meticulous attention to detail.

  • Free Trade Zones: Providing legal advice and assistance for accessing Free Trade Zones regimes.


Our goal is to ensure that foreign investors receive comprehensive and expert legal support across all aspects of their plans and ventures in Colombia.


Our law firm is included in the list of "Attorneys/Lawyers in Colombia" of the following Embassies in Colombia:


United States of America



United Kingdom



Our Reviews

Word on the Street

“I met Ricardo Velez Benedetti over three years ago when he acted for me in the sale of property in Cartagena. It was a fortuitous meeting because I am pleased to say Ricardo has continued to represent me on a number of other dealings and his approach to both legal and business advice has been consistently solid and balanced by his approach and solid understanding on how the legal system and business works in Colombia. Another advantage is the opportunity to discuss broader issues with Ricardo given his experience having lived overseas for some time he adds a broader position than others in his capacity and can do so in English which removes the impediment of lengthy translation services. I look forward to continuing to work with Ricardo and his family law firm and will have no hesitation recommending his experienced approach to others”

Shane O´Connell, Australia.

"We retained Velez-Benedetti to purchase a vacation condominium in Cartagena. We are from the US and had no experience with purchasing a property in Colombia. We were impressed by his professionalism in handling our negotiation, sale, and transfer of title. We could not have been more pleased with the level of service he provided and would recommend his practice to anyone seeking informed, efficient and responsive representation in his areas of practice. They handled all pieces in the purchase and his level of communication throughout was outstanding. His firm also handled the escrow of the funds for the sale, which gave us peace of mind. His advice was practical and results-focused, and we are pleased with the results. We expect a high level of service from our lawyer. We are happy to say that Velez-Benedetti consistently exceeded those expectations.

Franck DeRose, New York City

"It's always a challenge finding the right professional when investing in real estate in a foreign country. We are grateful to have found Mr. Ernesto Velez-Benedetti as our lawyer in Cartagena. Knowledgeable, reliable, staying on top of everything, speaking English, dependable, trustworthy, Mr. Velez-Benedetti is definitely the right person to contact for all your real estate and business needs.”

Peter S, France.

“Starting my own small business was really scary, but VELEZ-BENEDETTI
Lawyers & Consultants guided me on how to move forward without getting caught up in the details. I was very impressed with their professionalism and transparency throughout the consulting process.”

Reese Mathers, UK

Peter klenk, philadelfia

These guys did an excellent job helping us buy our condo in Cartagena. They made the process easy, their English is excellent, and you will feel in good hands. I am a lawyer in Philadelphia with 30 years of experience; they are good!

Cartagena First American RealtY,


I have been working with this law firm for over 9 years now. They have been an incredible source of knowledge and their professionalism is unquestionable.We refer them to all our clients for their real estate transactions. The fact that they are perfectly bi-lingual reassures new investors to properly understand all the legal necessary steps to acquire a real estate property… for all their business dealings and company formation… and so much more.
Highly recommended


I have had many attorneys in the states, but when purchasing property in Cartagena, I looked for an experienced, local attorney who was also bilingual. I called a couple of firms, and decided to go with Velez-Benedetti. I met with Ernesto initially to understand the process, and how he would guide me through the purchase. It took 6 or 7 months to decide on the house, and Ernesto helped me along the way. When I finally found the house, Ernesto took the reins and made the process go smoothly. A fantastic job! Later, Velez-Benedetti helped me with other legal work. I'm very happy I decided to go with them.
Business Meeting Discussion


Having more than 30 years of experience as lawyers and consultants, we provide our services with total confidence and with the commitment of each member of this organization to satisfy the needs of our clients.

Law Firm


VELEZBENEDETTI Lawyers & Consultants is permanently focused on providing legal services with efficiency and integrity in the following areas:


  1. Real Estate

  2. Commercial and Business law

  3. Civil Law

  4. Labor Law

  5. Tax Law 

  6. Registration of Investments (Exchange regime).

  7. Immigration Law

  8. Intellectual Property Law (registration of trademarks).

  9. Financial Advisory Services.

  10. Advisory Services in Franchise.


Get in touch to learn more about how these services can help you.

Opening Hours

Mon - Fri: 8am - 6pm
Sat: 9am - 12pm
Sun: Closed

Justice Scale

Top leading firms in Colombia

The Investment Services Directory offers foreign investors a guide to some of the most important firms in the country that offer services in relevant areas for investors


Contact Us

Contact us and find how our services can benefit you and your company.


Our headquarters is located in the heart of the old city of Cartagena de Indias.

Mobile Phone: +573135322269

  • facebook
  • twitter
  • linkedin
bottom of page