About Our Business

Solutions for Success

Velez-Benedetti Lawyers & Consultants offers the comprehensive capabilities and deep legal knowledge necessary to provide the right advice and help you solve the most complex legal issues for you or your Business in Colombia.


Since opening our doors in 1986, we’re proud to say that each year we have a bigger list of returning and new clients. We focus our legal services on providing the right legal solution to attend the needs of our clients.


Want to experience the expertise of Velez-Benedetti Lawyers & Consultants for yourself? Give us a call today and let’s discuss what we can do for you. We provide our services in fluent English, Spanish and French.

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 Ricardo 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. Ricardo 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 piece 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 Ricardo 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. Ricardo Velez-Benedetti as our lawyer in Cartagena. Knowledgeable, reliable, staying on top of everything, speaking English, dependable, trustworthy, Mr. Ricardo 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

Opening Hours

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


Having more than 26 years of experience as lawyers and consultants, we provide our services with total confidence and with a commitment of each member of this organization to satisfy the needs of our clients.


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. Customs Law

  7. Registration of Investments (Exchange regime).

  8. Immigration Law

  9. Intellectual Property Law (registration of trademarks).

  10. Financial Advisory Services.

  11. Wealth Management Services in Alliance with GBS Finance. (www.gbsfinance.com)

  12. Advisory Services in Franchise.


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


We mainly focus on providing integral Legal Advisory to Foreign Investors in the following areas: Real Estate contracts, Tax and Custom Law, Commercial and Corporate law, Civil law, Labor law, Migration Law,  Registration of investments, Creation of new companies and business, titles and contract studies and contracts preparation. Legal advice and assistance for accessing the Free Trade Zones regime.

Velez-Benedetti Lawyers is included in the list of the U.S. Embassy in Colombia for Legal Assistance to U.S. Citizens


Check: https://co.usembassy.gov/u-s-citizen-services/attorneys/

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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.



Centro, Edificio Banco Popular of 1302, Cartagena, Colombia

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