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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.

Attorneys & Consultants
Cartagena - Colombia

Velez-Benedetti offers a wide range of consulting legal services in Cartagena, Colombia, through a team of specialized Attorneys, with the necessary tools and expertise to help grow your business or make a perfect plan for your investment in Colombia. We partner with our clients from start to finish, focusing on their needs while producing new ideas, analyzing legal alternatives and options , developing effective legal and tax strategies by designing high quality and scaleable legal solutions. Contact us to learn more.


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We mainly focus on providing integral Legal Advisory to Foreign Investors in the following areas: Real Estate contracts and titles search, Tax, Commercial and Corporate law, Civil law, Labor law, Immigration Law,  Registration of Investments (Exchange Regime Bank of the Republic), Incorporation of new companies and businesses, titles and contract studies and contracts preparation. Legal advice and assistance for accessing the Free Trade Zones regime.


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.
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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.

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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

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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

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