Colombia Legal & Accounting SAS

Welcome to the premiere website dedicated to offering bilingual Colombian Accountants, Colombian Attorneys, and Colombian investigative services to foreign nationals and multinational corporations in Colombia. Our team of licensed professionals hold credentials in Colombia and the United States. Our main office is located in the upscale business district of El Poblado, Medellin, Colombia.

As the expat community grows so do the unique needs of expat clients. As the CEO of Colombia Legal & Accounting SAS (CL&A), James S. Lindzey brought together a team of Colombian accountants,  attorneys, and private investigators to cover the needs of our clients both in Colombia and the Unites States (primarily). His experience with legal matters dates back to 2007 in Colombia, running the #1 and most recognized visa service in Colombia for expats, Visas y Tramites Internacionales. Prior to this, James worked on criminal defense teams in the U.S. as a private investigator.

We are dedicated to serving the specialized needs of multinational companies and foreign nationals living in Colombia or running satellite offices here. The information contained on this website is written in layman’s terms because we understand the need to be transparent and communicate with our clients better than the typical law firm. Colombian laws and regulations are similar in many ways to other countries, but also very different in many ways.

CL&A can connect the dots for you, allowing you to have a smooth transition while setting up business in Colombia. The areas we specialize in are Commercial Law, Business Startup Law, Real Estate Law, Immigration Law, Civil Law, and Colombian Accounting Services. Our accounting services also offer full compliance with International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), also referred to as  Normas Internacionales de Información Financiera (NIFF). Colombia Legal & Accounting is certifed in this change. All companies in Colombia are required by law to have implemented this change by March 31, 2016. If you are using an accountant in Colombia ask if they are certified in this process.

We provide a variety of specialized services to meet the needs of our clients, and you will learn more about the many options as you browse this site. Some of our more popular services at this time include the following: 

Colombian Accounting
Corporate Tax Returns
Colombian Administrative Services
Creating a Colombian Corporation
Getting Married in Colombia (or Getting a Civil Union in Colombia)
Colombian Residency Visas
How to Buy Real Estate in Colombia
Colombian Payroll Services
Colombian Labor Contracts

As an added convenience, we can provide Official certified translations and apostille in Colombia and the United States. We can provide financial reports in English that are compatible with US accounting standards. We are proud to offer price guarantees, transparent legal services, comprehensive Tax planning, and experience with the Colombian legal system dating back to 2007. We are your boots on the ground.

CL&A SAS is managed by James S. Lindzey III, an American expat with Colombian residency since 2005. James has been working in the legal field since 2001. He manages a team of Colombian accountants, private investigators, and attorneys in Medellin, Colombia, headquartered near the Golden Mile.







Corporate Contitutions


Real Estate Law


Customs Law


Labor Law