Colombian Legal & Associates S.A.S.
The Colombian Expats Law Firm
Popular Legal Services For Expats in Colombia
Colombia Legal & Accounting was created exlusively with expats in mind. Bilingual legal & accounting services to serve foreign expats migrating to and living in Colombia. CL&A SAS was created and founded by James S. Lindzey as an extention of services initially offered by Visas y Tramites Internacionales (visas by James). James has been a full time resident in Colombia since 2005, and is happy to share his experiences with you. Below you will see the popular areas in which our firm CL&A SAS operates.
Avoid the common pitfalls foreigners make when investing in Colombia. Our firm has extensive experience with cultural differences foreigners face while handling investments in Colombia. The Colombian banking system, which by the way effects how all Investments by foreigners in Colombia. Colombia requires Colombian ID cards for standard bank accounts. However, our firm is able to assist in financial investment accounts offered by investment banks which only require passports. Once completing an initial investment in Colombia, in many cases you may comply with requirements for a visa, and obtain an ID card.
Colombian Bank Account & Investor Accounts
Setup personal or business bank accounts in Colombia with assistance in registering wire transfers with the Colombian federal bank. Investor accounts help foreigners invest in Colombia with out having a Colombian ID card or Colombian Visa.
Colombian Property Investments
Colombia Business Investments
Discuss your business plans with us, and we can help you understand taxes, costs, and regulations that may effect you. We provide Business Startup, administration, and profit / cost analysis for new entites as well as due diligence on existing businesses.
CL&A has setup more than 400 businesses for expats who live in or do business in Colombia. Our team has more experience in this field than any other bilingual lawfirm in Colombia. Finally, you get additional assistance from our team with how to administer a Colombian Company as a foreigner operating in Colombia.
Colombian Startup Law
Business startup law and administration guidance for foreigners. Advice on responsibilities as a business owner in Colombia
Colombian Labor Law
Understand Colombian Labor Law is fundamentally different than other countries. Avoid employee and contractor problems in Colombia.
Colombian HR Support
From administrative processes to social security requirements and employee taxes in Colombia.
As a foreigner in Colombia one may have unique circumstances which are very different from Colombians in some cases. While foreigners still have basic rights, we come across many cases where foreigners are taken advantage of in certain legal cases such as but not limited to, divorces, and child custody to name a couple.
Prenup in Colombia
A Colombian prenup protects your assets in Colombia during a Civil Union or Civil Marriage. Prenups should be created for each country of residence.
Marriage in Colombia
Legal assistance preparing for a Colombian marriage saves you from headaches when dealing with Colombian notaries marriage requirements.
Divorce in Colombia
Our Colombian divorce attorneys take extra care of foreigners. Understand your options and rights! Don’t get taken advantage of!
Colombian accounting services for foreigners living in Colombia require accountants who understand international taxes as well as how they effect Colombian tax declarations. The majority of accountants in Colombian do not have this experience. It is also important to understand that Colombian tax laws change throughout the year, and major tax reforms are passed the last week of each year. Your accountant needs to be on top of new legislation, so oviously you should look for an accountant who loves their job.
Colombian Tax Planning
Colombian tax planing services for as little as 75 dollars to understand what taxes you will need to pay living in Colombia.
Colombian Personal Taxes
We file Colombian personal taxes for expats living in Colombia. North Americans do not get double taxed.
Colombian Corporate Accounting
Colombian corporate accounting and tax filing requirements require the best accountants to stay on top of changing laws.
We can help you project payroll expenses for employees and contractors so you comply with all Colombian Labor Laws.
James Lindzey has over 16 years of experience with processing Colombian Visas, and over. Colombian Legal & Associates partners with Visas by James to provide solutions for complex visas based on Colombian real estate investments, Colombian businesses, Colombian marriages, legal processes with Colombian Immigration, Colomiban Ministry of Foreign Relations, and United States Citizens & Immigration Services. Our primary focus on visas are for immigrants arriving in Colombia or moving to the United States.
Over 16 years of experience in Colombian Immigration! James Lindzey can guide you through all the steps to obtain your visa.
USA visas for Colombians. Residency Visas and tourist visa processes. Initial consultations explain entire proceses.
We help with Colombian & United States Citizenship processes obtained via visas or via birth in a foreign country.