English speaking lawyers in Spain
Powers Abogados is a law firm of a clear international character, 70% of its foreign clients being American, English, German, French and Swedish, among other nationalities. This particularity of the Firm is due to the fact that its founding partner, Elizabeth Powers, is a native North American, bilingual in Spanish and English, with first-hand knowledge of American values, customs and culture.
She began her professional career, after earninga B.A. in Spanish from Trinity University in Washington, D.C, and her degree in Spanish Law at the Madrid Complutense University, at the Madrid Office of the international law firm Baker & McKenzie, where she practiced during the first 17 years of her professional career achieving the level of local partner. She specializes in advising foreign clients investing in Spain. Throughout her 40 years practicing Spanish law, Elizabeth Powers, through her professionalism, knowledge of Spanish law and excellent client relations, has earned the trust of hundreds of foreign clients.
Powers Abogados is a team of bilingual lawyers, all with more than 15 years of experience in their areas of expertise and accustomed to dealing with foreign clients.
Powers Abogados is referenced as a reputable firm in the Consular Section of the Embassy of the U.S-in Madrid. Please refer to the following links for this information:
The areas in which Powers Abogados offers legal advice to its foreign clients are:
DOING BUSINESS IN SPAIN:
- Company law.
- Company management.
- All facets of company activity: formation, modification of bylaws, filing obligations, share purchase agreements, etc.
- Agency and distribution contracts.
- Debt Recoveries.
PERSONAL MATTERS IN SPAIN:
- Real estate and property law.
- Advice on buying, selling and renting property in Spain.
- Transfer of property.
- Property tax.
- Personal and Family Law.
- Estate Planning.
- Inheritance and Probate.
- Exequatur or recognition of foreign judgments.
- Enforcement of foreign judgments.
- Spanish nationality.
- Residence and visa.
- NIE (Foreigner ID number).
- Taxation for non-residents.
- Certificates of law.
Why do our clients choose Powers Abogados rather than other firms?
We are lawyers with solid experience in most areas of Spanish law; we understand the needs of our foreign clients and can communicate with them efficiently and fluently. They trust us, customarily giving us powers of attorney forcompany issues, investments, sales, inheritances, etc., making it unnecessary for them to travel to Spain, thus saving them expense and time.
How does Powers Abogados work?
After a preliminary consultation by telephone and/or email and review of the basic issues and documents, an opinion and a general estimate of fees and expenses is provided. If the estimate is acceptable, a retainer agreement is signed between the Firm and the Client and a retainer paid. If appropriate, the client gives the Firm lawyers a power of attorney to act on his/her behalf. A preliminary plan of action and regular progress reports are furnished and monthly fully descriptive invoices are issued in English.