In Spain a lawyer is known as an abogado. It’s really important that you select a solicitor that is completely independent and working for you, and avoid using law firms that have been recommended by an estate agent or developer.
When buying property in Mallorca or conducting affairs that necessitate a legal expert, don’t be in a hurry to find one. Take your time, and always use a lawyer that is registered with the local branch of the Spanish law society (Colegio de Abogados).
When you decide to buy a home on Mallorca you will need the best legal advice available to ensure your purchase goes smoothly and without any long-term legal issues related to planning or title deeds. Here on abcMallorca you will find a wealth of valuable information related to the topic of moving to Mallorca, top 10 tips when relocating here, potential legal issues when buying a home on the island and lots more guide articles to avoid the common pitfalls.
Leading Lawyers on Mallorca
Ideally, you should enlist the services of a lawyer based on the island, with local knowledge. There are a number of highly reputable law firms in Mallorca, and many are English and German speaking. Ask around friends and trusted contacts for recommendations, and consider our list of tried-and-tested, experienced legal professionals.
Founded in 1993, the Palma-based Dolphin Asesores has earned a deserved reputation for excellence. Its three very experienced and qualified members not only steer foreign buyers through the property purchasing process in Mallorca, they also assist those looking to set up businesses on the island with in-depth company formation and follow-up services.
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For over two decades, law consultancy firm Dolphin Asesores has been providing solid support for foreign nationals making a successful life in Mallorca. […] Dolphin Asesores: Your tax & legal advisors
Bufete Staubach offers first-rate service in all areas of the law plus tax and accounting; bringing efficient ways of working to what can be a complex industry. This translates into personalised client care, fast, considered action on behalf of customers and a readiness to answer concerns with speed and diligence. It has five highly-trained lawyers, plus a dedicated tax advisor – and all are multilingual. The firm has offices in Bendinat and on Avenida Jaime III, central Palma.
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Long experienced lawyer María Garau Juan specialises in tax and legal advice for non residents in Spain, help with real estate transactions and business support. At the central Palma office very close to Plaza de España, María and secretary Judith Tavares offer dedicated service in Spanish, Catalan, German, English and French.
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María Garau is a respectable lawyer specialising in the areas of real estate, business and tax and legal issues for non-residents in Mallorca. […] Lawyer María Garau
Vanrell & Company
Experts in finance, tax and accountancy Vanrell & Company help clients with all of their financial needs from non-resident tax, financial planning and even the buying and selling of property, boats or vehicles. Offering professional and unbiased advice and with over 15 years experience, the client will be well looked after.
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Vanrell & Company is an accounting consultancy firm specialising in financial and accounting advice, as well as services surrounding tax and payroll. […] Vanrell & Company
Palma-based Despacho Lamas has over 30 years of advising clients, mostly from the European Community without permanent residency in the Balearics. They specialise in fields that range from civil and real estate law to tax and commercial law. Their philosophy is simple: always striving for excellence and showing genuine passion for the work they do.
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Located in Palma, Bufete Lamas is an internationally-oriented firm offering expert tax and legal advice and services for non-resident clients. […] Despacho Lamas
This firm on Paseo Mallorca in Palma has a very international team; Spanish, German, English and Russian lawyers providing consultations in everything law related. They give advice on Spanish labour law for employers and employees, consult on tax and financial matters, cover all facets of real-estate law and carry out a host of legal administrative services such as official notary services.
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Extremely professional and personal, ETL Mallorca takes care of all aspects of tax, legal and accounting obligations here on Mallorca. […] ETL Mallorca
Dr. Frühbeck Abogados
Dr. Frühbeck Abogados S.L.P is a boutique, multilingual law firm advising clients in a wide range of legal and tax related issues. The firm, founded by Dr. Guillermo Frühbeck in 1952, offers a highly qualified team of lawyers and tax accountants who are specialised in advising private and professional clients in all areas of Spanish law. One of the principal areas of focus is in property and construction law, but they also cover inheritance law, labour Law, general civil law, commercial and company law, incorporation of companies, M&A, litigation and debt recovery.
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All of your legal and tax issues advised by one company, Dr. Frübeck Abogados, a law firm with a multilingual staff for easy communication & bespoke service […] Dr. Frühbeck Lawyer
This multi-branch European company is not a law firm, but its specialist advisers hold deep knowledge in the areas of tax, pensions, investments and finances so that clients are able to maximise their position within the scope of the Spanish legal system. Working closely with well-regarded lawyers, they handle all aspects of financial planning for those living in Spain. Blevins Franks stays ahead of all changes and news in the complex world of Spanish tax law, and frequently publicise clear, up-to-date-summaries on the abcMallorca website.
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Blevins Franks Mallorca specialises in giving advice for tax-driven, wealth management investments. […] Blevins Franks Tax & Wealth Management Specialists
Founded in 1957, Januar Consulting is a well-established consulting company that has provided reliable and professional service to private individuals, property owners and business people for over half a century. They specialise in services relating to property law, tax law, accounting and the sale of shelf companies, offering an experienced team of accountants, lawyers, and administrative specialists to fully meet the needs of their clients.
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For over 60 years Januar Consulting has taken care of resident and ex-pat issues around property and civil law issues, tax issues, and more. […] Januar Consulting
This well-known translation agency specialises in all types of translation from legal and judicial to medical and commercial. Alphatrad is able to translate in over 100 languages from their 80 offices around Europe and work efficiently and professionally to provide the best translations quickly.
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Alphatrad is a translations and language-based services company with over 40 years’ experience, offering the skills of 1000s of experts around the world. […] Alphatrad Spain