Palacios Ortega & Asociados was founded by Luis Esteban Palacios and José Manuel Ortega in 1999 based on their many years of successful experience and booming professional career in an important law firm in Venezuela. The practice addresses the needs of both the medium-to-large corporate client, as well as the particular challenges of the individual and family group.
All our attorneys have been trained in the civil law system, and most of them have conducted graduate studies abroad, or have been exposed to other foreign legal systems and cultures. Most of the firm's attorneys are fluent in English, and a number of them speak other foreign languages as well. Palacios, Ortega & Asociados, in its short but successful existence, has been ranked among the best law firms in Venezuela. Prestigious researchers such as Chambers and Partners and Latin Lawyer, have rated Palacios Ortega & Asociados among the best and most recommended law firms in Venezuela. Likewise, the international network, International Grouping of Accountants and Lawyers -IGAL and the Employment Law Alliance, ELA, recommend Palacios, Ortega & Asociados legal services in Venezuela.
Palacios, Ortega & Asociados is member of FTAA Consulting Inc., a coordination and consolidation center for the legal work generated in the area of international business, trade and investments by companies operating in Latin America, especially multinationals. This center has started a contractual relationship with the Commercial Dispute Resolution Center of the Americas, a multilateral, non-governmental organization founded upon the 1994 Summit of the Americas in order to serve as a center for alternative disputes resolution of business between Inter American private and/or public persons in Miami or any local headquarters in Latin America. As a general practice firm, Palacios, Ortega & Asociados' members have been engaged in a variety of transactions, both domestic and international, involving all types of business entities.