David Garcés

Business Formation Law, Commercial Transactions Law, Condominium Association Law, Contracts Law, Cooperative Housing Association Law, Corporate Restructuring Law, Corporate and Transactional Law, Homeowners Association Law, Hospitality Law, International Family Law, International Free Trade Agreements Law, International Real Estate Law, M&A Law, Trusts and Estates Law.

Costa Rica


  • Diploma in Technology Law. Universidad Espiritu Santo, Guayaquil, Ecuador, 2023.

  • Post-Graduate Degree in Law with a specialty in Administrative and Regulatory Law, Universidad de Salamanca, Spain, 2004.

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Legal Sciences, Universidad San Francisco de Quito, Ecuador, 2001.


  • Senior Associate, Mergers and Acquisitions, Corporate Structuring and Cross-border Transactions, Technology and e-commerce law. Alaris Law (formally Guardia Montes & Asociados), Costa Rica, 2020 – Present.

  • Of counsel, Conrad & Scherer LLP, Florida, U.S.A, 2006 – Present.

  • Lawyer of the Courts of the Republic of Ecuador, 2003.


  • Member, International Bar Association, 2004.

  • Member, Bar Association, Ecuador, 2003.


  • Spanish, English


Real Estate and Hospitality

Anticorruption and Compliance

Litigation and Dispute Resolution

Labor & Employment

Customs, Trade, Transportation & Cross Border Transactions

Administrative Law and Government Affairs

Intellectual Property

Free Trade Zones