Welcome to Gerli-Wren & Co. Panama Law Firm
Gerli Wren & Co. (GerliCo.) is a Panama based law firm focused on specific business expertise which enables us to advise international enterprises and individuals on aspects related not only to Panama Law, but to legislation in each country where we have presence through our branches, partners or associates. Our expertise is put in place in a way that enables us to provide comprehensive, individual tailor-made solutions to each client’s particular needs.
Our organization is structured to ensure clients with an individualistic approach to their needs. Each and every office, partner, or associate within our group is structured in an individual manner; after all, an issue in Geneva is best understood and solved by a Swiss Attorney that needs not to follow working guidelines from a head office. Clients are different in essence, in paradigms, in cultural values. All the foregoing is achieved by constant corporate reviews among our organization that serve to learn about new legal trends, exchange new ideas and practices.
Gerli Wren & Co. was founded by Ismael Gerli in 1992. Today, with more than 20 professionals (lawyers, tax experts, accountants and staff) we offer professional and comprehensive services through a broad platform in the areas of Private and Corporate legal services as fulfilling as the needs of our demanding clientele.
Lawyers and staff members at Gerli Wren & Co. Panama are individuals with diverse backgrounds, training and talents, supported by a high level education and expertise earned throughout the years of experience. Some of our associate lawyers have earned additional degrees, thus developing additional professional experience outside Panama.
Gerli Wren & Co. is an independent full-service Panamanian law firm not restricted by alliances; therefore it has developed close relations with lawyers, attorneys and other professionals like tax consultants, Shipping Consultants, Banks, Insurance companies, in diverse jurisdictions abroad.
Gerli Wren & Co., (GerliCo.) formerly Gerli & Co., can be traced back to the turn of the century when the late Emanuel Gerli arrives to New York City from Milano as an Italian immigrant. Gerli & Company Inc. was established and driven by a family tradition of perseverance, hard work, ingenuity, dedication and the continuous pursue of excellence propelled by passion.
Despite the clients’ business needs or urgency, GerliCo. Panama Law Firm has put in place a unique and effective case system. Our clients will always have a single liaise staff member with its respective assistant being the person of contact between the Client and GerliCo. on a 24/7 basis. There is no difference if the client is a banker or a shipowner, they all have the same needs and as businessmen they will at a point be absent from their offices, therefore, our single liaison operation system will allow the client to carry on his business freely, while at GerliCo. two staff members may brief the clients assistant or substitute on the status of any ongoing issue. The client knows for certain that his issues and needs have been entrusted to a professional that shares a high level of accountability towards compliance in due course.
Unquestionably, our skills have been the key to the success of our clients and ours.
At Gerli Wren & Co. (GerliCo.), by implementing appropriate human resources techniques, we have selected unique staff and support personnel that understand why we do what we do. Furthermore, by developing outstanding communication skills, qualifications such as honesty, understanding the paradigms and cultural criteria of our clients, we have by all means made a difference for our clients. Our associates and partners have substantial experience in a broad diversity of positions: intelligence officers, bankers, ship managers, judges, prosecutors, law professors, government security issues, anti-money laundering, immigration officers, tax advisors, publishers, including conference presentations on diverse sensitive security, training of international police forces, among others.
Our staff manages more than ten languages to facilitate the best possible understanding of our clients.
Any well organized enterprise with appropriate systems and a management as large as can be will always be considered good, and in Panama there exists a broad diversity of large Panama Law Firms with perhaps 100+ members. Notwithstanding the aforementioned, bureaucratic obstacles do get on the way in the obtainment of a swift resolution of an issue for a client. The human response behind the ingenuity, creativity and responsiveness of a great staff simply cannot be replaced.We deliver our promises and commitments without bypassing all the formalities and legal processes that need to be taken.At GerliCo. Panama Law Firm, we are not only committed to, but ensure that we meet clients’ expectations irrespective of any subjective criteria; clients deserve the best and we take it from there. Our actions will determine the trust clients will deposit on us, nothing more.
Our responsiveness to any issue is guaranteed. A client’s urgent request will activate an immediate reaction and therefore a result, be it a vessel name search, a Panama vessel registration, a query on how to register a yacht, an issue at the Panama Maritime Authority, or perhaps incorporate in Panama, register a company in Panama, provide Panama Legal Services, or Panama Offshore Legal Services; any issue will be taken care of by a reaction and a positive result from a team of Panama GerliCo. lawyers or assistants.
Be it a Partner or an Associate in Geneva, Luxemburg, London, Zug, Dubai, The British Virgin Islands, Cyprus, Canary Islands, Uruguay, Belize, Greece, Miami, New York, or Czech Republic, our high spirits, devotion and leadership will be the same.
Our paradigms are identical to that special force that moves individuals to act in consequence of a leader’s mentality. Gerli Wren & Co. was founded 1992 by an individual that was capable of placing in time and space, a group of professionals in diverse specialties with an entrepreneurial mentality, and a bloodstream full of Leadership capacity. Doesn't matter which member of our team you approach, you will find leadership.
To urge our leaders to ensure that their drive and motivation is always used as a life force, as broadly as possible in favor of our clients.
Most unlikely you will find at Gerli Wren & Co., an in house library with hundreds of books, you will find those that are useful to our clients and lawyers to render our Legal Opinions. What you will find, though, is valuable experience gained through years of meetings and exchanges among us and thousands of valuable teachings from our clients. Perhaps, some of us will wear nice suites or simple shirts with roll up sleeves, but surely you will find a business partner that understands issues as complex and they can be, that places himself in clients’ position to properly understand his needs, thus exercising the needed leadership.
Our communication skills, responsiveness and integrity, are the only manner in which we understand how to preserve and protect our clients interest, therefore each and every partner and associate of Gerli Wren & Co. is ready in the exact place, city or country, where the expertise and response is needed, thus obtaining the best results from our team.
Gerli Wren & Co. is only one of the firms that form our legal enterprise. We only team up with professionals as a Group that shares paradigms, each member within the team has his own individual organization, thus acting with individualism. We are a group that shares and has many similarities in our views of our professional activities, but each single one of us must act in accordance to his cultural and professional grounds. Every member has a different culture therefore an approach is made under his own individuality. We, as a group don’t believe in those so called representative offices that follow directives from a head office, but in allowing members to exercise their own and distinct individualism, by respecting our members own individuality. The envelope or meeting criteria may have diverse styles or methods, without letting behind a true exchange of criteria. The client is always first.
NO to the “Status”
At Gerli Wren & Co., we truly believe on synergy of forces in a multi face, jurisdictional and cultural manner. We take and provide advice among others, we don't send directives from one office to another, NO, we don't believe in the comforts of the "Status" of other firms. Change and approaching issues with liberty and individuality are to benefit the client, where there is change there is opportunity and growth, but to enable change and growth we must move along from traditional head offices controlling small representative offices that must follow close guidelines despite having the facts or the legal and cultural knowledge where the fact unravels.
Gerli Wren & Co. Timely Response
Across continents, jurisdictions and industries, Gerli & Co, has a team of experts ready to provide you with responsive, timely and thorough legal advice and services to deal with your needs accurately.
Gerli Wren & Co. Private Client and Trust services
We provide expertise on Trust Laws of Cyprus, Belize, Seychelles, British Virgin Islands and the Isle of Man. Our Trust expert in each of these jurisdictions advises individuals and their families, as well as corporate clients on a broad range of issues related to wills and estate planning, inheritance structures to be formed, affecting business and personal assets.
Gerli Wren & Co. Corporate
Our Corporate Business department has developed, in each and every country where our life force of lawyers is available, extensive expertise in businesses, from their structuring, to later advice on current business needs, by operating on a worldwide spectrum. Gerli & Co Panama Offshore and Maritime Law Office, has particular experience with structured Tax Planning, Shipping and Asset Protection, Asset, Tax and accounting Services within the EU (VAT) specialist.
Gerli Wren & Co...a life force moved through Global Leadership
When it comes to Corporate Services, Shipping or its derivatives, when it comes to Gerli & Co, our global professionals are true individuals with the needed expertise, professionals that exercise individualism in benefit of clients, whereby the only directive they must follow is their own knowledge and leadership skills.
Each decision of Legal opinion is rendered in accordance to years of experience of individuals with the highest educational backgrounds. Gerli & Co., Manager are not a couple of individuals following criteria set forth by a Panama Head office, we don’t believe such practice will be in benefit of clients, nor do we believe in establishing global offices managed by Panama based lawyers which may lack of cultural experience to manage issues.
We are for Individuality.
Francisco Carreira PittiAdmiralty and Ship Litigation
In partnership with: Francisco Carreira-Pitti, N.D.L.'80
Admitted to practice in Panama, State of Michigan and U.S. Supreme Court
Carreira Pitti P.C. AttorneysPanama, Republic of Panama
Mobile: (507)6618-PACO (7226)
Home: (507) 391-PACO (7226)
USA Cel Phone: 504-432-3564
New USa Toll Free Number: 877-716-2612
Ignacio M. AlvarezBilingual international attorney focusing on banking and financial legal services, internal corporate investigations, corporate governance and compliance, and anti-money-laundering. Also experienced in family law and contractual issues.
Delivered criminal justice consulting and training for U.S. embassies in Panama and Costa Rica: courtroom presentation, investigations, and more. Adjunct professor, Miami-Dade College School of Justice, and lecturer, International Summit for Juvenile Crime, Belize City, October 2007.
Law enforcement veteran with extensive work in specialized criminal investigations.
Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS).
Michael Diaz, Jr.Founder and Global Managing Partner, Michael Diaz conducts high-stakes international business transactions and is a noted litigator focused on helping corporate and individual victims of international financial fraud recoup assets—Ponzi schemes (including Madoff and Stanford), pyramid schemes, white collar crimes and money laundering, and RICO litigation. (See BusinessWeek “The Asset Hunters,” July 6, 2009.)
- joined Gerli Wren & Co. Law office as an associate in 2012.