Alvarado y Asociados

Jose Antonio Alvarado

Founding Partner

Espanish – English – Italian

Professional Experience: 

Jose Antonio is a founding Partner at Alvarado y Asociados. Over the years he has held the following positions:

  • Congressman of the Central American Parliament
  • President of the Fondo de Inversion Social (FISE) 2004- 2005
  • Minister of Health of the Republic of Nicaragua 2003-2004
  • Secretary of the Presidency of the Republic of Nicaragua for Political Matters
  • Minister of Defense of the Republic of Nicaragua 1999 to May 2000
  • Minister of Education, Culture and Sports of the Republic of Nicaragua September 1998 to October 1999
  • Minister of Government of the Republic of Nicaragua, January 1997 to September 1998
  • Vice Rector of the Catholic University Redemptoris Mater, 1993 to present.
  • Executive Director of the Nicaraguan Housing Bank (Banco de la Vivienda BAVINIC) 1990 to 1993
  • President and general Director of American Investment Banking Corporation, Miami, Florida, 1985 to 1990
  • Director of the Banking Group International Investment Division of First Equity Corporation, 1983 to 1985
  • Director and Consultant of the Presidency of the International American Express Bank, 1982- 1983
  • Consultant in Financial Matters of International Organizations, both Europeans as International Companies, University of Harvard, 1979-1981
  • Ambassador of Nicaragua before the United Nations, New York, Delegate before over fifty international conferences on international law, international commerce, (GAT), international cooperation among developing countries, etc, New York, 1977-1979;
  • Plenipotentiary and Minister Counselor  – Advisor of the Nicaraguan Delegation before the United Nations (Geneve) , 1975- 1978;
  • Charge d’ Affairs of Nicaragua before the Holy Siege, Vatican, Rome, 1974-1975 

Higher Education:

  • University Centroamericana (UCA), Managua, Nicaragua. Doctorate in Law. Attorney. 1974;
  • Masters in Economy,  University Degli Studi, Roma, 1975;
  • Master in Law in Comparative Law (LL.M), Harvard Law School. Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, 1979;
  • Doctor in Jurisprudence (SJD), Harvard Law School Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, 1981.

Legal Practice:

  • Corporate and Mercantile Law;
  • Banking and Finance Law;
  • Due Diligence, Merger and Acquisitions;
  • Foreign Investments and International Transactions;
  • Copyrights Law and Industrial Property; Administrative,
  • Telecommunications and Natural Resources Law;
  • Private and Public Bid Process;
  • Advice on Franchise and Joint Venture Agreements