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Richard Philps

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Attorney Richard (Rick) Philps is a Canadian citizen, naturalized as a citizen of Costa Rica. Rick practiced law in Victoria, B.C., Canada as a member of the Law Society of British Columbia, for fourteen years, prior to moving to Costa Rica in 1998. Rick then earned his Bachelor of Laws and Licensing Degrees (Civil Law), with Honours, and a Post-Graduate Degree in Notary and Registry Law, from the Metropolitana Castro Carazo and Escuela Libre de Derecho Universities, in San Jose. Rick is a member of the Costa Rica College of Lawyers, and practices law in Costa Rica in the areas of real estate and development, corporate, commercial, contract, immigration, and banking with the Law Firm of Petersen & Philps, located in Escazu, a western suburb of San Jose. To contact Attorney Rick Philps about hiring him as your Costa Rican Attorney, please use the following information: Lic. Rick Philps - Attorney at Law, Petersen & Philps, San Jose, Costa Rica Tel: 506-2288-4381, Ext. 102; Email: rick@costaricacanadalaw.com Website: www.costaricacanadalaw.com

The Second Round of the Presidential Election

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Promoter Scams In Costa Rica

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How The Trump Era Will Affect Life in Costa Rica

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An Anthology of Social, Political and Legal Considerations For Costa Rica

QBLOGS - If you click on the “blogs” button on the Q Costa Rica...

The GLOBAL Movement Towards Nationalism

QBLOG - There is no doubt in my mind, that given the dependence on...

Beachfront Property Ownership in Costa Rica

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Choosing Your Perfect Costa Rica Beach Vacation

(QBLOGS) I’ve lived in Costa Rica for over eighteen years and practiced law for...

Retail Marketing and Consumer Protection Law in Costa Rica

(QBLOG) As I mentioned in my previous blog regarding supermarket merchandising practices at major...

Costa Rica Supermarket Merchandising Practices

(QBLOGS) I don’t think anyone would disagree, that the two top supermarket chains in...

Costa Rica Social Control Through Promotion of Professional Sports and Personal Debt

QBLOGS - I’m not a promoter of conspiracy theories, but I believe the evidence...

Will The Real Donald Trump Please Stand-Up?

QBLOGS - I’m a Canadian/ Costa Rican (naturalized) and I won’t be voting in...

Estate Planning Tips For Foreigners Living in Costa Rica

(QBLOGS) Most foreigners arriving to live and acquire assets in Costa Rica will already...

The Costa Rica Real Estate Market Explained

(QBLOGS) I have over twenty-eight years of combined experience as primarily a Real Estate...

Condo Living in Costa Rica – The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

(QBLOGS) Let me start by saying for the last twelve of the eighteen years...

Costa Rica Rice Importation: The “Blessing” Unveiled

OPINION - On September 26, 2015, I published an article on the Q entitled:...

What Are The Consideraions For Costa Rica Being Your Best Latin American Offshore Retirement Destination?

I’ve lived in Costa Rica for the past eighteen years, I’m naturalized as a...

Sundays And Statutory Holidays – Days “To Get Things Done” Tico Style

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The Independent Republics Of RECOPE, ICE and UCR

BLOGS - The Republic of Costa Rica, such as it is (I’ve said that...

Driving Courtesy In Costa Rica. Or Not.

QBLOGS - For the eighteen years that I have lived in Costa Rica, the...

Costa Rica Society: Trickle-Down Corruption

QCOSTARICA BLOGS - We all bandy about the term “corruption”, when it comes time...

Jealousy As A Motivation For Obstructionism

COSTARICA BLOGS - Many of you foreigners living in Costa Rica and reading this...

[BLOG] A Possible Solution For The Guanacaste Water Shortage?

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[BLOG] Why Are There So Many New Cars On The Streets of San Jose?

QBLOG - It probably comes as no surprise to any reader, as you would...

[BLOG] A Proclamation Of Emancipation For Costa Rica’s Less Empowered Social Members

QBLOG - Many, if not most counties in the world, like to involve the...

[BLOG] The Concept of Democracy and The Right To Vote

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[BLOG] Thank You Mr. Trump; Now Will You Please Go HOme!

QCOSTARICA BLOG - Yes, I know that I’m a Canadian, about to comment on...

An Interesting Aspect of Private Motor Vehicle Insurance in Costa Rica

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BLOG: The Magna Carta Vs. The Reality Of Administration

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Last Saturday’s March Against Recope; Could This Be The Beginning Of the Costa Rica “Spring”?

QCOSTARICA BLOGS - The interesting thing about last Saturday’s march held in San Jose...

Costa Rica Rice Crop Failure Due To Drought: Could This Be A Blessing in Disguise?

QCOSTARICA BLOGS - Many of you will have either read, or heard that the...

The Current Economic Crisis iN Costa Rica; How Did It Arise?

QCOSTARICA BLOG - Possibly it is my overly active analytical legal mind, coupled with...

Mr. President, May I Invite You For A Beer?

QCOSTARICA BLOGS - Mr. President, as a Canadian Lawyer, Naturalized as a Costa Rican,...

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