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Q: Business Plan & Law Firms ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   1 Comment )
Subject: Business Plan & Law Firms
Category: Business and Money
Asked by: jacjon-ga
List Price: $200.00
Posted: 13 Oct 2006 12:02 PDT
Expires: 12 Nov 2006 11:02 PST
Question ID: 773250
1.Seeking at least (5) firms in North America to devolpe a business
plan for raising capital/angel investors in the field of online

2.Seeking at least (10) International Law Firms based in Costa Rica
and the UK that are familar with onlne gambling issues and licensing

3. Please list the TOP SIX accounting firms worldwide.
Subject: Re: Business Plan & Law Firms
Answered By: keystroke-ga on 16 Oct 2006 12:15 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Hello jacjon,

Thank you for your interesting question.


Here are some business planning firms that should be able to do a
great job for you and your business plan.


Collaborative Strategies, Inc.

12935 North Outer Forty Drive, Suite 105
St. Louis, Missouri 63141
(314) 523.9500
(314) 523.9505 fax


Cayenne Consulting


    * Boston, MA
    * Jacksonville, FL
    * Los Angeles, CA
    * New York, NY
    * Phoenix, AZ
    * San Francisco, CA
    * Shanghai, China
    * Washington, DC


Ground Floor Partners
333 N. Michigan Ave.
Suite 932
Chicago, IL 60601


Address: 225 Crossroads Blvd. #208, Carmel, CA 93923
Phone: 888-932-2178 ext. 81
Fax: 888-369-4442



Toll free: 1-877-453-2011      Email us:     
Address: 121 SW Salmon St., 11th Floor, Portland, OR 97204


Epic Planning

Toll Free: 1-877-377-3742   |   |  
5850 San Felipe, Suite 500, Houston, TX 77057


BackBone, Inc.

Main Office:
(561) 470-0965

Connecticut Office:
(860) 887-5589

New York Office:
(516) 770-4926




The following three law firms are a complete list of lawyers that
might take on international cases in Costa Rica. That is backed by
this list from the British Embassy in San Jose, which lists these same
firms as being able to help British citizens in CR who need litigation

British Embassy in San Jose-- Costa Rican attorneys


F.A. Arias & Muñoz

Carolina Flores
F.A. Arias & Muñoz
Centro Empresarial Forum, Edificio C, Oficina
1C1, Santa Ana, San José
Costa Rica, C.A.
+506 204 7575
+506 204 7580

Corporate services:

"F.A. Arias & Muñoz offers an international legal team that enables
its clients to conduct their business
throughout the region directly from their headquarters and benefit
from a comprehensive and integral
approach conductive to supple and profitable strategies. All of the F.
A. Arias & Muñoz offices are staffed
by highly qualified attorneys with studies in the most competitive
universities of Europe and the United
States of America, who are well known in their respective countries
and throughout Central America. All
are bilingual and some multilingual (Spanish, English, French, German,
Portuguese and Italian)."

"F. A. Arias & Muñoz represents many top companies from Central
America, North America, Europe and
the Far East, as well as multinational corporations with operations in
Central America, most of them
included in Fortune 500 list. The professional excellence of the
clients that have distinguished F. A. Arias
& Muñoz with their confidence and trust provides the best introduction
to the firm."


Weinstok firm

Uri Weinstok
Weinstok Abogados
Paseo Colón, Torre Mercedes piso 9.
San Jose
Costa Rica
+506 256 5060
+506 256 5262

Busines Services:


Aguilar Castilo Love

Aguilar Castillo Love
Calle 7, Avenidas 7 y 9
número 751
San José

Tel: +506 222 3838
Fax: +506 222 9653

Managing Partner: John Aguilar, Jr
Juan Carlos Castillo
Francisco Castillo
Number of partners worldwide:5
Number of other lawyers worldwide:13


Here are British companies and international law firms with offices in
Britain that should have expertise in these matters. I especially draw
your attention to Harris Hagan law firm, which specializes only in
gambling law.


International Law Firms:

Addleshaw Goddard{093005F6-3FE4-4218-8348-CC2819BECB10}&l=1&pg=8


Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP

On BLP's client page, they list clients such as Paradise Poker and
Gaming VC Holdings.

Here is a conference on gaming led by one of their attorneys:


Greenberg Traurig--

GT is based in the US but has a London office and has represented
Paradise Poker in previous court appearances.


Harris Hagan--

"Harris Hagan is the first UK law firm specifically dedicated to
providing legal advice in all areas of the gaming industry in the UK
and overseas. With more than 30 years experience between them Julian
Harris and John Hagan are two of the most respected specialist
gambling law advisers in the UK and are recommended by all the leading
professional guides, including the Legal 500, Legal Business: Legal
Experts and Chambers and Partners Guide to the Legal Profession."


Richards Butler LLP

Practice Areas:

Poppleston Allen gaming licencing law firm
Based in Nottingham

Specific Information on Gaming:



Head office
Caledonian Exchange
19A Canning Street

Lindsays announces new office

" Lindsays has announced a double whammy by opening a new Glasgow
office and appointing leading Liquor and Gambling specialist Joanna
Brynes from Boyds.
The six-strong Liquor and Gambling team, which is led by John Loudon,
one of Scotland?s most highly regarded experts in the field, is
notable for its wide-ranging service and first-class client base."


Walker Morris

Kings Court
12 King Street
Leeds LS1 2HL
DX: 12051 Leeds 24

Tel: (+44) 113 283 2500
Fax: (+44) 113 245 9412 

"The Walker Morris Liquor, Betting & Gaming Team has achieved an
enviable reputation, in the area of both contentious and
non-contentious legal work. The team excels at giving technical yet
practical pro-active advice, taking into account the commercial
realities under which our clients operate. The team consists of two
Partner Advocates and a full support staff."


Pinsent Masons


Clifford Chance--
based in London, a huge international law firm


Finally, the five largest accounting firms in the world are:


 Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu

Ernst & Young


These are known as the Big Four:
Wikipedia entry-- Big Four

Grant Thornton

Employee Board

"Grant Thornton is the fifth largest accounting body in the world
after the big four."

Business Directory

International Legal Guide Corporate Tax Law-- Costa Rica

International Legal Guide Costa Rica-- Pharmaceutical Advertising 2006

Chambers Global Guide--
Aguilar Castillo Love

Intute Directory

Enablon Partners

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If you need any additional clarification of my answer before rating,
let me know and I'll certainly be glad to assist you.

jacjon-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars and gave an additional tip of: $25.00
Dear Keystroke:
You are the best! We could not be more pleased.*****
We look forward to working with you in the future.

Subject: Re: Business Plan & Law Firms
From: keystroke-ga on 17 Oct 2006 21:59 PDT
Wow, thanks jacjon, for the five stars, the tip and the kind words!
I'm glad you enjoyed my answer and I look forward to working with you
in the future as well.


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