As Partner of DHOZ Consulting, Francina Zapata provides her clients with viable legal solutions that not only meet their needs, but offer personalized assistance to them with professional and human quality. She oversees legal matters across real estate, corporate and commercial law, foreign investments, and business structuring, and has been practicing law for over 21 years.
Having gotten her start in the field working in civil law and contracting, Francina previously served as Branch Manager of Stewart Title Dominicana, and Associate Attorney of DMK Abogados-Central Law. She has also taught law at the Universidad Iberoamericana, and was Internal Lawyer of Foreign Negotiation of the Ministry of Commerce, as well as Associate Lawyer of Zapata, Taveras & Asociados.
Fluent in English and Spanish, Francina is committed to bringing diversity into the real estate investment sector. She offers counsel to tourism industry partners, and has collaborated on many published articles on regulatory and legal affairs in Mercado Magazine..
Francina completed her Doctor of Law Degree from The Universidad Iberoamericana in 1996, and holds a master’s degree in Law (LLM) from Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana. She is a member of the Bar Association of The Dominican Republic and a member of The Civil and Commercial Law Entrepreneurs Association in The Dominican Republic.