Legal Assistance

Please note: The Department of State assumes no responsibility or liability for the professional ability or reputation of, or the quality of services provided by, the entities or individuals whose names appear on the following lists. Inclusion on this list is in no way an endorsement by the Department or the U.S. government. Names are listed alphabetically, and the order in which they appear has no other significance. The information on the list is provided directly by the local service providers; the Department is not in a position to vouch for such information.

Attorneys are not permitted to maintain private law offices in Cuba. However, the Cuban Government authorizes several Cuban Government law firms (locally called bufetes) to  provide attorney services for fees.  U.S. citizens who need legal counsel in Cuba should communicate directly with a firm, several of which are listed below.  The Embassy assumes no responsibility for the professional ability of persons employed by these firms.

Consultoría Jurídica Internacional (Casa no. 1)
Calle 16 No. 314 e/ 3ra y 5ta
Miramar, Playa, Ciudad Habana
Phone: (+53) 7204-1318
(+53) 7204-8402
FAX: (+53) 7204-2303
E-MAIL: jashna@cji.cu

Consultoría Jurídica Internacional (Casa no. 2)
Calle 22 no. 108 e/1ra y 3ra
Miramar, Playa, Ciudad Habana
Phone: (+53) 7204-5906/ (+53) 7204-5702
Fax: (+53) 7204-5721/ (+53) 7204-5717
E-MAIL: gquintana@cij.cu

Bufete de Servicios Especializados
23 y J Vedado, Ciudad Habana
Phone: (+53) 7832-6813 / (+53) 7832-6024
Fax: (+53) 7833-2159
E-MAIL: besnet@enet.cu or nuris@bes.onbc.cu

Bufete Internacional
Ave. 5ta no. 4002 Esq. a 40
Playa, Ciudad Habana
Phone: (+53) 7204-5126/27
(+53) 7204-5736/37
Fax: (+53) 7204-5125
E-MAIL: bufete@bufeteinternacional.cu

The Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) has issued a general license authorizing all transactions, including payments, to obtain certain legal services from Cuba or a Cuban national.  For further information, see 31 C.F.R. 515.588.  Specific licenses should be sought for transactions that fall outside the scope of the existing general license.  Separately, travel to, from, or within Cuba must be within one of the 12 categories of authorized travel described in OFAC’s regulations or pursuant to an OFAC specific license.  Travelers should review related guidance on OFAC’s webpage (treasury.gov/cuba), including FAQs, prior to travel.