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Dr. Sonia Merlyn Sacoto

Dr. Sonia Merlyn Sacoto

PHD in civil rights
She is the founding partner of the law firm Consult-Loi
She is a litigating lawyer that specializes in civil law and Family, Childhood and Adolescence law.

Graduated from La Condamine Quito (1990) Lawyer and Doctor in Jurisprudence by the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador (1995-1996). Best graduate from the Faculty of Jurisprudence of the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador (1995-1996). Fourth Level Doctorate Degree (PHD). Thesis on Civil Law with a publication mention, Universidad Católica de Lima, 2011.

Teaching Experience:
Jurisprudence Faculty Professor, Chair of Legal Subjects in PUCE since 1996 until present date. Professor for “New Processes for Family, Childhood and Adolescence” for the Specialization Degree on New Civil Procedural Laws at Universidad Andina from the year 2006 until the present. Guest Professor for the doctorate of the Universidad de Buenos Aires (UBA) (2007).

Legislative Experience:
Qualified Reader for the Project for the Ecuadorian Family Code (1999) a Delegate member for the Civil Code Reform Drafting Commission for CONESUP (2008-2009) Framer for the Reform Project in regard to Adoptions (2011) Delegate observer for the General Process Code Reforms, second version (2011) Member of the drafting consulting team for feedback from the Project for the General Process Code.

Professional Experience:
Practicing lawyer, owner of Consult-Loi Law Firm, experts in Family, Children and Adolescent law.

Legal Expert Experience has been qualified as an expert on Family Legislation by the Eastern District Court, New York, USA, (2016).

Carolina León Hurtado

Associate lawyer at Consult-Loi
Law Firm for family, women, children and adolescent affairs

Attorney for the Courts and Tribunals of the Republic of Ecuador, of Las Americas University. With experience in Civil, Family, children and Adolescent rights. English proficiency. Has taken courses in Human Rights and applying the Organic General Processes Code.
Graduated from the UNAM oral litigation under COGEP.

Veronica Meza

Veronica Alicia Meza Chimarro

Legal assistant
Basic legal procedures

• Law student at the Universidad de las Américas;
• Specialization in Civil Law.
• Experience in Procedural Law,
• Civil Law and Family Law, Women, Children and Adolescents.

María Belén Solano Altamiranoo

Lawyer at the Consult-Loi law firm
Family Law, Childhood and Adolescence

• Lawyer of the Courts and Tribunals of the Republic of Ecuador from the University of the Americas.

• Legal Assistant at the Legal Assistance Center of Universidad de las Américas.

• Legal assistant at the Barragán Alvarez & Asociados Legal Office.

• Experience in Family Law, Childhood and Adolescence.

Maria Belen Solano
Andrew Paz Santillan

Andrew Paz Santillán

Legal assistant
Legal proceedings

Law student at the University of the Americas; subspecialization in Commercial Law. Experience in Procedural Law, Civil Law and Family Law, Women, Children and Adolescents.

Paolo Cusimano

Legal Assistant
Legal Proceedings

I am a final-year law student at Universidad San Francisco de Quito (USFQ) with a major in psychology. At the same time, I am in various management and leadership positions at the University, as well as in the teaching assistant program.

Paolo Cusimano

Jéssica Liliana Usinia Sailema

Administrative Assistant
Logistic management arrangements

Schedule management, filing, customer service and billing. Proficient in Word, Excel, web browsing, social networks. Technical, Commerce and Administrative Secondary Diploma (Computer Sciences).

Our Strategic Allies

Family businesses / Protection of family assets

Abg. Pamela Morillo Jaramillo

Strategic Alliance

Educational Background:

  • Law Science Lawyer by Universidad Internacional del Ecuador and Law Science Degree (1.999) by Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador.

  • As part of her educational background she has participated in many workshops and training courses nationwide and overseas, among others: Tax Actualization, Tax Reforms, Income Tax Reforms, VAT, Special Consumption Tax and other Taxes. (Deloitte & Touche Ecuador & Moore Stephens Profile), Transfer Prices (Deloitte & Touche International México, October 2001.). Latin America Conferences of Tax Law in Ecuador & Colombia, Colomiba Conferences in Tax Law (ICDT) and Nationwide Conferences in Tax Law. (IEDT). Accounting Courses – Cámara de Comercio de Quito & Accounting Course of the S.A.P. System, Courses of Mediation & Arbitration, Community Law and Intellectual Property, among others.

  • System Management: windows & operative systems, Internet tools, legal systems FIEL & SILEC & SAP accounting system.
Professional Experience

  • Partner of MMJ LAWYERS – Practice Lawyer and Legal & Tax Consultant in nationwide and overseas companies. From 2010 until current.

  • Specialist in Tax Law and Corporate Consultancy, with experience of more than 22 years in these fields. She has provided her professional services to prestigious legal & tax services companies such as Ribadeneira & Abogados (Manager of the Legal & Tax Area), Deloitte & Touche (Manager of the Legal & Tax Area), González Peñaherrera & Abogados Asociados (Associated Lawyer), Moore Stephens Profile (Lawyer), Larreategui & Fabara (currently Estudio Jurídico Fabara), Diners Club del Ecuador.

  • Her professional experience is focused in the following areas: tax, customs, corporate, public & private contracts, labor and oil companies, providing consultancy to different companies nationwide and overseas and multinational companies in the following fields: industrial, commercial, construction, services, automotive, exportation e importation, maritime, hydroelectric, flowers, poultry, international cargo, mail, oil, mining, health, among others.

  • Preparation and presentation of material for workshops in the legal and tax field. Instructor in the Business School of the Universidad San Francisco de Quito.

  • Member of the Instituto Ecuatoriano de Derecho Tributario, Secretaria General of the Instituto Ecuatoriano de Derecho Tributario from 2005 to 2007, Directora de Admisiones, Directora Alterna del IEDT in 2011 & 2012. During 2003, was a teacher in the Escuela Politécnica del Ejército (ESPE), in: Derecho Tributario, Derecho Societario, Derecho Mercantil & Derecho Laboral.

  • Notaria Suplente of the Cantón Quito assigned by the Consejo Nacional de la Judicatura. From August 2013 until December 2013.

Domestic Violence

Sheyla Cárdenas

Doctor in Jurisprudence
Strategic Alliance
Lawyer specialized in penal law



  • Got her degree as a lawyer and Doctor of Jurisprudence in the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador (1999). Has also a Diploma as Senior Tax Specialist issued by Universidad Andina Simón Bolívar (2001) and has undertaken studies on Leadership and Management Skills at Tecnológico de Monterrey (2007).

  • Has combined her litigating work with other activities, such as teaching and consulting. Has been a penal Law and Penal Process professor for the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador (2001-2002) as well as at Universidad San Francisco de Quito (2004-2005).

  • As a practicing attorney, she has specialized in penal law, with representation services and legal advice during litigation, assisting with legal advice to Law Firms around the country, among them as Litigating Lawyer in Penal Law for the Penal Ramiro Aguilar Torres S.A. Law Firm from 1998 up to 2005 and at OTECEL-MOVISTAR from 2005 to 2008. At present she is a foremost specialist in domestic violence.
  • Catalina Escobar Castro

    Strategic Ally in Ambato
    Intrafamily violence

    Lawyer of the Courts of the Republic by the Pontifical Catholic University of Ecuador. Magister in University Teaching mention in Legal Sciences. Specialist in Administrative Law from the Universidad Andina Simón Bolívar. Doctor Candidate at the Pontifical Catholic University Santa María de los Buenos Aires – Argentina

    Migration / Foreign Affairs

    Elizabeth Cabrera

    Strategic Alliance

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