Headrick was founded in 1985 by William C. Headrick, Roberto Rizik Cabral, Francisco Alvarez Valdez and Mary Fernández Rodríguez, who had worked together previously and had gained experience in diverse areas of Law.
In that moment, the Firm was known for being one of the first to house partners that were not relatives.
The beginning of the 2000s brought about important events, not only for the Firm, with the incorporation of Marisol Vicens Bello as partner and Sarah De León Perelló, Tomás Hernández Metz, Luisa Nuño Núñez, and Julio Camejo Castillo who followed suit years later, all of which contributed to the strengthening of the professional team, but for the multiple transformations that took place in the country, economically and politically speaking. This decade also saw the retirement of Dr. William C. Headrick, who despite retiring as an active partner in the year 2002, remained as Of Counsel or external consultant. That year also brought about the transformation of our facilities, moving out of the house where our offices were located and into the sixth floor of one of the most important commercial buildings in the city of Santo Domingo, located in the most important commercial district that is currently the center of the city, occupying thereafter an important part of the fifth floor of the building.
Headrick knew how to adapt to the transformation lived by our economy, which went from being eminently agricultural (sugar cane) to one characterized by the provision of services, the development of new industries like tourism, free zones of exportation, telecommunications, the electrical industry, the elimination of differences of treatment to the local and foreign investors, the openness to trade, the passing of various reforms and bills that transformed the legal endeavor as: the General Electricity Law, the Law on Environment and Natural Resources, the General Law on Social Security, the Monetary and Financial Law, the Public Companies Reform Law, among others. Some of the Firm’s partners were actors in some of these scenarios, and, as a consequence of this new panorama, the members of the Firm prepared to respond to the needs of the existing and new clients.
In addition to its nine partners, Headrick has a team of more than thirty associate attorneys as well as a group of highly qualified paralegals and administrative staff who provide services with our usual standard of excellence.
All of this has enabled Headrick to acquire an excellent reputation and to be considered as one of the leading firms in the Dominican Republic.
Strengthen our position as one of the leading law firms in the Dominican Republic, exceeding our clients’ expectations and requirements, always at cost-benefit criteria and engaged with social responsibility.
Offer our clients advise at the highest levels of reliability, promptitude, honesty and quality, for which we count with qualified and efficient professionals, focused in solving the requirements of our clients with special attention to details through personalized assistance, which have characterized us as a Firm.
The values that guide our team in the achievement of their professional and/or administrative tasks are many, among which the following stand out:
We possess the necessary capacities to respond with the precision, assurance and accuracy demanded by our clients.
Our practice is based on the strict adherence to the moral principles and standards that rule our profession, the handling of conflict of interests and human coexistence.
We act with honesty in the defense of truth and the constant search for justice.
Our practice is characterized by the respect to the principles and coherence of actions.
Passion for Work
We give our practice all the strength, dedication and enthusiasm we are capable of in order to achieve an excellent final result.
We act righteously as per the provisions of the Law and with the due consideration to our clients and their counterparts.
We render services by striving to obtain efficient solutions in a timely manner, using cost-benefit criteria and with the client’s full satisfaction in mind.
We are committed to social responsibility; we promote teamwork, the service to others as well as the services to society in general.
The Firm provides advice and assistance to private persons and businesses in their relations to the government bureaucracy. In the Administrative area, the Firm has offered advice and guidance in connection with bidding for public works contracts, obtaining licenses to engage in activities regulated by the State, and other dealings with public officials. In the Constitutional area, Headrick has represented important enterprises and business associations in direct unconstitutional actions against laws before the Constitutional Court.