We understand the unique needs of a multicultural clientele and are committed to making the process as seamless and stress-free as possible for English-speaking clients in Chiang Mai. Our team of legal experts offers personalized, efficient, and confidential legal services, including notary services, professional advice, and representation in Thai courts if necessary. With a deep understanding of cultural diversity and sensitivity, we ensure that our clients receive the best possible outcome for their legal needs.
We understand the importance of confidentiality and privacy, especially when it comes to emotionally challenging cases or commercially sensitive matters. Our Managing Partner, Mr. Aphiwat Bualoi, will personally assist you in determining the best course of action for your specific case or document verification needs. He will then assign one of our expert associates to work on your case, ensuring that you receive the highest level of care and attention.
Our law firm operates in both English and Thai, with all of our associates fluent in both languages and able to effectively communicate and translate in both written and spoken formats. At Aphiwatlaw, we believe that everyone deserves access to quality legal services, and our fees are set at standard Thai rates for all clients, regardless of their country of origin.
Let the Aphiwat Bualoi Law Office team help you navigate your personal or business legal requirements with confidence. We look forward to hearing from you and helping you move forward with success. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and see how we can assist you with your legal needs.
Aphiwat Law provides compassionate and experienced legal representation for families facing a range of legal issues, including divorce, child custody and support, property division, and more. Our attorneys are dedicated to protecting the rights and best interests of each client, and we work tirelessly to help families navigate the often-complex legal process.
Our family law services include, but are not limited to:
- Divorce proceedings, including uncontested and contested divorce
- Child custody and support arrangements
- Property division and asset distribution
- Modification of existing court orders
We understand that family law matters can be emotional and stressful, and our goal is to provide a supportive environment where clients feel heard and understood. Our attorneys take the time to listen to each client's individual needs and concerns, and we work to develop customized solutions that meet their specific goals and objectives. If you are facing a family law issue, contact us today to schedule a consultation with one of our experienced attorneys.
Lawsuits & Disputes
Our law firm provides skilled representation for clients facing legal disputes in a variety of areas, including business and commercial litigation, employment law, real estate litigation, and more. Our experienced litigators have a proven track record of success in court, and we use our knowledge of the law and strategic thinking to achieve the best possible outcomes for our clients.
Our litigation services include, but are not limited to:
- Representing clients in business and commercial disputes
- Advocating for employees in employment law matters, such as wrongful termination, discrimination, and wage and hour disputes
- Resolving real estate disputes, including boundary disputes, construction disputes, and contract disputes
- Assisting clients with alternative dispute resolution methods, such as mediation and arbitration
At our law firm, we believe that the best way to avoid litigation is to be proactive and prevent disputes before they escalate. However, when litigation becomes necessary, our attorneys are fully prepared to fight for our clients' rights in court. We use a combination of legal knowledge, negotiation skills, and trial experience to achieve the best possible outcomes for our clients. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and learn how we can help with your litigation needs.
Aphiwat Law offers comprehensive real estate legal services to individuals and businesses in need of assistance with property transactions, zoning and land use, leasing agreements, and other real estate-related matters. With years of experience and a thorough understanding of Thailand property laws, our attorneys are equipped to handle even the most complex real estate cases.
Our services include, but are not limited to:
- Review and drafting of real estate contracts and agreements
- Negotiating and closing real estate transactions
- Representing clients in real estate disputes and litigation
- Reviewing and negotiating commercial and residential leasing agreements
- Providing guidance on real estate tax matters
We understand that real estate transactions can be complicated, time-sensitive, and stressful. That's why we work closely with our clients to ensure that every detail is taken care of and that their interests are protected every step of the way. Our attorneys are committed to providing personalized, efficient, and effective legal representation to help clients achieve their goals in the real estate market. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and learn how we can help with your real estate legal needs.
Aphiwat Law provides a full range of legal and business services to meet the needs of businesses and individuals. Our team of experienced attorneys and professionals have extensive knowledge and expertise in various areas, including Accounting & Auditing, Agriculture, Board of Investment (BOI), Business Registration, Contracts, Due Diligence, Employment, Government Contracts, Health Care, International, Investments, Legal Document Preparation, Licensing, New Business Formation, Office Solutions, and Taxation.
Our services include, but are not limited to:
- Accounting & Auditing: Our professionals provide a range of accounting and auditing services to help clients achieve their financial goals.
- Agriculture: Our attorneys have experience in advising clients on agricultural-related legal issues, including land use and zoning, water rights, and more.
- Board of Investment (BOI): We assist clients in navigating the BOI process and help secure investment incentives for their businesses.
- Business Registration: We provide comprehensive services to help clients register their businesses and comply with legal requirements.
- Contracts: Our attorneys review and draft contracts to help clients protect their rights and interests.
- Due Diligence: We assist clients in conducting due diligence investigations to assess potential risks and opportunities in business transactions.
- Employment: Our attorneys advise clients on employment law matters, including hiring, termination, and disputes.
Government Contracts: We help clients navigate the complex process of bidding and securing government contracts.
- Health Care: Our attorneys have expertise in advising clients on legal issues related to the healthcare industry.
- International: Our international team provides legal services to clients doing business abroad, including cross-border transactions and dispute resolution.
- Investments: We assist clients in making informed investment decisions, including conducting risk assessments and advising on investment strategies.
- Legal Document Preparation: We provide comprehensive legal document preparation services, including contracts, legal agreements, and more.
- Licensing: Our attorneys assist clients in obtaining the necessary licenses and permits for their businesses.
New Business Formation: We provide comprehensive services to help clients start and establish their businesses.
Office Solutions: We offer a range of office solutions to help businesses streamline their operations and increase efficiency.
- Tax: Our tax professionals provide comprehensive tax planning and compliance services to help clients minimize their tax liabilities.
At our law firm, we understand the unique needs of businesses and individuals, and we take a personalized approach to each case. Our goal is to provide high-quality, efficient, and cost-effective services to help our clients succeed. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and learn how we can help with your legal and business needs.
Business Visa: Thailand is a thriving destination for businesses looking to expand in Southeast Asia. Its rich culture, combined with its low cost of living, makes it a prime location for companies to invest and grow. Our experienced immigration lawyers can help you obtain a Business Visa to legally conduct business in Thailand. We'll guide you through the application process, ensuring that you have all the necessary documents and information to increase your chances of success. And, with the added benefit of a lower cost of living, you'll be able to make the most out of your business venture in Thailand.
Dependent Visa: Bringing your family with you on your overseas adventure is an important aspect of relocation. In Thailand, your family will have the opportunity to experience the country's unique culture, while enjoying the benefits of a lower cost of living. Our immigration lawyers understand the importance of keeping your family together and can help you obtain a Dependent Visa for your spouse and children. We'll make sure the process is as smooth and stress-free as possible, allowing you and your family to fully immerse yourselves in all that Thailand has to offer.
Retirement Visa: Retiring abroad is a dream for many, and in Thailand, that dream can become a reality. With its rich culture and low cost of living, you'll be able to enjoy a relaxed and fulfilling retirement. Our immigration lawyers can help you obtain a Retirement Visa, allowing you to immerse yourself in the country's culture and make the most out of your golden years. We'll assist you in gathering the necessary documentation and information to make the application process as straightforward as possible, so you can focus on enjoying your well-deserved retirement.
Work Permit: Thailand offers a wealth of employment opportunities for those looking to work and live in a country with a rich culture and low cost of living. Our immigration lawyers have the knowledge and experience to help you obtain a Work Permit, allowing you to legally work in Thailand. We'll make sure you have all the necessary documentation and information to increase your chances of success, and guide you through the application process. With the added benefit of a lower cost of living, you'll be able to make the most out of your working experience in Thailand while immersing yourself in its unique culture.
Bankruptcy & Debt
Debt & Collection: Dealing with outstanding debts and collections can be a stressful and overwhelming experience. Our experienced lawyers can help you understand your rights and responsibilities as a debtor and assist you in finding a solution to your debt issues. We'll negotiate with your creditors on your behalf to find a resolution that is in your best interest, whether that be through repayment plans, settlements, or other means.
Creditor: As a creditor, it's important to understand your rights and options for recovering a debt. Our lawyers can help you navigate the legal process and represent you in negotiations with the debtor. Whether it's through negotiations, legal proceedings, or other means, we'll strive to help you recover the debt you're owed as quickly and efficiently as possible. We understand that every case is unique and will work with you to find the best solution for your specific situation.
Employment & Labor
Employment Rights: Employees have rights in the workplace that are protected by law. Our lawyers have the knowledge and expertise to help you understand your employment rights, including those related to discrimination, harassment, and retaliation. If you feel your rights have been violated, we can help you navigate the legal process and fight for the justice you deserve.
Hiring & Firing: Hiring and firing are important decisions that can impact both the employee and the employer. Our lawyers can help you understand the legal process and your rights and responsibilities in these situations. Whether you're an employer looking to make a hire or an employee facing termination, we'll provide guidance and representation to ensure the process is handled fairly and in accordance with the law.
Labor Law: Labor laws are in place to protect the rights of employees and ensure fair treatment in the workplace. Our lawyers are knowledgeable about labor laws and can assist you with issues related to wages, hours, and overtime. If you have any concerns about your working conditions, we can help you understand your rights and work with you to find a solution.
Retirement & Pension: Retirement and pension plans are an important part of your overall financial plan. Our lawyers can help you understand the laws and regulations surrounding retirement and pension plans and assist you with issues related to eligibility, vesting, and distribution. We'll work with you to ensure your retirement plans are properly structured and aligned with your financial goals.
Social Security: Social Security is a vital part of many people's retirement plans. Our lawyers have the knowledge and expertise to help you understand the laws and regulations surrounding Social Security and assist you with issues related to eligibility, benefits, and appeals. We'll work with you to ensure you receive the benefits you're entitled to and help you navigate any challenges that may arise.
Wage & Hour: Employees have the right to be paid fairly for the work they perform. Our lawyers can help you understand the laws and regulations related to wage and hour, including minimum wage, overtime, and breaks. If you believe you've been treated unfairly, we can help you navigate the legal process and fight for the compensation you're owed.
Wrongful Termination: Wrongful termination occurs when an employee is fired in violation of their employment contract or in violation of the law. Our lawyers can help you understand your rights and assist you with issues related to wrongful termination, including discrimination, retaliation, and breach of contract. We'll work with you to determine the best course of action and provide representation in negotiations or legal proceedings if necessary.
Consumer protection laws are in place to safeguard consumers from unfair and deceptive business practices. Our lawyers have the knowledge and expertise to help you understand your rights as a consumer and assist you with a wide range of issues, including:
- False advertising
- Deceptive marketing practices
- Product liability
- Unfair business practices
- Credit reporting errors
- Debt collection harassment
- Identity theft
Whether you've been the victim of a deceptive business practice or need assistance resolving a dispute with a company, our lawyers are here to help. We'll work with you to understand your specific situation and determine the best course of action, whether that be through negotiations, mediation, or legal proceedings.
At our firm, we believe in protecting the rights of consumers and holding companies accountable for their actions. Our lawyers have a deep understanding of consumer protection laws and a commitment to achieving the best outcome for our clients.
If you have any questions or concerns about consumer protection, please don't hesitate to contact us. We're here to help and are dedicated to ensuring that your rights as a consumer are protected.
Our Partners and Associates
I am Aphiwat Bualoi, the Managing Partner of our law firm. I hold a Bachelor of Law Degree (LLB) from Sukhothai Thammathirat University and am a highly-qualified and licensed attorney in Thailand, accredited by The Law Society. My fluency in English and deep understanding of both international and Thai legal norms and practices make me the top choice for clients seeking legal services in Thailand.
As a USA paralegal certificated, I honed my excellent English language communication skills while working for the international law firm. This, combined with my comprehensive legal education, allows me to effectively serve a diverse range of clients, including expatriates and foreign-owned enterprises.
At our firm, we are dedicated to providing ethical and high-quality legal services. I am committed to only taking on cases where I believe I can help my clients achieve their goals. When you work with me, you can expect an honest and level-headed approach, as well as my personal attention and support throughout the legal process.
I take great joy in guiding my clients through the complexities of the legal system in Thailand. I am committed to providing a seamless and stress-free experience for my clients, and I am confident that my fluency in English and cultural sensitivity make me the top choice for English-speaking clients seeking legal services in Thailand.
Finding Justice for My Client: A Family Law Success in Chiang Mai
As a family law attorney specializing in the Chiang Mai Juvenile and Family Court, I have had the opportunity to represent clients in a wide range of cases. But one case stands out as a particularly significant success for both my client and me.
I was retained by the ex-husband, who was facing claims for twenty million baht in child support from his ex-wife. The ex-wife was demanding an unreasonable amount of support, and my client was struggling to keep up with the payments. Our defense was simple: the child support should be reasonable, taking into account the financial circumstances of both parties.
However, the challenge we faced was significant: we were up against the biggest law office in town, and they had a reputation for being relentless in their pursuit of victory. But I was determined to help my client find a fair and reasonable solution, and so I focused on finding evidence to support our case.
The court heard our argument, and after careful consideration, the judge made a ruling in our favor. The ex-husband was required to pay a more reasonable amount of child support, one that he could afford without causing undue financial strain.
The most impressive moment of the case came when my client heard the judgement. Despite his calm demeanor throughout the proceedings, he couldn't hold back the tears when he realized that the burden of excessive child support payments was lifted from his shoulders. It was a powerful moment that showcased the profound impact that the legal system can have on people's lives.
I am proud to have served my client in English and French, and I am grateful for the opportunity to help him find a resolution to his legal dispute. This case serves as a reminder of the importance of my work in helping clients navigate the complex legal system and find fair and just solutions to their disputes, even when facing tough opponents.
Justice Served: Aphiwat Law's Success in Protecting Consumers right
At Aphiwat Law, we understand the importance of protecting consumers and their rights. Our team of experienced lawyers specializes in consumer protection and is dedicated to providing clients with the best possible representation in court.
One of our most recent cases involved a group of 20 buyers who were seeking justice against a big real estate developer. Our clients were part of a group of over 500 buyers who had invested in a new development, but were left in the lurch when the developer stopped construction due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The developer tried to claim that the money invested by the buyers was an investment contract with a high interest offer, but our team knew that this was not the case. Instead, we argued that the developer was running a Ponzi scheme and that the contract was written in a way that bent the facts to make it appear legitimate.
The case was heard in the Chiang Mai Provincial Court, and we are proud to say that our clients emerged victorious. The court ruled in their favor, and our legal expertise helped our clients navigate the complex consumer protection process.
One of the biggest challenges we faced in this case was the opposition we faced from a well-known lawyer who was representing the developer. The developer had also drafted a tricky contract, which made our job even more difficult. However, we remained focused on the facts and were able to successfully prove that the money invested by the buyers was not being used for construction, but was instead part of a scheme.
Another challenge we faced was that the developer had hidden the property, making it difficult for us to seize it and enforce the judgement. Despite this, our team was not deterred and was able to overcome these obstacles to achieve a successful outcome for our clients.
We are proud to serve clients in English, making it easier for clients to understand the legal process and the steps we are taking on their behalf. Our commitment to consumer protection and our focus on delivering results make us one of the top law offices in Chiang Mai.
Debt Recovered: Aphiwat Law's Success in a Challenging Debt Collection Case
Debt & Collection
At Aphiwat Law, we understand the difficulties that can arise when collecting a debt. That's why our team of experienced lawyers is dedicated to helping clients recover what they're owed in a quick and efficient manner.
Recently, we represented a client who was trying to recover a debt of 100,000 Thai Baht from his ex-girlfriend. She claimed that the money was a gift, but our client had chat and email evidence that showed it was a loan.
Our lawyers worked hard to negotiate a resolution without the need for a court hearing. In the end, the ex-girlfriend agreed to pay the debt and interest, bringing the matter to a close. We were proud to have helped our client, who had previously given up hope of ever recovering the money owed to him.
One of the challenges in this case was the possibility of the debt not being paid, which would have required us to file a lawsuit with no guarantee of collecting the debt. However, our team sent a lawyer's order to pay, putting pressure on the ex-girlfriend to settle the debt. Another challenge was that the ex-girlfriend did not own any property, which made it difficult for us to seize anything if we won the case. Despite these obstacles, our team was able to find a solution that worked for our client.
We're committed to serving our clients in English, making it easier for them to understand the legal process and the steps we're taking on their behalf. Our focus on debt collection cases makes us a top law office in the region.
This case was a clear example of our commitment to delivering results for our clients. We're proud to have helped our client recover the debt owed to him, and we look forward to continuing to help clients in similar situations in the future.
Building a Successful Business: Aphiwat Law's Support for a Young UK Entrepreneur
New Business Formation
At Aphiwat Law, we understand the challenges and difficulties of starting a business from scratch, especially for those with limited legal knowledge. That's why we're committed to helping entrepreneurs succeed by providing them with the support and guidance they need.
Recently, we had the opportunity to work with a young UK business man who wanted to start a real estate business. Despite having no legal background, he was determined to make his dream a reality.
Our team of lawyers was impressed by his drive and dedication, and we were eager to help him succeed. To overcome the challenges he faced, we partnered with an accountant and immigration specialist to provide a comprehensive support system for his business. Our goal was to make sure he had the resources he needed to succeed, regardless of his age or inexperience in the field.
At Aphiwat Law, we serve our clients in English, making it easier for them to understand the legal process and the steps we're taking on their behalf. Our focus on business and immigration law makes us a top law office in the region, and we're committed to delivering results for our clients.
This case was a clear example of our commitment to supporting entrepreneurs. We're proud to have helped this young UK business man start his real estate business and we look forward to continuing to support clients like him in the future.
Overcoming Challenges to Secure Land Acquisition in Chiang Mai
Real Estate Due Diligence
A US father was faced with the challenge of purchasing land in Chiang Mai for his Thai daughter. The land was located two hours away from the city and presented several issues that needed to be considered. However, the father didn't have to worry about navigating these complexities alone. Aphiwat Law was by his side every step of the way.
The legal team at Aphiwat Law conducted a thorough due diligence and on-site survey to ensure that all the potential issues were identified and addressed. They worked closely with the father to navigate the tricky process of buying the land from the owner and their agent. Despite the challenges, the team at Aphiwat Law was able to secure the land for the father's daughter through their expertise and determination.
Aphiwat Law is a leading law firm in Chiang Mai, specializing in land acquisition. The firm's services are available in English, making it easier for foreign clients like the US father to understand the legal process. With Aphiwat Law, clients can rest assured that their legal needs will be met with the utmost professionalism and care.
This success story highlights the dedication and commitment of Aphiwat Law in helping clients achieve their goals, even in the face of seemingly insurmountable challenges. It showcases the firm's expertise in navigating the complexities of land acquisition and securing the best possible outcome for their clients.
Navigating the Court System with Ease: A Successful Estate Administration
When a daughter found herself in need of help with her late father's estate, she knew exactly who to turn to: Aphiwat Law. The firm's experience and expertise in estate administration made them the perfect choice for this case.
The daughter was concerned about the transfer of her father's land, but she needn't have worried. Aphiwat Law acted quickly to file the necessary documents and, within just a few days, had a hearing scheduled in the Chiang Mai Provincial Court. The team's in-depth knowledge of court procedures allowed them to work efficiently and effectively, securing a court order within two months.
Despite the time pressure, the daughter was able to transfer ownership of the land and receive her inheritance, thanks to the hard work and dedication of Aphiwat Law. The team knew exactly what needed to be done to make the process as smooth as possible and they went above and beyond to ensure their client's success.
At Aphiwat Law, they understand the importance of a well-run estate administration process. Their knowledge of court procedures and their commitment to their clients sets them apart from other law firms. They are dedicated to helping their clients navigate the legal system with ease and achieve the best possible outcome.
This success story showcases the expertise and efficiency of Aphiwat Law in handling estate administration cases. It demonstrates the firm's ability to work effectively under time pressure and their dedication to helping their clients reach their goals.