About Us

For over 25 years NatLaw has worked to promote economic and community development through law.

We work with developing countries and communities to help micro and small businesses thrive through increased access to credit and act to encourage investment by creating institutions that protect the rights of all parties.  As such, we have also developed a strong commitment to education and believe in the power of capacity building programs. These programs include not only the practical training of professionals, business owners and students in various areas of law but also include the facilitation of programs that bring global perspectives to Arizona.

Specifically, our work is composed of five main areas:

  • Commercial Law Reform & Best Business and Trade Practices
  • Access to Credit for Businesses of all sizes
  • Promotion of Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Capacity Building Programs that encourage Training & Education
  • Our NatLaw World Legal Database

Our projects take us to Latin America, Africa and many other locations in the world and are funded by international and U.S. agencies.  Our staff and roster of professionals includes some of the world’s most recognized experts in the area of comparative commercial law and our research covers many substantive areas of commercial and trade law, including: alternative dispute resolution, banking, bankruptcy, business formation and associations, competition law and policy, customs, electronic commerce, micro-finance, intellectual property, investment securities, judicial reform and training, labor, products liability, real estate, securitization, secured transactions and transportation.

During our years of experience conducting international and domestic research and developing guides that include best business and trade practices, we identified the need to create an online database that combines these resources – NatLaw World.  This database contains a collection of laws, regulations, case law, and secondary source materials currently for 25 countries in the Americas.