Richard (Rick) Philps is a Canadian
citizen, naturalized as a citizen of Costa Rica. He was born,
raised, and educated in Victoria, British Columbia, receiving a
Bachelor of Arts Degree in 1977, and a Bachelor of Laws Degree
(English Common Law) in 1980, from the University of Victoria.
He practiced law in Victoria, as a member of the Law Society of
British Columbia, for fourteen years, prior to moving to Costa
Rica in 1998.
Mr. Philps returned to university in San
Jose, Costa Rica, earning his Bachelor of Laws and Licensing
Degrees (Civil Law), with Honors, from the Metropolitana Castro
CarazoUniversity, and a Post-Graduate Degree in Notary and
Registry Law, from the Escuela Libre de Derecho University, in
San Jose. He is a member of the Costa Rica College of Lawyers, a
Notary Public, and has practiced law in Costa Rica since
January, 2003. Mr. Philps practices law in the areas of real
estate and development, corporate, commercial, contract,
banking, and immigration.