Javier Correa Guimerá is a lawyer based in Spain who focuses on timeshare exit cases and may be able to help you get out of a timeshare. He has been licensed to practice since 1990, and is registered with the Las Palmas Bar Association.
Javier Correa Guimera Website
Correa Guimerá’s website is something of a personalized page — it looks and feels a lot like a WordPress blog, which isn’t necessarily a negative, as it is mostly easy to navigate and to find information on it. Generally, the tone of the content strikes a good balance between personable and professional. He appears to update the blog section quite regularly, especially with posts about issues with Anfi, a European timeshare company and resort group that seems, based on what we could find, to scam people quite regularly.
It’s on the blog where you’ll also find information about past and recent cases, which generally aim for a result of nullifying timeshare contracts. He does provide a great deal of detail here, and while some of the legal jargon might be trickier for a layperson to delve into, it’s generally easy to read and understand. This is a pretty reassuring detail as it gives more context to the work Correa Guimerá does in the absence of online reviews — something we’ll explore later on in this review.
In general it’s a bilingual site, meaning that there are both English and Spanish versions of several of the posts and pages. Since what is in English appears to be in translation, that content can be a bit difficult to read, but this isn’t an issue as much as it is something to pay attention to while reading.
Links to Correa Guimerá’s social media pages are included, and a quick look into these shows that he is also quite active there, especially on Twitter. His Facebook page does not have any reviews and appears a bit less active than his Twitter account.
Correa Guimerá’s bio provides an extensive recount of his general background and legal expertise. He has experience as a partner at other law firms as well as a solo practitioner, which is a solid plus. Overall, it is refreshing to have the specific history of a timeshare professional so clearly stated on their website.
Javier Correa Guimera Reviews
It was difficult to find reviews of Correa Guimerá’s work as a lawyer in the typical places, including Google, Facebook, and Yelp. This we found a bit curious, considering how long he has been a practicing lawyer. However, in part this could potentially be chalked up to a difference in cultural standards of reviewing businesses, as we did not find reviews of other Spanish timeshare exit companies on these platforms either.
We did find a number of in-industry testimonials, which are helpful to a degree, as they indicate that Correa Guimerá is known and esteemed for his work as a timeshare exit lawyer.
Specifically, we found that UK-based The Timeshare Association, a hub for European timeshare and timeshare exit company reviews that serves a similar purpose to this website, cited as much. Their words were that he is “respected by many professional lawyers.”
Likewise, the website Timeshare Business Check serves as an aggregate of timeshare-related businesses’ online presence and track records. It’s helpful in that it points out concerns and red flags. There are none listed for Javier Correa Guimerá on his page, which can be found through a simple Google search for “timeshare business check Javier Correa.”
Correa Guimerá is also noted as a reputable source on the European timeshare forum TimeshareTalk. On another forum, MoneySavingExpert, a user recommended him to someone struggling with a timeshare in Spain, saying “You would really need to consult a Spanish lawyer who specializes in Timeshare, a person who could help you is Javier…Javier is a long time contributor to TimeshareTalk and has helped people in the past.” This seems to indicate a level of engagement with the timeshare exit community in Europe that is consistent and authentic. This user’s post history seems to indicate that he is not actually Correa Guimerá himself, so that’s another plus.
In another post on TimeshareTalk, a forum administrator shared a news piece that not only offered further information on Correa Guimerá and his perspective, but also on how complicated timeshare issues can be in Spain and Europe in general. This is also fairly easy to find with a quick Google search for “Javier Correa Guimerá timeshare talk.” But to briefly summarize, most of the timeshares in Spain are in the Canary Islands, where their owners more often than not are known for swindling tourists. The Spanish Supreme Court hit several of these resorts with charges of fraud in the 2010s.
Correa Guimerá’s comments were mostly related to how this was possible in the first place:
- “The crux of the matter is that this business was launched before there was any legislation on the matter,” The legal void of the timeshare was fading with the years: in January 1999 a European directive of 1994 ( Law 42/98 ) was transposed , “which tried to bring order to madness, completely deregulated”, says Correa Guimerá. That law was fundamentally about addressing two problems that occurred with time sharing : “the question of the term and the indeterminacy of the object,” the lawyer points out.”
Basically, the laws around timeshare ownership in Europe were always vague enough to easily be taken advantage of before they became overly deregulated in recent years. Lifetime contracts are not uncommon, but lately there has been more action taken to define these kinds of contracts as illegal and give buyers refunds.
Correa Guimerá has also been a contributor to the blog Inside Timeshare, another website focused on the European timeshare industry and particularly on unearthing fraudulent and questionable activity. A post from Sept. 2017 (“Start the Week”) cites that he emailed the blog owner a tip about a fake law firm that was running a scam; that post notes as well that he regularly posts timeshare tips on forums.
- “Over the weekend Inside Timeshare received an email from Javier Correa Guimerá, a Spanish lawyer who…posts on various forums answering many question on timeshare matters.
His email referred to the articles published last week on the new fake law firm Amador Galeca Abogados, part of the Litigious Abogados family. He was commenting on the very strange names these so-called law firms use for their lawyers, he states they are not even Spanish, just by seeing the names he is sure it is a scam.
Another point he made was about the directors pleading guilty, asking where in this world would a timeshare company accept responsibility, willingly and pay up?
In this we must agree with him, we have never heard of any timeshare company accepting any responsibility or pleading guilty, quite the contrary, they always seem to deny any wrongdoing. All we can say is Inside Timeshare has made extensive enquiries about all these firms, searched for the lawyers, checked the cases with the courts and not one has proved positive.
Finally, we did find other footnotes about Correa Guimerá on the websites for TESS Law and Legal Claim Funder Ltd., two UK-based businesses that specialize in timeshare exit. From this we can further conclude that he is essentially an active member of the European timeshare exit community, and collaborates with other legal experts on a regular basis.
Javier Correa Guimera Cost
Cost is not cited on Correa Guimerá’s website, aside from the mention of free consultations being available. As noted above, the website also claims a “no win, no fee” policy, which can be promising, in that it isn’t a money-back guarantee, thus seems to imply that he does not require upfront payments. This is positive, as getting involved with companies and attorneys who demand as much is not something we recommend. Instead, you should always be sure you’re working with a company that uses escrow for payment. You can learn more about why escrow is important on this page.
Exploring Correa Guimerá’s online presence and background in timeshare law has brought us to the conclusion that, while his firm is worth looking into if you are in Spain and need assistance, it’s also a good idea to tread carefully before deciding to move forward. Since he has so few reviews, it’s hard to say outright that his work speaks for itself. But the support we found for his work on those forums cited above, and the fact that he does have a strong online presence (albeit in a different way than usual) was positive enough to not dismiss him as a timeshare lawyer. Overall, if you are looking for a lawyer like Javier Correa Guimerá, take advantage of the free consultation, find out as much as you can about his past cases, and be sure to never pay ahead of time for any services.
If you are curious about other routes that can help you get out of a timeshare, there are several timeshare exit attorneys and companies that can help you. We created this website in order to help people like you find trustworthy timeshare exit companies. To read more about which companies we recommend and why we prefer them, visit this page.