About us

Who we are 

Spigulis & Kukainis Attorneys at Law (SKA – Spigulis & Kukainis Attorneys) is a full-service business law firm located in Riga, Latvia, with attorneys who are licensed to practice in both the United States and Latvia. We are a 12 (twelve) person team offering consultations in Latvian, English, Russian, and Lithuanian.

What we offer

We provide one-stop advisory services for your tax and legal questions, and can assist you with all your business law needs.  We also are known for our experience with real estate law (sale, lease, and management of any type of property, including forest).

We are highly respected in the legal community for our litigation skills as well as our experience with inter-modal transport issues (agreements/disputes with ports and port facilities, shipping companies, freight forwarders, etc.).

Our goal is to always provide honest, professional, creative, cost-effective and expedient services to our clients.

How we differ 

Spigulis & Kukainis has attorneys that are licensed to practice both in Latvian and the United States, thus we have the ability to provide consultations in 100% fluent English.  This ensures that the needs and opinions of our clients are clearly understood in order to effectively protect their interests to the highest degree, that is, nothing is "lost in translation". This also allows Spigulis & Kukainis to provide advice from a perspective unique from that of other Baltic-based law firms or consultancies.

We are the sole member from Latvia of the Geneva Group International (www.ggi.com) - a global alliance of independent professional firms, with more than 600 (six hundred) member offices worldwide, that is consistently ranked among the top 10 (ten) professional associations worldwide.

Our reputation 

Spigulis & Kukainis partners are highly respected in the legal and business community.

Firm Partner Matiss Kukainis is a current Board Member of the Norwegian Chamber of Commerce in Latvia (2017-2019, 2019-2021), the former President of the American Chamber of Commerce in Latvia (2014), where he was also a Vice President (2010-2014), and Board Member from 2008-2015).  Matiss also has taught law at both the undergraduate and graduate level at various institutions in Latvia.

First consultations
free of charge 

First consultations are always free of charge. Feel free to CONTACT US with your questions. If for any reason we cannot assist you, we can put you in contact with a competent and reputable party that can.

Sincerely,
Arturs Spigulis & Matiss Kukainis

History

2018

10th Anniversary of Spigulis & Kukainis Attorneys at Law

2017

Arturs Spigulis has been appointed as the member of Commission for Transfer of Players of the Latvian Hockey Federation

2017

Matiss D. Kukainis is elected as Board Member of the Norwegian Chamber of Commerce in Latvia

2016

Arturs Spigulis becomes a member of Commission for the Applicants' Documents Evaluation of the Latvian Collegium of Sworn Advocates

2014

Matiss D. Kukainis is elected as the president of the American Chamber of Commerce in Latvia

2014

International Law firm Directory - The Legal 500 - suggests Spigulis & Kukainis Attorneys at Law in European Union and Competition Law. Partner Arturs Spigulis has been mentioned among recommended Latvian lawyers.

2013

IFLR1000 ranks Spigulis & Kukainis Attorneys at Law among most recognisable law firms in Latvia in field of Financial and Corporate Law

2013

Matiss D. Kukainis is re-elected as the Board member of the American Chamber of Commerce in Latvia

2013

Spigulis & Kukainis Attorneys at Law becomes a member of Geneva Group International

2008

Foundation of Spigulis & Kukainis Attorneys at Law

2008

Arturs Spigulis becomes a Licensed Attorney / Sworn Advocate in the Republic of Latvia

2007

Matiss D. Kukainis becomes a Licensed Attorney / Sworn Advocate in the Republic of Latvia

2007

Matiss D. Kukainis obtains LL.M in International and European Law from Riga Graduate School of Law, Riga, Latvia

2007

Matiss D. Kukainis becomes a Board member of the American Chamber of Commerce in Latvia

2005

Arturs Spigulis becomes an Assistant attorney at law

2004

Matiss D. Kukainis becomes a Licensed Attorney / Attorney at Law, State Bar of Illinois, United States

2004

Arturs Spigulis obtains LL.M in International and European Law from Riga Graduate School of Law, Riga, Latvia

2004

Matiss D. Kukainis obtains a Juris Doctor in Law from Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan, United States