Private Client

Private Client

We support families with all legal needs, assessing past events and future projects’ impacts on their property and assets. Our practice advises on appropriate measures for important family issues and events, especially those concerning closing business deals, financial transactions, dividing estates, marriage, divorce and changing domicile for tax purposes.

Our Private Client team provides comprehensive corporate, tax and family law assistance to ensure the best possible outcome for your family-related financial planning and organization needs. We also assist with family dispute resolution, family governance and corporate governance for developing family-owned businesses.

Our main services

Advice on restructuring family-owned companies in consideration of inheritance, tax planning and asset organization issues; setting up investment vehicles and holding companies (local and international); implementing family governance and corporate governance measures, including analyzing whether preferred shares with no voting rights or with special rights (golden shares) should be issued; and drafting agreements to regulate the relationships between shareholders or company owners.

Comprehensive support with traditional family law issues, including prenuptial agreements and civil union contracts, wills, notarial acts and deeds of declaration regarding possible incapacity or appointment of trustees, divorce, judicial and extrajudicial division of estates, changes to marital property frameworks, donations, negotiations and mediation in family conflicts.

Tax planning and asset reorganization for increased efficiency in tax matters, advice on paying the Transfer of Property and Donations Tax (ITCMD); tax repercussions arising from transferring assets or investments abroad; advice on setting up exclusive investment funds and other international vehicles for transferring assets abroad; guidance with filing tax returns and declaring international capital.

Awards and Recognitions

Chambers & Partners Awards: Brazil Law Firm of the Year (2012–2013, 2016–2018, 2020);

Chambers High Net Worth – Private Wealth Law (2016 – 2023)

Latin Lawyer Elite Firms (2016–2024);

Latin Lawyer 250 – Private Wealth (2019 – 2020)​;

The Legal 500 Latin America- Brazil Law Firm of the Year (2023);

The Legal 500 – Wealth and Succession Planning (2021 – 2024)

Lacca- Leading Law Firm (2012–2022);

Leaders League – Private Wealth Law (2020 – 2024);

Who’s Who Legal – Brazil Firm of the Year (20192021, 2023).

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