About

Julio Barbosa is the founder and partner of Barbosa Legal and he is licensed to practice law in the United States and in Brazil and is a member of The Florida Bar and the Brazilian Bar Association (“OAB”).  Julio began practicing law over 35 years ago in Brazil and has spent most of his career focused on helping foreign clients, who want to do business in the United States, from business entities to individuals.

Through the years Julio has published several articles on a variety of topics, both in English and Portuguese, as well as three books in Portuguese (two as co-author). He also wrote “How to Export to the United States,” a guide through the complexities of doing business with American companies, “The Painful (and Taxing) Realities of Doing Business in Brazil,” and “Arbitration Law in Brazil: An Inevitable Reality.”

Julio has extensive experience in International Taxation and International Transactions.  He has been assisting clients in a variety of cross-border transactions in Latin America and in the United States, from the distribution of products, and the creation of subsidiaries, to large investments in real estate properties.

In addition to the comprehensive legal services to foreign companies and business people who wish to do business in the United States, Julio is also able to assist Americans who wish to do business in Latin America through his close and long-standing relationships with some of the best lawyers and consultants in Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Ecuador, and Colombia. These relationships allow him to provide complete legal services to clients throughout those countries, with comparative legal and regulatory analyses relevant to the matter at hand.

He has been invited as a featured speaker in more than a dozen countries throughout the Americas to discuss international trade, international taxation, arbitration, establishing entities and doing business in the United States.and he is licensed to practice law in the United States and Brazil. Over 30 years ago, Julio began practicing law in Brazil and he has spent most of his career focused on advising international individuals and entities navigate the intricacies of doing business in the United States.

Education

University of Miami School of Law, Coral Gables, FL (J.D., 2004)
University of Miami School of Law, Coral Gables, FL (LL.M., 1999)
University of São Paulo School of Law, São Paulo, Brazil (Specialization, 1989)
Pontifical Catholic University School of Law, Campinas, Brazil (LL.B., 1977)

Admissions

Florida, USA
Brazil

Practice Areas

Brazilian Law
Broad-based International Law Practice
Business & Corporate Transactions
International Tax Planning
Real Estate Transactions

Languages

English
Portuguese
Spanish
French

 
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Featured Publications

Through the years Julio has published several articles on a variety of topics, both in English and Portuguese, as well as three books in Portuguese (two as co-author). He also wrote “How to Export to the United States,” a guide through the complexities of doing business with American companies, “The Painful (and Taxing) Realities of Doing Business in Brazil,” and “Arbitration Law in Brazil: An Inevitable Reality.

Significant Representations & Engagements

Julio has been invited as a featured speaker in more than a dozen countries throughout the Americas to discuss international trade, international taxation, arbitration, establishing entities and doing business in the United States.

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Bruna Barbosa

Associate Attorney
T +1 305.501.4680
E bbarbosa@barbosalegal.com
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About

Bruna Barbosa is an associate attorney at Barbosa Legal, whose practice focuses on advising individuals and businesses on a wide range of international inbound and outbound tax issues. Bruna regularly counsels clients on U.S. real estate investments, structuring business organizations, cross-border transactions, pre-immigration, income, estate, and gift tax planning, asset protection, and trusts.

As an extensively traveled Brazilian native, Bruna has a unique global perspective. Her previous experience includes working in Wolfsburg, Germany within Volkswagen’s Legal Department and in New York City with a renowned international law firm. Her exposure to the complexities of transatlantic legal conflicts and enforcement of international contracts continues to be a valuable asset to her clients.

Bruna has been a featured speaker at conferences in Latin America and the United States for her legal acumen in the field of international taxation. At these conferences she educates realtors, attorneys, and investors on the complexities of the American tax code and conducting business within the United States.

Education

University of Miami School of Law, Coral Gables, FL (LL.M. in Taxation, Concentration in International Tax, 2018)
University of Miami School of Law, Coral Gables, FL (J.D., 2012)
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI (B.S., 2008)

 Admissions

Florida, USA

Practice Areas

Domestic & International Tax Planning
International Business Transactions
Estate planning
Asset Protection
Probate

Languages

English
Portuguese
Spanish (conversational)
German (basic)

 
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Associations

  • Tax Section of the Florida Bar

  • International Law Section of the Florida Bar

  • Young Lawyers Division Florida Bar

  • American Bar Association

  • Miami-Dade County Florida Association for Women Lawyers

  • Florida Bar ILS Tax Committee

Speaking Engagements

  • Panelist at EB-5 Convention by EB5 Investors Magazine in Los Angeles, CA, USA. | July 23, 2018 |

  • Panelist at Miami Summit 2018 by GoNext Family Business in Aventura, FL, USA. | March 5, 2018 |

  • Panelist at Brazil Miami Summit 2018 by Brazil America Council in Orlando, Florida, USA. | February 13, 2018 |

  • Panelist at How to Invest in US Real Estate by Armazén Imobiliário in São José do Rio Preto, SP, Brazil. | June 19, 2015 |

Brian D. Stringer

Associate Attorney
T +1 305.501.4680
E bstringer@barbosalegal.com


 

About

Brian D. Stringer is an associate attorney at Barbosa Legal. Brian’s practice focuses on real estate, corporate law, and commercial transactions. Brian advises clients in the analysis, acquisition, disposition, financing, development, and leasing of commercial and residential real estate, as well as in the negotiation and structuring of corporate transactions.

Brian has extensive experience providing general counsel in a wide range of domestic and international transactional matters, such as mergers and acquisitions, entity structuring, asset acquisition and disposition, compliance, financing, and management.

Brian is particularly adept at structuring transactions to bring a client’s unique goals to fruition. Whether the client is a business entity seeking advice on a merger and acquisition or an individual purchasing real estate, Brian carefully guides our clients to fully understand their particular needs and assists them in accomplishing their objectives.

Brian has litigated business and real estate matters for domestic and international clients in Florida. He uses his experience to identify aspects of a particular transaction that are most prone to contention and constructs agreements that are specifically designed to avoid litigation.

Education

University of Miami School of Law, Coral Gables, Florida (LL.M. in Real Property Development, 2008)
St. Thomas University School of Law, Miami Gardens, Florida (J.D., 2006)
Florida International University, Miami, Florida (B.S. in Sociology & Anthropology, 2003)

Admissions

Florida, USA

Practice Areas

Real Estate
Business & Corporate Transactions
Title Insurance

Languages

English
Spanish (basic)

 

 
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Javier Chipi

Associate Attorney
T +1 305.501.4680
E jchipi@barbosalegal.com
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About

Javier Chipi is an associate attorney at Barbosa Legal. Javier counsels clients in a wide range of tax issues to represent individuals, businesses, trusts and estates in both inbound and outbound matters. Javier has extensive experience in international restructuring, federal and multi-state taxes, and resolving disputes with the Internal Revenue Service.

Javier regularly advises in matters of foreign trusts with U.S. beneficiaries, pre-immigration tax and estate planning, planning for large gifts and inheritances being received by U.S. persons from foreign persons or foreign estates, foreign investment in U.S. real estate and business interests, asset protection, and tax compliance and reporting. Additionally, Javier has experience in the design, formation, planning, and operation of domestic and foreign corporations, partnerships, and trusts.

 Javier is a Certified Public Accountant. Before joining Barbosa Legal, Javier worked with a large international public accounting firm advising multi-national businesses and high net worth individuals on domestic and international tax considerations and in local law firms within the South Florida area.

Education

University of Miami School of Law, Coral Gables, FL (Masters of Accounting, 2014)
University of Miami School of Law, Coral Gables, FL (LL.M. in Taxation, 2012)
Nova Southeastern University, Shepard Broad Law Center, Fort Lauderdale, FL (J.D., 2012)
University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL (B.S. in Finance, 2008)

Admissions

Florida, USA

Practice Areas

Domestic & International Tax Planning
International Business Transactions
Estate planning
Asset Protection
Tax Compliance and Controversies
Probate

Languages

English
Spanish

Associations

Florida Bar
Member of Tax Law Section of the Florida Bar
Multifamily Real Estate Investing Club
Greater Miami Estate Planning Council
AICPA

 
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About

Ted Brooks is and Of Counsel at Barbosa Legal. Ted brings vast knowledge of U.S. and non-U.S. tax laws to the team. His experience includes working at both private and public companies and law firms developing strategic tax planning initiatives for businesses and investors, international corporate treasury centers, intellectual property development structures, hedge funds and asset management vehicles, joint ventures, structured financing and intricate M&A transactions.

Ted has been at the helm of many successful companies   and is a frequent speaker on U.S., international and cross-border taxation. He is also a member of the Advisory Boards for several high-growth technology companies and is a board member of Icing Smiles, a non-profit organization that provides custom cakes to critically ill children and their families to celebrate their special day.

Education

University of Florida – Fredric G. Levin College of Law, Gainesville, FL (LL.M. in Taxation, 1996)
Delaware Law School, Harrisburg, PA (J.D., 1994)
University of Miami – School of Business, Coral Gables, FL (BBA in Finance & Marketing, 1990)

Admissions

District of Columbia, USA

Practice Areas

Taxation
International Tax Planning
Taxation of Business Entities
Business & Corporate Transactions

Languages

English

Associations

  • District of Columbia Tax Section

  • Federal Bar Association

  • American Bar Association Tax Section

 
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