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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