legal Services

When you deal with legal matters that span more than one country, the legalities can become quite complex due to the variances in the laws. Not many Brazilian law firms are capable of successfully handling such complexities. From forming a business entity to handling all your local regulatory needs, we meet your needs on time and on budget.

Different countries have different legal systems. The United States has the common law system while Brazil has the civil law system. Experience on how to navigate both systems and make them work in favor of your case should drive your choice of an international law firm with a presence in the US and Brazil.

Our Legal Specialties

Our Brazilian Lawyers specialize in assisting foreign companies in the following fields of law: corporate law, collections, internet law, intellectual property. For high-net-worth individuals, we provide services for estate and probate cases. Private investigation and asset searches in Brazil available as well: background checks, surveillance, …


Business Law

Corporate law (also “company” or “corporations” law) is the study of how shareholders, directors, employees, creditors, and other stakeholders such as consumers, the community and the environment interact with one another. Corporate law is a part of a broader companies …

Estate Law

Oliveira Lawyers has been a first choice for wealthy families when it comes to estate law. Our experience range from drafting wills to fully executing and managing estate cases involving multiple jurisdictions. Finding lawyers who command both “civil law” and “common law” is …

Real Estate Advisory

Purchasing real estate is one of the safest ways to profit in Brazil while reducing your exposure to a variety of risks typical of a developing country. Brazil is a buyer’s market right now, and those with access to capital …


Other Areas of Legal Practice: Banking Communication and Media Civil Civil Litigation Aviation Arbitration Legal Services in New York City Uncontested Divorce in New York City Investimentos nos EUA Seguro de Vida nos EUA Annuities – Anuidades nos EUA Personal …

Why Choose Us


Luiz Leonardos Advocates strives to make its fee structure and your legal costs as transparent and predictable as possible.We believe that client relationships must be based on trust and a sense of common purpose. For this reason, the Firm encourages …

Great Results Don’t Require Great Expense

Efficiency and advocacy are both key elements to the successful resolution of any matter. Yet you don’t have to sacrifice results for cost. The Luiz Leonardos Advocate is committed to providing high-quality legal services and responsive, proactive solutions that bring …


With more than a decade of experience and more than 35 jury trials, the Luiz Leonardos Advocates is prepared to get the best possible result for each client – whether through trial or settlement. The Firm’s counsel has an “AV …

What are People Saying About Us!

  • Client Centered Approach

    The main goal of Luiz Leonardos Advocates  is to reduce the stress associated with the legal situation by explaining every step of the process and taking the time to answer your questions.  At the Luiz Leonardos Advocates, they listen to clients, answer their questions, and give them clear explanations of what their options are step by step.

  • Sophisticated Family Law Experience

    In delivering positive results for individuals and families, Luiz Leonardos Advocates draws on decades of legal experience, handling complex cases that have given him an added advantage in resolving family law issues. With years of experience, Luiz Leonardos has acquired the skills and experience to handle every aspect of even the most complex and sophisticated family law cases.

  • Outstanding Reputation

    Luiz Leonardos Advocate has built a successful firm in large part based on client referrals. There is no better way to measure the quality of a legal firm than by asking former clients about the experiences they have had. At the Luiz Leonardos Advocate, we have built an excellent reputation in the community and work diligently to be worthy of the compelling endorsement we receive from our clients.

  • Thorough & Diligent Representation

    Luiz Leornardos Advocates expends the time and energy to learn the details of the case, read the files, and acquire a thorough understanding of the law. The competent and qualified representation that clients receive at the Luiz Leornardos Advocates helps to put them at ease and allay any fears and concerns they may have, knowing their legal interests are being properly cared for and protected.

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Our Team

In 2016, Lauren became the chair of the Long Term Care Committee and joined the Board of Virginia Trial Lawyers (VTLA). In 2013, she was named to “Influential Women of Virginia” by Virginia Lawyers Weekly. She was also honored as “Young Lawyer of the Year” by the Roanoke Bar Association for her community leadership. She helps clients in a range of civil litigation matters, including nursing home neglect, personal injury, medical malpractice, and business litigation. In 2015 she received an AV rating from Martindale Hubble. In 2016, she was named a Fellow in the Law by the Virginia Law Foundation and the youngest Superlawyer in Medical Malpractice for the Commonwealth of Virginia.


An Ann Arbor, MI, native, Brendan graduated from The University of Michigan Business School with his degree focused on Marketing and Computer Information Systems. Prior to starting The Modern Firm, LLC, Brendan operated an on-site computer consulting business that serviced nearly 100 local law firms. He sold this business in 2004 to focus exclusively on building websites. Brendan’s experiences as a business owner and technology consultant enable him to bring a wide variety of ideas to the table when it comes to helping his clients succeed in Luiz Leornados Advocates


Driven by a desire to understand and help people, Lauren obtained an advanced counseling degree while earning her law degree. She combines her legal knowledge and social work background to help clients during some of their most difficult times.


A former chairman of the Litigation Section of the Virginia State Bar, Kenneth Smith has over 35 years of experience representing Virginia clients in medical malpractice, employment litigation, long-term care litigation, serious personal injury litigation, and complex commercial litigation. He has represented individuals and businesses throughout Virginia, including in state and federal court and Brazil.