We contribute to the success of our customers and the development of our state working in the following areas :

* Revision and accounting of fiscal proceedings

* Revision and accounting of city, state and federal tributes, focusing on eventual problems or opportunities;

* Follow-up on legislative obligations;

* Verification of usage of funds of billing and payment situations, following all legal guidelines;

* Follow-up on efficiency of all existing legal matters pertinent to the business, doing this to improve all city, state and federal legal matters;

* Elaboration of tax plans.

Working in CORPORATE segment, Costa Barros Advogados was responsible by constitution, orientation, counseling and corporate planning for more than one hundred Brazilian companies, most of them involve foreign capital, besides being responsible for advising on various merger and legal disputes arising from relationships between national and foreign partners, counseling for Companies Associations (NGO, labor union and associations), as well as the preparation of contracts involving these topics.

* We have real-estate legal assistance for natural person and legal entities, such as: buying and selling of real-estate, exchange of incorporation, donations, renting of rural and urban properties, commercial or residential, condominiums shopping centers;

* Construction of legal real-estate documentation, such as analysis and creation of contracts that pertain to real-estate type situations, along with condominium convention creation of general norms and internal management rules for shopping center administration;

* Representation and follow up on all legal aspects, such as, receiving of property, administration of propel1ies, asking of ownership rights and so on. We also assist in situations of invoicing of backed rent, and all other fees due in contract.

* Creation and maintenance of businesses, associations and franchises in Brazil or in foreign territory with the involvement of foreign capital;

* Assistance to foreign undertakings on all legal matters in Brazil and within the MERCOSUL boundary, also with updates of investment information, distribution and reinvestment of profits earned viewed through the Brazilian Central Bank;

* Capitalization of profits, distribution of dividends, distribution of capital, importation and exportation operations;

* Participation in authorizing and signing of sentences pertaining to foreign reports and evaluations;

* Legal support in negotiations, elaboration and analysis of international contracts pertaining to businesses, including international arbitrations, such as The World Commerce Organization, European Union, ALCA, MERCOSUL and etc.;

* Consultation in matters of immigration and naturalization, recognition of nationality, obtaining of temporary and permanent visas and international adoptions, also legal assistance in political asylum, deportation, extradition and expulsion;

* Intermediation in relationships with most governmental and non governmental entities such as: Federal Police, Ministry of Labor, Ministry of Foreign Relations, Brazilian Central Bank, Embassies, Consulates, Federal, State and City Governments;

* Intermediation in the participation of projects that have social assistance as finality;

* Buying and selling contracts, supplying, commercial distribution, transfer of technology, importation and exportation;

* Elaboration in Brazil of “affidavits”, citations, notifications, legal instructions for and solicitations of given documents and foreign jurisdictions.

* Audit reports about the legal situation of companies (due diligence);

* Consulting on acquisition or alienation of companies, societies and business establishments;

* Execution of legal audits with judicial proceedings, survey analysis, tax liabilities, valid contracts, document verification.

* Negotiation and contract analysis guaranteeing legal support for the client;

* Support related to creation of diverse contracts, such as: Constitutional contracts and business alterations, affiliates, and subsidiaries; Contracts of buying and selling;

* Updates and maintenance of real estate tax situations; Contracts for supplies of goods and distribution services, franchises and rental of goods;

* Contracts for commercial representation and management; Services in labour contracts;

* Contracts in regulated sectors: contracts involving Banking, health insurance and electrical energy companies;

* Electronic contracts.

* Guidance for companies over the enforcement of labor legislation and the elaboration of contracts, including opinions/feedback on the scope of labor law;

* Representation and defense in labor disputes, or in proceedings and collective management negotiations;

* Support in collective administrative negotiations before the Regional Labor Office.

* Proactive consulting in disputes between product suppliers and consumers in various operation areas of the company;

* Actuation and attendance in legal and management proceedings related to complaints within the consumption relationship;

* Defense in punishment proceedings related to management before the PROCON, the Control Agency for Public Services and other consumer protection organizations.

* Actuation in processes of bankruptcy and covenantes;

* Consultation and legal advice for the charging and recovery of credits (checks, contracts, all kinds of credit papers) and assets;

* Analysis for Legal Formation of the clients business;

* Importation and exportation operational assistance; giving assistance in local and international applicable rules.

* Consultancy, representation and attendance of judicial and extrajudicial measures that implicate physical and moral indemnity as a result of wrongful acts or omissions practiced by bank, doctors, hospitals, error negligence by the judicial Power and others;

* Internet related civil responsibility (providers x site owner) and accidents with vehicles;

* Legal actions involving undue charging and undue objection.

* Paralegal activities include the completion of complementary activities in the legal field. Such activities include:

* Legalization of documents, in public and commercial organizations;

* Completion of tasks at title companies including notary public and document registration;

* Services that include credit checks for other persons or companies:

* Legal real estate up-dates.