Ms Mariana Cortez > KLA Advogados > Sao Paulo, Brazil > Lawyer Profile

KLA Advogados
CEP 01452-002 SÃO PAULO, SP

Work Department

Mariana is a Corporate and M&A partner with extensive experience in corporate matters. She also has vast experience assisting clients from education sector, both domestic and international.


Partner at KLA Advogados.


Lilla, Huck, Malheiros, São Paulo, 1994-2000; Demarest & Almeida, São Paulo, 2000-2002; KLA, 2002-to date.




Bar Admission: Brazil (São Paulo, 1994).


Faculdade de Direito da Universidade de São Paulo, LLB, 1993.

Lawyer Rankings

Brazil > Real estate

The ‘prepared, attentive, diligent‘ real estate team at KLA Advogados is commended for its ‘great market knowledge and client service‘. The multi-faceted practice represents an impressive mix of corporate investors and leaseholders, investment funds and hotel companies, bringing a range of real estate, corporate, finance, dispute resolution and tax expertise. Its workload is equally diverse, ranging from major acquisitions and developments through to the regularisation of urban and rural properties. Pedro Cortez brings over 45 years of market experience, while Tomaz Matheus and Rodrigo Pontes are noted for their ‘client service‘. Corporate partner Mariana Cortez is a key asset in structuring complex acquisitions and joint ventures.

Brazil > Corporate and M&A

KLA Advogados‘ corporate and M&A team is well versed in a broad range of corporate deals, including transactions in the food and beverage, paper and cellulose, telecoms, infrastructure, healthcare, education, media and energy spaces. The firm, which celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2022, maintains a stable and impressive roster of longstanding clients, and continues to attract new engagements in a range of sectors. 2021 saw the team acting on the buy and sell-side of significant transactions; the practice, which is well placed to advise venture capital clients, reported a recent uptick in technology-related deals. Gender diversity is an important feature of the firm, which has a high proportion of female lawyers and a diverse board of directors. On the pro bono side, partners and associates support a number of initiatives, with a particular focus on disability, human rights, small businesses, health issues and inclusion. Mário Fioratti and Karin Alvo, the latter of whom is recognised for her knowledge of technology, telecoms and life sciences-related matters, ‘are amazing corporate attorneys‘. Mariana Cortez focuses on the real estate and education segments, while Alessandra Höhne and Luiz Filipe Aranha focus on M&A and general corporate law matters. Melissa Kanô ‘excellently combines technical skills with a deep understanding of the client’s needs‘. Patrícia Braga has recently been engaged in transactions in the automotive, chemical and healthcare spaces; she is a name to note for multi-jurisdictional matters, especially related to the US and Germany. André Maruch stands out at the associate level; he regularly advises sellers and buyers in all market segments.