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Amaral e Nicolau Advogados
1993-1º ANDAR
01452-001 SÃO PAULO

Brazil > Real estate Tier 3

Amaral e Nicolau Advogados combines an ‘excellent knowledge of real estate legislation and the market‘ with an ‘excellent service‘, with clients acknowledging the ‘total availability of the team, from the founding partners to the interns who serve us, always with agility and promptness‘. Clients come from across a range of industries and include major investment funds and corporates. Recently, the firm has been involved in several high-value land acquisition projects, and its lawyers are well versed in joint ventures, leaseholder agreements and construction contracts. José Vicente Amaral Filho handles the transactional side of the practice, while co-founder Júlio Nicolau Filho coordinates the litigation front.

Practice head(s):

José Vicente Amaral Filho; Julio Nicolau Filho


‘A firm with excellent service. Availability of partners and associates to meet the client’s wishes.’

‘Great professionals who meet the demands with quality and promptness. Fees not overpriced.’

‘In addition to having excellent knowledge of real estate legislation and the market, the main differential of the firm is the spirit of partnership and the total availability of the team, from the founding partners to the interns who serve us, always with agility and promptness.’

Key clients

Tegra Incorporadora

Even Construtora

Helbor Empreendimentos

You Inc.

Nortis Incorporadora e Construtora

Tibério Construtora

Munir Abbud Empreendimentos Imobiliários

Toledo Ferrari

Grupo Lar


Alinc – Casas Pernambucanas

Skr Incorporadora e Construtora



Wds Construtora e Incorporadora

Jive Investiments

Focal Incorporadora

Founded in 1997, Amaral e Nicolau Advogados enjoys a high reputation as one of the leading real estate law firms in São Paulo. The firm’s vast experience means it regularly handles many of the largest, most complex and demanding real estate transactions in Brazil. Amaral e Nicolau also focuses on sensitive real estate litigation matters, and in counseling boards of directors and senior management in the most sensitive situations.

Amaral e Nicolau approaches its clients’ legal issues focusing on the larger framework of each client’s strategic, business and financial goals. The firm focuses on matters that require the attention, extensive experience, expertise and reputation of its partners. Matters undertaken by the firm are at all times afforded the direct personal attention of a partner who will have the expertise and sophistication with respect to the issues in question.

Amaral e Nicolau’s managing partners, José Vicente Amaral Filho and Julio Nicolau Filho, have been leading legal departments within the most traditional real estate developers of Brazil. It has ensured the firm has become one of the most prestigious law firms dealing with real estate practice in São Paulo. This enables the firm to attract the most outstanding and motivated attorneys and law school graduates in São Paulo state.

Amaral e Nicolau consistently ranks near the top of legal real estate advisors by transaction dollar volume, even though it is significantly smaller than all of its major competitors. Over the past several years, the firm has been the legal advisor on some of the largest real estate transactions in São Paulo state.

Representation of diverse client base, both institutional and entrepreneurial, in project, joint ventures, acquisitions and dispositions, operations, development planning, and land use involving all property types, from retail, office, residential (multi-family and condominiums), industrial, and the full range of hospitality projects, located across Brazil.

Real estate (consulting) José Vicente Amaral 11 30341949
Real estate (litigation) Júlio Nicolau 11 30341949
Real estate (consulting) Felipe Varela 11 30341949
Real estate (consulting) Rodrigo Palá 11 30341949
Real estate (consulting) Lumy 11 30341949
Real estate (litigation) Larissa Pimentel Lilla 11 30341949
Real estate (litigation) Kátia Alessandra Marsulo 11 30341949
Total staff : 40
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