Areas of Expertise

Real Estate

LealCotrim routinely provides legal advice to its clients on Real Estate Law issues, providing innovative legal solutions for structuring projects, negotiating contracts and resolving conflicts involving this area.

With a multidisciplinary approach, LealCotrim has achieved significant results in making real estate projects viable, helping its clients both in formalizing the necessary instruments to guarantee the legal security of their deals, and in the amicable or contentious resolution of real estate conflicts.

Our team has broad experience in real estate projects, including:

• Real estate contracts: legal assistance in the negotiation and structuring of real estate contracts, such as preliminary contracts, purchase agreements, easements, profits;

• Leases: drafting and negotiating lease agreements involving residential, commercial and industrial real estate, including land for the implementation of infrastructure projects and power generation facilities;

• Construction: contracts for the construction of real estate;

• Rural real estate: real estate deals involving rural properties, structuring of investments by foreign companies, leases, rural partnerships and forestry investments;

• Structured deals: leases and asset demobilization transactions;

• Urbanism: providing legal advice on local rules and regulations applicable to real estate projects and property;

• Secretary of Federal Assets (“SPU”): legal advice on rights related to land owned by the Navy;

• Real estate guarantees: structuring real estate guarantees within financing operations, securitization of real estate receivables (“CRIs”) and real estate investment funds (“FIIs”); and

• Real estate litigation: representing clients in civil inquiries and civil class actions related to real estate development and in individual lawsuits and arbitrations involving real estate issues.

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Real Estate


The choice of the most adequate corporate structure ― in the implementation phase of a project ―, the assessment of several possibilities for commercial and industrial operations ― still in the pre-operational phase of a project ―, the attention to compliance with tax obligations and the continuous follow-up of significant tax issues are essential to the success of any business activity in Brazil.

We provide tax legal services to national and foreign entities, assisting them in complying with their obligations towards Revenue Services and in the implementation of routine procedures aimed at optimizing their tax burden in light of the applicable law.

Concomitantly, we assist in our clients’ specific projects, making our expertise available to them in order to seek the most efficient and sophisticated tax structure for their projects. Identifying tax benefits that may be claimed by our clients and the assistance in the design of operations with the lowest tax impact are services regularly provided by our team.

In addition, our lawyers have extensive experience in tax litigation, with a successful track record, in the representation of our clients’ interests, in administrative and court procedures concerning undue collections imposed by Revenue Services.