Brasil - Angelico Advogados





Founded in 1989, Angélico Advogados is a boutique Brazilian law firm that specializes in advising foreign clients investing and doing business in Brazil. While focused on its business services for non-Brazilians, the firm also maintains recognized practice areas in corporate law, tax law, family law, employment law, and litigation.

For more than 25 years, Angélico Advogados has helped small and mid-size clients with their legal and business needs in Brazil. Built on the philosophy that every client is unique, the firm seeks to provide personalized solutions designed for each individual client. Working closely as business and legal advisors, the firm’s legal professionals help clients manage the challenges inherent in operating in Brazil.



Tax Services
  • International Tax
  • Indirect Taxes
  • Tax Controversy
  • Employee Compensation and Benefits
  • Corporate Tax
  • Real Estate Taxes
Tax Advisory Services
  • Tax Planning
  • Estate Planning
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Personal Tax and Wealth Management
  • Business and Investment Structures
  • Entity Selection
  • Family Office Service


Firm Partners


Marcelo O. Angélico

Founding Partner

Marcelo Angélico is the founding partner of Angélico Advogados and manages the firm’s corporate law practice. Marcelo serves his clients by leveraging his more than 25 years of business and legal experience in the transportation, banking and finance sectors.

His practice includes contract negotiation, mergers and acquisitions, corporate restructuring, and real estate matters. He also collaborates with the firm’s litigation team, representing clients in matters involving trade, consumer, and corporate litigation. In addition to advising clients, Marcelo is responsible for the firm’s business development and growth within the Brazilian market.


José María J. S. Meirelles


José Meirelles is a partner at Angélico Advogados in the corporate and international law practice areas. A former state tax judge, Mr. Meirelles has extensive experience advising on all aspects of local tax laws. He also has significant experience helping clients with general business law matters having served as General Counsel for various multinational companies such as Sharp Electronics Group and AES-Eletropaulo in Brazil.

Mr. Meirelles was educated both in the United States and Brazil, having received degrees from universities in both countries. He has also practiced law at firms both in the United States and in Brazil.


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