You must complete a five-year law degree and pass the bar exam to qualify as a fully-fledged lawyer in Brazil. Interestingly, Brazil ranks as the world’s third country with the highest number of legal practitioners. One of the most influential lawyers in Brazil is Ricardo Tosto de Oliveira Carvalho. Through his law firm, Leite, Tosto and Barros Advocates, Ricardo Tosto focuses on improving Brazil’s legal practice. His law firm currently has over 400 employees. Its headquarters is located in Sao Paulo but has satellite offices in Brasilia and Rio de Janeiro.
At Leite, Tosto and Barros Advocates, Ricardo Tosto is responsible for providing the overall business strategy. He mentors junior legal practitioners by reviewing their progress and helping them build winning case strategies. He also helps them to handle ongoing litigation and advisory. His law firm handles cases related to commercial law, banking and financial reporting, business law, and corporate lawsuits. Ricardo Tosto is credited for helping Brazil establishing a comprehensive legal practice. He is recognized for his innovative strategies that have helped advance the Brazilian legal practice. Over time, Ricardo Tosto’s practice has developed an extensive clientele base comprising of corporate and institutional clients. Ricardo Tosto has a proven track record of success serving in the Brazilian legal practice.
Ricardo Tosto is adept at analyzing facts before providing legal guidance on issues related to credit recovery and business opportunities. He has extensive experience in matters regarding mergers and acquisitions, business restructuring, election and commercial litigations, and credit recovery. Ricardo Tosto has previously served as the President of the Judicial Reform Committee as well as the Brazilian Bar Association in Sao Paulo. Mr. Tosto is also an associate of the International Bar Association.
Driven by the passion for local politics, Ricardo Tosto initiated the founding of the Brazilian Institute for Election Law and Political Party Studies. He was recently recognized as the recipient of Who’s Who Legal practitioner for his excellence as a commercial litigation lawyer. Ricardo Tosto has also given lectures in universities across the nation and written numerous journals on business litigation. His relentless efforts at the Mackenzie Presbyterian University earned him the necessary certifications and knowledge required to practice as a lawyer in Brazil.