Estate and Succession Planning

Ulhôa Canto provides a very tailor-made service, with a boutique approach, with which I identify (…). They are also fantastic with respect to ultra high net worth clients and cross-border structuring and planning. It’s definitely a law firm that I recommend to all of my clients.Chambers and Partners. Private Wealth and Law, 2017

Ulhôa Canto offers legal assistance in succession and estate planning, comprising tax, family and succession matters, structuring of investment vehicles and of complex asset-holding-structures for family governance, as well as assistance in relocation of individuals from Brazil to other countries and acquisition of luxury goods (e.g. aircrafts, boats, artwork and real estate).

Ulhôa Canto is recognized by its multidisciplinary team that offers creative and sophisticated solutions to its clients, aiming not only the mitigation of tax exposure, but also the maintenance  of family bonds and wealth preservation for current and future generation. Our firm offers personalized services, according to the needs of each client and/or family, with the discretion and sensitivity that this legal assistance requires.

The legal assistance in succession and estate planning in Brazil includes the drafting of documents, such as, wills, lifetime gifts, pre-nuptial and civil union agreements, as well as representing our clients in probate proceedings and in non-litigious divorce procedures.

Our firm also assists clients in the structuring of holding companies and investments funds in Brazil, as well as trusts, foundations, private investment companies and investments funds abroad, in the latter case acting in the analysis of Brazilian legal aspects and in the supervision and coordination of the work provided by consultants, lawyers and fiduciary agents hired by the clients in their respective jurisdiction.