About The Fidelis Law Group
A New Model for Delivering Legal Advice and Consulting Services
The Fidelis Law Group is a legal consultancy offering a new model for the delivery of legal advice and consulting services. We believe that lawyers should be more than just legal service providers; they should be trusted advisors, business consultants, fellow entrepreneurs and strategic partners, who understand your business and share your strategic vision.
At The Fidelis Law Group, we offer sophisticated legal advice and consulting solutions of the highest quality, through an integrated team of local law professionals and consultants with in-depth experience and expertise across the spectrum of disciplines that are relevant to our clients’ businesses. Our interdisciplinary approach assures our clients that they have access to the lawyers and consultants they need to maximize their business opportunities while minimizing their legal risks.
International Capacity with a Focus on the U.S. and Brazil
The Fidelis Law Group operates through The Fidelis Law Group, LLC, a New York limited liability company, in the U.S. and through The Fidelis Law Group do Brasil Consultoria Empresarial Ltda., a Brazilian limitada, in Brazil. We work together with lawyers qualified in their respective fields of specialization and licensed in their jurisdictions of practice to provide clients with seamless, integrated representation. While our particular focus is on U.S. and Brazil-related transactions, we are global-minded professionals, adept at advising clients with international legal and business needs.
Assisting Foreign Clients Doing Business in Brazil
With an office in São Paulo, Brazil, The Fidelis Law Group is uniquely situated to provide clients doing or planning to do business in Brazil, or involved in a Brazil-related transaction, with the legal expertise and professional advice needed to navigate the Brazilian legal system and compete in the Brazilian business environment. We work with U.S. lawyers experienced in working on Brazil-based transactions and Brazilian lawyers accustomed to working on international transactions to provide our clients with integrated and seamless representation of the highest quality, consistent with local practice and current market standards.
Assisting Brazilian Clients Doing Business in the U.S.
With an office in São Paulo, Brazil, The Fidelis Law Group is uniquely situated to provide Brazil-based clients doing or planning to do business in the U.S., or planning to enter into a business relationship or joint-venture with a U.S.-based company, receive funds from a U.S. investor or sell their company to a U.S. buyer, with the legal expertise needed to effectively maximize their business opportunities and minimize their legal risks.
Brazilian companies doing business in the U.S. or with U.S.-based companies often rely exclusively on their Brazilian lawyers to advise them in connection with such transactions. As a result, they often do not receive the legal advice they need, acceptance disadvantageous terms and conditions and expose themselves to unknown risks and liabilities that could be easily avoided with the proper legal advice.
Through The Fidelis Law Group, Brazilian companies involved in a U.S.-related transaction are able to engage an experienced U.S. attorney to work along side their Brazilian legal counsel. Working seamlessly with the client’s Brazilian lawyers, a Fidelis lawyer is able to provide the Brazilian client with the U.S. legal advice the client needs to effectively structure and negotiate its U.S.-based business opportunity or U.S.-related transaction.
Assisting U.S. Law Firms with Brazil-Related Transactions
The Fidelis Law Group often acts on behalf of U.S. law firms whose clients are involved in Brazil-related transactions. We are able to offer such firms, which do not have an office in Brazil or which may not have in-depth experience working on Brazil-based transactions the advantage of the working with U.S. lawyers in Brazil, who understand the Brazilian legal, business and cultural environment, and who have in-depth experience working on Brazil-based transactions and effectively interfacing with Brazilian lawyers.
In such cases, we become the U.S. law firm’s outsourced office in Brazil, allowing the firm to provide its client with seamless representation in a highly efficient and cost effective manner, delivered by an integrated team of experienced U.S. and Brazilian lawyers able to provide the client with the full range of legal advice and services needed to effectively negotiate and complete its Brazil-related transaction.
In connection with such representations, the law firm becomes our client, with a Fidelis lawyer representing the firm in Brazil, acting exclusively on the firm’s behalf in connection with such matter. The law firm’s client remains the client of the law firm, but benefits from The Fidelis Law Group’s unique capacity to function as such firm’s representative office in Brazil.
The Fidelis Law Group also indicates Brazilian law firms or independent lawyers which are part our network of Brazilian lawyers to represent the clients of U.S. law firms involved in Brazil-related transactions. Lawyers from The Fidelis Law Group’s network work seamlessly with the lawyers from the U.S. law firm representing such client, or as the case may be, Fidelis lawyers engaged to represent such firm in Brazil. In either case, the client receives the Brazilian legal advice its needs, delivered in an integrated, efficient and cost effective manner.
Assisting Brazilian Law Firms with U.S.-Related Transactions
The Fidelis Law Group often assists Brazilian law firms whose clients are doing business in the U.S. or involved in a transaction with a U.S.-based company. Rather than engaging a U.S. law firm to represent its client in connection with such matter, the Brazilian law firm can engage a Fidelis lawyer to advise the firm with respect to U.S. legal issues. This approach allows Brazilian law firms to offer their clients the U.S. legal advice they need to effectively structure and negotiate their U.S.-related transaction within a “one firm” integrated model. Our U.S. lawyers work with the Brazilian law firm in a smooth and integrated fashion to provide the Brazilian client involved in a U.S.-related transaction with the legal advice needed to maximize the client’s business opportunities and minimize its legal risks.
A Client Centered Practice
The Fidelis Law Group is client-centered. We believe that lawyers should do more than just tell their clients what the law is, or what they can or can not do. In addition to having an in-depth knowledge of the law and the rules and regulations that impact our clients’ businesses, our legal advisors differentiate themselves by having a thorough understanding of our clients’ businesses, industries, technologies and strategic objectives. This allows us to provide our clients with the legal and business solutions they actually need, when they need them.
We are client driven professionals, who do not believe in a “one size fits all” approach to delivering legal advice or consulting services. We know that each client is unique, and we treat them that way. We treat our clients’ needs as if they were our own and find professional satisfaction in the challenges that comes from using the law and the legal system to help our clients achieve their business objectives. Our clients are committed to us because we are committed to them. And our clients stay with us because of the quality and efficiency of the services we provide, and because we understand and care about their businesses.
Our Commitment to Excellence
At the Fidelis Law Group we are committed to meeting the clients’ highest expectations in a professional, efficient and cost effective manner within a culture that encourages innovative problem-solving and lasting legal and business solutions. Through a strategic understanding of the law and our clients’ businesses, we are committed to providing legal advice and consulting services that lead to new solutions and innovative ways of enabling our clients to minimize their legal risks while maximizing their business opportunities.
Whether forming legal entities or creating sophisticated legal structures, advising start-up clients or mature companies, drafting contracts or negotiating complex cross-boarder transactions, The Fidelis Law Group and its professionals are uniquely qualified to provide you with the legal advice and consulting services you need to successfully compete in a fast paced, global environment. We use the latest technologies available to provide you with swift, reliable, value-added services delivered in a consistent and timely fashion. Our resources, in-depth knowledge of the law and forward looking thinking enable us to provide you with timely solutions and lasting results in compliance with the highest international and local standards.
A Broad Range of Services
Our lawyers and consultants offer a broad range of legal advice and consulting services, including US Law Services, Brazilian Law Services and Consulting Services. We invite you to explore the difference that a team of skilled professionals, dedicated to providing legal advice and consulting services of the highest quality, seamlessly delivered in an integrated manner, can make to you and your business.