Brazil Practice

At Fridman Fels & Soto, PLLC, our commitment to providing tailored legal solutions extends to our specialized Brazil Practice, led by our Partner Daniel Fridman. With years of experience representing clients in Brazil, we are uniquely positioned to assist Brazilian individuals and companies in navigating the intricacies of the U.S. legal system, resolving disputes, and interfacing with regulatory authorities. Given our expertise, individuals and entities with ties to Brazil regularly reach out to us to assist them.

Daniel Fridman: Leader of Our Brazil Practice

As the driving force behind our Brazil Practice, Daniel Fridman brings a wealth of experience and expertise in facilitating legal matters for Brazilian clients operating within the United States. With a keen understanding of the complexities inherent in cross-border legal issues, Mr. Fridman has established himself as a trusted advisor for individuals and businesses seeking legal representation tailored to their unique needs and challenges.

Extensive Legal Expertise

Our Brazil Practice benefits from the extensive legal expertise and multidisciplinary approach that defines Fridman Fels & Soto, PLLC as a leading law firm. Our team possesses a deep understanding of international law, cross-border transactions, and the complexities inherent in global business operations. This breadth of knowledge allows us to provide comprehensive legal solutions that address the intricate intersection of Brazilian and U.S. legal systems, enabling our clients to navigate complex legal challenges with confidence and clarity.

Navigating the U.S. Legal System

For Brazilian individuals and companies, navigating the U.S. legal system can present myriad challenges and complexities. Our Brazil Practice is dedicated to providing strategic guidance and comprehensive legal counsel to support our clients through every phase of their legal journey. Whether it involves contract disputes, corporate litigation, intellectual property matters, or regulatory compliance, our team is equipped to offer the necessary expertise and advocacy to safeguard our clients’ interests within the U.S. legal landscape.

Litigation and Dispute Resolution

In the realm of litigation and dispute resolution, our Brazil Practice stands ready to advocate on behalf of our clients in U.S. courts. We recognize the significance of effectively resolving legal disputes, and we are committed to leveraging our extensive litigation experience to achieve favorable outcomes for our Brazilian clients. From commercial litigation to international arbitration, we possess the acumen and tenacity to address a wide spectrum of legal challenges with precision and dedication.

Regulatory Interface

Dealing with U.S. regulators and enforcement authorities, including the Department of Justice and the Securities and Exchange Commission, requires astute legal counsel and proactive engagement. Our Brazil Practice offers guidance and representation to assist Brazilian individuals and companies in navigating regulatory inquiries, compliance matters, and enforcement actions. We are steadfast in our commitment to ensuring that our clients are equipped with effective strategies and advocacy when interfacing with regulatory bodies in the United States.

Cross-Border Transactions

Brazilian individuals and companies engaged in cross-border transactions require adept legal counsel to facilitate seamless and compliant transactions. Our Brazil Practice is well-versed in advising clients on matters related to international trade, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, and other cross-border commercial activities. We are dedicated to ensuring that our clients’ interests are safeguarded throughout the negotiation, structuring, and execution of cross-border transactions, leveraging our expertise to mitigate risks and optimize opportunities for our Brazilian clients.

Dedication to Brazil

Our dedication to Brazil extends beyond mere legal representation. Over the last five years, Mr. Fridman has demonstrated an unwavering commitment to the Brazilian market, making over 40 trips to Brazil to assist clients with their most challenging legal disputes. This hands-on approach underscores our profound investment in the Brazilian community and our steadfast commitment to providing accessible, personalized legal solutions to address the evolving needs of our clients within the Brazilian market.

Cultural Sensitivity and Linguistic Proficiency

Recognizing the significance of cultural nuances and linguistic proficiency in facilitating effective legal representation, our Brazil Practice embraces cultural sensitivity and linguistic diversity. We understand the importance of clear and precise communication in the provision of legal services, and our team is equipped with the language skills and cultural awareness necessary to engage with Brazilian clients in a manner that fosters trust, comprehension, and collaboration.

Client-Centered Approach

Central to our Brazil Practice is our client-centered approach, which emphasizes personalized attention, clear communication, and responsive support tailored to the unique needs and priorities of our Brazilian clients. We believe in fostering enduring relationships built on trust, transparency, and unwavering dedication to achieving our clients’ legal objectives within the U.S. legal framework.

Getting Started

Fridman Fels & Soto, PLLC’s Brazil Practice is dedicated to serving as a trusted legal ally for Brazilian individuals and companies seeking tailored legal solutions in the United States. Led by Partner Daniel Fridman, our practice embodies a deep commitment to providing strategic guidance, vigorous advocacy, and unwavering support for our clients with ties to Brazil. To learn more about how our Brazil Practice can assist you in navigating the complexities of the U.S. legal system, resolving disputes, and interfacing with regulatory authorities, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us for a confidential consultation.

Recent Representations

Some examples of recent cases include:

  • An accounting fraud investigation in Brazil of a U.S.-listed public company that resulted in a $100 million restatement of financial results. The Securities and Exchange Commission closed its investigation without taking any enforcement action.
  • A Foreign Corrupt Practices Act internal investigation of a Brazilian multinational company involving the payment of over $120 million in bribes to Brazilian politicians.
  • Representation of a Brazilian distributor of pharmaceuticals that was being investigated by counsel for the pharmaceutical company in the U.S. for potential involvement in the bribery of government officials in Brazil.
  • The investigation was resolved favorably for the Brazilian distributor and it retained its exclusive distribution rights in Brazil. Representation of a Brazilian citizen that was defrauded by an individual under investigation by the Securities and Exchange Commission.
  • Assisted companies contemplating doing business in Brazil with anti-corruption and bribery due diligence.
  • Assisted a Brazilian company facing a corruption probe in implementing a world-class compliance program.



Daniel Fridman

Washington, DC


Adam S. Fels



Alejandro O. Soto