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Duarte Garcia, Caselli Guimarães e Terra Advogados
Rua Funchal, 129 - 7º, 8º, 9º, 10º e 11º Andares
04551-060 - São Paulo - SP

Tel: (11) 3841.7500 - ramais 226 e 228
Fax: (11) 3846.5028


Luiz is the Founding Partner of the firm, Member of the Lawyer Institute of São Paulo – IASP, Lawyers Association – AASP, International Bar Association (IBA), International Chamber of Commerce of Brazil (ICC Brazil), cofounder of Brazilian Tender, Consume, and International Trade Studies Institute (IBRAC) and cofounder of Center for the Study of Law Firms (CESA), member of International Federation for Real Estate-Related Professions (FIABCI), and legal director of the Brazil – China Chamber of Commerce. First Representative Officer (RO), of the firm in Beijing, China.

  • Civil and Commercial • Corporate • Structuring • Strategic Litigation • Arbitration • International

Bachelor degree by the Law School of Universidade de São Paulo (USP) in 1958 and enrolled on Brazilian Bar Association, OAB São Paulo 11853.


English • Spanish

Civil and Commercial Law Practice:

The law firm Duarte Garcia, Caselli Guimarães e Terra has a traditional and custom work in the areas of civil litigation, real estate law and corporate law. It also has a prominent work in the areas of environmental law, administrative law, family and probate law, tax law and labor law. Its members have also participated in arbitrations, both as arbitrators and as lawyers.


Advice for negotiation and drafting of contracts in general, such as buying and selling of companies and real estate, shopping centers, resorts, industrial condominiums, private properties, partnership, exchange, rendering of service, distribution, agency, brokerage, and atypical contracts, equity and partnership dissolution, amicable partition in causa mortis.

  • Performance in judicial proceedings involving matters of Civil and Commercial Law.
  • Condemnation proceedings.
  • Break of Commercial Agreements, partnership terminations and liabilities on judicial or amicable proceedings.
  • Estate and Partitions, litigation or amicable settlements.
  • Actions against public authorities.
  • Appeals to the State and Federal Courts, Federal Supreme Court, Superior Court of Justice and other superior courts.

Duarte Garcia, Caselli Guimarães e Terra Advogados:

DGCGT is one of the most traditional law firms in São Paulo, with over 50 years of experience. Established in 1958 in the heart of the city of São Paulo, the firm of founding partners Mario Sergio Duarte Garcia and Luiz Arthur Caselli Guimarães soon reached the upper echelon of law firms in São Paulo.

In 1997 the firm merged with a prestigious real estate law firm headed by Marcelo Terra. Today, Duarte Garcia, Caselli Guimarães e Terra Advogados has a dedicated staff that includes 59 partners, 10 associates and 25 interns, who engage in various fields of law, both in the litigation and consulting areas, with emphasis on Civil, Corporate and Business practice, as well as Real Estate and Administrative areas. In order to guarantee excellence of services, the firm constantly invests in specialization courses for its professionals. Most important, our lawyers always combine knowledge in their specific practices with the knowledge of their colleagues in other areas in order to provide to our clients a complete understanding of the issues at hand and the best legal advisory required to solve their problems.


Duarte Garcia, Caselli Guimaraes e Terra Advogados has offices in Sao Paulo and Brasília and also has a close network to associated law office firms in Lisbon, Miami, Luanda, Munich, Buenos Aires and coverage on all Chinese mainland and has correspondents throughout the main Brazilian cities. Another unique feature of DGCGT is its twenty-year affiliation with Terralex, an international network composed of over 153 independent members, in 123 countries.

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