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Legal Solutions for Business and Investment

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Cross-Border Transactions

with an Emphasis at the

Brazil – U.S. Relationship




We are a Florida law firm focused on legal advisory, planning, and structuring for businesses entities and for individuals.



We craft intelligent and customized legal solutions for business and investment. We seek to develop our professionals continually and long-term. We value excellence, commitment, creativity, availability, and honor.



We believe in legal counsel as an input to decision making, that it deserves a place in the ship's cockpit, not in the back-office to be provoked only when something goes wrong. We believe that an effective legal solution can only be reached when the attorney deeply knows the client's business.



Because we are an independent law firm, we cultivated relationships with many foreign firms and professionals throughout our history, and we only work with international colleagues whom we carefully select according to our values and to the type of work to be performed, so that we deliver to the client a single and consistent international solution.



Our excellence relates to our ability to seek the best information and apply the appropriate knowledge to each situation. Our commitment is reflected in the effort to serve the client's interests. The ability to work from anywhere echoes our availability. The transparency of information towards the client reveals our honor. We have the tools to make it all possible. Our pillar of digital presence values proximity and responsiveness to the client and ourselves, even when we are physically distant.


Practice areas

Tax Law

  • Tax Advisory for day-to-day transactions (product, service, and intangible sales, whether local, interstate, or cross-border)

  • Tax planning for business internationalization & reorganization

  • Pre-immigration diagnosis & planning

  • Inbound and outbound investment

  • FATCA compliance

José Rubens Vivian Scharlack is a brazilian attorney (admited in São Paulo) graduated from the School of Law, University of São Paulo (USP), with Masters in Business Administration from the Armando Alvares Penteado Foundation (FAAP), as well as a United States attorney (admitted in Florida) with J.D. cum laude and LL.M. in Taxation, both from the University of Miami School of Law (UM). Rubens is founding partner of the law firms Scharlack Advogados and Scharlack, PLLC.


J. Rubens Scharlack


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Legal Checklist For Brazilian Businesses Expanding to Florida

Podcast: Inconsistencies in the US approach to the BEPS 2.0 project

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Booklet: Basics Notions of US Tax for Foreign Individuals

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This portal congregates information that is useful for Brazilians who wish to overcome underdevelopment barriers and internationalize their business, their family, their assets, and their life.


We seek to bring subject matters and specialists from many sectors and jurisdictions and that in some way may contribute to make a reality a person's wish to internationalize his/herself.

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Working hours

Monday to Friday

9 A.M. to 6 P.M.


201 S. Biscayne Blvd, Suite 1200, Miami, FL


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+1 800 251 3101

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