Jeremy Goldstein, Founder of Jeremy L. Goldstein and Associates

Jeremy Goldstein is among the top executive compensation lawyers in the US. He attended Cornell University from 1991-1995 where he obtained a Bachelors degree in Arts, History and later joined the University of Chicago to pursue a Masters degree in Arts, History.

In 1996, he joined New York University School of law to study a degree in Juris Doctor, Law. He is currently chairing the Mergers and Acquisition Subcommittee of the American Bar Association Business Section.

In the past decade, Mr. Goldstein has taken part in several top corporate transactions like the procurement of Goodrich by the United Technologies.

Jeremy is also one of the partners at Jeremy L. Goldstein and Associates, a law firm specialized in advising Chief Executive Officers, management teams, corporations and compensation committees in matters concerning executive restitution and corporate governance, particularly issues arising in transformative corporate occurrences and other sensitive situations. Follow Jeremy on Twitter

He got the idea of JLG about ten years ago when many issues concerning executive restitution were causing conflicts in governance. Since many executive restitution consulting firms were breaking off from the larger firms, he saw a niche for a law organization to break off as well, thus starting his law firm. Read more: Jeremy Goldstein | Crunchbase and Jeremy Goldstein | Slideshare

Since his work is very involving, he says that for a practitioner to be successful, he/she must be dedicated and available around the clock. He, therefore, spends most of his workdays advising clients about their careers and income, negotiating on behalf of firms as well as drafting any necessary legal documents.

For him to be productive in his work, he tends to accept only the matters that involve extraordinary transactions that require his experience and expertise. Learn more about Jeremy Goldstein: and

He has managed to be a competent lawyer by knowing his clients because this enables him to provide better advice. Therefore, he ensures that he develops and maintains relationships with his clients and speaks with them from time to time even when they do not have any current matter.

More to that, he sees and relates to his clients professionally and socially to create a good relationship so that he can advise them better.

Jeremy Goldstein was a partner at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen and Katz law firm before founding his law firm. His stay there gave him the experience of relating and taking an interest in people, a strategy that has made his business grow.

Professionals of the Brazilian Bar Association

Brazil has its own Order of Attorneys since 1930 known as the “Order of Attorneys of Brazil.” These professionals are part of the Brazilian Bar association.

The headquarters of this organization, which is non-governmental, is in Brasilia and graduates from law school who want to practice law and appear in court must register with this Order of Attorneys of Brazil. The entity has disciplinary powers which are part of the Organization’s Charter.

Ricardo Tosto de Oliveira Carvalho is a lawyer who has been in practice for 22 years. He is the founder and partner at Leite, Tosto e Barros Advogados. The company specializes in credit recovery, banking, civil and commercial litigation, as well as, international and corporate law.

Mr. Tosto is also a member of the Brazilian and International Bar Association and has graduated with a law degree from Universidade Presbiteriana Mackenzie. He is a speaker on various legal matters, holds a post graduate degree in Business Administration, is author of several articles, and has co-authored a book called “O Processo de Tiradentes.” The word Tiradentes in Brazil means “tooth puller!

The bar examination in Brazil takes place in the months of March, August and December and the bar exam is organized by the Order of the Attorneys of Brazil. Law school is five years and after completion Brazilian law students take their bar exam which consists of a written test and a couple of multiple question sheets.

A qualified lawyer must also be approved by the laws that govern the Constitution of Brazil and some additional proficiency tests are required. Included in Article 8 and in order to register as an attorney, the law students must complete the “Examination of the Order.”

It is interesting to note that the Laws of Brazil are derived from Portuguese Law and the first law schools were formed in 1827 in Sao Paulo. Brazil has been influenced by the French, Italian and also German legal system, however it has its own statues and the Federal Constitution is one of the highest laws of the country.
Mostly though, today, Brazil’s Civil Code is pretty much based on the Italian Civil Code, and as every Brazilian knows, the law profession is very popular and there is a lot of competition.

So here are some suggested ways one can become a proficient and respectable lawyer in Brazil:
1) Pass the Vestibular Exam – An entrance exam
2) Study and Graduate with a Law Degree
3) Take the National Bar exam and be accepted