Real Estate

The firm assists clients not only in property acquisitions but also in all stages of structuring, development, and operation of various real estate ventures. These include residential and non-residential developments, subdivisions, coworking spaces, warehouses, self-storage facilities, hotels, resorts, hospitals, and shopping centers, among others.

The Real Estate Law practice of the firm routinely involves conducting legal audits (due diligence), buying, and selling real estate assets, drafting, and negotiating various types of contracts (such as sale-lease-back, built-to-suit, partnerships, leases, physical and financial exchanges, conventions and regulations, construction contracts, corporate instruments, etc.), and offering comprehensive legal advice on various real estate and urban law matters.

The continuous objective is to shape the clients’ businesses most safely and efficiently to optimize performance and generate value.

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Gustavo Padilha Advogados has been highly recommended by Leaders League in the Real Estate sector. Furthermore, the partner Gustavo Padilha himself has been recommended among the best Real Estate lawyers in Brazil. Leaders League is a global reference for evaluating law firms around the world.


Gustavo Padilha Advogados is ranked in “Tier 1” for Real Estate practice in Brazil by The Legal 500. Additionally, Gustavo Pinheiro Guimarães Padilha has been recognized in the Hall of Fame for his exceptional contributions to the Real Estate field. The renowned guide has been acknowledging law firms for 33 years across more than 150 jurisdictions, conducting comprehensive research and providing a detailed overview of the global legal market.


Gustavo Padilha Advogados is among the most admired law firms in the country in the specialties of Real Estate, Food, Beverage, and Tobacco, as well as Construction and Engineering. They have also received recognition in the regional category UF – Rio de Janeiro. Moreover, the partner Luciana Henriques Ismael has been highlighted in the areas of Real Estate and Food, Beverage, and Tobacco, while Gustavo Nunes received recognition in Construction and Engineering.


The female lawyers of Gustavo Padilha Advogados are among the most admired in Brazil according to the Análise Advocacia Mulher 2023 ranking. This publication is released annually during the International Women’s Month as a means of promoting gender equality within the legal profession.

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