José Carlos Meirelles joined Pinheiro Neto Advogados in 1984 and became a partner at the firm in 1996. He focuses his practice on the corporate finance area, especially in securitization of receivables transactions; capital markets; project finance; privatization; M&A; structured finance; investment funds; private-public partnerships (PPPs); and banking and corporate law. He has an LLB from Universidade de São Paulo - USP (1986) and an LLM from the University of Illinois College of Law (1989). He was a foreign associate at McDermott, Will & Emery in Chicago (1989). He is fluent in Portuguese, English and Spanish.