Partner Profile

Rossana Fernandes Duarte

Mattos Filho

Brazil

LL 250

Biography

With more than 30 years of experience in real estate, Rossana expertly assists clients in all types of real estate transactions involving both urban and rural land, including purchase and sale, commercial and retail leases, zoning compliance and land use, as well as creating mortgages, liens, easements and transactions involving timber and timberlands.

She actively participates in legally structuring real estate investment funds, bond issuances backed by real estate receivables, build-to-suit transactions, among other legal structures that allow the use of capital markets funding for the development of real estate projects. She also participates in committees at the Brazilian Securities & Exchange Commission (CVM) for developing regulations for Fundos de Investimento Imobiliario (Brazilian REIT) and Fundos de Investimento em Participações (Brazilian Private Equity Funds), as well as at the São Paulo State Housing Syndicate (SECOVI) to draft a bill amending Brazilian legislation on leasing.

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