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Rodney Almeida Alves

Mergers and acquisitions Attorney at Manhattan Beach, CA

5.0   1 review
  • Licensed for 15 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2008
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About Rodney

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Mr. Alves's practice focuses on advising startup, emerging growth and middle market companies across a spectrum of industries in corporate, finance and business transactions with emphasis on mergers and acquisitions, entertainment, contracts and project finance.

He practiced for several years at major law firms in Brazil and the U.S. advising domestic and international clients on, among other things, corporate, mergers and acquisitions and investments matters.

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Alves Law Inc.
1590 Rosecrans Avenue
Suite 327D
Manhattan Beach, CA, 90266


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Posted by Gabe Videla | August 1, 2012
Recommendation of Rodney Alves
Rodney Alves is the consumate professional. He is my General Counsel handling Entertainment, Contracts, International, New Business Ventures, and Acquisitions Law. Unlike other Attorneys who are simply lawyers Rodney is also a businessman who understands the dynamics of how businesses are organized and operated. I have seen hm in action as a businessman taking off the legal hat and operating as a skilled manager and executive. He is also skilled on developing business plans as as such is a valuable part of the things I do. Inquiries are welcomed.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 200-500 per hour
  • Retainer Sometimes
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AVVO RATING 9.1 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Alves Law Inc.
  • 2014 - Present
  • Partner
  • Alves & Associates
  • 2008 - 2014
  • Advisor
  • Manatt Phelps & Phillips
  • 2006 - 2008
  • International Legal Counsel
  • D'Artagnan Entertainment, Inc
  • 2005 - 2016
  • Attorney Manager of International Department
  • Castro, Campos & Associates - PwC legal arm in Brazil
  • 2000 - 2005
  • Senior Associate
  • Villemor Amaral Law Firm
  • 1996 - 2000
  • Associate General Counsel
  • Interactive Brasil Ltda.
  • 1994 - 1996
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  • University of California at Los Angeles School of Law
  • LL.M - Master of Laws
  • 2004
  • Mackenzie University School of Law - Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1994


  • Ibrademp - Brazilian Institute of Business Law
  • Co-Coordinator of California Chapter
  • 2008 - 2015
  • ABA - Latin America & Caribbean Committee
  • Member
  • 2008 - 2015
  • AIJA - International Association of Young Lawyers
  • Member
  • 1999 - 2015

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Who's Who in America
  • Marquis Who's Who in American Law
  • 2010
  • Who's Who in the World
  • Marquis Who's Who in the World
  • 2009
  • Who's Who
  • Cambridge Who's Who
  • 2007
  • Who's Who in American Law
  • Marquis Who's Who in American Law
  • 2005
  • Who's Who in American Law
  • Marquis Who's Who in American Law
  • 2003
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  • Latin American Legal Developments Newsletter - ABA
  • Solar Energy Heats Up Throughout Brazil
  • 2008
  • Latin American Legal Developments Newsletter - ABA
  • Brazilian Legislature Tackles the Issue of Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction
  • 2008
  • Gazeta Mercantil (major Brazilian newspaper)
  • Negócios no Exterior: Existem Diferenças?
  • 2007
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Speaking Engagements

  • IMTC Brazil 2012
  • Relevant Brazilian Remittance Rules and Compliance
  • 2012
  • IMTC Miami 2011
  • Moving the Brazilian Remittance Market from Informal to Formal Channels
  • 2011
  • Doing Business in Brazil
  • Avoiding the Pitfalls - Doing Business in Brazil
  • 2011
  • Doing Business in Brazil
  • Doing Business in Brazil - Legal Aspects
  • 2011
  • Green Trade Network Summit
  • International Licensing Common Pitfalls
  • 2008
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (1)
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Mergers and acquisitions Attorney | Aug 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
International law Attorney | Oct 20
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Rodney and I have worked together on several projects in Brazil. He has a deep understanding of both the legal and cultural aspects in both Brazil and the US, and is an extremely effective bridge to get deals done. I look forward to working with Rodney on more projects in the future."
International law Attorney | Aug 09
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I had the privilege of working with Rodney, He is an excellent person who cares only about his clients. Rodney is very smart, he always acts in a professional manner and is very determined and focused. He is hardworking and has great attention to detail. It is a great pleasure to recommend Rodney to anyone who wishes to work with him or hire him, I only know him as a lawyer of the highest caliber."
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Manhattan Beach Mergers and acquisitions Lawyer Rodney Almeida Alves
Rodney Almeida Alves
Mergers and acquisitions Attorney
Manhattan Beach, CA
Licensed for 15 years