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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.


Languages spoken: English, Portuguese, Spanish

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Practice areas


  1. International Law: 20%
    21 years
  2. Corporate: 20%
    21 years
  3. Business: 20%
    21 years
  4. M & A: 20%
    21 years
  5. Venture Capital: 20%
    10 years



Hourly ($200-500/hour), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes)

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    Juliana Ferraz
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  • Craig Elliott Sherman

    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.


    Craig Sherman Venture capital Attorney
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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Who's Who in AmericaMarquis Who's Who in American Law2010
Who's Who in the WorldMarquis Who's Who in the World2009
Who's WhoCambridge Who's Who2007
Who's Who in American LawMarquis Who's Who in American Law2005
Who's Who in American LawMarquis Who's Who in American Law2003
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerAlves & Benedek2014 - Present
International Legal CounselD'Artagnan Entertainment, Inc2005 - Present
PartnerAlves & Associates2008 - 2014
AdvisorManatt Phelps & Phillips2006 - 2008
Attorney Manager of International DepartmentCastro, Campos & Associates - PwC legal arm in Brazil2000 - 2005
Senior AssociateVillemor Amaral Law Firm1996 - 2000
Associate General CounselInteractive Brasil Ltda.1994 - 1996
Association namePosition nameDuration
Ibrademp - Brazilian Institute of Business LawCo-Coordinator of California Chapter2008 - Present
ABA - Latin America & Caribbean CommitteeMember2008 - Present
AIJA - International Association of Young LawyersMember1999 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
JurisPublishingRenewable Energy and Clean Technology: An Analysis of Opportunities between the United States and Brazil2008
Latin American Legal Developments Newsletter - ABASolar Energy Heats Up Throughout Brazil2008
Latin American Legal Developments Newsletter - ABABrazilian Legislature Tackles the Issue of Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction2008
Gazeta Mercantil (major Brazilian newspaper)Negócios no Exterior: Existem Diferenças?2007
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of California at Los Angeles School of LawLawLL.M - Master of Laws2004
Mackenzie University School of Law - Sao Paulo, BrazilLawJD - Juris Doctor1994
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
IMTC Brazil 2012Relevant Brazilian Remittance Rules and Compliance2012
IMTC Miami 2011Moving the Brazilian Remittance Market from Informal to Formal Channels2011
Doing Business in BrazilAvoiding the Pitfalls - Doing Business in Brazil2011
Doing Business in BrazilDoing Business in Brazil - Legal Aspects2011
Green Trade Network SummitInternational Licensing Common Pitfalls2008