Issue 10 2023

16 | Acquisition International, Issue 10 2023 Rafael Gonçalves: Leading Family and Succession Lawyer Rafael Gonçalves Law Office is a law firm that provides consultation and legal advice related to the areas of family rights, succession law, business law, and more. The company was established by CEO Rafael Gonçalves, an experienced legal professional, who has been awarded Leading Family & Succession Lawyer of the Year, Brazil, in the Leading Adviser Awards 2023. Contact: Rafael Gonçalves Law Office Company: Rafael Gonçalves Web Address: As a highly qualified lawyer, Rafael Gonçalves obtained his degree in law at the Universitário da Fundação Educacional Guaxupé (UNIFEG) in Minas Gerais. Following this, he went on to obtain a postgraduate degree in civil procedural law, estate and succession planning, and advocacy for women, mastering in mediation and alternative conflict resolution. Today, Rafael practices law in the areas of family and succession, domestic violence, business law with a focus on family holding, public law, and extrajudicial advocacy. He also specialises in legal psychology with an emphasis on behaviours. Impressively, Rafael is proud to have been appointed vice president of the Family Law Commission, specifically the 41st subsection of the OAB/MG, both in 2019/2021 and 2021/2023. Today, he remains an effective member of IBDFAM and the OAB/MG Family Law Commission. As well as this, Rafael has written several articles in the area of family law and currently serves as professor of both the Legal Marketing course and the Extraordinary Lawyer (EAD) course at IDS América Latina. At Rafael Gonçalves Law Office, Rafael works alongside a specialised team who deliver differentiated services to their clients. The team have nine particular areas of expertise, including family rights, civil rights, succession law, business law, international rights, and social security law. As a result of their unrivalled standard of work, Rafael is proud that the Rafael Gonçalves Law Office team have received a number of prestigious accolades. For example, in 2019, they were elected by ANCEC to receive a National Reference in the advocacy and justice category. A year later, the firm also obtained the Gold Seal in the advocacy category. In addition to these accomplishments, Rafael Gonçalves Law Office was awarded the “Latin American Quality” recognition for excellence in service, innovation, and social action, as well as the method it utilises in order to resolve family conflicts. Moreover, as a result of his excellent services and provision of legal education, Rafael himself has received a multitude of praise over the years. For example, Andressa Rangel comments, “Best lawyer I’ve ever met. In addition to his receptivity, he has confidence and responsibility in what he does, leaving us completely at peace with his work and dedication. Not to mention that he helps countless mothers who are lost without knowing what to do through social media for free.” In light of this exceptional feedback, it is no surprise that Rafael Gonçalves has been recognised with yet another prestigious accolade. In the Leading Adviser Awards 2023, he has been named Brazil’s Leading Family & Succession Lawyer of the Year. We congratulate Rafael on this commendable accomplishment. With a track record of success behind him, there is no doubt that he will go on to accomplish great things throughout the rest of his career, and we look forward to seeing what his future holds. Aug23410