Archive for the ‘Laws’ Category

Ricardo Tosto Talks about the Importance of Hiring a Good Lawyer for your Business

Saturday, September 2nd, 2017

If you are running a business, the chances are that not everything will go as planned. It might happen that you run into a conflict with your partners and feel that there is no resolution in sight. It is the time when a Brazilian lawyer is critical to help you solve the issue amicably. You need to hire a litigation lawyer who has the experience and the knowledge to correctly implement the litigation strategy that is a win-win for all the parties involved. You need to ensure that the litigation lawyer is well-informed about the law since you have everything in line. The lawyer should be able to guide you about the various course of action and advise you which one will be best for you.

In case you are facing problems in your business and need advice immediately in Brazil, you can contact Ricardo Tosto to help you with the legal dispute. Whether any suit has already been filed or will be filed, Ricardo Tosto has the experience to guide you when you need it. Ricardo Tosto has varied clients in different industries and represents them in cases that others will find it difficult to win. He puts in all of his efforts and energy in every case that he takes up and aim for getting the best outcome out of it for their clients. Since Brazilian law is quite complicated, not everyone can understand how it works. Only a learned and experienced lawyer like Ricardo Tosto has a thorough understanding of the law which is important to serve his clients.

Ricardo Tosto has been an important part of the Brazil’s legal community and is regarded as one of the top lawyers in the country with years of experience. He has also written a number of books on law, among which the Trial of Tiradentes was a bestseller. Ricardo Tosto got his law degree from McKenzie University School of law which is one of the top law schools in Brazil. Over the past 20 years, Ricardo Tosto has spent a lot of time in building his law firm Ricardo Tosto & Co.

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Ricardo Tosto is a Prominent Figure in the Brazilian Legal Community

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016

Brazilian law borrows a lot from the Portuguese, German, French, and Italian Civil law. It majorly borrows its aspects from statutes with the recent incorporation of sumula vinculante. The Brazilian supreme law is the Federal Constitution, which was introduced on October 21, 1998. The Constitution categorizes the nation as the Federal Republic, consisting of a binding combination of states, municipalities, and the Federal District. The 26 federal states can choose to follow their unique Constitutions and laws. However, the principles listed in the Federal Constitution limit the autonomy of these states.

Municipalities also enjoy limited freedom since their legislation must adhere to both the rules of their respective states and Federal Constitution. The Federal District mixes the roles of Federal states and municipalities. It must also adhere to the principles of the Federal Constitution.

Law program and lawyers

Most Brazilians consider a career in law to be gorgeous. After completing a five years course in law, the students graduate with law degrees but still they do not have the power to practice their profession. The students are required to specialize in their area of interests and meet the threshold mark in their Bar exams before being licensed.

The profile of Ricardo Tosto

Ricardo Tosto holds a Law degree and an advanced degree in Business Administration degree from the Mackenzie University and FAAP respectively. He is a senior partner of renowned Milk, Tosto e Barros Advogados, which is among the largest law companies in Brazil as stipulated by the Analysis Yearbook Law 500. Tosto has established himself as a reputable lawyer and a successful entrepreneur. He grew his practice from a small office to one of the notable law firms in Brazil.

Tosto gained nationwide fame after successfully representing several high-profile clients ranging from corporations, executives, high-net-worth individuals, and politicians. He has decisively contributed to the creation and implementation of important laws in Brazil . Currently, he is in charge of day-to-day operations and expansion plans of Leite, Tosto e Barros. Tosto has mentored some of the powerful attorneys in the Brazilian legal community who started out at his firm as trainees.

Brazilian Law: Ricardo Tosto, a Respected Lawyer in Brazil

Wednesday, September 14th, 2016

Brazil is a civil law country. The country’s legal system comes from Portuguese, Italian, French German, and Roman civil law. Brazil is a federative country formed by the union of the states, the Federal District, and municipalities. Their legal system is based on codes that are enacted by the federal government and also legislatures from the states and municipalities.
Brazil has the largest number of lawyers in the world. In 2007, there were 1,024 courses of Law in the country, with more than 150,000 law students. Law schools are spread all over the states of Brazil. In 2010, the state of São Paulo had 222,807 lawyers, Rio de Janeiro had 112,515 lawyers, and Minas Gerais had 63,978 lawyers; totaling to 621,885 lawyers in the country.

For one to practice law in the country, they are required to spend five years in law school. Upon graduation, the student must pass the Ordem dos Advogados do Brasil (the examination of the Bar Association of Brazil). The Brazilian Bar Association administers the Bar examination. The examination takes place thrice a year, usually in January, March, and September.

The examination is administered in two phases: the multiple choice questions and the written test. The multiple-choice test covers all disciplines (Administrative Law, Ethics, Philosophy of Law, Criminal Law, Human Rights, Constitutional Law, Civil Law, Consumer Law, Criminal Procedure Law, Labor Law, and Labor Procedure Law). Students must get at least 40 questions right to proceed to the next part of the examination.

The second part of the examination is the written test. It covers four essay questions and a drafting project in Administrative Law, Civil Law, Constitutional Law, Labor Law, Criminal Law, and Tax Law. Students who succeed in the examination can practice law in the country.

Ricardo Tosto and Leite, Tosto e Barros Advogados

Mr. Ricardo Tosto 11 of March of 1963 ) is a respected lawyer in Brazil. He obtained a degree in law from Mackenzie University. Tosto has an extension course in Business Administration from Fundação Armando Alvares Penteado. Tosto started his career in a small room, and a few years later, he positioned his office among the largest law firms in Brazil.

Leite, Tosto e Barros Advogados Associados is among the top ten law firms in Brazil – trade publication Yearbook Analysis Advocacy 500. The firm is headquartered in Sao Paulo Itaim Bibi and has branch offices in Rio de Janeiro and Brasilia. Ricardo Tosto and partners founded the firm in 1991.

Kyle Bass Weighs in on 2016 Market

Tuesday, January 19th, 2016

Kyle Bass recently joined the “Halftime Report” traders to share his outlook for the 2016 market and what he predicts will happen with the volatile market in China. While most investors think that the highest profits came before China’s slowdown, Bass things the real problem is simply the way China banks. He compares China’s problem with the recent crisis in Europe. In both scenarios, the systems outgrew GDP at a staggering speed. For example, China’s banking system is nearly $35 trillion, but the GDP is just $10 trillion. A credit cycle and losses are on the way, and he thinks investors are not worried enough. While he doesn’t think our markets will sink as low as during the global financial crisis, he does expect a 10%-20% downturn by the end of the year.

Wikipedia shows that Kyle Bass is the founder of Hayman Capital Management. He made his money by predicting the 2008 financial crisis. Initially, this made him a superstar in the financial world, but as time went on, it seems he may have lost his magic touch.

Bass has also made a some unsavory alliances recently, like his friendship with Argentinian despot Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner. While Bass holds her and her financial knowledge in high regard, she is widely blamed for her country’s disastrous economy. When her country defaulted for the second time in thirteen years on their sovereign debt, Bass defended and rationalized her actions while the rest of the world viewed the actions as indefensible and irrational.

Kyle Bass is viewed as one of her lackeys, something UsefulStooges first pointed out, as he sings her praises as she continues to pump out irresponsible economic policies while ripping her own people off. He even slid in to defend her when a New York judge ruled that Argentina had to pay all its creditors, not just the ones that would agree on a reduced settlement. Bass of course took Kirchner’s side stating that those requiring full pay were immoral for holding poor countries hostage and holding up the progress of 42 million people.

Bass has used similar tactics to avoid paying his own debts. He went on television to shift blame for the deaths caused by non deploying airbags and faulty steering in GM cars to the actual victims, all so he could make good on his investment with General Motors. He’s also got business ties to the late Chris Kyle, whos widow is involved in a lawsuit with one of Bass’s subordinates at Hayman who she has accused of unethical behavior.

There are many more shady dealings that Bass has had his name tied to. So one might question his advice on the stock market, as well as his business practices, before they panic because he states the market isn’t going to be good.

Grad Students Create Marijuana Sobriety Test

Tuesday, April 28th, 2015

Everyone knows that drinking and driving is a risky action. In just a few easy steps, a police officer can determine just how intoxicated a driver is. This can end up with a mulititude of fines and even jail times. However, the use of marijuana while driving has been a more difficult thing to prove for law enforcement officers. This may change in the near future due to the research and development of a new THC detecting machine that has been developed by a group of graduate students from the University of Akron. The students have received grant money in order to further develop and possibly market this device in the future. Although the NBA does not test for THC during the season, this may be of interest to organizations like Bruce Levenson’s Atlanta Hawks. This could be a monumental invention by the students, which could lead to even more safe driving conditions for all citizens. Since there is a legal limit of marijuana when driving, the device will be able to detect the amount of THC, which is a chemical in marijuana, to determine if the driver is above or below the legal limit. This will definitely change the effectiveness of the police’s enforcement of the roadways.

Alaska Legalizes Marijuana

Wednesday, February 25th, 2015

Alaska legalizes marijuana for recreational use. Another step in the right direction for pro-marijuana advocates. How long until marijuana is completely legal in the entire country? It seems that most people want marijuana to be legal.

America is the home of the free. The senators and representatives of the country strive to give the American people what they want. The Americans are speaking. Marijuana is considered as the least dangerous drug in the world. Statistics show that marijuana has never killed a single person in the history of its existence.

Alcohol, which is legal, causes thousands of deaths each year. It does not make sense that alcohol is legal while marijuana is not. Legalizing marijuana and taxing it would create major tax revenue. Why not legalize it and profit from it?

Paul Mathieson understands that if marijuana was legal country wide, there would be no reason to sell it illegally. Drug dealers would lose a lot of money, and people would be safer across the country. Marijuana is decriminalized in most states anyways. Don’t get me wrong, marijuana is not for everyone. Like alcohol, marijuana should only be sold to people 21 and older.

Since the creation of the internet, people have more of a voice now than ever. The majority of modern Americans want marijuana legalized. For more information on the legalization of marijuana, visit Buzzfeed.