Eduardo Dorfmann Aranovich, Esq.
OAB/RS 6.163

1. EDUCATION
1.1. Bachelor of Law and Social Sciences, December 5, 1970, the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul.
1.2. Registered the Brazilian Bar Association, Rio Grande do Sul, number 6163.
1.3. Post-graduate studies in Refinement in Corporate Law at the Law School of the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul. Passed with an A average.

2. PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

2.1. Began working professionally in October 1966 as an assistant to a working lawyer in Porto Alegre/RS.

2.2. Practiced law at the office at Rua Almirante Barroso, n. 735, conjunto 703.

2.3. Founded and partner of Eduardo Dorfmann Aranovich & Associates, registered in the OAB. RS under n. 85, principally working from the address above (website: www.aranovich.adv.br).

 

3. TEACHING ACTIVITIES 

3.1. Assistant Professor for Upper-level Commercial Law course at the Law School at Vale do Rio dos Sinos University, August 1974 to July 1975.

3.2. Assistant Professor for Upper-level Commercial Law course at the Law School at Vale do Rio dos Sinos University, August 1975 and currently on unpaid leave.

3.3. Professor of Commercial Law at the Law School at Ritter dos Reis Institute, at the Ritter dos Reis Institute Integrated College, June 1976 to November 1978.

3.4. Business Law classes for the preparation course for the Labor Judiciary, June to December 1982.

3.5. Member of the Examining Board in the area of commercial law, for the public test for Fiscal Agent for the Municipal Revenue Service of Porto Alegre, March 1977.

3.6. Member of the Revision Board in the area of commercial law, for the public test for Fiscal Agent for the State Revenue Service of Rio Grande do Sul (ICM), 1977.

3.7. Approved (sugiro) Passed the public test to be a Commercial Law Course Professor at the Law School of the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, February 1983.

3.8. Lecture given at the Gama Institute of Legal Studies in São Paulo about "business" in the new Civil Code, May 24, 2002.

3.9. Lecture on "legal personality" in the new Civil Code, for the Specialization Program in Municipal Law, at the Municipal Law Foundation School, December 4, 2002.

 

4. PUBLICATIONS 

4.1. ARANOVICH, Eduardo Dorfmann.“Credit Rating in the Bankruptcy Process.” Journal of Private Law, São Paulo, v. 15, p. 157-171, 2003.

Keywords: Bankruptcy; Credit rating.

Area of knowledge: Commercial Law.

Applicable sectors: Legal advice or consulting, legal, accounting, public opinion and business management.

Additional references: Brazilian Portuguese; Medium: Print.

Homepage: www.aranovich.adv.br

 

4.2. ARANOVICH, Eduardo Dorfmann. “Credit Rating in the Bankruptcy Process.” AJURIS Magazine, Porto Alegre, v. 89, p. 37-51, 2003.

Keywords: Bankruptcy; Credit rating.

Area of knowledge: Commercial Law.

Applicable sectors: Legal advice or consulting, legal, accounting, public opinion and business management.

Additional references: Brazilian Portuguese; Medium: Print;

Homepage: www.aranovich.adv.br

 

4.3. ARANOVICH, Eduardo Dorfmann. “Duplicate Not Accepted: The Credit Title  (correto Tittle of credit) that Is Losing its Value.” Journal of Private Law, São Paulo, v. 13, p. 90-98, 2003.

Keywords: Credit titles; Duplicate; Acceptable.

Area of knowledge: Commercial Law.

Applicable sectors: Legal advice or consulting, legal, accounting, public opinion and business management.

Additional references: Brazilian Portuguese; Medium: Print;

Homepage: www.aranovich.adv.br

 

4.4. ARANOVICH, Eduardo Dorfmann. “Attorneys' Fees in Bankruptcy Law.” Unisinos Journal of Legal Studies, São Leopoldo, v. 43, p. 39-64, 1985. 

Area of knowledge: Commercial Law.

Sector of knowledge: Commercial Law.

Applicable sectors: Legal advice or consulting, legal, accounting, public opinion and business management.

Additional references: Brazilian Portuguese; Medium: Print;

Homepage: www.aranovich.adv.br

 

4.5. ARANOVICH, Eduardo Dorfmann. “Remarks Regarding the Liability of Directors in a Corporation.” Vale do Rio dos Sinos Journal of Legal Studies, Vale do Rio dos Sinos University, São Leopoldo, v. x, n.28, p.87-114, 1979.

Keywords: Corporation; Liability of Directors; corporate history.

Area of knowledge: Commercial Law.

Applicable sectors: Legal advice or consulting, legal, accounting, public opinion and business management.

Additional references: Brazilian Portuguese; Medium: Print;

Homepage: www.aranovich.adv.br

 

4.6. ARANOVICH, Eduardo Dorfmann. “Elements that Distinguish the Employment Contract from an Agency Agreement (Formerly Commercial Representation).” Labor Synthesis Magazine, Porto Alegre, RS, n. 188, February 2005.

Keywords: employment contract; agency agreement; commercial representation

Area of knowledge: Commercial Law, Labor Law.

Applicable sectors: Legal advice or consulting, legal, accounting, public opinion and business management.

Additional references: Brazilian Portuguese; Medium: Print;

Homepage: www.aranovich.adv.br

Juliana Dias Simões, Esq.
OAB/RS 78.882

1. EDUCATION

1.1. Bachelor of Law and Social Sciences from the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul.

1.2. Law Degree conferred by membership in the Brazilian Bar Association, Rio Grande do Sul, number 78.882.

1.3. Specialization in Public Law, IDC College.

 

2. PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

2.1. Began work in January of 2002, as an assistant for the firm of Flávio Sanchotene Trindade, Esq., registered in the OAB.RS under n. 3.186.

2.2. Partner at Eduardo Dorfmann Aranovich & Company, registered in the OAB. RS under n. 85.

Natália de Campos Aranovich, Esq.
OAB/RS 48.090

1. EDUCATION

• 2013- Business degree with a focus on marketing from UCLA (University of California, Los Angeles), Los Angeles, CA.

• 2007 – Master’s in Private Law with a concentration on Process and Private Law, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS). Thesis entitled “Settling the Controversial Points in the Brazilian Civil Process and the Influence of the Tip Model Code for Latin America,” defended in December 2007. Received highest possible evaluation and was recommended for publication (Advisor: Dr. Cláudia Lima Marques, Esq.).

• 2003 – Post-graduation course in International Law from UFRGS, with the best possible evaluation.

• 1999 - Bachelor of Law and Social Sciences from the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul. 

 

2. AWARDS RECIEVED

• 2007 – Certificate of Recognition from the Rio Grande do Sul section of the Brazilian Bar Association for work with the Law School (received on November 20, 2007).

 

3. PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

• 15 years as a partner and lawyer in the area of business law for the firm Eduardo Dorfmann Aranovich & Associates – headquartered in Porto Alegre, RS (1999- present).

• 3 months as a volunteer at the Brazil California Chamber of Commerce) (2014)

• 3 months as a Branding assistant at Outside Eyes Branding Company, founded by former White House press liaison, Reed Dickens (2013).

• 3 years as the Fiscal Counselor  for Marquard Scherrer Ltda. (2007 – 2010) .

• 2 years as the Vice-President of the OAB.RS’s Intellectual Property Commission (2010-2012).

• 1 year as a collaborating professor teaching Business Law and Civil Law classes,   UFRGS (2007).

• 1 semester collaborating professor for the Business Law class at Brazilian Lutheran College (ULBRA), Canoas, RS (2006).

• Registered expert at Rio Grande do Sul’s state court in the area of intellectual property rights since 2012.

 

4. PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

• Member of the American Marketing Association (AMA) 2013.

• Member of the Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM) 2012.

• Member of OAB.SP since 2008.

• Member of the OAB.RS’s Intellectual Property Comission since 2007.

• Coordinator of the Brazilian Association of Information and Telecommunications Law in the State of Rio Grande do Sul (ABDI- SUL) since 2004.

• Member of OAB.RS since 1999.

 

5. PUBLICATIONS

• “Advertising Brands on the Internet and Consumer Protection,” in the Who Decides the Brand Section of the Journal of Commerce in March, 2012.

• “Brands and their Importance for Consumers,” in Intellectual Property in Perspective, Ed. Lumen Juris, RJ, 2008, Luiz Gonzaga Adolfo e Rodrigo Moraes, Coordinators.

• “Project Provides Greater Control on the Internet,” review published in the Journal of Commerce, Porto Alegre, RS, edition June 05,• “The Legal Nature of a Suit to Revoke the Bankruptcy Act,” in the Pontifical Catholic University of  Rio Grande do Sul Journal, volume 21, year XXII, 2000, p.253/262.

• “Review on the Decision about the Administrative Approval of Divorce in Japan held before the Supreme Court,” in the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul’s Law School’s Special Edition, September 2002, p. 157.

• “Domain Registration and the Protection of Brands on the Internet,” in Private Law Magazine, Court Editor Magazine, n.4, p.127, 2001.

 

6. CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS AND LECTURES

• “Evidence Obtained through Electronic Documents,” lecture for the Brazilian Bar Association, Taquari/RS subsection, May 07, 2008.

• “Criteria for Authorship in the Legal Perspective and its application in Research Questions,” event at the 27th Scientific Week at Clínicas Hospital in Porto Alegre, September 13, 2007.

• “Introductory Notions regarding Brands,” Intellectual Property class offered by Rio Grande do Sul’s Bar Association, October 17, 2007.

• “Brands and their Importance to Consumers,” International Symposium on Industrial Property, October 29, 2007 at UNIRITTER, Porto Alegre, RS.

• “Brands and Consumer Protection,” VII Cycle of Lectures about Intellectual Property, November 2, 2007, UNILASALLE, Canoas, RS.;

• “Telematic Support as Evidence,” UFRGS, 2005.

• “Brazilian Civil Procedure,” lecture in English for U.S. professors from Pacey University, NY, at UFRGS, June 02, 2003.

• “Domain Registration on the Internet,” at OAB, February 16 and 17, 2000.

 

7. PARTICIPATION IN INTERNATIONAL DISCUSSIONS

• Participation in one of the steps of the elaboration of the Model Code for Consumer Protection - CIDIP VII – Internamerican Convention on Private International Law about the Protection of Consumers, December 2, 3 and 4, 2006, UFRGS Law School. 

 

8. ADDITIONAL COURSES

2014 – 2nd Annual BARBRI Associate Edge Boot Camp, Los Angeles, California, U.S.

2014 – BARBRI Review, Los Angeles, California, U.S., Preparatory Course for the California Bar Exam. 

2011 – Negotiation for Senior Executives, Harvard Law School, Cambridge Boston,  Massachusetts.

1998 – American Corporate Law Course, Chicago School of Law at Loyola University, in Porto Alegre, RS.

 

Rafael Zippin Knijnik, Esq.
OAB/RS 54.696

1. EDUCATION

1.1. Bachelor of Law and Social Sciences from the Lutheran University of Brazil.

1.2. Law Degree conferred by membership in the Brazilian Bar Association, Rio Grande do Sul, number 54.696.

1.3. Post Graduate program in Labor Law and Proceedure, IDC College.

 

2. PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

2.1. Began working professionally in January 2000, as an intern at Baptista, Gomes, Roos & Fischmann;

2.2.Lawyer in the firm Napoleão & Letti;

2.3.Partner in the firm Freitas Pinto & Knijnik;

2.4.Partner in the firm Koch & Koch, Knijnik Advogados e Consultores;

2.5. Partner in the firm Eduardo Dorfmann Aranovich & Associates, OAB. RS n. 85.

Samuel Firmino Ballester, Esq.
OAB/RS 77.032

1. EDUCATION

1.1. Bachelor of Law and Social Sciences from the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul.

1.2. Law Degree conferred by membership in the Brazilian Bar Association, Rio Grande do Sul, number 77.032.

1.3. Post graduate Program in  em Real Estate Law, Contracts and Civil Liability, IDC College.

 

2. PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

2.1. Began working professionally in December 2003, as an intern at the firm Bittencourt & Rama, OAB.RS n. 135.

2.2. Partner in the firm Eduardo Dorfmann Aranovich & Associates, OAB. RS n. 85.