Who we are
Excellence in 40 years of legal services
ZNA has been providing business consulting and advocacy services for 40 years to small, medium and large national and foreign companies, in the most varied fields of activity.
We maintain service relationships with law firms in Argentina, Uruguay, the United States and some European countries, directly or through associated firms. Our office is a member of the American and German Chambers, and participates in the Successor Geyer Ehlers Institute, an entity dedicated to the development of heirs and successors of family businesses.
Our offices are based in Rio Grande do Sul - in Porto Alegre and Caxias do Sul, and in Santa Catarina – in Itajaí. We also operate in the capitals, Curitiba, Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo, through correspondents and associated offices.
years of acting
assisted social projects
Our eyes are always on our clients' interests and opportunities.
All the expertise of
those who work closely with
international tax and
corporate advisory clients.
Originating from an office founded in 1983, Zulmar Neves Advocacia - ZNA is recognized as one of the most renowned law firms, and consultancy in the business area of Rio Grande do Sul, serving companies of the most varied sizes and branches of activities throughout Brazil.
ZNA has installed offices in Porto Alegre and Caxias do Sul, the two main economic hubs of Rio Grande do Sul, and in Itajaí, a financial hub on the north coast of Santa Catarina, to meet the demand for its services. ZNA operates throughout Brazil and in Latin America, the United States, and Europe, directly or indirectly, in partnership with other law firms.
We maintain service relationships with law firms in Argentina, Uruguay, the United States, and some European countries directly or through associated firms. In addition, our office is a member of the American and German Chambers and participates in the Successor Geyer Ehlers Institute, an entity dedicated to developing heirs and successors of family businesses.
The firm's vocation to corporate law stems from the experience of its founder, Zulmar Neves, who worked for many years in the most important international tax and corporate consulting firms. He recognized the need in the Rio Grande do Sul market for a law firm that could offer solutions to legal problems in the areas of business, litigation and taxation with certainty and the highest ethical standards and innovative attitudes.
ZNA is a company committed to Social Responsibility. Putting this precept into practice, for over 15 years, he has participated in social projects collaborating with various entities.
Among the organizations assisted are the Happy Child Society, Association of Parents and Friends of the Disabled (APAE), Home for the Elderly São Francisco de Assis, Child and Adolescent Assistance Entity (ENCA), Casa Anjos Voluntários, Movement Against Violence (MOCOVI), Caxias Foundation and Volunteer Partners.
In addition, ZNA provides pro bono legal services to several institutions.
Being an agent of transformation and development for the community and society, doing more and better, ZNA has Social Responsibility among its principles.
Advocacy Analysis Award
Recognized as one of the most admired law firms in Brazil for the 16th consecutive year.
Chambers Latin America Award
Proving leadership and expertise in the areas in which it operates, Zulmar Neves Advocacia celebrates yet another achievement in the Chambers Latin America 2022 guide, a renowned publication in the international legal environment.