Samir Machado

Attorney

Samir Machado
Samir Machado

Samir Machado was born and raised in Brazil. He is fluent in English, Spanish, and Portuguese, and is licensed to practice law in both Brazil and Florida. After receiving his L.L.B. from Faculdade de Direito de São Bernardo do Campo in 2016, Samir led the collections and asset recovery department of a boutique law firm in São Paulo. He also did extensive work on corporate matters.

The constant pursuit for new challenges brought Samir to Florida. While continuing to assist clients in Brazil, Samir received his Juris Doctor from the Shepard Broad College of Law at Nova Southeastern University (NSU) and was admitted to the Florida Bar in 2021. At NSU he served as Vice President for both the Foreign Lawyers Association and the Immigration Law Organization, which allowed him to actively participate in the international legal community.

Samir’s focus at Berman Law Group is corporate law and asset recovery. However, he also has extensive experience in real estate and immigration. His fluency in three languages allows him to assist clients from a variety of countries and backgrounds or to be a liaison for U.S. clients with international interests.

Outside the firm, Samir is president of a crypto-currency consultancy corporation, which provides him valuable insights and experience for clients working in the new frontiers of digital currency, as well as personal experience with the needs and concerns of business owners.

Samir also actively supports social justice, working as a volunteer for organizations that provide assistance to immigrants, such as the Florida Immigration Coalition (FLIC) and Americans for Immigrant Justice (AIJ). In his spare time, Samir practices Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu as a second-degree Blue Belt and cultivates his passion for motorsports by racing cars and riding motorcycles.

PRACTICE AREAS

Education

L.L.B. – Faculdade de Direito de Sao Bernardo do Campo, Brazil (2015)

J.D. – Nova Southeastern University (2020)

Licenses

Licensed Brazilian attorney (2016)

Florida Bar (2021)

Work experience

Head of the collections and asset recovery department of a boutique law firm in Sao Paulo, Brazil

Immigration

Employment-based applications (EB1, EB2, EB3 and EB5) under the sponsored and self-petitioning formats

E-2 Treaty Investors

U-Visa: Visa for the victims of criminal activity

VAWA: Violence Against Women Act – Green card application for victims of violence or abuse

Corporate

Draft and analysis of contracts related to real estate and investments

Filing for the creation, dissolution and member/shareholder dissociation in companies/corporations

Asset recovery – Asset search, pre-suit negotiations, draft and execution of settlement agreements.

Real estate – Preparing closing disclosures/HUD and seller documents

Analyzing title commitments and lien searches, and preparing affidavits to suffice title commitment requests.

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