Brazil is a litigious country with extremely rigid and contradictory environmental laws, so there is a great demand for lawyers with more skill and specialization in the area. The partners Paulo Guilherme de Mendonça Lopes and Tiago Mackey live very busy in the Milk, Tosto and Barros, for example, succeeding in the defense of hydroelectric plant against a public civil action in which the Union sought injunction to stop the construction of a plant in the region Southern Brazil based on an incomplete environmental assessment. The second instance decision was favorable to the client and the hydroelectric plant is still in operation.
The experience in litigation also shows excellent results in the labor area. For example, partner Marcus Vinicius Mingrone has assumed a case of a factory that has been dragging since 2003, where there seemed to be little hope of paying a huge fine. The team successfully negotiated a new agreement with the Union, saving R $ 44 million for its client and avoiding the fine.
About 35 lawyers in the firm provide pro bono services on a regular basis. One of its clients is Best Buddies – a non-profit organization dedicated to creating a global volunteer movement offering opportunities for guidance and friendship for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The office provides pro bono service for considering this important work in promoting new members.
Ricardo Tosta is best lawyer in Brazil. The headquarters of Milk, Tosta and Barros is in São Paulo. It also had offices in Rio de Janeiro and Brasilia.