Portugal Real Estate

Where to buy a home in Europe: Does any place have it all?

This is the second post in Harris Sliwoski’s online series where Shannon Brandao will guide you through the practical, legal and personal considerations of purchasing a home in Europe. See the first post here: Where can YOU buy a home in Europe? Well, that depends . . . In the first post of this series,

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United States Naturalization Interview Civics Test: How to Conquer Your Fears and Ace the Exam

The Naturalization Interview Civics Test As an immigration attorney, I’ve witnessed countless clients embark on the long and enriching journey towards U.S. citizenship. From wide-eyed F-1 students to seasoned professionals and jet setting executives, their paths are as diverse as their countries of origin. Yet, there’s one hurdle that consistently throws a curveball – the

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How AI is Revolutionizing the Practice of Law

Artificial Intelligence and the Law Generative Artificial Intelligence (AI) presents attorneys with an opportunity to evolve as legal practitioners, to increase efficiency, to expand abilities, and to transform the delivery of legal services—making them faster and more cost effective for clients. That is of course, if you can master the technology and learn how to

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Essential Strategies for Business Litigation Success

Business Litigation Strategies Business litigation is like a high-stakes chess game. Success hinges on your ability to make quick decisions, thoroughly evaluate the case, and adapt your strategy on the fly. This blog post will equip you, the attorney, with the essential tools to navigate the complexities of business litigation and achieve optimal results for

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Launching Your Startup – An Introductory Guide

Navigating The Startup Landscape As an attorney who focuses on business and intellectual property (IP), I have had the opportunity to work with many startups that were seeking to bring their ideas to the world. Moving from an idea to a finished product can be a daunting prospect for any startup, however, it doesn’t have

Litigation is like basketball and litigators are the players


March Madness and The Litigation Journey March Madness. The Sweet Sixteen. The Elite Eight. The Final Four. All of these taglines refer to the NCAA College Men’s Basketball tournament, played in March, that sees a field of 64 teams whittled down to one final game to determine the winner, the National Champion.  So, what does

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Evidence Preservation 101: Don’t Let the Delete Button Win!

Stop. Do not hit delete. When a dispute might lead to litigation, it is crucial to press pause on the delete button and press save instead. In California, the duty to preserve evidence triggers when a party reasonably should know of its relevance. There is nothing worse than having to explain in the middle of

Buying a House in Europe Lawyer

Where can YOU buy a home in Europe? Well, that depends . . .

This is the first in a new series where our Portugal-based attorney, Shannon Brandao, will guide you through the practical, legal, and personal considerations of purchasing a home in Europe. More and more Americans are thinking about moving to Europe. Though the number that pack up and ultimately move is still relatively small, it’s quickly