About Us


Founder and Managing Partner

Mr. Alexandre Piquet obtained his Juris Doctor from St. Thomas University School of Law in Miami, Florida. He graduated with honors as Editor of the St. Thomas Law Review and his achievements include Dean’s List and Best Student Awards, among others.  Mr. Piquet also holds a Law Degree from Milton Campos School of Law in Brazil with Merit Honors and obtained specialization in International Comparative Law from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid in Spain.

Mr. Piquet has over ten years of legal experience working with clients who conduct business outside of their home country.  Mr. Piquet structures his work ethic around assuring that all of his clients feel comfortable conducting business in unfamiliar territory.  If it is a foreign client purchasing property or conducting legal matters in the United States or an American client wishing to conduct business overseas, Mr. Piquet focuses on providing a standard level of comfort and unlimited solutions for all of his clients' concerns.

In addition, Mr. Piquet has assisted clients from all over the world and has worked at some of the most prestigious law firms and Real Estate Brokerage firms in Miami.  Mr. Piquet travels internationally to personally meet with clients who are looking to purchase property outside of their home country.  Mr. Piquet informs each client of the advantages of incorporating companies, purchasing properties, and obtaining a visa in the U.S..

A Brazilian-American born in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Mr. Piquet is fluent in three languages; Portuguese, English, and Spanish.

Professional & Community Involvement

Member of the Florida Bar
Member of the American Bar Association
Member of the AILA - American Immigration Lawyers Association
Chair of the Brazil Foundation - Miami Advisory Council
Member of the Gulliver Annual Fund Leadership
Member of the Board of Directors at the BACCF- Brazilian-American Chamber of Commerce of Florida
Member of Kids in Distress Young Professional's Group
Member of the Board - LideUSA1




Mrs. Andion Piquet joined our firm as Head of our Aviation Law practice group and to support our Commercial and Corporate Law divisions. 
Mrs. Andion Piquet has served as Senior In-House Counsel for Embraer, an aerospace multinational company and one of the largest aircraft manufacturers in the world, which often required working with clients located in other areas of the globe on issues involving cross-national law and interdisciplinary matters. During her seven years of experience with Embraer, she gained extensive experience in aviation matters, including matters involving aircraft registration, aircraft ownership, trustee services for foreign ownership of U.S. registered aircraft, representation of fixed base operators and other airport leases and land use/development, aircraft sales, charters, and leases, aircraft product support agreements, warranty claims and other transactions with aircraft manufacturers, as well as FAA and DOT regulatory compliance.
Mrs. Andion Piquet also has extensive experience supporting clients drafting, reviewing, and negotiating administrative and commercial agreements and corporate governance matters, including formation, mergers and acquisitions, registration, and filings.
A Brazilian-American born in Rio de Janeiro, Mrs. Andion Piquet is fluent in Portuguese, English, and Spanish.
- Participated in transaction structuring and document drafting, review, and negotiating for a $1 billion deal for the sale of 125 aircraft from Embraer to Berkshire Hathaway’s NetJets.
- Participated in transaction structuring and document drafting, review, and negotiating for multimillion dollar deal for after sale product support by Embraer of 125 aircraft for Berkshire Hathaway’s NetJets.
- Assisted Embraer setting up its first manufacturing plant in the United States, including assistance with all regulatory compliance matters.
- Participated in transaction structuring and document drafting, review, and negotiating for joint venture between Embraer, a world-class aircraft manufacturer and CAE, a world-leading provider of aviation training solutions to develop a global training program for Embraer’s executive clients.
- Participated in due diligence and viability analysis of cross border buy-sell structure.

ALEX B. VANICEK                                                                                                                                             
Of Counsel

Alex B. Vanicek is an Of Counsel who obtained his Juris Doctor from St. Thomas University School of Law after earning a degree in International Affairs from the University of Colorado.  During law school, Mr. Vanicek excelled as a member of the school’s Mock Trial Team.  In 2012, he led a team of four advocates, winning the championship for the Southeast Region at the American Bar Association’s Labor and Employment Trial Advocacy Competition.  Mr. Vanicek’s team went on to compete for the National Championship in Dallas, Texas.

Mr. Vanicek has served as a judicial intern for the Honorable Michael Genden, the longest-tenured civil judge in the 11th Judicial Circuit of Florida.  He also served as an intern for the Honorable Carlos Samour of the 18th Judicial District of Colorado where he drafted orders and opinions for the court.

Mr. Vanicek was awarded the St. Thomas University Pro Bono Commendation for his outstanding commitment to community service.  He has spent thousands of hours volunteering for various organizations, including building Habitat for Humanity houses in Guatemala and Sri Lanka.  For over nine years, Mr. Vanicek has worked and volunteered as a camp counselor at Adam’s Camp, a summer camp in the Rocky Mountains for children with special needs.

Born and raised in Denver, Colorado by his Brazilian-American family, Mr. Vanicek is fluent in English, Portuguese and Spanish.

  • Member of the Florida Bar
  • Member of the Colorado Bar




Legal Assistant

Ms. Nunez holds a Master of Laws (LL.M) degree from Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan. She also holds a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) degree from Universidade Federal da Bahia in Brazil. Ms. Nunez has experience in Immigration Law, and has worked for government officials in Brazil. A Brazilian-Spanish born in Salvador, Brazil. Ms. Nunez is fluent in four languages: Portuguese, English, Spanish, and German.


Corporate  Paralegal

Mrs. Almeida was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and she has been living in Florida since 1990. 
Mrs. Almeida overlooks Piquet Law Firm's Corporate Department.  Under the supervision of a staffed attorney, Mrs. Almeida assures that all corporations are formed according to state laws.  Whether it is a foreign or domestic client purchasing property or incorporating for personal reasons,  Mrs. Almeida walks the client through the entire incorporation process, from beginning to end, and answers all questions that the client may have while forming their corporation. 
Mrs. Almeida has earned a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration and has over fifteen years of experience in Immigration Law. Mrs. Almeida is fluent in English, Portuguese and Spanish.
Legal Assistant/ Title Processor                                                                                                                                                     
Francine Vitaliano was born in Ribeirão Preto, São Paulo, Brazil.
With more than 10 years of experience in Real Estate, she is responsible for all real estate transactions and acts as the closing agent and legal assistant for the firm, handling closings, title work, and ensuring that clients' needs are met during the entire transaction process. She is also a registered Florida Notary Public.
Ms. Vitaliano speaks English and Portuguese.

Immigration Attorney

Mrs. Cesario has completed a Master of Laws (LL.M), U.S. and Transnational Law for Foreign Lawyers in 2013 from the prestigious University of Miami School of Law located in Coral Gables, Florida. Moreover, she has a Bachelor of Law earned in 2010 from the “Universidade Cidade De Sao Paulo”, Sao Paulo, Brazil.

She has an International legal background with experience in the field both in Brazil and the United States.  Mrs. Cesario has demonstrated expertise in immigration law, immigration and VISA documents, trial preparations, motions, legal research, legal advice and legal compliance within her 7 years of overall experience in both countries.

Mrs. Cesario is American-Brazilian, and member of bar associations in New York and Brazil.

Language Skills
Native English and Portuguese speaker, with advanced skills in Spanish and conversational French. 

Professional Associations
New York Bar Association, Member
Brazilian Bar Association, Member
American Bar Association, Member
AILA – South Florida, Member



Mrs. Costa holds a MBA in Business Management with a focus on Marketing - FGV - Fundação Getulio Vargas, 2009. She has a Graduate Degree in Business Law - University Mackenzie, 2000 and a Law Degree (OAB / SP 126501) - Mackenzie Presbyterian University, 1993.

Mrs. Costa has worked for many years in Law Firms in Brazil and at CSN - Companhia Siderurgica Nacional and Sony Brasil. She has experience in analysis and negotiation of Commercial Contracts (Advertising and Promotional Marketing, Purchase, and Logistics) and  coordination of companies set up. Identification and interpretation of contractual and legal risks and issues, and propose alternative solutions.

Mrs Costa was born in Londrina, Parana , Brazil. She speaks 3 languages: Native Portuguese, English and French.

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