José Mauricio Machado is the founder of Machado Associados who, after many years of practice as partner in charge of the tax department of a major international consulting and auditing company, decided to open his own firm specialized in tax. Since then, he has surrounded himself with talented colleagues to create one of the most respected and traditional tax and corporate law firms in Brazil.

Experienced in tax law (planning, consulting, litigation, corporate restructuring), he works with important and large Brazilian and multinational companies.

Appointed as one of the most respected lawyers in the tax area in Brazil by Chambers and Partners Global and Latin America, as well as the Leaders League and The Legal 500 Latin America.

Bachelor of laws, Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo (PUC/SP) (1975)


Brazilian Bar Association – São Paulo Section (OAB/SP)
Brazilian Bar Association – Rio de Janeiro Section (OAB/RJ)
Brazilian Bar Association – Brasília Section (OAB/DF)
Member of the Legislation Committee of the American Chamber of Commerce in São Paulo (AMCHAM)

Chambers and Partners Global: Tax area Brazil (2015)
Chambers and Partners Latin America: Tax area Brazil (2015)
Leaders League: Leading Corporate Tax (Litigation) lawyer by the guide Transactions & Deals – International Corporate Finance (2015 - 2017)
Leaders League: Excellent lawyer in Tax Litigation by the guide Brazil's Best Counsel (2019)
Leaders League: Excellent Tax Counsel by the guide Brazil's Best Counsel (2019)
Análise Advocacia 500: lawyer of note in the tax area (2006 - 2018)
Análise Advocacia 500: lawyer of note in the Importation and Exportation sectors (2008)
The Legal 500 Latin America: Recommended Lawyer in the tax area (2015 - 2018)