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Paul S. Aufrichtig, White Plains & New York Business Lawyer

Paul S. Aufrichtig


Professional Profile

Paul S. Aufrichtig brings more than 50 years of experience in counseling, acting and litigating on behalf of substantial domestic and international clients in connection with complex contracts, commercial real estate, wills, trusts, estates and off shore corporate activities and transactions. Litigation, arbitration and mediation have been an important element of Paul’s value to his clients. During that time Paul has represented many important Brazilian public and private entities in major contract, commercial and litigated matters.

Paul has been particularly active in complex litigation relating to issues of sovereign immunity and admiralty law. Paul is also very active in the Brazilian community in New York, and is a long-time member of the Brazilian American Chamber of Commerce, where he serves as a Director, a Member of its Executive Committee and Chair of its Legal Committee. Paul also has significant experience with high net worth foreign individuals and their companies in dealings with the United States, real estate investments and related tax and estate planning vehicles.

Areas of Experience

  • major litigation and transactions involving Petroleo Brasiliero, S.A., Petrobras, Brazil's largest company, including commercial and maritime matters and transactions involving petroleum and allied product
  • substantial sovereign immunities litigation for the Petrobras government controlled entity (Brazil)
  • purchase, sale, mortgaging and other matters relating to commercial and private real estate
  • organizing startup companies
  • representations of a major Brazilian bank in New York, as well as other Brazilian banks in commercial and related bank activities
  • Trusts and Estates practice, including administration of trusts and estates and estate planning

Professional & Community Involvement

Officer, Obverse


Admitted to Practice

  • New York
  • District Courts for the Southern District of New York
  • District Courts for the Eastern District of New York
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • United States Supreme Court
  • United States Tax Court
  • All Federal Courts in Arizona

Contact Me

If you think you may require the assistance of Paul S. Aufrichtig in any matter, email (paul@mccarthyfingar.com) or phone him (914-385-1058) with any question you may have.