Paula earned her law degree at Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad College of Law in Florida. While attending law school, she was a law clerk for a business litigation and real estate boutique law firm in Fort Lauderdale. As a law clerk, Paula reviewed legal documents, researched cases and statutes, elected best supporting arguments, participated in client meetings and correspondence, and helped attorneys manage cases. She was also an intern at the School’s pro-bono Berger Entrepreneur Law Clinic where she helped community members who lack financial resources fulfill their goal of becoming a business owner by drafting corporate documents and providing supervised legal business advice. Additionally, Paula was a research assistant, and during this time she reviewed drafts of book chapters, provided accurate book and case citations, and organized seminars as part of the Nova Southeastern University Law Seminar Series.
Prior to attending Shepard Broad College of Law, Paula was an attorney in Brazil where she handled corporate contracts and litigation involving banks and construction companies. She became an attorney in Brazil after graduating from Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo, School of Law. Paula’s legal background combined with the experience she acquired in the United States allowed her to develop distinctive negotiation and drafting skills, as well as valuable insight into the American litigation system to provide clients with effective legal services and support.