About Us & Legal Info

Massimo Lascialfari
All right, you’ve seen dudes looking better than this, I get it….

My name is Massimo Lascialfari. I was born in Florence, Italy, where I have lived and studied most of my life.

I graduated from Law School (Facoltà di Giurisprudenza – Università di Firenze) in 1992, earned a Master’s Degree in Accounting and Management from the University of Pisa (Dipartimento di Economia Aziendale “E. Giannessi”) in 2015 and graduated in Law & Economics from the University of Bologna (BSc) in 2017.

Between 1993 to 1995 I handled cases before the lower Courts as a practicing attorney-at-law. In 1995 I passed the bar exam and was admitted to the Bar Association of Florence. In 2013 I was admitted to practice before Superior Courts in the Country.

I am a partner in the Studio Legale Contri, a boutique Law Firm based in Florence.

From 1995 to 2015 I have entertained a collaboration with the University of Economics of Florence as a non-academic researcher (Cultore della Materia) in the field of the civil law (You may find my C.V. here). I am fluent in English language.


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