egal Real Estate Expertise Combined With International Experience

Our legal team is comprised of experienced lawyers who complement each other’s skills and experience, and who ultimately provide our clients with in-depth knowledge of the residential and commercial real estate industry when purchasing Italian property. We are particularly adept at conducting real estate transactions that have a cross-border component.

Our team is fluent in Italian, English, Russian and Spanish and our offices are located in both California and central Italy, allowing our services to be available across all time zones and to assist our clients with legal matters in markets that are unfamiliar to them.

reliminary Consultation
We provide a preliminary consultation with an expert in Italian real estate law who is fluent in English or in our other languages. The consultation is designed to answer any initial questions or concerns that you have and to understand which type of service you need in order to achieve your end goal.

our Privacy and Care Are Our Priorities
Our clients’s privacy is of upmost importance when conducting international transactions. Therefore, from the moment they contact us we commit ourselves to the highest level of care and consideration. Furthermore, we ensure that we fully understand the legal system in our clients’ country of origin in order to act on our clients’ behalf to the best of our abilities.

Meet Our Team

Fabrizio Permunian


Fabrizio is a businessman and a dynamic leader who lives in Italy. Fabrizio is an expert in the Italian real estate market and business success and is a frequent guest speaker on talk shows. He also features in dozens of newspaper and magazine articles about real estate in Italy.

Marco Permunian


Marco received his law degree from the University of Ferrara, Italy. He focuses on all facets of Italian real estate, tax and immigration law. He is fluent in English and Spanish. Prior to joining the company, Marco worked in New York with firms specializing in domestic and cross-border real estate transactions, commercial, intellectual property, immigration and entertainment law matters. He has also worked for one of the main realtors in New York City.

Andrea Permunian


Andrea is an Italian lawyer who has embraced the challenge of cross-border litigation and transactions throughout his career. He has been admitted to the Italian bar and he practices before Italian courts. Andrea graduated from the University of Ferrara, Italy, and he specializes in real estate law, corporate law, family law and international cross-border real estate transactions. Andrea is fluent in English.

Linda Balboni


Linda graduated in Foreign Languages and Literature from the University of Ferrara in 2016. She then obtained a master’s degree in Foreign Languages, with a specialization in Legal Translation in 2018.

After graduating, Linda became interested in the real estate sector and she took a number of highly specialized courses in business administration, digital marketing, human resources, neuro linguistic programming, problem solving, taxation and property valuation and management, and design. The skills she gained allowed her to work in one of the most prestigious international real estate firms in Italy and to participate in a number of conferences and workshops in various countries.

In 2019 Linda worked in a luxury real estate firm in Italy as a sales director for the region of Veneto.

She has been working with Fabrizio Permunian, Managing Director of Italian Real Estate Lawyers, since 2020. Her role is to assist clients throughout the entire purchasing process and to provide both legal and technical support.

Linda is fluent in English and Spanish.

Claudia Berto


Claudia graduated in Foreign Languages from the University of Padua, Italy, in 2014. Claudia manages all our US and Canada relationships, prepares reports, organizes and schedules meetings and appointments, and also deals with market research, competitive analyses and strategy consulting. Claudia is fluent in English and Russian.

Gloria Caon


Gloria obtained a BA degree in Linguistic Mediation specializing in translation and interpreting at CIELS University in Padua. She mainly deals with our overseas clients, and together with our attorneys endeavours to find the best solution for them. She carefully guides our clients through the whole purchasing process, drafts detailed reports, prepares the necessary documentation and works to ensure that our firm is an active mediator between our clients’ needs and the Italian real estate market. Gloria is fluent in English and French.

Alice Scaroni


Alice graduated in Business and Foreign Languages from the University of Ca’ Foscari in Venice, in 2012. She recently obtained her Master’s degree at the University of International Studies in Rome. An experienced real estate consultant, Alice collects and analyzes housing and economic data, conducts on-site inspections and contributes to the creation of custom reports for our clients. Alice manages relations with all of our clients in the U.S. and South America, prepares reports and schedules meetings and appointments. Alice is fluent in English and Spanish.

Lisa Benetti


Lisa graduated in Foreign Languages and Literature from the University of Ca’ Foscari, in Venice, in 2014. She obtained her Master’s degree in American Literature, History and Politics. Lisa’s role in IREL is to provide assistance to our European clients throughout the whole purchasing process; she drafts detailed reports and schedules meetings and appointments. Lisa is fluent in English and French.

Martina Ottoboni


Martina graduated in Comparative International Relations in Venice, where she graduated in 2018. During her Master’s Degree, Martina was selected for an internship at the United Nations office in Geneva, Switzerland. She specialized in International law, politics and economics.  She actively supports the team by carrying out research and analyzing data. Martina is very client-focused and result-oriented. Martina is fluent in English, French, Spanish and Russian.

Raffaella Zerbinato


Raffaella is a highly experienced executive assistant having worked for many years in Italian Real Estate. She is highly dedicated and works tirelessly to meet our clients’ needs. Raffaella speaks English and French.

Anita Cagnazzo


Anita graduated in International Relations with Spanish from the University of Birmingham, UK. During her undergraduate degree she also studied in China, Spain and the United States. After working for the Italian Honorary Consulate in Liverpool, UK, she worked for a marketing firm in England and for the British Council in Spain. She completed a MSc at Leiden University in 2019 in Political Science.