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Maria "Alice" Alvares Dias

Foreign Legal Consultant
AA Contact Info

Cheryl A. Baber
Phone: 919.838.2023


Alice Dias joined Smith Anderson in 2019 as a Foreign Legal Consultant. Her practice focuses on corporate law, banking and finance matters, and complex commercial transactions. She advises clients on mergers and acquisitions, collaborations and alliances, loans and debt, and international restructurings.

Prior to joining Smith Anderson, Alice was a senior associate at a highly respected full-service law firm in Sao Paulo, Brazil, where she advised Brazilian and multinational companies on a broad array of corporate legal issues, including public and private companies working in regulated sectors, with a strong focus on the life sciences, tech, and engineering industries.

Alice advises clients in Portuguese and English, and is conversant in Spanish and French.


  • Justin Miller Award for Leadership and Community Participation at Duke Law School
  • Member of the Executive Board of the Duke Bar Association, as an LL.M. representative, while attending the Duke University LL.M. program



  • Advised a  leading provider of patient affordability, access, adherence, and support services in a definitive agreement to acquire a healthcare information management software company
  • Advised a bank in a $2,359,900 financing of a search fund’s acquisition of a provider of healthcare analytics solutions

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Sao Paulo, Brazil


  • Duke University, LL.M., 2019
    • Certificate in Business Law
  • Insper Institute of Education, Certificates in Business Administration and in People Management, 2018 (Brazil)
  • Pontificia Universidade Catolica de Sao Paulo, LL.B., 2012 (Brazil)
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