Aldo de Cresci Neto is the founding partner of Aldo de Cresci Advocacia Forestal, a São Paulo–based law firm focusing on Brazilian timberland.
Over the years, Aldo has held various positions at the intersection of forests and law in Brazil including Special Advisor on planted forests for the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, and Supply; Special Advisor on planted forests for the state of Rio de Janeiro; Executive Secretary of the Parliamentary Front of Forestry of the Brazilian Congress; member of the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC); and member of the Council of the Interamerican Development Bank for forestry matters in Brazil. And while he did not accept, his name has been suggested for Minister of Agriculture and the Environment on three occasions.
Aldo has been voted the number-one lawyer in the area of timberland investment by Chambers & Partners Latin America every year since 2011. He has spoken at dozens of forestry, wood products, and timberland investing conferences over the last 15 years, for both domestic and international audiences.
Aldo has been a member of the Brazilian Bar Association since 1996, where he is a member of the Association for International Affairs and the Association for Environmental and Sustainable Affairs. He earned his law degree from Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo (PUC/SP) in 1995, specializing in contacts, and continued post-graduate in Civil Procedural Law from Universidade de São Paulo (USP/SP).