Antonello graduated from the La Sapienza University of Rome School of Law in 1995. After completing an internship with a prestigious Los Angeles law firm in 1997, Antonello began work with Tonucci & Partners in Rome where he continued to develop his International Law expertise.

Antonello has over two decades of legal experience in the areas of Corporate, Banking, Compliance Regulations, Professional Liability, Real Estate and M&A. Antonello counts numerous Italian Banking institutions as Clients in the above practice areas. He also has represented American clients, both individuals and companies, related to the acquisition of businesses and real property in Italy. Antonello has successfully represented his clients in Arbitration proceedings and has practiced before the Supreme Court of Italy since 2012.

Professional Associations and Memberships

Los Angeles County Bar Association
California Lawyers Association – International Law Section
Beverly Hills Bar Association
National Italian American Bar Association
Italian American Lawyer Association of Orange County
Beverly Hills Chamber of Commerce
Italian-American Chamber of Commerce West


Francesca is graduated from the La Sapienza University of Rome, School of Law in 2000 and has been practice since eighteen years.

Francesca was admitted to Rome Bar in 2004 and she has an extensive litigation experience. Her practice focuses on the legal issues faced by businesses with a special emphasis on areas of corporate, banking, financial services, professional liability and commercial contracts.






Arianna is graduated from the La Sapienza University of Rome, School of Law in 2011 and she was admitted to Rome Bar in 2014.

Arianna has been practiced since seven years and she gained a litigation experience with special regards to the areas of real estate, complex lease contracts, probate and international will. She often provides assistance international clients.





EMANUELE PONZO (consultant)


Emanuele has two degrees from LUM University of Bari. He graduated in Law in 2011 and later he completed his Master's Degree in Business International Law.

Following the completion of his formal education, Emanuele gained experience in all aspects of real estate investing in Italy.

In 2015 Emanuele moved his operations to Los Angeles. His focus continue to be Real Estate and his particular expertise is to assist start ups to gain immediate value. His clients include Italian companies starting operations in California.

Membership and Association

Board of Directors, Project Angel Food, Los Angeles, California.

Beverly Hills Chamber of Commerce


Ilaria graduated from the University of Milan School of Law in 2000 and she has been practicing for eighteen years.

Ilaria gained experience in the areas of commercial and business law providing constant advice to corporate business entities such as banks, real estate companies and individuals as well.

Her practice areas includes trusts, estates and asset protection plan providing advice on how best to protect property from future claims and minimize exposure to potential lawsuits. In such kind of matters Ilaria has gained an extensive litigation experience.



Rome, Italy
Via Federico Cesi, 21
00193 Rome, Italy
(T) +39 06 87728728
(F) +39 06 6868437

Milan, Italy
Viale Biancamaria, 21
20121 Milano
(T) + 39 02 87064410
(F) + 39 02 87064416

Pierro Associates is a boutique business law practice that provides legal services to international clients that seek to invest in Italy.