Larissa Mussi

Larissa Mussi received her Tax LLM (Masters in Laws) from Southern Methodist University’s Dedman School of Law where she served as an International Student Leader and as a State Bar Associate Member while working for the Tax Clinic. Ms. Mussi received her law degree from Centro Universitario Curitiba in Brazil and is a member of the Brazilian Bar Association. During law school, Ms. Mussi focused her studies on International Economic Law and Tax Policy at Universidade Lusíada in Portugal. She became certified in tax law after graduating from the Instiruto Brasileiro de Estudos Tributarios (IBET) (Brazilian Institute of Taxation).

Larissa represents clients in a range of tax matters, including transactional and litigation matters. Her experience includes establishing tax restructuring plans for multinational companies in bankruptcy proceedings; coordination with Brazilian tax authorities (local, state, and federal) to resolve tax liabilities; development of tax planning strategies for international corporate taxpayers taxes; and the regularization of multinational corporations’ federal tax matters and managing relationships with federal tax authorities and representing international taxpayers against revenue authorities. She has represented multinational taxpayers at the Appeals Council (CARF), Brazil’s highest court related to tax issues, including during oral arguments.

Before coming to Freeman Law, Larissa worked as an Associate member for a boutique law firm in Brazil. She also served as in-house counsel, working for a Private Terminal Port in the Brazilian Southern Region, managing the legal team, supporting the judicial/administrative actions of the company, and serving as the liaison between the company’s leadership and the Administrative Federal Authorities.

Larissa is an active member of the legal community. In 2020, she participated in the American Bar Association Law Student Tax Challenge. Larissa is a member of the Dallas Association of Young Lawyers, Dallas Bar Association, and the Texas Bar Association (currently a member of the Tax Section). She is fluent in Portuguese and English, and maintains intermediate fluency in Spanish and German.

Larissa is licensed to practice law in Brazil and before the Internal Revenue Service.

* Not licensed in Texas.

  • J.D., High Honors and Order of the Coif, The University of Texas School of Law, 2009
    • Student Clerk, Justice Nathan L. Hecht, Texas Supreme Court
    • Articles and Notes Editor, Texas International Law Journal
    • Research Assistant, Professor Stanley M. Johanson
  • M.P.A., Accounting, The University of Texas, 2005
  • B.B.A., The University of Texas, 2005