A trusted Italian law firm.
Since 1887.

Studio Legale Metta is an Italian law firm handling Italian legal matters for private and corporate clients primarily from the USA, the UK, Ireland and Australia.

We assist foreign clients with legal matters throughout Italy. Based on our extensive international experience our lawyers have established proven procedures which enable our clients to achieve extraordinary outcomes without travelling to Italy.

We are a boutique Italian law firm internationally recognized especially for our real estate and cross border succession practice areas.

Our knowledgeable team of bilingual Italian lawyers provides fast, accurate and cost-effective services. Our extensive knowledge and experience, efficient international working style and established legal tradition make our services unique.

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  • 6 February 2018 - This is wonderful.  Thank you so very much for all of your assistance in completing the probate for my father and assisting in the sale of the house.

    M.T., Saint Leonard, Maryland, USA
  • 19 January 2018 - I wanted to let you know that the appointment [at the Italian Consulate] went as smooth as silk. The woman looked at me at one point and said, “well you have certainly done your homework!”. Everything you suggested I initially give them was all that they wanted. It was perfect. We watched four out of the five people ahead of us be told to get the proper documentation, make another appointment and come back. We couldn’t have nailed it the first time without your guidance in both the application process and the documents you obtained on our behalf in Italy. It feels wonderful to have our application successfully submitted.

    K.P., New York, NY, USA
  • 18 January 2018 – I decided to personally write a note to thank you for all you have done. I was beginning to think this case would never come to an end. However I always believed in the Metta team. They are truly an exceptional and professional organization. I would not have worked with a group any other way. I appreciate all of your and the team’s efforts.

    A. P., Bergen, New Jersey, USA
  • 22 December 2017 - Merry Christmas to you and your dearest ones, too. I’m settling into my house in Florence very well, thanks to you and all my other friends at SLM. Thanks for all you do to make it possible for me to live in your beautiful country!

    A.C., Easton, PA, USA
  • 2 December 2017 - Found Nick / Studio Legale Metta on the internet as there is a treasure trove of information on their site on buying property in Italy. We were searching for info as we were buying a property in Northern Tuscany (Pontremoli). The quality of the information was so good that when it came to finding a legal resource to assist us with our transaction we contacted Nick without hesitation. We had an initial consultation and Nick was very generous with his time, patiently answering all of our questions and making sure we were aware of many important details. After the consultation, we retained Nick / Studio Legale Metta to review our legal documents (contract and POA's). Our closing happened a little quicker than planned and we needed our final contract reviewed over Thanksgiving. Nick generously made himself available on Thanksgiving Day and we talked with him from Italy to nail down the last details. Our closing went off without a hitch and we had great peace of mind as we knew everything had been well looked after. If you’re doing a real estate transaction in Italy, I can highly recommend Nick and Studio Legale Metta.

    J.N., Devon, PA, USA (from LinkedIn)
  • 3 July 2017 - I would like to extend a note of personal thanks to yourself and your team for your efforts and your professionalism throughout the process. You have made a very difficult situation for us very manageable and I sincerely thank you for this.

    M.S. LTD, Stallingborough, UK
  • 14 June 2017 - Many thanks for your patience and your expertise and Nick's great phone calls and thanks for all you did for us. Studio Legale Metta is a first class business and you have taught me much.

    K.O.B, Los Angeles (USA)
  • 27 April 2017 - Thank you for all your time and effort over the last 6 months, it has been a pleasure dealing with you and we wish you and your family all the best for the future.

    B.T., Dunfermline, UK
  • 31 January 2017 - Thank for acting on our behalf at the sale. We have found you very pleasant and efficient to deal with. So thank you.

    D. M. & C. M., Crowborough, UK
  • 30 January 2017 - Thank you again for all the work you did and your support and advice throughout this difficult and ultimately abortive transaction. Whilst we are unhappy with the conclusion we do feel that your expert assistance helped us to avert a worse situation in the longer term. We are grateful to you for this.

    A.J. & M.S., Civitella Messer Raimondo (CH), Italy
  • 30 December 2016 - I thank you for your work and help with the procedure and suggestions.  If I need any help in the future I will contact you.

    R.C., Palmetto, FL, USA
  • 29 December 2016 - Everything went very well! Thank you for your services, we couldn't have done it without you!

    C.C., Notthingham, MD, USA
  • 7 December 2016 - It has been a pleasure working with you. I do hope we will have the opportunity to work together again in the not too distant future. It is certainly a relief for both myself and my sister that we can finally close this file.

    G.S., Westmount, Quebec, Canada
  • 17 November 2016 - Your firm has been professional to the highest level in all your work on my behalf. The final payout was no exception: I received it right away. Thank you all so much for all you have done for me and my family. Best wishes.

    L.Z., Indiana, USA
  • 15 November 2016 - Thank you so much for everything! You have been absolutely wonderful!!!

    L.T, Plymuth, MI, USA
  • 11 November 2016 - Thank you Dario, Nick and the rest of legal staff. A job well done. If in the future I need legal service, I definitely would consider Studio Legale Metta.

    T.B., Brick, New Jersey, USA.
  • 25 October 2016 - Many thanks for all your help with everything. We are very pleased the completion meeting went smoothly, we couldn't have done it without your help.

    M.F. & J.L., Selva di Fasano, BR
  • 18 October 2016 - I can't express how much your office has helped us with the purchase and renovation process. We look forward to a continued relationship.

    S.S., Freeport, Florida
  • 10 October 2016 - I would like to personally thank you for all of your professional services and assistance provided. I will certainly call upon your team for any future assistance which could be necessary and will also recommend your services with the highest regard.

    F.&C. C., Loxahatchee, Florida
  • 6 October 2016 - Glad to receive your email with many thanks. Much appreciated for your help & support. Definitely we will use your company for our further needs.


    K.B., Tehran, Iran
  • 24 September 2016 - My wife and I received great professional service from Nick Metta and his team, from beginning to finish, and even thereafter !! Nick has demonstrated indepth knowledge in legal as well as in practical matters which come about when one wants to enter into the process of buying real estate in Italy!


    W. & S. H., Lommel, Belgium (from LinkedIn)
  • 14 September 2016 - My wife and I had a tremendous experience with Nick and Studio Legale Metta. The assistance we received in purchasing property in Tuscany was outstanding. They understand all steps of the buying process in Italy that an American citizen must go through and guided us every step of the way. They even connected us with Real Estate agents, Banks, Notaries, etc. If you are interested in buying property in Italy, I highly recommend utilizing Nick and his team as legal representation.

    M.T., Novi, Michigan, USA (from LinkedIn)
  • 12 September 2016 - I want to thank you on behalf of my sister and myself for all your assistance, efficiency and professionalism. I wish you all the best for the future.

    M.B., Wedderburn, NSW, Australia
  • 31 August 2016 - We want to thank you very much for all the excellent support you have personally given us to successfully bring to a conclusion all of the transactions and processing of legal documents of our estate. Mille Grazie.

    R.&G. C., Emerson, NJ, USA
  • 8 August 2016 - I am writing this recommendation for Nicola M. Metta who provided substantial assistance, guidance and legal advice to me and my husband before and during the purchase of our property in the Tuscan Region of Italy. He and his firm provided estate planning, structuring of the purchase, language translation services and on site closing representation for the real estate closing in Italy. In addition he has also provided guidance on Italian tax related issues. Mr. Metta and his firm are continuing to assist us during the renovation process while we are living in the United States. I highly recommend Nicola Metta and his firm if you are looking to purchase property in Italy or if you need any legal advice on managing your financial interest in Italy.

    S.S., Freeport, Florida (from LinkedIn)
  • 12 may 2016 - Thank you and your staff for your kind and efficient work on my behalf.  
    R.C., Brooklyn, NY, USA
  • 24 april 2016  - This weekend my daughter went to Spoleto to get the keys for our new apartment. We would like to say thank you to Studio Legale Metta for being so professional and thorough from the beginning till the end. We wish you lots of success.

    C. & S. M., Johannesburg, South Africa
  • 25 March 2016 - "Thanks for your services. I am satisfied and happy of having contracted Studio Metta for purchasing a property in Italy. Everything resulted as planned."    

    P.G. – Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
  • "I am very pleased with your service. You and your staff's performance was outstanding, and the service provided in keeping your initial assessment. Thank you very much, PS: If a request for a reference is needed you may provide my name."    

    O.W., Manhattan, NY, USA
  • "Thank you for all of your very valuable services. We will definitely recommend you to anyone who may need your services!"
    MDA – Canada
  • 22 January 2016 - "Thanks a lot you for your help and absolutely amazing job!!!"

    G.L. – London, UK
  • "I was pleased with the level of service and professionalism I received from you and your team."
    A.P., New Jersey, USA
  • 27 September 2015 - "The completion for the Trullo went very well and we are now the very proud owners of a little piece of Puglia. We really Thank You for all your hard work in making it go as smoothly as possible. You have been fantastic during the whole process and we have been so impressed with how you have been so professional and available to answer our endless supply of questions. We are so pleased to have found and used your services and have no hesitation in recommending them to anybody who may be thinking of buying a property in Puglia. We thank your team of lawyers. We feel it worth mentioning they were all lovely, but the young lady really impressed us. Thank you again. We would love to meet you in person one day and hope this will be possible. Very kind regards to you."
    M.C. & M.C., Abu Dhabi UAE (from LinkedIn)
  • It has been a real pleasure working with your team regarding the PoA. I do appreciate your courtesy, your service and your efficiency. I am a member of an Italian-American club located in Jackson, New Jersey. I will definitively recommend your office and your services to anyone I know who would need help dealing with Italian legal matters and/or Italian legal documents. I will certainly keep in touch with your office if not for legal matters but certainly for sending you good wishes on holidays. Sincere thanks for your excellent work and diligence. Please accept my heartfelt regards.

    N.D., NJ, USA
  • "I would like to thank you and the rest of the Studio Legale Metta team who worked on my case. The quality of the service I received was excellent and I am extremely grateful. I am absolutely delighted. If it hadn't been for the help of Studio Legale Metta staff who dealt with my case over the past 19 months, I don't know what I'd have done. Wishing you all the very best for the future."     

    N.P., Jersey, Channel Islands
  • "I am very happy that you where able to bring this real estate transaction together for me. At first I did not know what could happen in a property perches like this one. I am very grateful. You made this a very confident experience for me. I look forward to continuing working to one day building a dream home to retire in Italy."     

    P.C., Hackensack, NJ, USA
  • "I might repeat myself, seen that this is the second PoA I requested, but it was and is a great pleasure working with you all. You are a fantastic team and you should be proud of it. Thanks for all you did to make this process as expeditious as possible. Mille grazie e Dio vi benedica."     

    N.D., New Jersey, USA
  • "Thanks for this and all of your help.  You have been a pleasure to work with."
    M.L., Philadelphia, PA, USA
  • "Knowing you were there guiding us through the process and making sure everything was done in the correct way allowed us to buy our home in Italy when previously we had thought it impossible. With our sincere thanks."     

    T.C. & G.C., Newcastle, UK
  • "Thank you so much for making this happen in such a short time. I wouldn't be able to make it all by myself considering how hard is to deal with Italy."
    C.M., San Francisco, CA, USA
  • "We appreciate you and your team and the manner in which you conduct business. I like the clear, detailed instructions about what we need to do, when and how. I also like your summaries of discussions. Helps a lot to remember things we have discussed on the phone."     

    R.P., Lexington KY, USA
  • "Thank you so much for the wonderful news as well as your diligent work on this estate. You and your entire team are bona fide rock stars in my estimation. This Thanksgiving I am very appreciative to have you and your firm come into my life. If you only realized how much this has changed my and my sons' lives for the better. Thank you so much for your hard work."     

    L.Z., Indiana, USA
  • "I'm writing to say thank you to you and your staff for your expertise and the excellent work in completing the succession. I have been particularly impressed that you were able to do this over the internet. Again many thanks to you and your team."     

    M.B., Birmingham, UK
  • "I just wanted to send a note to you thanking you on getting the estate cleared up. Please have anyone contact me about your law firm . I would enjoy telling them that you and your firm are a very professional and make the communication between Italy and the USA a non issue. We were very pleased that after all that was used for taxes and fees the recovered amount was very acceptable and will make our life more comfortable. Thank you very much!!!"     

    D.M., Illinois, USA
  • "Thank you once again, from all of us. We have been blessed by God to work with you. Truly. I wish you every grace and prosperity. Please pass on our gratitude to your incredible colleagues; testimony to the practice you have built."
    G.D. – Middlesex, UK
  • "I honestly cannot thank you enough for all your efforts with this case. It is truly appreciated and you will always come beyond highly recommended to any friends, family or associates who may ever require such services."     

    E.C. – Sydney, Australia
  • "Professional, amicable, efficient, reliable, accessible - I am very happy with Nick Metta's services and highly recommend him as an attorney and legal expert, along with his company, Studio Legale Metta, in Bari."     

    M.Z. – Zagreb, Croatia
  • "Nick is an exceptionally professional attorney, whose attention to detail is outstanding. His clear and concise explanation on each process he is working on for the client makes the usual attorney jargon easily understandable. I would not hesitate to recommend Nicola Maria and I will be continuing to use his and his company's services in the future."     

    V.L. – Shoreham by Sea, UK
  • 14 May 2013 - "Working on our behalf over in Northern Italy, in the Liguria region, whilst I was in London, Nick offered consistent and accurate updates, worked tirelessly to answer endless questions and advice. And always with patience, understanding, sympathy and integrity. We achieved a great result and will always be grateful to Nick for his support and attention, all for such incredible value for money."

    G.D. – London, UK (from LinkedIn)


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