A trusted Italian law firm.
Since 1887.

The Italian Lawyers of Studio Legale Metta, an Italian law firm, handle Italian legal matters for private and corporate clients from North America, the UK, Ireland, Australia and around the world.

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

We are a boutique Italian law firm internationally recognized for real estate, cross-border successions, estate planning, visa, immigration, citizenship and Italian litigation 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.


  • 17 May 2019 - Nicola Metta provided us with superb legal guidance, excellent communication and a creative approach to our immigration needs. Nick met our needs with personal care and a genuine concern for our long-term well-being. Thank you Nick.

    F.G., Zebbug, Gozo, Malta (from Google reviews)
  • 9 May 2019 - We wanted to thank you for all your help and guidance through these matters. They were affairs of the heart more than they were financial. Your unemotional and factual assessment and direction kept us on a true path. Thank you again!

    F.&R. C., Crystal Lake, Illinois, USA
  • 3 May 2019 - Thank you to Marco for helping us procure our tax identification number (codice fiscale). I already signed up for a Trenitalia card! Studio Legale Metta has been, and continues to be an invaluable resource in our navigation through the process of acquiring residency in Italy. Joe and I cannot thank them enough!!

    E.P., Southampton, New Jersey, USA (from Google reviews)
  • 2 May 2019 - Working with Nick on elements of my visa application proved invaluable. He offered insight and practical information that I never would have known on my own. There are many layers to the visa application process and tapping into his knowledge base has been extremely helpful.

    G.S., Portland, Maine, USA (from Google reviews)
  • 25 April 2019 - We came across Studio Legale Metta on the internet while in the process of buying a property in Puglia. Nick and his team saved us from buying two properties that didn’t have correct paperwork and finally with our “third time lucky” purchase. Since then they have supported us to ensure we stay up to date with property ownership requirements and are always there for us. They are an invaluable part of our Italian journey.

    N.W., Ballyroe, Ireland (from Facebook reviews)
  • 25 April 2019 - Being based in Australia we required assistance with the Italian legal system. Nicola was of tremendous assistance by email and phone, he answered all of our questions and provided some very helpful advice and tips to assist us. His services are highly recommended.

    B.W., Victoria, Australia (From LinkedIn reviews)
  • 20 April 2019 - Studio Legale Metta provided me with outstanding, accurate, and timely legal assistance without requiring me to make an unexpected trip to Italy. Mr. Chirivì was exceptional and I intend to call on him and the firm again for additional assistance in the future.

    J.N., Woodbridge, Virginia, USA (from Google reviews)
  • 12 April 2019 - Thank you so much! So happy with your service, really appreciate it.

    N.T., New York, USA
  • 4 April 2019 - Altogether an excellent service. Friendly, professional and efficient. No nonsense or hidden charges, excellent communications. A thoroughly modern business, geared for and embracing modern times yet giving a welcoming human touch. I would entrust them for my future dealings.

    D.P., Kirkby, England, UK (from Google reviews)
  • 29 March 2019 - I'd like to thank you for the quick and very professional service you have provided. I would highly recommend your services.

    D.P., Kirkby, England, UK
  • 13 March 2019 - I am so happy I found this agency. I was having trouble obtaining a codice fiscale since my birth name and married names are different. The NYC Italian consulate was no help but Studio Legale took care of everything quickly and easily! They were very responsive and easy to get in touch with as well! I would definitely use them again if I had need to!

    L.M., Lynbrook, New York, USA (from Google reviews)
  • 12 March 2019 - Thank you very much for your service, I will recommend you to family and friends.

    H.K., Newcastle, England, UK
  • 11 March 2019 - Tutto ben fatto! Gioia and I wish to thank you and every one at Studio Legale Metta for having handled this last transaction so smoothly. We appreciate all that you have done. With our best wishes.

    G.P. & R.C., Emerson, New Jersey, USA
  • 9 March 2019 - Nick was very helpful in assisting me with rental contract questions. He put my mind at ease. His experience with the Italian legal system, real estate, and expectation management has allowed me to move forward with an effective and legal plan.

    E.H., Etters, Pennsylvania, USA (from Google reviews)
  • 1 February 2019 - Really helpful, prompt advice. Nick Metta was excellent, answered all my questions and provided follow up when needed. Highly recommend.

    B.A., Surrey, England, UK (from Google reviews)
  • 31 January 2019 - I'd like to thank the Metta Group for helping me in a transaction this year in Rome, Italy. The entire team especially Mr. Antonio Cammarano were easy to speak with and always available via the phone or email. All were very well versed in American and Italian law. I can say with great confidence that this transaction would not have occurred without their help. Anyone intrested in doing any business in Italy would be well advised to hire this firm for any and all of their legal work. Finally please feel free to contact me directly if you'd like further references or information regarding this outstanding group of attorneys.

    D.W., Hobe Sound, Florida, USA (from Google reviews)
  • 29 January 2019 - Thanks so much for your summary and for speaking to me this morning. It really helped to clarify things and put my mind at rest. I will follow your advice. I'll stay in touch in case there is anything else. With very best wishes.

    O.W., Surrey, England, UK
  • 29 January 2019 - Thank you for the ground work and successfully processing the monies through to my mother’s bank in Australia.

    C.R., Ryde NSW, Australia
  • 24 January 2019 - I wish to thank you for all of the assistance you and your office have provided to us in dealing with our home and part-time life in Italy. We look forward to our continued relationship.

    S.S., Castle Park Terrace, Florida, USA
  • 24 January 2019 - My sister and I are very grateful to you and your staff for accomplishing the sale of the home. We will be sure to recommend you to all our friends and relatives, if the need ever arises.

    R.G., Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, USA
  • 17 January 2019 - Nic was very helpful and resourceful in assisting with a property purchase in Italy. I will definitely reach out to him for future needs.

    T.S., San Antonio, Texas, USA (from Google reviews)
  • 15 January 2019 - I’ve used their services to obtain the code fiscale. They where very prompt and professional. Exactly as advised. Would recommend their services to anyone who wants to avoid the hassle getting the code fiscale.

    M.C., Rijswijk, Netherlands (from Google reviews)
  • 11 January 2019 - Thank you, your email was a breath of fresh air. I appreciate your honesty and flexibility with working with us. I will keep your contact information if we need help in the future since in your very first contact with us you showed that you don't wish to take advantage of us. This is very different from the other responses that we received.

    M.K., Cambridge, England, U.K.
  • 5 January 2019 - Our experience with Studio Metta was excellent. We chose them for our legal advice as we had 4 criteria: 1) personalised service, not some big practice with a one size fits all template; 2) expertise concerning expatriates living in Italy; 3) english speaking; 4) reasonable level of fees. We dealt primarily with Nick Metta and he more than delivered on every one of these aspects. We would deal with them again in the bat of an eyelid.

    B.L., Predore (BG), Italy (from Google reviews)


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