A trusted Italian law firm.
Since 1887.

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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.


5 June 2020 - We recently were in need of some legal assistance involving our Italian property in Tuscany. Fortunately for us, we found Studio Legale Metta online and contacted them immediately. The firm's excellent team of skilled lawyers guided us through the entire process and helped us navigate Italian real estate law so that all our issues were resolved smoothly and promptly. We could not have been happier with their services and intend to use them again in the future. Although I can only give them a five-star rating, they deserve 29 stars because they truly are world-class legal professionals.

(Traduzione) - Abbiamo recentemente avuto bisogno di assistenza legale per la nostra proprietà italiana in Toscana. Fortunatamente per noi, abbiamo trovato online lo Studio Legale Metta e li abbiamo contattati immediatamente. L’eccellente team di avvocati ci ha guidato attraverso l’intero processo e ci ha aiutato a districarci nel diritto immobiliare italiano in modo che tutte le nostre questioni fossero risolte senza problemi e prontamente. Non saremmo potuti essere più soddisfatti dei loro servizi ed intendiamo utilizzarli nuovamente in futuro. Anche se posso dare loro solo una valutazione a cinque stelle, ne meriterebbero 29 perché sono veramente professionisti a livello mondiale.

Kelley Donahue Johnson, Camarillo, California, USA (from Google reviews)

20 May 2020 - I was impressed with the fast and effective service provided and excellent communication at all time. I will keep using them for assistance and consultations on my legal personal matters. I highly recommend Studio Legale Metta.

Luis Garcia, Bergamo, Italy (from Google reviews)

19 May 2020 - This is a first class legal practice. I've worked with them on two matters and they could not have performed better. Their communications are swift and clear. Their work is superbly thorough. I would not hesitate to engage them for future work and highly recommend them.

Steve Rosner, Albertson, New York, USA (from Google reviews)

27 March 2020 - I am an American/Irish citizen residing in Italy and needed advice regarding the complexities of residency, property ownership and estate planning. I thus searched the web and came upon Nick Metta's clear and concise articles and seminars that immediately pierce the veil and give concrete advice to an expatriate audience trying to come to terms with often obtuse and mystifying Italian legal and bureaucratic labyrinths. In a subsequent scheduled call, Nick immediately covered the substantive issues that I had put on our agenda, translating the complexities into action-orientated practical steps. I recommend his services highly and look forward to our continued collaboration going forward.

John Klink (from Google reviews)

18 February 2020 - Avv. Marco Chirivì expediently secured my codice fiscale in a professional manner. I recommend this attorney.

Patrizia Felice Cicogna, New York, New York, USA (from Google reviews)

11 February 2020 - I required an Italian Fiscal Code. My main contact was Marco, very professional and extremely quick. Very happy with the service. Would absolutely recommend.

Joshua Jack, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK (from Google reviews)

11 February 2020 - Nick provided us with thorough and reassuring advice on what we needed to do to register as residents. His associate Leonardo then did a fantastic job of processing documents and working with the comune to get us registered before Brexit Day at the end of January. Highly recommended.

Victoria Collis, London, England, UK (from Google reviews)

5 February 2020 - Very professional and effective service! The communication was good and the process was faster than expected.

G. C. Cousseau, Maastricht, Holland (from Google reviews)

5 February 2020 - Very efficient & great customer service, many thanks Kat.

Kat S., Bristol, England, UK (from Google reviews)

4 February 2020 - Studio Legale Metta is a very professional firm. I needed my codice fiscale expedited to the US and the process was simple and painless. I highly recommended this firm! Additionally, a special thank you to Marco for continuously being quick to respond to my questions and handling all my needs. Bravo!!

Ronni Sollenberger, Holland, Pennsylvania, USA (from Google reviews)

1 February 2020 - Purchasing and maintaining a property in Italy can be a rewarding, but complex and confusing process. Studio Legale Metta originally assisted my husband and I with the purchase of our holiday property in Ostuni in 2012. They continue annually to process the payment of property taxes on our behalf. Sadly when my husband passed away in 2018 they were invaluable in guiding me through the succession process. They are a highly professional, efficient and friendly practice. They make things as simple and straightforward as possible and I would highly recommend them.

Joanna Munro, Corsham, England, UK (from Google reviews)

17 January 2020 - I needed to obtain a tax code for my supervisor to conduct business in Italy. I discovered Studio Legale Metta via a Google search. After reading several reviews, I decided to utilize their services. I was thrilled that I could achieve my goal via the internet and email rather than having to visit an embassy office in person. My request was assigned to Avv. Marco Chirivì, and I couldn't be more pleased with his service. Everything was thoroughly explained and made very easy from start to finish. My request was also completed earlier than I had anticipated. Thank you to Studio Legale Metta and Marco for a painless experience.

Anna Baker, Highland Park, Illinois, USA (from LinkedIn)

13 December 2019 - I have nothing but praise and thanks for this company who helped me purchase a property in Italy smoothly and with professionalism. Raffaella and the team were in hand at every opportunity to help with queries I had not understanding the Italian system and were prompt and knowledgeable in their responses. If you are purchasing abroad and need an excellent form of solicitors I highly recommend their services.

H.H., Bowers Gifford, England, UK (from Facebook reviews)

12 December 2019 - I have been very impressed with the service provided by this company. I was a little worried about how to tell if they were legitimate having had bad experiences before but they couldn't be more professional and courteous and certainly very good value for money. A pleasure to deal with.

C. J., Watlington, England, UK (from Google reviews)

26 November 2019 - Studio Legale Metta was very helpful, knowledgeable and quick in providing needed support, information and documents. I especially enjoyed working with Avv. Marco Chirivì. I look forward to our continued relationship.

N.L., Branford, Connecticut, USA (from Google reviews)

26 November 2019 - My husband and I wanted to take a moment and thank Studio Legale Metta and all of their associates for their total professionalism and assistance during the many phases of our quest to move to Italy. We first used Studio Legale Metta in 2017 to purchase a property in Puglia Italy. We feel very fortunate that we found them on the internet, and that after our first phone consultation with Nick Metta we understood and felt complete confidence in his and the firms ability to help us navigate a property purchase in Italy that we completely realise now was beyond our scope of understanding as well as our abilities. Nick and his associates performed all of their duties exactly as they outlined during our initial phone call. To say we were very pleased does not do justice to their abilities to recognise and facilitate their clients needs. They managed the property process in a very professional manner and while we ended up selecting a different property from our initial choice we also discovered we were much happier with that decision. Studio Legale Metta has always given us a full and complete breakdown of the costs involved at the beginning and through the entire process which resulted in a stress free purchase. We would highly recommend Studio Legale Metta to anyone seeking to purchase a property in Italy! A big thanks to Nick, and his entire firm for their fantastic knowledge and professionalism. After our property purchase we once again contacted Nicola Metta seeking his expertise and advice as we sought to obtain a Schengen Visa first and then a Permesso di Soggiorno. Through our first dealings with Studio Legale Metta we have come to totally respect and appreciate the firms superb legal guidance, as well as as their excellent communication skills. Nick has always met our needs with personal care and a genuine concern for our long-term well-being. Thank you Nick! Working with Nick as well as his associates Antonio and Leonardo to secure our visa applications and the forms for the Permesso di Soggiorno has once again proved what an invaluable asset Studio Legale Metta has been to our quest to become Italian residents. First they offered insight and practical information in which we never would have known on our own, about the many layers to the visa application process as well as many processes involved to the filing of the Permesso di Spggiorno kits, an invaluable service for a stress free process. We came across Studio Legale Metta on the internet while in the process of buying a property in Puglia. Nick and his team have been there for us in each step of our process to assimilate ourselves into Italy which means more to us than we can express. We have complete confidence in the firm so now should any other needs arrive they will be our “GO TO” firm as we are completely confident they will be there to support us and to ensure we stay up to date with property ownership and residency requirements. They are and will be an INVALUABLE key to the success of our Italian journey.

Forever Grateful!

K. & J. B., Corpus Christi, Texas, USA (from Google reviews)

19 November 2019 - Thank you Antonio, you are the best! I appreciate very much your efforts for me on a short notice and being available.

D.J., Captiva Drive, Florida, USA

14 November 2019 - It was a pleasure to speak with you today. Thank you kindly for all your knowledge and guidance. I will be sure to reach out to you for further questions.

M.Q., Vancouver, Canada

7 November 2019 - Thank you for sending me the completed record of the updated property title. I am very relieved the situation has finally been resolved. It was a pleasure to meet you and I thank you very much for the work you have done on my behalf.

J.M., Corsham, England, UK

2 November 2019 - Very helpful advice regarding my son's Italian study visa and stay permit (permesso di soggiorno), as well as an added bonus of information about regaining my Italian citizenship. It is such a great service to provide easy to schedule phone consultations. Worth every penny. Thank you Nick!

A. A., USA (from Google reviews)

1 November 2019 - Like number of Americans my husband and I have recently moved to a beautiful country Italy! Like many of us, to do things right - Italian way, we needed directions, advice on immigration matters. After spending hours and hours on internet, gathering pieces here-there, we decided to get professional help from Studio Legale Metta - booked a phone consultation with Antonio Cammarano. Bingo! He was incredibly knowledgeable, forthcoming, attentive and professional, provided clear answers IN ENGLISH to all questions and concerns we had for all this time!!! From now on, if we'll need an additional legal help on immigration matters - we'll definitely go back to Antonio Cammarano! Not just that, we'd highly recommend Antonio to expats needing legal assistance on immigration matters. BRAVO ANTONIO!!!

A.K., USA (from Google reviews)

24 October 2019 - Very professional and highly informative providing practical actionable advice and comprehensive services in a timely manner. Nicholas Metta is a great source of information and experience, he has personal experience of Italian and US Immigration issues which makes his advice even more practical and effective. I have also found them to be highly responsive and attentive with a sense of urgency when appropriate.

M.B., Greenwich, Connecticut, USA (from Google reviews)

20 September 2019 - Very quick and easy process, Marco was very helpful and clear on instructions for getting my codice fiscale.

E.Z., Hobart, Wisconsin, USA (from Google reviews)

5 September 2019 - Perfect delivered on time. Would recommend them.

G.G., Nazeing, England, UK (from Google reviews)

5 July 2019 - Excellent service. Very quick, helpful and informative!

C.F., Gloucester, England, UK (from Google reviews)

4 July 2019 - Highly rated and respected law firm, offices in Italy, UK and USA.

G. M.- H., Wyncote, Pennsylvania, USA (from Google reviews)

2 July 2019 - A very professional company, asked for there express service and wasn't disappointed. A special mention to Mr. Marco Chirivì who was very efficient in providing me all the assistance required.

B.G., Zabbar, Malta (from Google reviews)

6 June 2019 - Thanks Marco, very efficient service and experience.

J.G., South Africa (from Google reviews)

4 June 2019 - Thank you for your assistance and professional advice on such a complex transaction. We have enjoyed working with you and your team and wish you all the best for the future.

J., J. & S. E., Hampton Magna, Warwick, England, UK

3 June 2019 - I used Studio Legale Metta to file a complicated succession of a property in my name in Italy. They managed the process in a very professional manner. I was given a full breakdown of the costs involved at the beginning and the entire process was stress free. I appreciated not having to travel to Italy and was able to successfully carry out all dealings via post and emails. I would highly recommend Studio Legale Metta to anyone with a property in Italy! A big thanks to Nick and Dario for their fantastic professionalism.

T.A., London, UK (from Google reviews)

25 May 2019 - I am happy to recommend the consultation service of the Studio Legale Metta. The printed information Mr Nicola M. Metta gave me access to was very helpful. I also had a 30-minute telephone consultation with him. Mr Metta’s English is impeccable, and the information and advice he provided me was clearly presented and very useful, as was the email resumé of the conversation he sent to me afterwards.

W.L., Florence, Italy

22 May 2019 - Studio Legale Metta is wonderful!!! They help people in the States with legal matters in other countries. They have an excellent understanding of how things are done in the US and in Europe that helped guide us in the right direction. They understood that the legal action we were forced to take was more an affair of the heart then of finances and were very understanding. They helped us stay calm and do the right thing even though we were emotionally upset. Our case was in Italy. Everyone we spoke with could switch between English and Italian seamlessly to give us a better idea of what was taking place. We worked with many people in their office and everyone was of the same accord. Service and treat the client honorably and with respect. Nick, Antonio and office staff thank you again for your excellent service and commitment to your clients. We highly recommend Studio Legale Metta!!!

F.C., Crystal Lake, Illinois, USA (from Google reviews)

21 May 2019 - Professional, efficient, well organised.

J-D.B., Le Bugue, France (from Google reviews)

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)

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)


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