During the Trial of Repetitive Special Appeal No. 1,330,473/SP, under the regime of repetitive appeals (Section 543-C of the Civil Litigation Code), the Superior Court of Justice ruled that representatives of a Profession Counsel have the prerogative to be personally notified, as provided by Section 25 of Tax Foreclosure Act.

Reporting Justice Arnaldo Esteves Lima pointed out that the Supreme Court, upon judgment of ADIn No. 1,717/DF, consolidated the understanding that Profession Counsels have the nature of autarchies.

Thus, these Counsels are comprised by the expression “National Treasury” mentioned by Section 1 of Law No. 6,830/80, reason why its judicial representatives have the prerogative to personally receive notifications concerning tax foreclosures.

(REsp 1330473/SP, Official Gazette of 08.02.2013)