Top 50: Americas M&A Lawyers

“Distinction in Dealmaking”

Published exclusively by Global M&A Network, the 9th annual list profiles highly respected, successful, and innovative group of 50 lawyers from the Americas mergers and acquisitions communities. 96 firms and 540 lawyers were evaluated for the current A-list.

All transactions are truly a team effort. Inclusion in the A-list also validates the firms’ leadership and record of closing value-creating transactions irrespective of deal size. We have range of identifiable criteria for making the often-hard editorial decisions.

Congratulations: Top 50 M&A Lawyers, and the firm’s they represent!

Antonio has broad experience in the U.S., Latin America, and Spain, representing strategic investors and private equity funds in cross-border mergers and acquisitions, SPAC deals, and other corporate matters. He has four law degrees from the United States, Mexico and Spain and speaks English, Spanish and Portuguese. Prior to joining GT, he served as in-house counsel at one of the largest Mexican financial institutions, Banamex, and later served as acting General Counsel for a joint venture between two Fortune 500 companies operating in thirteen jurisdictions in Latin America.

Antonio Del Pino

Antonio advises companies, private equity firms, and financial institutions on cross-border acquisitions, divestitures, financings, and restructurings involving Latin America and the United States. He brings more than two decades of experience navigating complex transactions on behalf of sophisticated clients doing business in Latin America.

Mitchell S. Presser

Mitchell advises on high-profile global public and private mergers and acquisitions, with a heavy concentration on private equity transactions across variety of asset classes and industries. He also co-chairs the global Food + Agriculture Industry practice.

Robert E. Puopolo

Rob as part of the Life Sciences group. He advises U.S. and European life sciences companies on a variety of transactions. In addition to day-to-day representation and strategic advice to his clients, he regularly handles IPOs and public offerings, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and other strategic collaborations.

Tom is an exceptionally experienced attorney who concentrates his practice on U.S. cross-border securities and corporate law matters. With a particular focus on U.S.-Canada activity, every year he and his team advise clients with respect to financing transactions totaling billions of dollars. He represents U.S. and foreign issuers and investment banks in a broad range of public and private financings, including financings under the U.S.-Canada Multijurisdictional Disclosure System, cross-border public offerings, and U.S.-foreign private placements.

Steven A. Rosenblum

Steven focuses on mergers and acquisitions, takeover defense, corporate governance, shareholder and hedge fund activism, proxy fights, joint ventures and securities law. His recent notable representations include: Nielsen sale to consortium led by Elliott and Brookfield and in the prior sale of its Connect business to Advent; Kansas City Southern sale to Canadian Pacific., among others.

Rodrigo Dominguez Sotomayor

Rodrigo has over 20 years of experience representing clients in domestic and international mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and strategic alliances, and corporate matters in regulated and non-regulated industries throughout the United States and Latin America. He is licensed to practice in Mexico, New York, and Texas.

Mark E. Thierfelder

Mark with over 30 years of experience, concentrates his practice on private equity transactions, domestic and international mergers and acquisitions. He represents private equity funds and their portfolio companies in a full range of corporate transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, recapitalizations, leveraged financings, restructurings, and reorganizations. Mr. Thierfelder is recently elected as Firm Co-Chair, effective July 1, 2023.

Gary E. Thompson

Gary with over 30 years of experience, represents public and private companies in connection with domestic and cross-border mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures, strategic partnerships, carve-out transactions, minority investments and governance matters. He represents clients in a broad range of industries, with a focus on the consumer goods, technology, defense and energy sectors.

Keith M. Townsend

Keith specializes in representing both public and private companies with respect to M&A, capital markets transactions and governance matters. He has substantial experience working on a broad range of public company M&A transactions, including stock-for-stock strategic mergers, tender offers, spin-offs, cross-border transactions, statutory cash mergers and divestitures, and SPAC mergers.