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!

Michael E. Weisser

Michael represents private equity sponsors, pension plans and their portfolio companies in connection with acquisitions, dispositions, financings, restructurings and general corporate matters. He has extensive experience with leveraged buyouts, going-private transactions, minority investments, and frequently counsels clients on a variety of securities law and corporate governance matters.

Kris counsel’s public and private companies in their strategic acquisitions and exit events and provides day-to-day advice on corporate and strategic matters in a wide range of industries, including software, gaming, internet/e-commerce, artificial intelligence, social networking and life sciences. Throughout his career, Kris has completed more than 400 domestic and cross-border mergers. He previously co-chaired Fenwick’s M&A practice for 10 years and served as a member of the firm’s executive committee for 6 years.

What Kris enjoys about his career... I have the opportunity to work with the most cutting-edge companies in tech and life sciences alongside people who value creativity and problem solving. I represent entrepreneurs who value M&A counsel that understands both sides of an issue and collaborates effectively with other counsel to create a win-win for all parties.