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!

Patrick advises clients on mergers and acquisitions, financings, joint ventures, strategic alliances and other significant matters. He has extensive experience representing companies, private equity sponsors and venture funds in complex multimillion-to-multibillion-dollar transactions including mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, carve-outs, joint ventures, and financings across a broad range of industries.

Douglas A. Doetsch

Doug is a member of the firm's Banking & Finance practice and his transactional work involves asset and stock acquisitions, real estate investments, and cross-border joint ventures. He advises clients on infrastructure financings in the port, airport and road sectors, acquisition and other leveraged lending transactions, and structured credit transactions. He is also a leader in cross-border securitization transactions, especially future cash flow securitizations. In his cross-border work, Doug also regularly advises on emerging market debt restructuring and debt exchange offers. In addition, his transactional work involves asset and stock acquisitions, real estate investments, and cross-border joint ventures.

What Doug enjoys about his career... Working with a diverse and brilliant set of lawyers around the world on complex and challenging transactions in various Mayer Brown offices around the world.

Jean Michel Enríquez

Jean Michel advises multinationals, private equity investors and sponsors on acquisitions and investments in Mexico across multiple industries. Notably, he advised Grupo Modelo in its acquisition by ABI-InBev, which to date remains the largest ever M&A transaction in Mexico. He also advises underwriters and issuers in multiple domestic and global equity offerings.

Manuel Garciadiaz

Manuel has worked on many of the most significant cross-border M&A, capital markets, project finance, and debt restructurings transactions in Latin America. In M&A, he advises both acquirers and target companies. His notable clients have included Banco Credito del Peru, Cosan, Natura, Patria, Santander, Vinci Partners and XP.

Matthew J. Gilroy

Matthew represents acquirors, targets, boards of directors, special committees, investment banks and investors in complex domestic and cross border M&A across multiple industries, including for clients such as: Eli Lilly; Kroger; Jefferies; Sanofi; Willis Towers Watson; and Brookfield. He also counsels’ clients on range of corporate, governance and securities matters.

Adam M. Givertz

Adam advises corporate clients, private equity sponsors and pension funds in connection with public M&A as well as private acquisitions, divestitures and joint ventures across variety of industries. He also advises boards of directors and special committees in connection with strategic review processes and engagements with activist investors.

Mark I. Greene

Mark focuses on mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance and securities matters, including advising on cross‑border and domestic transactions, private equity deals, complex restructuring transactions, proxy fights, takeover defense and hedge fund activism across a broad range of industries.

David M. Grinberg

David focuses on M&A and private equity, including tender offers, proxy contests, hostile takeovers and special committee representation. He advises sophisticated buyers and sellers in significant strategic transactions and serves a range of clients from family-owned businesses to exchange-listed companies and multi-national corporations.

Eric Grossman

Eric focuses his practice on private equity, leveraged buyouts, growth equity and venture capital investments, mergers and acquisitions, cross-border transactions and counseling emerging growth companies with respect to general corporate and securities law matters. He also has experience representing issuers with respect to their initial public offerings.

Joseph D. Hatina

Joe has advised private equity funds and private businesses on hundreds of closed transactions over the past 20 years and prides himself on being a pragmatic, solutions-oriented deal advisor. He has experience in leveraged buyouts, venture capital transactions, financial and corporate restructurings, debt and equity financings, and general corporate counseling.