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!

William (Bill) K. Jenkins

Bill also co-leads Dentons’ Banking and Financial Services group in Calgary. He is an extremely experienced corporate transactional lawyer, advising on complex mergers and acquisitions, debt and equity financings, project financings and joint ventures. He participated in the formation of Dentons, serving as the first Global Vice Chair of Dentons from Canada from 2012 until the end of 2015.

Jeffrey Kerbel

Jeff focuses on mergers and acquisitions, public and private financings, corporate governance and securities regulatory matters. He is a past Chair of the International M&A Joint Venture Committee of the Section of International Law of the American Bar Association.

Tammy is experienced in a wide range of corporate and securities matters with an emphasis on advising clients in public offerings, private placements, M&A transactions, periodic reporting and compliance matters, and proxy contests. Her experience also includes advising boards of directors and their committees on disclosure, governance and compliance matters arising out of Securities and Exchange Commission regulations.

Neil Kravitz

Neil practices in the mergers & acquisitions, securities law and cross-border transactional law. He acts for domestic and foreign acquirers and targets, issuers, entrepreneurs, private equity funds, and investment banks with a practical, deal-oriented approach.

Jamie Kathleen Leigh

Jamie’s practice is in its high-profile variety – a curated mix of cutting-edge public, private, buy-side, sell-side and multi-industry clients. She also regularly counsel’s takeover and activist defense engagements, proxy contests, joint ventures, strategic equity investments, and founder and management teams.

Maurizio Levi-Minzi

Maurizio is an M&A lawyer with 30+ years of experience advising clients in complex joint ventures and cross-border acquisitions of a broad variety of assets in sectors such as energy, asset management infrastructure and consumer products. He has led transactions in Latin America, the United States, Europe and Asia for private equity groups and strategic investors.

Carlos E. Lombardi

Carlos’ expertise includes banking, corporate finance and capital markets transactions. Throughout the past two decades, he has worked in several banking and corporate transactions with most of the leading banks in Argentina as well, participated in a number of M&A transactions.

Luiz Octavio Lopes

Luiz has extensive transactional experience having served as leading counsel in a large number of corporate and capital markets transactions in Brazil and abroad. Before joining Lefosse, Luiz was a managing director at the investment banking group at Banco Credit Suisse where he was head of M&A in Brazil.

Paola Lozano

Paola M&A practice focuses on cross-border transactions throughout the Americas and globally, including mergers, acquisitions, dispositions, joint ventures, private equity and venture capital transactions. Her clients include Fortune 500 companies, multinationals, multi-latinas, private equity and venture capital funds, family offices and privately held companies.

Roberto Mac Lean

Roberto’s vast experience in corporate finance focuses on the sale and acquisition of both private equity and listed companies, private equity transactions and business alliances, such as joint ventures.