Howard Kleinman - McDermott Will & Emery


Howard Kleinman, partner and co-head of the Latin America practice, focuses his practice on mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, and financial transactions, with a strong focus on businesses and investors in Latin America. Drawing on nearly three decades of international experience, Howard offers strategic legal guidance and sound business solutions with respect to complex, cross-border transactions and transformational corporate initiatives. His clients include a variety of publicly owned and privately held companies and financial institutions based in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru, among other jurisdictions, and whose investments, operations and other interests span a range of industries, including financial services, consumer products (including food and beverage), retail, entertainment, energy, transportation and more.

Fluent in Spanish and English, Howard has significant experience advising leading regional real estate developers regarding US-focused development, as well as Latin American companies seeking to establish or expand their global footprint across the United States and abroad. Clients that Howard has advised include Grupo Mexico, Grupo Sordo Madaleno, Grupo Boticario, Compania Cervecerias Unidas S.A., SKY Airlines, Cinepolis and Record TV. He regularly handles complex cross-border matters for clients such as a $2.1 billion multinational transaction involving the acquisition of a US freight transportation business, by a Mexico-based enterprise.

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  • Chambers and Partners
  • The Legal 500 United States, Capital Markets, Capital Markets: Global Offerings, Banking and Finance
  • The Legal 500 Private Practice Powerlist: US-Mexico 2022
  • Super Lawyers 2006


  • American Bar Association, International Law Section
  • The Association of the Bar of the City of New York


New York University School of Law, JD, 1988
The London School of Economics and Political Science, MA, 1986
Columbia University, BA, with honors, 1984

New York