J. Mario Fontes Jr.

Miami,  FL  U.S.A.

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Experience & Credentials

Practice Areas

  • Global
  • Corporate & Securities
  • Financial Institutions
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
Contact InfoTelephone: 305.579.0896
Fax: 305.961.5896
University American University, B.A., Economics/International Relations, cum laude; Phi Kappa Phi; Sigma Iota Rho; Dean's List
Law SchoolThe Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law, J.D., 1992
Admitted1993, Pennsylvania; 1995, Florida; U.S. Court of Federal Claims; U.S. Court of International Trade

Professional & Community Involvement

•Member, American Bar Association

•Member, Florida Bar Association

•Member, Pennsylvania Bar Association

LanguagesPortuguese; Spanish
BornSão Paulo, SP Brazil, January 17, 1964

J. Mario Fontes, Jr. focuses his practice on general corporate matters, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate finance, including the representation of pre-qualified bidders in connection with the privatization of government-owned telecommunications and energy companies, acquisitions of private and public companies, private and public offerings of debt and equity securities, and representation of financial institutions in regulatory and compliance matters and trade finance transactions.

Areas of Concentration

•Corporate finance
• Private and public offerings of debt and equity securities
• Financial institutions - regulatory and compliance
• Trade finance
• Cross-border transactions

Associated News & Events

Press Releases

09.25.14 Greenberg Traurig Named 'Corporate/M& A Law Firm of the Year - International Counsel in Latin America' at 2014 Chambers And Partners Latin America Awards for Excellence

05.31.12 Greenberg Traurig Listed as a Top Corporate Firm for the 10th Time in Corporate Board Member magazine

10.13.11 Greenberg Traurig Named 'Corporate & Finance Law Firm of the Year (Florida-based)' at Third Annual Chambers Latin America Awards for Excellence

07.22.11 Greenberg Traurig Takes Top Spot in Florida on mergermarket Legal Adviser Second Quarter League Table

06.07.11 Greenberg Traurig Listed as Miami's Top Corporate Firm for the 9th Time in 10 Years in Magazine Study

10.29.10 Greenberg Traurig Recognized at 2nd Annual Chambers Latin America Awards for Excellence; Firm Receives 'Corporate & Finance Law Firm of the Year (Florida-based)' Award

11.09.09 Greenberg Traurig Recognized at Inaugural Chambers Latin America Awards for Excellence; Firm Receives Award from UK Publisher: 'Focus on Latin America - Law Firm of the Year (Florida-based)'

05.20.09 Greenberg Traurig Named Best Corporate Law Firm in Miami by Corporate Board Member Magazine for 8th Consecutive Year

07.31.07 Greenberg Traurig Named Best Corporate Law Firm in Miami 6th Consecutive Year

Articles, Publications, & Lectures
•Mentioned, Attorney Helps Terremark get $75 Million in Bond Financing, Daily Business Review, November 24, 2010

Other Experience
•Inter-American Development Bank, Country Studies Division
•International Monetary Fund, Department of External Relations

Reported CasesSignificant Representations; Represented telecommunications infrastructure services company in connection with its $250 million credit facility consisting of a $150 million loan provided by a syndicate led by Credit Suisse and a $100 million loan provided by a syndicate led by Tennenbaum Capital Partners. The facility involved a collateral package including complex technology and real estate parcels in several states in the U.S. and in Belgium, Spain, Brazil and the UK. Represented winning bidder in connection with the purchase of 49% of the outstanding shares of voting stock of a government-owned telecommunications operator in Latin America in the amount of $652 million. Represented U.S. energy company in connection with the purchase of a majority interest in government-owned energy generation and distribution companies valued at approximately $200 million each. Represented South American government-owned petroleum company in connection with the private placement of medium-term debt securities. Represented South American mining company in connection with the registration of its securities under U.S. securities laws. Represented U.S./Latin American companies in private placements of debt and equity securities, initial public offerings, and mergers and acquisitions. Represented U.S. and foreign companies in connection with the acquisition of telecommunications, IP, services, manufacturing and health care entities located in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, U.S. and Venezuela. Represented U.S. manufacturer in connection with the supply of wireless pagers and handsets to carriers in the People's Republic of China valued at US$1.5 billion. Represented North American telecom equipment manufacturer in connection with vendor financing transactions in Latin America. Represented lender in connection with debt restructuring of Latin American media group. Represented European and Latin American financial institutions in connection with trade finance transactions. Represented international bank agencies in connection with Federal and Florida state regulatory matters, including review of account opening documentation for corporate and individual customers for compliance with know your customer policies and procedures.
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Office Information

J. Mario Fontes Jr.

333 SE 2nd Avenue, Suite 4400
MiamiFL 33131


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