Mark A. Lopez

Mark A. Lopez: Attorney with Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Biography

Mark A. Lopez is a member of the firm's Latin American and Iberian Practice Group. He has advised multinational clients in connection with domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, private equity and corporate financings throughout Central and South America, the Caribbean, and the United States. He is proactively involved with clients and their businesses.

Mark has participated in a range of complex cross-border transactions throughout Latin America, involving such countries as Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, as well as Spain.

Mark has had experience with the private banking industry, having completed a secondment with the local private banking branch of a major international bank where he served as Interim Director of Compliance.

Mark also coordinates Foreign Law Clerk Program in the Miami office.

Concentrations

•Corporate and securities
•Mergers and acquisitionsPrivate equity
•Finance

Awards & Recognition

•Listed, Chambers Global, Banking & Finance, 2014-2016
•Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, Florida Super Lawyers, Rising Star, 2009, 2011 and 2013-2016
•Listed, Latinvex, Latin America's Rising Legal Star, 2015
•Listed, The M&A Advisor, 40 Under 40, 2014
•Listed, Latin Trade magazine, Rising Legal Stars of Latin America, 2014
•Team Member, Corporate/M&A - Law Firm of the Year, Chambers Latin America Awards, 2014
•Team Member, Corporate Board Member magazine and FTI Consulting Inc., America's Best Corporate Law Firms, 13th Annual Legal Industry Study, 2013
•Team Member, Corporate & Finance - International Counsel in Latin America (Florida-Based) Chambers Latin America Awards, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2015 and 2016
•Member, Winning Team, Global M&A Network's 2012 Turnaround Atlas Award for Turnaround of the Year - Upper Mid Markets for the pre-packaged Chapter 11 restructuring and recapitalization of Satelites Mexicanos S.A. de C.V.
•Member, Winning Team, Latin Lawyer's Deal of the Year - Restructuring Award, 2012
•Team Member, Top Corporate Firm as selected by Corporate Directors, Corporate Board Member magazine and FTI Consulting Inc. (10th year), Annual Legal Industry Research Study, 2002-2009, 2011-2012

Articles, Publications, & Lectures

•Co-Author, 4 Enforcing Investors' Rights in Latin America: Some Basic Considerations, International Comparative Legal Guide, May 27, 2016
•Featured, Greenberg Traurig Represents $75M Investor in Mexican Oil Business Daily Business Review, April 28, 2015

Associated News & Events

Press Releases

06.09.16 93 Greenberg Traurig Attorneys Named 2016 Florida Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

06.11.15 95 Greenberg Traurig Attorneys Named 2015 Florida Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

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

07.02.14 96 Greenberg Traurig Attorneys Named 2014 Florida Super Lawyers

01.09.14 Greenberg Traurig Receives Three M&A Advisor Awards

09.23.13 The American Lawyer Ranks Greenberg Traurig Miami's Summer Associate Program First Overall Among Miami Firms

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

Alerts

01.17.17 Argentina - Foreign Exchange Market: Reduction of the Minimum Stay for Portfolio Investments and Financial Indebtedness

Noteworthy Experience

•Law Clerk, Greater Boston Legal Services Immigration and Refugee Clinic, 2000

Areas of Practice (5)

  • Corporate & Securities
  • Financial Institutions
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Private Equity
  • Global Securities

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
305.579.0741  Phone
305.579.0717  Fax
www.gtlaw.com/People/Mark-A-Lopez
University Attended:
University of Miami, B.A., Economics and History, cum laude, Honors: University of Miami's Henry King Stanford Scholarship; Florida Academic Scholars Scholarship; Phi Alpha Theta History Honor Society, Activities: Federation of Cuban Students; Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity International; Dean's Corps Peer Counseling, 1998
Law School Attended:
Harvard Law School, J.D., 2001; La Alianza, Hispanic Law Students Association, Harvard Law School Student Funding Board
Year of First admission:
2001
Admission:
2001, Florida
Memberships:

Professional & Community Involvement

•Member, International Bar Association
•Member, American Bar Association
•Member, Florida Bar Association

Languages:
Spanish
Birth Information:
Miami, Florida, August 26, 1976
Reported Cases:
Significant Representations: Corporate and Securities: Represented Liberty Acquisition Holdings Corp., a special purpose acquisition company, and its sponsors in its $US1.5 billion reverse acquisition of Promotora de Informaciones S.A. (Grupo Prisa), Spain's largest media conglomerate. The Prisa shares issued in the business combination are listed for trading on the Madrid Stock Exchange and the New York Stock Exchange through ADRs (American Depositary Receipts).; Represented a publicly traded global Internet connectivity and infrastructure provider in an $88 million and $60 million follow-on offering.; Represented a publicly traded electronic security services company in a $45 million private placement offering of notes, warrants and preferred stock.; Represented U.S. investment fund in the purchase of publicly traded Mexican certificados bursatiles preferentes.; Represented sellers in public offerings of tenancy-in-common (TIC) interests.; Mergers and acquisitions: Represented the consortium of investors in its acquisition of the business and assets of McDonald's Corporation's Latin American and Caribbean operations; the agreement, valued at more than US$700 million, resulted in the sale of approximately 1,600 existing restaurants in 18 jurisdictions throughout Latin America and the Caribbean.; Represented Satelites Mexicanos, S.A. de C.V., one of only two privately-managed fixed satellite service providers in Latin America, in its offering of US$325 million in principal amount of new 9.5% senior secured notes, and an additional US$35 million follow on offering of 9.5% senior notes.; Represented ASSA Compania Tenedora, S.A. and ASSA Compania de Seguros (ASSA) in a share purchase agreement with American International Group (AIG), a leading global insurance organization, under which, ASSA will acquire 100% of AIG's operations in Central America located in El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Panama. AIG and ASSA will establish an on-going business partnership to pursue new opportunities in Central America. This agreement will allow ASSA to complete its regional footprint by entering the Guatemala and Honduras markets.; Represented Macquarie Capital and Digital Bridge in a joint venture to form Mexico's second largest independent telecommunications tower business, Mexico Tower Partners. The joint venture will manage more than 550 towers.; Represented Organizacion Sanitas Internacional in its joint venture with GuideWell Mutual Holding Corporation, the parent company of Florida's Blue Cross and Blue Shield, to establish a strategic alliance to create a new company offering culturally relevant health care to the Hispanic market.; Represented the Argentinean shareholders of a developer of online games to a publicly traded leading social gaming company.; Finance: Represented Latin American and Caribbean branches of U.S. financial institutions in financing transactions, including secured and unsecured bilateral and syndicated credit facilities.; Private equity: Represented Walton Street Capital and Grupo Sadasi, a private equity real estate investment firm and its Mexican partner, in their acquisition of the Mexican subsidiary of Pulte Homes, Inc.; Represented Darby Overseas, a large Washington-based fund, in its private equity investment in Hipotecaria Vertice, that provides access to housing finance for Mexicans with no link to government-sponsored mortgage organizations like Infonavit and Fovissste; the IFC is also an investor in Vertice; Darby is part of Franklin Templeton.; Represented Darby Overseas, the private equity arm of Franklin Templeton Investments, in connection with its private equity investment in Banco Multiple Leon, S.A., a leading bank in the Dominican Republic.; Representation of a Brazilian technology company in the sale of preferred stock to U.S. private equity groups, including Intel and Darby.; Represented a sponsor and investment manager in establishing various funds with investment criteria targeting Latin America.;
ISLN:
915934230

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