Francisco J. Cerezo

Francisco Cerezo is the firm’s US Head of Latin America Corporate and focuses his practice on corporate and international matters, advising US and foreign companies, family groups and sovereigns doing business in the Americas and the Caribbean.

He has extensive experience in corporate and financial services, cross-border transactions, strategic corporate counseling, mergers and acquisitions and public-private partnerships. He regularly counsels global companies doing business in the Americas on matters ranging from complex transactions and market entry issues to compliance and general corporate strategic counsel.

Francisco also serves as principal outside counsel to several significant family groups on matters ranging from corporate governance and succession planning to representing their underlying portfolio companies in billions of dollars of transactions, ranging from banking and energy to telecom and retail.
Chambers Global recognized him for Corporate/M&A work and cited for "his impressive client list including leading Latin American companies in industries as diverse as financial services, telecoms, and tourism, and he has enjoyed notable highlights."

The Legal 500 recognized him in the area of mergers and acquisitions and in 2013 cited as "an excellent lawyer and strategic thinker. His roots and experience in the region and his capacity to foster relations set him apart from his peers."


Good to know

Areas of Practice 1) Corporate and 2) Finance
Law School Columbia University School of Law (J.D.,1996)
Admitted Year 2002
Education Washington University in St. Louis (B.A.);University of Virginia (M.A.)
Bar Member / Association Florida,New York
Most recent firm DLA Piper
LinkedIn Profile https://www.linkedin.com/in/francisco-cerezo-1061003
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