Mario Fontes Joins Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr’s Corporate Practice
Mario Fontes has joined Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr as a partner in the Corporate Practice, resident in the Miami office.
Mr. Fontes advises companies in the United States, Latin America and Europe on mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance and general corporate matters. Drawing on more than 20 years of legal experience and his fluency in Portuguese and Spanish, Mario assists parties who wish to acquire private and public companies and form joint ventures and investment funds through domestic, international and cross-border transactions.
Mr. Fontes also represents pre-qualified bidders who are seeking to acquire government-owned entities in the telecommunication, energy and natural resources industries. In addition, Mario's practice encompasses counseling on private and public offerings of debt and equity securities for U.S. and Latin American companies, and trade finance transactions. His general corporate work includes assisting with corporate formations and reorganizations, particularly those involving subsidiaries of U.S. companies in Latin America and Latin American companies creating a foothold in the United States. Mario also handles deals involving private equity and venture capital investments by non-U.S. funds and investors in the technology industry.
"We are pleased to welcome Mario to Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr," said George Magnatta, chair of the Firm's Business and Finance Department. "His strong skills as both a corporate attorney and a trilingual speaker position him to effectively serve Latin American-based businesses in Miami and U.S. businesses with interests in Latin America."
Mr. Fontes earned his J.D. from The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law. He also has a B.A. from American University.