Mr Howard Kleinman > Dechert LLP > New York, United States > Lawyer Profile

Dechert LLP
Three Bryant Park, 1095 Avenue of the Americas
NEW YORK, NY 10036-6797
United States
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Work Department

Corporate & Securities


Partner, Dechert’s Corporate & Securities practice


Howard Kleinman focuses his practice on capital markets and financial transactions. He represents domestic and foreign issuers, underwriters, and others in equity and debt offerings. His experience includes U.S. registered public offerings and offerings under Rule 144A private placements, offerings outside of the U.S. under Regulation S, exchange offers, debt tenders, and consent solicitations. In addition, he counsels both U.S. and non-U.S. issuers on ongoing disclosure obligations under the U.S. federal securities law and corporate governance matters. Mr. Kleinman also advises clients on mergers and acquisitions and joint ventures. Fluent in English and Spanish, Mr. Kleinman has significant experience in Latin America.


English, Spanish


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


Columbia University, B.A., 1984, Honors; The London School of Economics and Political Science, M.A., 1986; New York University School of Law, J.D., 1988, Boudin Fellowship, Articles Editor of The Journal of International Law and Politics

Lawyer Rankings

Latin America: International firms > Capital markets

Dechert LLP is primarily focused on Brazil, Chile and Mexico. The firm maintains a steady flow of capital markets offerings and bond restructuring engagements on behalf of clients including BTG Pactual, Compañía Perforadora de México (PEMSA), Grupo Cinemex, Itaú Unibanco, OAS, OI and PagSeguro. The practice advised Inversiones SMU Matriz, the holding company of one of Chile’s largest food retailers, on its $40m private placement of notes; and acted for the international bondholder committee on the restructuring of Oi, the largest telecommunications company in Brazil. Howard Kleinman is a recognised Latin America specialist with a versatile practice covering banking, capital markets and M&A. Bernardo Piereck is an emerging talent in the capital markets and M&A segments. Allan Brilliant is a leading figure in bondholder restructurings.

Latin America: International firms > Corporate and M&A

Dechert LLP is principally focused on Brazil, Chile and Mexico. It boasts a number of major corporate relationships in each jurisdiction, along with inbound investors, and has developed a healthy mix of financial institutions, corporate strategics and private equity clients. It also has a flourishing funds practice, especially in Brazil. Clients include BTG Pactual, Compañía Perforadora de México (PEMSA), Corp Group Banking, Grupo Cinemex, Grupo Financiero Interacciones, Grupo Mexico, Itaú Unibanco, Oro Negro, PagSeguro and SMU. The practice advised Kinross Gold Corporation on Kinross Brasil Mineraçao’s $257m acquisition of two hydroelectric power plants in Brazil from Gerdau; and also assisted Australis Partners on its acquisition a 50% stake in Alianza Fiduciaria and Alianza Valores from Advent International. New York’s Howard Kleinman and Washington DC partner Bernado Piereck are the key names in the Latin America team.