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

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 a recognised Latin America force thanks to the presence of Howard Kleinman in equity and debt offerings from multiple jurisdictions in the region. The firm is also at the forefront of bondholder restructurings with Allan Brilliant, a leader in this field.

Latin America: International firms > Banking and finance

Dechert LLP‘s eminence in Latin America matters largely centres on big-ticket bankruptcies and financial restructurings. In this regard, Allan Brilliant has an outstanding reputation, with Shmuel Vasser also active in significant restructurings and reorganisations in the region. The firm frequently advises creditors and bondholders in major cases, notably representing the official committee of unsecured creditors in the Chapter 11 cases of LATAM Airlines and its affiliates; this was one of a number of headline cross-border Chapter 11 cases caused by the Covid-19 crisis. In the restructuring and bankruptcy field, it also advises corporates that have assets or interests in Latin America. Private equity-related financings are another forte for the firm, with transactions often involving the region. Howard Kleinman is a recognised Latin America expert with experience in corporate, capital markets and financing transactions.

Latin America: International firms > Corporate and M&A

Dechert LLP has strong connections to Latin America-based businesses, including those in Mexico, Colombia, Brazil and Chile. The firm is also especially active in private equity deals that involve Latin America assets and subsidiaries. It advised Quilvest Capital Partners on the $450m sale of its portfolio company Command Alkon to Thoma Bravo; Command Alkon is a global business and a leading concrete producer and building materials supplier in Brazil. New York partner Howard Kleinman is a recognised Latin America specialist with extensive corporate relationships in the region. Washington DC partner Bernardo L. Piereck is another emerging talent in Latin America deals.

United States > Finance > Capital markets: global offerings

Dechert LLP has a background in Latin America offerings, notably those originating from Chile and Mexico. New York partner Howard Kleinman  is a seasoned Latin America specialist with an extensive record in debt offerings. The firm is also active in global offerings by US issuers, including those in the life sciences and permanent capital fields. Boston’s Thomas Friedmann and New York partner David S Rosenthal lead the capital markets practice.