Greenberg Traurig has announced the addition of Steven Sandretto (pictured), Latin America and Corporate shareholder, to strengthen its focus on Brazil.
“We have worked with Steven on many transactions over the years and we’re excited to have him join us. His talent and experience will serve us well as we focus on expanding our efforts in Brazil, which is the largest economy in the region, […] Increasing our presence in Brazil is a result of the continuing increased demand from both strategic and private equity investors, particularly because of our deep Latin American footprint and involvement in multi-jurisdictional matters that include Brazil,” commented shareholders Antonio Peña and Marc M. Rossell, co-chairs of the firm’s Latin America practice, based in Miami and New York, respectively.
Steven, for his part, added that this is “an exciting opportunity for me since I have deep roots there, having lived and worked in São Paulo, Brazil for over a decade.”
Steven joins the New York office from TelevisaUnivision, where he previously served as senior vice president, associate general counsel. He has more than two decades of transactional experience in Latin America, particularly in Brazil, focusing his practice on public and private capital markets transactions, mergers and acquisitions, bank financings, liability management transactions, and securities and corporate governance matters.
He has represented corporate issuers and financial institutions in a variety of domestic and cross-border securities offerings in a wide range of industries, as well as companies throughout Latin America in initial public offerings and debt financings, and has advised Latin American companies on SEC reporting requirements and U.S. securities regulations.
Sandretto, who is fluent in Portuguese and Spanish, received his J.D. from Fordham University School of Law and is admitted to practice in New York State.