Press Release
September 23, 2020

Holland & Knight Expands Corporate and Latin America Practices with Addition of Steven Sandretto in New York

NEW YORK (September 23, 2020) – Steven Sandretto has joined Holland & Knight in New York as a partner in the firm’s Northeast Corporate, M&A and Securities Practice Group. Mr. Sandretto has almost 20 years of experience in capital markets, securities and finance work, with a particular emphasis on Brazil, Mexico and the rest of Latin America. He previously practiced at Paul Hastings in the firm's São Paulo and New York offices.

Mr. Sandretto's practice consists of domestic and cross-border securities offerings, bank financings, M&A transactions, and general corporate, securities and corporate governance matters. He has extensive experience representing issuers and investment banks in a wide range of international and domestic debt and equity securities offerings, with a particular emphasis on Rule 144A/Regulation S high-yield debt offerings. He is fluent in Portuguese and Spanish.

"Steven will further strengthen our Latin America-focused capital markets and finance practice. His reputation as a trusted advisor to clients in Latin America will substantially enhance our ability to grow the firm's presence in that market," said Amy Leder, the co-head of Holland & Knight's Northeast Corporate, M&A and Securities Practice Group and executive partner of the New York office. "He has strong relationships with several Wall Street and global banks that are active in Latin America and has represented a large number of high-profile corporate clients throughout the region over the years."

"I'm very excited to join Holland & Knight and am looking forward to the opportunity to work with lawyers across the firm, particularly in the New York, Mexico City and Bogotá offices, to continue to expand its already significant capital markets and finance work in Latin America," said Mr. Sandretto.

Mr. Sandretto received a J.D. degree from Fordham University School of Law and a B.A. degree from Michigan State University.

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