Mintz is pleased to announce that accomplished corporate attorney Louis S. Mercedes has joined the firm as a Member based in Boston. Mr. Mercedes advises clients on private equity, mergers and acquisitions, and other complex business transactions.
With more than 15 years of experience in corporate law, Mr. Mercedes has advised on a number of significant transactions in the United States and abroad, including for businesses with operations in Puerto Rico, Brazil, Guatemala, Mexico, and Spain. He represents clients across various industries, including financial services, insurance, health care, technology, communications, and media.
“We are excited about the continued growth in the breadth and depth of our firm’s Corporate Practice,” said Mintz Managing Partner Bob Bodian. “Lou’s respected business judgment, his versatile background in private equity and M&A, and his demonstrated ability to guide clients through complex, cross-border transactions, further strengthens our capacity to serve our clients’ transactional needs.”
“Louis is a standout lawyer and individual, and will be an excellent addition to our Corporate Practice in Boston and nationally,” said Michael Fantozzi, Managing Member of the firm’s Boston Office and Chair of the firm’s Corporate, Tax, Private Client & Immigration Division. “He brings to Mintz a complimentary breadth of expertise in global private equity and M&A, particularly within the financial services and insurance industries, and technology, communications, and media sector.”
Prior to joining Mintz, Mr. Mercedes was Of Counsel at Jones Day, where he served as Diversity Chair of its Boston Office. He is a board member of United South End Settlements, an organization devoted to improving the lives of low-income individuals, and The Community Builders, an organization devoted to building and sustaining strong communities where people of all incomes can achieve their full potential.
Mintz has added a number of highly regarded attorneys to the firm’s leading practice groups and U.S. offices this summer. Specifically, Deirdre Johnson, Paul Kalish, Suman Chakraborty, Ellen MacDonald Farrell, and Elaine Panagakos recently joined Mintz’s Insurance and Reinsurance Practice, based primarily in the firm’s Washington, D.C. Office, with Mr. Chakraborty in New York; Courtney Rockett joined the firm’s Litigation Practice in New York; and Scott Thompson and Daniel Reing joined the firm’s Technology, Communications & Media (TechComm) practice in Washington, D.C.