Susanna Stern
Tel: +1 617 742 1500 ext. 102

Susanna has extensive experience in domestic and international corporate and finance transactions with a special focus on structured cross border bank finance in Latin America. Her years of work and study in Brazil have given her unique experience and perspective which contribute to her effectiveness as an advocate.

Once again, Susanna is listed as a top Latin American Lawyer in Chambers Latin America 2023 and Chambers Global 2023

See what Chambers said about the firm:
“Susanna Stern … is held in high esteem by clients and peers alike, with one client noting:"She is very pragmatic and she always delivers the work on time." Another source declares: "She is a formidable lawyer, really smart, and not afraid to weigh in."

Practice Areas:
Bank finance, syndicated lending, secured lending
Trade finance, commodities finance, import and export finance
Restructuring, workouts and modifications
Derivatives, structured transactions
Equipment and project finance
Commercial finance, receivables purchasing, letters of credit
Legal /regulatory matters, general business and contracts

Recent Transactions:
Represented an American institutional lender in a US$44 million long-term structured agricultural finance transaction with a Mexican agribusiness
Represented a Puerto Rican bank in a secured financing transaction with a company in the Dominican Republic
Represented a Brazilian bank in the successful restructuring of two pre-export finance facilities with a Brazilian agribusiness
Represented a Brazilian investment bank in multiple US real estate investments
Represented a European bank in a master pre-export financing facility with an Argentine agribusiness with the guaranty of its Asian parent.

Affiliations and activities:
Lectures to Legal Division of the Brazilian Association of International Banks (ABBI) and Brazilian Federation of Banks (FEBRABAN) in São Paulo, Brazil
Panel on Doing Business in Brazil, International Section of American Bar Association, Spring Conference 2007
Article in International Law Practicum 2009: New York Credit Agreements with Brazilian Promissory Notes

Previous Experience:
Vice President, legal counsel, Banco Citibank S.A., São Paulo, Brazil Associate, Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy, New York

Swarthmore College, B.A. 1986 in Philosophy
University of Wisconsin Law School, J.D. 1991, Note & Comment Editor of the University of Wisconsin Law Review
Pontifical Catholic University (PUC), Certificate as Specialist in Brazilian business law, 2002

English - Portuguese - Spanish

Admitted to practice in New York and Massachusetts