Holland & Knight issued the following announcement on Nov. 29.
Adrian L. Talamantes, an energy attorney who focuses on Latin America projects and transactions, has joined Holland & Knight’s Houston office. He will be a member of the firm’s Latin America and Energy practices. He was previously with Morgan Lewis.
Mr. Talamantes represents companies and individuals in a broad array of domestic and international business transactions, including those involving project development, joint ventures, acquisitions and divestitures. He has significant experience with structuring, documenting and negotiating energy-related transactions in connection with projects, investments and divestments throughout Latin America and the United States.
"Adrian has an impressive background that includes working with some of the largest energy companies in the world on highly sophisticated deals," said Roberto Pupo, leader of Holland & Knight's Latin America Practice. "His overall experience in Latin America and his unique ability to address and negotiate complex matters in both Spanish and English make him a highly valuable addition to our team and a great resource to our clients, particularly those in the energy sector. In addition to working closely with our attorneys in Mexico and Colombia, he will focus on building our brand in Texas. Houston is an important market for us and is an integral part of our LatAm strategy."
"Holland & Knight has one of the most impressive Latin America practices of any U.S. firm," said Mr. Talamantes. "The firm's strategic focus on strengthening and expanding its North and South America capabilities, such as in the energy sector, really impressed me. I look forward to working with my colleagues throughout the firm, in particular the members of our Latin America practice, to provide high-caliber service to our clients."
Mr. Talamantes earned a J.D. degree from South Texas College of Law and a law degree from Universidad de Monterrey. He is fluent in Spanish and is admitted to practice law in both Texas and Mexico.