ALYSSA A. GRIKSCHEIT has a diverse corporate practice that currently emphasizes complex transactions and alternative investment funds. Her experience also includes private equity and hedge funds, mergers and acquisitions, strategic alliances and restructurings. Alyssa is fluent in Spanish and French and has extensive experience in international transactions, particularly those involving Latin America and other emerging markets such as China and India.
Alyssa represents domestic and foreign clients making cross-border investments. She also represents buyers and sellers, including private equity funds and their portfolio companies, in acquisitions, dispositions, strategic alliances, restructurings and financings, including transactions in regulated industries such as the healthcare, pharmaceutical, energy, telecommunications and defense industries. In addition, Alyssa represents sponsors of alternative investment funds in fund formation and other aspects of their operations. Such funds have included distressed debt, energy, infrastructure, real estate opportunity, agribusiness, financial inclusion and emerging market funds.
Alyssa is ranked in Chambers Global, Chambers USA and Chambers Latin America where “she is noted for her work in the M&A and private equity space and has longstanding experience dealing with cross-border transactions in Latin America.” Additionally, she has been recognized in the 2014 and 2015 editions of IFLR1000 as a “Rising Star” for Investment Funds in the United States. Alyssa was also recommended in Private Equity Funds in The Legal 500 US 2014–2017, in Banking & Finance; Corporate and M&A and Pro Bono in Latin Lawyer Magazine 2019 and in Capital Markets and Corporate M&A in The Legal 500 Latin America 2013–2014. Alyssa has been recognized by Latinvex in “Latin America’s Top 100 Lawyers” in 2015–2019 and 2021 for her work throughout the region and is featured as one of “Latin America’s Top 50 Female Lawyers (2015): Corporate/M&A.”
Alyssa actively represents two nonprofit organizations in impact investing projects in emerging markets on a pro bono basis.