Mary Rose Brusewitz
Mary Rose Brusewitz assists with debt and equity investments, project financings, joint ventures, and other transactions and stressed scenarios globally, in the United States, Canada, Latin America, Africa, Asia, India, and Europe.
Mary Rose supports clients as they make, receive and exit investments. Clients she advises operate and/or invest in numerous sectors, including regulated and unregulated financial services, microfinancing and financial inclusion, energy (renewable and otherwise), project development and financing, infrastructure, and impact investing. Banks, investment funds, collateral agents and account banks/depositaries, sponsors of projects, non-profits, development finance institutions, and others seek Mary Rose’s advice in transactions, many of which benefit resource-challenged people.
Clients retain Mary Rose to assist them with the entire life cycle of deals, including diligence, structuring, implementing, administering, exiting, and restructuring. To implement her clients’ strategies, Mary Rose evaluates legal systems and risks and business and legal practices and cultures, while developing an understanding of her clients’ businesses and proactively seeking practical and efficient solutions to achieve their objectives.
Operating in foreign jurisdictions (including non-U.S. clients entering the U.S.) requires sensitivity and innovative and adaptive approaches to structuring and documenting deals. Mary Rose works closely with local counsel to ensure that transactions accommodate laws and regulations of one or more foreign legal systems, as well as the business customs and expectations of parties from multiple jurisdictions. An experienced counselor, she respects clients’ objectives and risk tolerance and proactively creates risk management strategies. Mary Rose assists clients with navigating cross-border work-outs, distressed scenarios, and insolvencies. She frequently works with clients to develop innovative document forms and efficient transaction processes.
Mary Rose is active in the areas of environmental, social, and governance (ESG); sustainability; accountability; and corporate governance. A supervising attorney at the International Transactions Clinic at New York University Law School, she trains and supervises law students in cross border impact investing legal work. She is a founding member of the Impact Investing Legal Working Group and has done a great deal of pro bono work in the impact investing space.
Named among Latin America’s Top 100 Female Lawyer 2018, 2019
Named among New York Super Lawyers by Thomson Reuters (2013, 2014)
Named to The International Who’s Who of Oil & Gas Lawyers (2009, 2010, 2013)
Recipient of the 2012-2013 UCLA Regents’ Lecturers and Professor Award
American Bar Association, Member
New York State Bar Association, International Committee, Latin America Council Community
New York City Bar Association, Member
International Bar Association, Member
Inter-Dialogue’s Latin American Energy Advisors, Board Member
Inter-American Development Bank, Independent Consultation and Investigation Mechanism, Panel Member, former Panel Chair (2010-2015)
Microfinance Club of New York, Board Member
New York University Law School – International Transactions Clinic, Pro Bono Supervising Attorney