IFLR1000 Reviews

Financial and corporate

International firm Morrison & Foerster was founded in San Francisco in 1883. Over 135 years later, the firm has expanded to 17 offices across the US, Europe and Asia. In the United States, the firm has offices in Boston, Denver, Los Angeles, New York, Northern Virginia, Palo Alto, San Diego, San Francisco and Washington D.C. The firm has shown great strides in diversity. In addition to being Mansfield Plus certified, Morrison & Foerster has won numerous awards for their diversity initiatives.  



The firm is active across all financial and corporate practice areas as well as project development, but is best known for its outstanding work in restructuring and insolvency.   

In regulatory financial services, the firms acts for companies on compliance matters related to investments and acquisitions. It also is active in fintech and payment related matters. 

In derivatives, the team advises banks and other companies in financial services on margin loans, options, swaps, futures, forwards and cryptocurrency related transactions. Many of these transactions had a related regulatory component.  

The investment funds team represents investment and private equity firms in fund formations.  

The restructuring and insolvency practice advises creditors in Chapter 11 bankruptcy and restructuring proceedings.   


Key clients  

Key clients for the firm include the Puerto Rico Public Buildings Authority Funds, official committee of unsecure creditors of The NORDAM Group, ad hoc group of holders of debt issued or guaranteed by the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, Visa, Walmart, Cathay Bank, Oxygen, Adara, GoldPoint Partners, GSSG Solar Partners and CGI Merchant Group.