The founding members are Beatriz Leon, Roel Messie, and Donald (“Skip”) Bean, Jr. Beatriz and Skip are lawyers with bar memberships in Colombia and U.S. jurisdictions who have divided their careers between law and business. Among other things, they were CEO and COO respectively of an international workout firm that represented international financial institutions in the U.S., Europe and Asia. Skip remains a partner in the Washington, D.C. law firm of Fensterheim & Bean - La Cima’s affiliated law firm - which he co-founded in 1994. Beatriz was mayor of Usaquén, Bogotá. Roel has spent his career in the financial services sector including establishing and serving as CEO of a €100M agricultural fund for emerging markets. The La Cima team is multinational and multilingual - in addition to English, we work in Spanish, Portuguese, French, German, Dutch and Arabic.
Sophisticated workout solutions, including recapitalizing distressed businesses and projects.
In depth due diligence to inform underwriting, recovery strategies and contractualt/legal compliance.
Management of litigation in foreign courts, arbitration forums, bankruptcy proceedings. Localizing Credit Documentation.