Business and Corporate

“A strong relationship management approach offering not just legal advice, but business advice."

– Chambers USA 2013

In today’s global economy, clients seek counsel with a breadth of experience and deep understanding of every aspect of corporate practice. BakerHostetler’s nearly 200 business and corporate attorneys combine that knowledge with an intimate understanding of our clients’ business goals to deliver creative and effective business solutions for publicly traded and privately-held companies across the country and around the globe.

Our clients represent nearly every segment of industry, including media, hospitality, healthcare, insurance, manufacturing, retail, banking and finance, real estate, energy, technology, transportation, and more. Whether in the U.S. or in European, Asian, and Latin American markets, clients look to us for strategic counsel on corporate and securities matters, mergers and acquisitions, dispositions, debt and equity financing, real estate, bankruptcy, project and structured finance, and compliance with laws and regulations governing international trade.

The focus in all business transactions is to develop strategies for adding value based on appropriate structuring of the transaction and avoiding regulatory pitfalls. Several of our attorneys bring government regulatory experience and understand how to avoid the red flags that attract the attention of regulators. As a national firm, we work closely with our colleagues across other practices, including tax, IP, litigation, antitrust, and employment to provide seamless, effective, and efficient service.


Name Title Office Email
Albert T. Adams Partner Cleveland
Darby C. Allen Associate Houston
Zachary S. Allen Associate Houston
Gary M. Alletag Partner Houston
John J. Allotta Partner Cleveland
W. Barron A. Avery Counsel Washington, D.C.
Anne Foster Bachmann Associate Cleveland
Arthur J. R. Baker Associate Orlando
G. Thomas Ball Partner Orlando
Brian A. Bash Partner Cleveland
Marc L. Benezra Partner Los Angeles
Jeffrey P. Berg Partner Los Angeles
Jack A. Bjerke Partner Columbus
Jack D. Blanton Associate Cleveland
Joseph P. Boeckman Partner Columbus
Kameron L. Brackins Staff Attorney Houston
Jason A. Brady Partner Orlando
Donald W. Brodsky Partner Houston
Melissa A. Brown Associate Houston
Barry A. Brust Counsel Los Angeles
Gary L. Bryenton Partner Cleveland
Brian A. Bulson Partner Cleveland
Kelly S. Burgan Partner Cleveland
Alberto S. Bustamante III Partner Orlando
Hilary S. Cairnie Partner Washington, D.C.
Phillip M. Callesen Partner Cleveland
Thomas S. Campanella Of Counsel Cleveland
Andrew S. Campbell Associate Houston
Jessica Captain Novick Partner Orlando
Natacha Carbajal Associate New York
John F. Cermak Jr. Partner Los Angeles
Alfred C. Chidester Partner Denver
Donna S. Clark Partner Houston
William J. Conti Partner Washington, D.C.
Jonathan P. Cramer Partner New York
Nicholas J. Cremona Partner New York
James W. Day Associate New York
Jeffrey E. Decker Partner Orlando
Michael T. Delaney Associate Los Angeles
Kelley P. Doran Partner Washington, D.C.
Steven P. Elliott Counsel Columbus
W. John English Jr. Partner Houston
Joseph M. Esmont Associate Cleveland
David L. Evans Jr. Partner Orlando
Fahim Farivar Associate Los Angeles
Adam L. Fletcher Associate Cleveland
Alison J. Flynn Associate New York
Cory J. Fox Associate Houston
Dustin A. Frazier Associate Columbus
Seth Freedman Counsel Houston
Jaclyn B. Freeman Associate Denver
Megan M. Frutkin Associate Cincinnati
Lars H. Fuller Counsel Denver
Richard T. Fulton Partner Orlando
Robert H. Gebaide Partner Orlando
Judy Gechman Of Counsel Houston
John M. Gherlein Partner Cleveland
Christopher J. Giaimo Partner Washington, D.C.
Wendy J. Gibson Counsel Cleveland
Michael P. Giordano Associate Washington, D.C.
Nina K. Goldberg Associate Los Angeles
Steven H. Goldberg Partner New York
Matthew R. Goldman Partner Cleveland
Eric R. Goodman Partner Cleveland
Matthew D. Graban Partner Cleveland
Elizabeth A. Green Partner Orlando
Bruce R. Greene Partner Los Angeles
Regina L. Griffin Partner New York
Kurt P. Gruber Partner Orlando
Daniel J. Gunsett Partner Columbus
Suzanne K. Hanselman Partner Cleveland
Sean M. Harrigan Jr. Associate New York
John J. Harrington Partner Cleveland
Susan Feigin Harris Partner Houston
Mark Hatcher Partner Columbus
William H. Hawkins II Counsel Cincinnati
W. Ashley Hess Partner Cincinnati
Marc E. Hirschfield Partner New York
Kenneth C. Howard Jr. Partner Washington, D.C.
Elaine A. Hutchins Partner Cleveland
Joseph F. Hutchinson Jr. Partner Cleveland
Michael Iannuzzi Associate New York
Lauren M. Johansson Associate Orlando
Pamela Gale Johnson Partner Houston
Victoria L. Johnson Counsel Cleveland
Thomas W. Kahle Partner Cincinnati
Elyssa S. Kates Associate New York
Randolf W. Katz Partner Costa Mesa
Amy E. Kellogg Partner Cleveland
Brandon E. Kepple Counsel Orlando
Dena S. Kessler Associate Washington, D.C.
R. Steven Kestner Chairman Cleveland
Michael J. Kincart Associate Orlando
George Klidonas Associate New York
Christoph Lange Partner New York
Andrew V. Layden Associate Orlando
Sherri Blank Lazear Partner Columbus
Gregory D. Lee Partner Orlando
Parker A. Lee Associate New York
Melissa A. Leonard Partner Cleveland
Lawrence V. Lindberg Partner Cleveland
Bryce D. Linsenmayer Partner Houston
Dominic A. Lloyd Partner Denver
Alissa K. Lugo Partner Orlando
Arthur H. Lundberg Partner Cleveland
Gary S. Lutzker Partner Washington, D.C.
Jessica Parker Malchow Partner Orlando
Michelle Manzoian Associate Cleveland
Tatiana Markel Associate New York
Laurence S. Markowitz Partner New York
Gina M. Mavica Partner New York
B. Scott McBride Partner Houston
Ashley M. McDow Counsel Los Angeles
John Melicharek Jr. Partner Orlando
Nicholas P. Melillo Counsel New York
Sameer V. Mohan Partner Houston
Henry P. Montgomery Partner Columbus
Robert F. Morwood Partner Cincinnati
Keith R. Murphy Partner New York
John M. Murray Associate Cleveland
Aaron A. O'Brien Associate Cleveland
Kathleen S. O'Connor Partner Cleveland
David W. Oigarden Associate Orlando
Matthew Oliver Associate Cleveland
Stephen T. Olson Partner Houston
Alexis C. Osburn Associate Cleveland
Stephanie A. Osterman Associate Denver
Ferve E. Ozturk Associate New York
Michael J. Pappert Partner Houston
Jimmy D. Parrish Partner Orlando
Kinal Patel Associate Houston
Patrick J. Pauken Partner Cleveland
Tiffany D. Payne Partner Orlando
Jeffrey M. Pedersen Associate Washington, D.C.
William L. Pence Partner Orlando
Janis M. Penman Partner Washington, D.C.
Peggy A. Peterson Senior Advisor Washington, D.C.
Stephen J. Petras Jr. Partner Cleveland
Irving H. Picard Partner New York
Geraldine E. Ponto Partner New York
Andrew M. Por Associate New York
Kristina R. Ramsey Counsel Orlando
J. Christopher Redding Of Counsel Washington, D.C.
Jorian L. Rose Partner New York
Lee H. Rosebush Partner Washington, D.C.
Robert K. Rupp Partner Columbus
Dennis W. Russo Partner New York
Gregory S. Saikin Partner Houston
Katherine Graham Sarlson Counsel Cleveland
David L. Schick J.D., LL.M. Partner Orlando
Lynn Sessions Partner Houston
Lance L. Shea M.S., J.D. Partner Washington, D.C.
W. Robert Shearer Partner Houston
Amy M. Shepherd Partner Columbus
Richard W. Siehl Partner Columbus
Marc Skapof Counsel New York
Adam R. Skilken Partner Chicago
Nicole A. Skolout Counsel Los Angeles
George R. Skupski Associate Cleveland
Janet A. Spreen Partner Cleveland
Ronald A. Stepanovic Partner Cleveland
William C. Stroh Staff Attorney Houston
Summer D. Swallow Associate Houston
Matthew A. Tenerowicz Partner Cleveland
Rikiya N. Thomas Associate Houston
Wendy Cramer Townsend Counsel Orlando
Peter W. Van Euwen III Partner Cleveland
Amy E. Vanderwal Partner New York
Michael A. VanNiel Partner Cleveland
Jessica J. Wade Associate Los Angeles
Gary A. Wadman Partner Columbus
Lyle A. Wallace Counsel Denver
Thomas M. Wearsch Partner Cleveland
Robert J. Webb B.C.S., RRP Partner Orlando
Robert A. Weible Partner Cleveland
Scott R. Weiser Partner New York
Alec Wightman Partner Columbus
Michael C. Wilde Partner Orlando
Heather R. Wlodek Associate New York
Robert M. Wolin Partner Houston
Donald A. Workman Partner Washington, D.C.
Kenneth C. Wright Partner Orlando
Michael P. Wright Associate Chicago


  • Chambers USA 2014 ranks BakerHostetler’s Business practices as being among the top corporate, bankruptcy, real estate, and mergers and acquisitions practices in Florida, Ohio and Texas.
  • BakerHostetler is recognized as having a “highly regarded” mergers and acquisitions practice in New York in Chambers USA 2014.
  • Chambers USA 2014 ranks 36 BakerHostetler lawyers in various business-related practice areas.
  • BakerHostetler received a 2014 “Best Law Firms” National Tier 1 Ranking in the area of Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law from U.S. News – Best Lawyers®.
  • Forty-four lawyers were selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2014 in various business-related fields.
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  • Named a top-tier, middle market ($500m or less) mergers and acquisitions firm by the 2013 Legal 500.
  • Recognized by The M&A Advisor in 2012 for the “Sector Deal of the Year (From $100 million to $1 billion)” in the Technology, Media and Telecom category for The E.W. Scripps Company’s purchase of McGraw-Hill’s Broadcasting Group.
  • The India Business Journal included BakerHostetler in its 2012 list of leading U.S. law firms doing business in India.


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