BakerHostetler Expands Business Group and Adds Debt Finance Partner in Cleveland

Press Releases / February 6, 2023

CLEVELAND — Feb. 6, 2023

Key takeaways
  • Adam R. Nazette joins BakerHostetler’s Cleveland office as a partner in the firm’s Business Practice Group and on its Debt Finance team.
  • Nazette brings with him nearly two decades of experience focused on financing transactions and advising banks, financial institutions, credit funds, borrowers and sponsors in a broad range of financing arrangements and industries.
  • His arrival is the latest in a string of nationwide hires for the firm’s Business Practice Group that includes 40 attorney additions since January 2022.
Why this matters

Nazette represents an impressive group of clients and is a Chambers-recognized lawyer, making him a strategic addition to the firm’s highly regarded Debt Finance team. His experience structuring and documenting complex financing deals will be a great asset to the firm and its Business Practice Group as it continues to build depth and scale in its corporate transactions practice teams. Nazette is the firm’s 14th Business Practice Group partner addition since the beginning of last year.

Key quote

“We are delighted to have Adam join us. He brings a wealth of experience leading both lenders and borrowers through an array of financing deals,” said John Allotta, chair of BakerHostetler’s Business Practice Group. “His insight and experience with all kinds of financing deals will be an asset to the many banking and finance clients we represent around the globe.”

About Nazette’s practice

Nazette joins BakerHostetler from an AmLaw 50 law firm, where he was co-chair of its U.S. debt finance practice. He represents banks and other financial institutions, borrowers, credit funds, and private equity clients and their portfolio companies in a wide range of financing transactions both nationally and across international borders.

Nazette represents his clients in syndicated and bilateral credit facilities, senior and subordinated transactions, asset-based loans, acquisition financings, real estate financings, loan restructurings, and troubled loan workouts, among other financing transactions.

He has consistently been recognized by Chambers USA as a top Ohio banking and finance lawyer, among other awards and recognitions.

Nazette received his B.S., cum laude, from Miami University and his MBA and J.D., both cum laude, from Case Western Reserve University School of Law.

Key quote

“Adam is an accomplished lawyer with significant financing experience and represents BakerHostetler’s strategic focus on strengthening our transactional capabilities,” said Cleveland Managing Partner Matthew Tenerowicz

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