Business and Corporate

Overview

“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.

Professionals

Name Title Office Email
Partner Cleveland
Partner Costa Mesa
Associate Seattle
Partner Houston
Partner Cleveland
Associate Atlanta
Staff Attorney Los Angeles
Partner Washington, D.C.
Partner Orlando
Of Counsel Cincinnati
Partner Cleveland
Partner Cleveland
Associate Atlanta
Partner Los Angeles
Associate New York
Partner Los Angeles
Associate Costa Mesa
Partner Columbus
Associate New York
Partner Columbus
Associate Houston
Partner Orlando
Partner Houston
Partner Atlanta
Associate Houston
Counsel Los Angeles
Partner Cleveland
Partner Cleveland
Partner Cleveland
Partner Orlando
Partner Cleveland
Of Counsel Cleveland
Partner Orlando
Partner Los Angeles
Partner Houston
Counsel Los Angeles
Associate New York
Partner Atlanta
Partner Atlanta
Partner Washington, D.C.
Partner New York
Counsel Atlanta
Partner New York
Partner Atlanta
Counsel New York
Partner Orlando
Associate Los Angeles
Counsel Atlanta
Associate Atlanta
Associate Atlanta
Senior Advisor Cleveland
Associate Los Angeles
Associate New York
Partner Houston
Associate Cleveland
Partner Orlando
Associate Los Angeles
Associate Cleveland
Associate Atlanta
Associate New York
Partner Atlanta
Partner Columbus
Counsel Denver
Counsel Atlanta
Partner Orlando
Of Counsel Houston
Partner Orlando
Partner Cleveland
Associate Los Angeles
Partner New York
Partner Cleveland
Partner Cleveland
Partner Cleveland
Associate Columbus
Partner Orlando
Partner Los Angeles
Associate Atlanta
Partner New York
Partner Orlando
Partner Columbus
Partner Cleveland
Partner Cleveland
Partner Houston
Associate Atlanta
Partner Columbus
Counsel Cincinnati
Associate Cincinnati
Partner Cincinnati
Associate Washington, D.C.
Partner Washington, D.C.
Partner Cleveland
Partner Cleveland
Associate New York
Of Counsel Atlanta
Associate Orlando
Counsel Cleveland
Associate Houston
Partner Atlanta
Partner Houston
Partner Cincinnati
Associate New York
Partner Costa Mesa
Partner Cleveland
Counsel Orlando
Chairman Cleveland
Associate New York
Partner New York
Counsel Atlanta
Associate Houston
Associate Atlanta
Partner New York
Associate Orlando
Partner Orlando
Partner Cleveland
Partner Cleveland
Associate Cleveland
Partner Orlando
Associate Cleveland
Partner Cleveland
Associate Cleveland
Partner Washington, D.C.
Partner Orlando
Associate Cleveland
Associate New York
Partner Atlanta
Regulatory Analyst Atlanta
Partner New York
Counsel Houston
Partner New York
Partner Houston
Associate Cleveland
Associate Costa Mesa
Partner Los Angeles
Associate Houston
Counsel Orlando
Partner Atlanta
Associate Atlanta
Partner Orlando
Partner New York
Associate Columbus
Partner Houston
Partner Columbus
Associate Atlanta
Partner Cincinnati
Of Counsel Atlanta
Partner New York
Associate Atlanta
Associate Cleveland
Associate Atlanta
Associate Cleveland
Associate Atlanta
Partner Cleveland
Partner Cleveland
Associate Washington, D.C.
Associate Houston
Of Counsel Washington, D.C.
Partner Houston
Partner Orlando
Counsel Atlanta
Of Counsel Washington, D.C.
Partner Orlando
Partner Washington, D.C.
Associate Denver
Senior Advisor Washington, D.C.
Partner Cleveland
Partner New York
Partner New York
Associate Orlando
Counsel Orlando
Of Counsel Washington, D.C.
Partner New York
Partner Washington, D.C.
Partner Atlanta
Counsel Atlanta
Partner Columbus
Partner New York
Associate Cincinnati
Associate New York
Partner Houston
Partner Orlando
Associate New York
Partner Houston
Partner Washington, D.C.
Partner Houston
Partner Columbus
Associate New York
Partner Chicago
Associate Cleveland
Associate Houston
Associate Orlando
Partner Cleveland
Partner Cleveland
Associate Atlanta
Associate Houston
Partner Cleveland
Associate Cleveland
Counsel Orlando
Partner New York
Partner Cleveland
Partner New York
Partner Cleveland
Partner Columbus
Regulatory Analyst Atlanta
Partner Orlando
Partner Cleveland
Partner New York
Associate Atlanta
Partner Columbus
Partner Orlando
Associate New York
Partner Houston
Partner Atlanta
Partner Washington, D.C.
Counsel Denver

Recognition

  • Chambers USA:
    • Bankruptcy/Restructuring in Florida (2013 to 2016)
    • Bankruptcy/Restructuring in Ohio (2007 to 2016)
      • Band 1 (2015, 2016)
    • Corporate/M&A & Private Equity in Florida (2011 to 2016)
    • Corporate/M&A: Highly Regarded in New York (2010 to 2016)
    • Corporate/M&A in Ohio (2007 to 2016)
      • Band 1 (2010 to 2016)
    • Healthcare in Georgia (2015, 2016)
    • Healthcare in Ohio (2011 to 2016)
    • Healthcare in Texas (2009 to 2016)
    • Real Estate in Florida (2014 to 2016)
    • Real Estate: Zoning & Land Use in Florida (2007 to 2015)
    • Real Estate in Ohio (2007 to 2016)
    • Real Estate in Texas (2010 to 2016)
  • The Legal 500 United States
    • M&A/corporate and commercial: Corporate governance (2016)

      • Tier 2 (2016)

    • M&A/corporate and commercial: M&A: middle-market (sub-$500m) (2010 to 2016)

      • Tier 1 (2010, 2015, 2016)

  • BTI Client Service 30: BakerHostetler advanced 19 positions to #9 (2016)
  • U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” (2016)
    • Banking and Finance Law: National Tier 2
    • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law: National Tier 1
    • Corporate Law: National Tier 1
    • Health Care Law: National Tier 1
    • Litigation - Bankruptcy: National Tier 1
    • Mergers & Acquisitions Law: National Tier 2
    • Real Estate Law: National Tier 2
    • Securities/Capital Markets Law: National Tier 2
  • The M&A Advisor

    • “M&A Deal of the Year ($500 million to $1 billion)” 2015 for the creation of two separate public companies with The E.W. Scripps Company and Journal Media Group.This deal was also awarded the 2015 “Sector Deal of the Year (Media)”.

    • “Middle Market Deal of the Year (over $100 million to $250 million) 2014” for the acquisition of two television stations from Granite Broadcasting by The E.W. Scripps Company.

    • “Sector Deal of the Year” (from $100 million to $1 billion)” in the “Technology, Media and Telecom Category 2012” for representation of The E.W. Scripps Company’s purchase of McGraw-Hill’s Broadcasting Group.

    • “Middle Market Deal of the Year” (from $100 million to $250 million) from for the sale of Characters Licensing, a subsidiary of Scripps responsible for the licensing of the Peanuts characters, Dilbert, Fancy Nancy, and others to the Iconix Brand Group and family members of the late Charles Schulz.

  • The India Business Journal included BakerHostetler in its 2012 list of leading U.S. law firms doing business in India.

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