Jeff Diener Joins BakerHostetler as National Hospitality Co-Leader

Press Releases / January 4, 2022

SAN FRANCISCO — Jan. 4, 2022 — BakerHostetler announces that Jeff Diener has joined the firm as a partner in its Business Practice Group. Based in San Francisco and Los Angeles, Diener will be a member of the Real Estate team and will co-lead the national Hospitality Industry team.

“BakerHostetler’s real estate and business practices are among the best and their attorneys are well known for representing clients in the hospitality space. I look forward to joining such a cohesive, amiable and talented group of people,” said Diener.

Diener brings experience representing clients in the acquisition, finance, sale, development, management, restructuring and bankruptcy of hospitality, life science, technology and other real estate assets and businesses throughout the world. His experience also includes joint venture structuring and formation and representing secured and unsecured creditors, buyers and debtors in various distressed company situations and bankruptcy matters. Most recently, Diener served as co-chair of the Hospitality and Leisure sector at his previous firm.

“We are thrilled to have Jeff join our Business Practice Group and our Real Estate team. His institutional knowledge, particularly in the hospitality industry, will help us continue strengthening the firm’s footprint in that sector,” said John Allotta, chair of the Business Practice Group. “Jeff’s vast experience will be invaluable to not only the Business Practice Group, but the entire firm.”

“I speak for everyone in the San Francisco office in welcoming Jeff to our office and to the firm,” said Robb Adkins, managing partner of BakerHostetler’s San Francisco office. “Jeff’s varied experience across real estate and hospitality is an incredible addition to an already multifaceted team. His arrival further cements BakerHostetler’s strategic commitment to growing our California presence.”

Diener earned a J.D. and an MBA from the University of California, Los Angeles in 2001 and a B.A. from Cornell University in 1995.

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