BakerHostetler adds corporate partners in New York and Orlando

Press Releases / December 5, 2022

WASHINGTON — Dec. 5, 2022

Key takeaways
  • Amy Bellman and Jeffrey Spindler join BakerHostetler as partners in the firm’s Business Practice Group.
  • Bellman rejoins the firm in its Orlando office as part of the Real Estate and Hospitality Industry teams. Previously, she was Vice President - Division Counsel at Fidelity National Financial’s resort development and vacation ownership division.
  • Spindler is based in New York and is a member of the Securities Offerings and Compliance team. He has more than three decades of experience representing public companies, investors and underwriters in a broad range of capital market and M&A transactions.
  • Their arrivals are the latest addition to BakerHostetler’s rapidly expanding Business Practice Group, which has added 12 partners in 2022, including three partners in the New York office and two partners in Orlando in the past 12 months.
Why this matters

Bellman and Spindler are the most recent strategic additions to BakerHostetler’s Business Practice Group. Each partner has a depth of knowledge that will be an immediate asset to the firm and its clients.

Bellman has extensive experience in the timeshare industry and has advised on all aspects of resort development and management, including condominium formation and governance, timeshare structures and use plans, state and federal regulatory requirements, preparation of legal documentation, and sales and marketing compliance.

In addition to handling securities offerings and M&A and capital market transactions, Spindler also counsels clients on corporate governance matters.

About Bellman’s practice

During her time as Vice President - Division Counsel for Fidelity National Financial’s resort development and vacation ownership division, Bellman served as operations and underwriting counsel providing guidance and oversight on multijurisdictional escrow and title processes and reviewing new product structures for compliance and insurability.

While at BakerHostetler previously, she served as timeshare counsel for several publicly traded companies, independent developers, exchange providers, resort managers, rental managers, debt collectors and resale service providers as well as a variety of other third-party service providers to the timeshare industry.

Bellman also served as vice chair of the American Bar Association Committee on Timeshare and Interval Use and as a member of the American Resort Development Association’s Meetings Committee. She is a registered resort professional and a trustee member of ARDA.

Bellman has a B.A. in political science and policy studies and a J.D. from Syracuse University.

Key quotes

“Amy Bellman has a deep understanding of the timeshare and resort development industry and she is an excellent addition to our corporate group and Real Estate and Hospitality Industry teams. We’ve known Amy very well for many years and we are excited to welcome her back to the firm,” said John Allotta, chair of BakerHostetler’s Business Practice Group.

“Amy is the second addition to the Real Estate and Hospitality Industry teams in Orlando since August. We continue to strengthen our core groups in Orlando and welcome Amy to the firm,” said James Etscorn, managing partner of BakerHostetler’s Orlando office. “She’ll be an immediate asset to our clients both here and nationally.”

About Spindler’s practice

Spindler has more than 30 years of experience as a corporate attorney and regularly advises clients on public offerings and private placements, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate governance matters. His experience includes representation of public and rapidly growing companies as well as banks as trustee’s counsel in various types of securities offerings.

Spindler also regularly advises issuers, investors and underwriters on a broad range of financing matters.

Spindler received a B.S. from the State University of New York at Albany and a J.D. from Fordham University School of Law.

Key quotes

“Throughout his career, Jeff has successfully guided businesses in securities offerings, M&A transactions and other complex financings. A testament to his experience and knowledge is the many clients that have relied on him for multiple transactions,” said Allotta. “We welcome Jeff to BakerHostetler and the Business Practice Group.”

“New York remains the financial capital of the world, and we are always looking to bolster our corporate offerings with top-notch lawyers. Jeff helps us do that, and we are excited that he is joining our team,” said George Stamboulidis, managing partner of BakerHostetler’s New York office.

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