Associate - Debt Finance

Exp.: 3 - 7 Years
Position Overview:
BakerHostetler is seeking a mid-level Debt Finance associate with 3-7 years of experience to join its national Debt Finance team in the Business Group. The candidate would work with our regional and national clients as a member of the practice team.

Qualifications Include:
  • Experience representing lenders and borrowers in connection with syndicated or bilateral credit facilities
  • Knowledge of secured term loans, and cash flow and asset-based revolving credit facilities and some experience with leveraged acquisitions considered a plus
  • Experience drafting, reviewing and negotiating loan documents, including credit agreements, loan agreements, security agreements, guarantees, intercreditor agreements, promissory notes, fee letters, commitment letters, term sheets and amendments
  • Involvement and general familiarity with UCC Article 9, relevant elements of UCC Article 8, and other laws relevant to secured transactions
  • Experience with negotiating and obtaining third party deliverables, including control agreements, bailee waivers, credit card processing agreements, and insurance endorsements
  • Admission to practice law in the state where the candidate will reside

Ideal Candidate Will Have:
Experience with a reasonably varied scope of secured lending transactions primarily in the middle market but also spanning smaller venture stage debt financing and some large investment grade financings, including (some but not all of) cross-border work, some project finance, restructuring and workout, first lien/second lien/mezz, in a wide variety of industries

This position may be located in Atlanta, GA; Chicago, IL; Cincinnati, OH; Cleveland, OH; Columbus, OH; Dallas, TX; Houston, TX; Los Angeles, CA; New York, NY; Orlando, FL; or Seattle, WA.

Application Submission Information:
If you have any questions about the position or process, please contact Recruiting Coordinator, Kristen Bartlett, at

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