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Overview

Laura has experience with private equity, mezzanine lending, senior lending, institutional and family office investment transactions. Her practice includes sell-side and buy-side M&A, leveraged buyouts, recapitalizations, ESOP financings and other liquidity events.  

Chambers USA Ranked as a Leading Lawyer

Laura has been recognized since 2015 for her work in Banking and Finance by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, an industry-leading legal resource for professionals in search of qualified, experienced legal counsel.

In 2018, Chambers USA researchers noted that Laura "specializes in corporate transactions and offers a rapidly developing financing practice." Chambers USA sources described Laura as “a very talented banking and finance lawyer.” She was ranked in Band 3 (Ohio) by Chambers in 2018.

She also is selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2018 in the area of Commercial Finance Law. Best Lawyers is the oldest and highly respected peer review publications in the legal profession. Recognition in Best Lawyers is widely regarded by both clients and legal professionals as a significant honor, conferred on a lawyer by his or her peers. 

Honors & Recognitions

  • Chambers USA, Banking and Finance
  • The Best Lawyers in America, Commercial Finance Law

Education

J.D., The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, 2008

Comparative Law Program, Oxford University, Oxford, England, Summer 2006

B.A., University of Michigan, 2005

Experience

Experience

  • Represented senior lender in secured loan to multi-jurisdictional PE-backed radiology company
  • Represented senior lender in leveraged recap of regional restaurant chain
  • Represented senior lender in ABL loan to Michigan-based OEM software bundling company
  • Represented senior lender in mortgage, ESOP and line of credit loans to manufacturer in Groveport, Ohio
  • Represented subordinated lender in distressed sale of company in receivership
  • Represented stakeholders in sale of drone division of technology company to $100 billion company traded on NYSE
  • Represented senior lender in financing acquisition of franchise stores in Ohio, Kentucky, and West Virginia
  • Represented senior lender in several construction and acquisition loans with the same private investment firm in various Midwest and Southeast locations
  • Represented mezzanine lender in sponsor-backed acquisition of home building products suppliers.
  • Represented mezzanine lender in expansion of a relocation services company to Canada, the UK, Mexico, and Costa Rica
  • Represented mezzanine lender in recap of manufacturer in the transportation industry
  • Represented mezzanine lender in sponsor-backed asset acquisition of a manufacturer and distributor of food products
  • Represented management team in leveraged buyout of strategic partner
  • Represented agent in syndicated senior loans in $100 million construction draw facility for skilled nursing and assisted living projects across the United States
  • Represented Los Angeles-based digital agency in distressed management buyout
  • Represented private equity fund in control acquisition of medical supply company in Virginia
  • Represented private equity fund in acquisition of West Coast marketing and events company
  • Represented private equity owned transportation support provider in multiple add-on acquisitions
  • Represented military technology company and its affiliate in its sale to a private equity fund
  • Represented leasing & permit company in its sale to a private entity
  • Representing physician group in a business divorce
  • Represented senior lender in its extension of an acquisition loan to a family office
  • Represented agent for mezzanine lenders in its subordinated debt investment to a Pennsylvania-based manufacturer with a foreign subsidiary
  • Represented agent for senior lenders in its acquisition line of credit to a family-owned tire distributor with 100 stores across the United States

Professional & Community

Professional & Community

  • Association for Corporate Growth, Co-founder and Co-chair, ACG Women in Transactions Group, Columbus Chapter
  • Association for Corporate Growth, Founder, ACG’s Emerging Leaders organization
  • American Bar Association Business Law Section, member
  • American Bar Association, Commercial Finance Committee, past member
  • University of Michigan Private Equity Conference, Advisory Committee, past member
  • Association of Commercial Finance Attorneys, past member
  • Action for Children, board member

News & Events

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Licensed In

  • Ohio

Chambers USA researchers noted that Laura Hult "specializes in corporate transactions and offers a rapidly developing financing practice." Chambers USA sources described Laura as “a very talented banking and finance lawyer.”

Chambers USA 2018

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