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Overview

Laura represents investors and lenders in structuring, negotiating and protecting their debt and equity investments. She also represents middle-market companies and their stakeholders in a variety of critical growth transactions including mergers and acquisitions, recapitalizations and other liquidity events. She also works with clients in workout or restructuring scenarios and negotiates with critical constituents to preserve investment value.

Laura has been recognized since 2014 for her work in Banking and Finance by Chambers USA. Chambers USA 2020 notes that Laura offers "strengths in handling financing aspects of complex transactional work, including public M&A and private equity deals. Clients describe her as 'attentive and thoughtful' and note her skills as a 'confident negotiator.'" Laura also has been described by Chambers USA sources as “a very talented banking and finance lawyer," with one client calling her “extremely responsive, prompt and detailed in her work product.”

She has been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© (2018-2021) in the area of Commercial Finance Law. Best Lawyers is the oldest and highly respected peer review publication 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 & Finance, Band 3 (2014-2020) 
  • The Best Lawyers in America©, Commercial Finance Law (2018-2021)
  • Columbus Jewish News, Super Attorney (2019)

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

Commercial and Public Finance

  • 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 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 agent in syndicated senior loans in $100 million construction draw facility for skilled nursing and assisted living projects across the United States
  • 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

Corporate and Capital Markets

  • Represented stakeholders in sale of drone division of technology company to $100 billion company traded on NYSE
  • Represented management team in leveraged buyout of strategic partner
  • 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

Professional & Community

Professional & Community

  • Association for Corporate Growth (ACG), Columbus Chapter, Board Member, Diversity Committee Chair, and ACG Women in Transactions Group Co-Founder and Co-Chair
  • 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 Laura Hult's "strengths in handling financing aspects of complex transactional work, including public M&A and private equity deals. Clients describe her as 'attentive and thoughtful' and note her skills as a 'confident negotiator.'"

Chambers USA 2020

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