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Michael Baker

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Paul Hastings LLP

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Partner, Corporate Department

Position

Michael Baker is a partner in the Corporate practice of Paul Hastings and is resident in the New York Office. Mr. Baker has extensive experience in the representation of senior lenders, subordinated lenders and borrowers in connection with domestic and international acquisition and leveraged buyout financings, workouts, debt restructurings, debtor-in-possession financings, structured financings and intercreditor issues, with a special emphasis on Canadian-US cross-border and global financing transactions. He is admitted to the New York Bar.

Education

Osgoode Hall Law School York University, J.D., 1998 and York University, B.A., 1995


United States: Finance

Commercial lending

Within: Commercial lending

Paul Hastings LLP’s ‘excellent’ finance group has, over the past few years, made a big investment into its practice, particularly on the leveraged finance side, where the highly respected Michael Baker and John Cobb lead the practice. The firm has achieved considerable success acting for banks such as Barclays Bank, Credit Suisse, Goldman Sachs and JPMorgan Chase, on LBOs. Notable mandates included advising the lenders, including Bank of America Merrill Lynch, on $5bn-worth of facilities to finance Bass Pro Group’s acquisition of Cabela, and assisting Morgan Stanley Senior Funding, Barclays Bank and Wells Fargo Securities with a $1.15bn loan to fund a dividend recapitalization and the refinancing and consolidation of debt facilities associated with ArcLight’s portfolio companies. The firm had a number of departures this year, including Michael Michetti to Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP, and William Schwitter, Michael Chernick and Jeffrey Pellegrino to Allen & Overy.

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