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Michael Baker

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Paul Hastings LLP

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Partner, Corporate Department


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.


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 has a dynamic team with experienced lawyers spread across several offices, including New York (where the bulk of the team is based), Los Angeles and Chicago. The team has particular expertise in acting for for major banks in lender-side mandates including refinancings and leveraged buyouts, many of which are sponsor designated. The firm also has a growing practice advising direct lenders, where Los Angeles-based global finance and restructuring chair Jennifer Yount and Bill Brady are names to note. Recent highlights include advising RBC Capital Markets, Credit Suisse Securities, Barclays Bank and Citigroup Global Markets on the $3.6bn financing for Meredith Corporation's acquisition of media company Time. The practice group has experience acting for corporate and private equity borrowers, which recently included advising Delphi Technologies on a $1.4bn financing linked to its spin-off from Delphi Automotive. The highly rated global leveraged finance practice is jointly led by Michael Baker  and John Cobb.

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