Kevin Samuels focuses his practice on leveraged and commercial financing, including representing banks, credit funds, and other financial institutions, such as "mezzanine" lenders, equity sponsors, and public and private companies, in all forms of debt facilities. He has vast experience in numerous types of financing, including leveraged finance transactions and other syndicated, multibank credit facilities; cross-border and foreign currency facilities; asset securitization; asset-based financing; acquisition-related facilities; and mezzanine and subordinated debt facilities. In addition, Kevin has significant experience related to complex intercreditor aspects of financing, including mezzanine transactions, first lien/second lien transactions, and unitrache facilities.
Kevin's financial institution clients include, among others, KeyBank, PNC Bank, Cyrium Investment Partners, PNC Erieview, and Stonehenge Capital. He also represents a number of private equity firms, including The Riverside Company, American Industrial Partners, Blue Point Capital, Blue Sea Capital, Cortec Group, HCI Equity Partners, High Road Capital, Kirtland Capital, Morgenthaler, Norwest Equity Partners, and Rockwood Equity Partners, and corporations, including American Greetings, Cleveland-Cliffs, Cooper Tire & Rubber, Marathon Petroleum, MPLX, PolyOne, Site Centers, Sherwin-Williams, TransDigm Group, and WESCO International.
Kevin is a member of Jones Day's global, cross-disciplinary LIBOR transition team, which advises on the legal and regulatory issues arising from the forthcoming market transition to alternative reference rates.
Kevin is a member of the Cleveland Office's Hiring Committee and Recruiting Committee, the Ohio State Bar Association, and the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association.
- Case Western Reserve University (J.D. magna cum laude 2006; Order of the Coif; Publisher, Law Review); Wake Forest University (B.S. in Business 2000)
Chambers USA — "Up and Coming" (2017, 2018, and 2019); "Associate to Watch" (2015 and 2016)
Ohio Super Lawyers — "Rising Star" (2016)