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 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 Cleveland-Cliffs, Cooper Tire & Rubber, Marathon Petroleum, MPLX, Avient Corporation, 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 the New Lawyers Group coordinator in the Cleveland Office and a member of the Cleveland Office's Hiring Committee and Recruiting Committee.
- 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 (2015-2020)
Ohio Super Lawyers — "Rising Star" (2016)