Kevin Samuels is the head of transactional practices for the Cleveland Office.
For more than 15 years, he has represented corporations, private equity firms, hedge funds, and financial institutions in all aspects of transactional and commercial financing-related matters. In particular, Kevin's practice focuses on leveraged finance transactions, cross-border transactions, asset-based financing, and other acquisition-related facilities.
Some of the clients that Kevin has recently advised include the following private equity firms: 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 Swander Pace Capital as well as the following corporations: Avient, Cleveland-Cliffs, Gulftech International, La-Z-Boy, Marathon Petroleum, MPLX, Simpson Manufacturing, 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.
In addition, Kevin is the New Lawyers Group coordinator in the Cleveland Office and a member of the Cleveland Office's Hiring Committee and Recruiting Committee and serves on the board of directors of The Gathering Place (a nonprofit organization that supports families coping with cancer).
- 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 (2015-2021)
Ohio Super Lawyers — "Rising Star" (2016)