- Executive Partner: R Steven Kestner
- Number of attorneys: 800
With more than 800 attorneys in 11 offices, Baker Hostetler delivers the highest quality legal counsel on the most complex and critical issues facing clients today. Clients include individuals and businesses achieving success globally, nationally, regionally and locally. Many are at the top of their market segments, while others are leaders of the future — companies with the foresight to drive tomorrow’s high growth industries.
Main Areas of Practice:
Corporate & M&A:
Nearly 200 business lawyers across the firm work with clients in every US region and throughout the world, providing comprehensive and experienced business counsel to publicly traded corporations and closely held businesses of all sizes.
The firm plays a key role in many significant US and international bankruptcy cases, capitalizing on extensive experience in business workouts, complex reorganizations and bankruptcy proceedings.
The firm counsels clients on the full array of employment and labor issues, including employee benefits and labor matters involving unions and collective bargaining.
The firm is on the cutting edge of identifying methods to motivate and compensate a company's executives and employees. Team members work closely with management to accomplish corporate objectives while ensuring that benefit plans comply with laws and tax regulations.
Team members provide comprehensive legal counsel to healthcare interests, focusing on transactions, structuring, finance, reimbursement, compliance, fraud/abuse, investigations, export controls, tax and employment law. As counsel to many leading hotel and resort developers and operators, team members advise on legal issues related to hotel, resort, timeshare, fractional, condominium, community and country club development and management.
The team guides clients in all phases of IP planning, from the formulation of initial strategies and ‘best practices’ to securing IP rights, creating strategies for exploitation (licensing, joint development, etc.), data privacy, security and social media, IP litigation and other forms of dispute resolution.
The firm represents foreign and domestic companies, associations and governments in all manner of international trade, customs and immigration proceedings before US and foreign regulatory agencies, courts and dispute resolution panels, especially NAFTA.
Firm attorneys work to craft solutions to legislative concerns working through Congress and its committees and by working with the Executive Branch.
With more than 300 attorneys, the firm’s Litigation Practice is nationally regarded for its pre-litigation strategies and ability to prepare, try and win cases in such areas as commercial, construction, appellate, white collar, antitrust, product liability, distribution/franchise, class action, environmental, securities and First Amendment.
The firm's attorneys help high wealth individuals and families – and the fiduciaries who manage their financial assets – utilize financial resources efficiently and minimize the negative impact of taxation.
With capabilities in finance, development, acquisition, disposition and leasing matters, the firm offers a full range of legal services to help clients meet their real estate objectives in an efficient and cost-effective manner.
Team members advise clients on structuring tax-efficient transactions, handle tax controversies/ litigation at all levels, and help organize business operations to minimize tax and compliance burdens.