JoEllen advises national and international financial institutions and general corporate clients with respect to a broad array of financing and capital formation, particularly secured and unsecured loan transactions including bilateral and syndicated financings, investment grade, highly leveraged and asset-based loans; high-yield debt placements; mezzanine financing transactions; private equity sponsor transactions, and multicurrency and international lending transactions. She also has experience in loan restructurings and workout transactions, secured party sales, debtor-in-possession and exit financings, reorganizations and other insolvency proceedings. She also structures and negotiates asset-backed securitization transactions, business and distribution agreements, equipment and facility leases, and other commercial business arrangements.
JoEllen served as assistant general counsel to Huntington Bank, N.A. from 2012 through 2019, supporting syndicated and commercial lending, managed assets, capital markets and treasury management with respect to a wide array of lending and other financing products. Prior to her experience at Huntington Bank, she was named as one of America’s leading lawyers in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Business Lawyers and was listed in The Best Lawyers in America and as an Ohio Super Lawyer. She has spoken at numerous professional and legal seminars on topics including equipment leasing under Uniform Commercial Code Article 2A, accounts receivable and student loan securitizations and secured financing opinions.