Bailey Glasser Adds Jeff Craven, Michael de León Hawthorne to Corporate and Securities Practice


Washington, DC, April 2, 2021 – The national law firm Bailey Glasser LLP is pleased to announce that Jeff Craven and Michael de León Hawthorne, two top rated lawyers, have joined the firm as partners in its Washington, DC office.

“I would like to welcome Jeff and Michael to Bailey Glasser,” said Brian Glasser, the firm’s CEO. “We are thrilled to bring aboard two exceptional lawyers of Jeff and Michael’s caliber. Their experience advising corporations on transactions such as investments, joint ventures, acquisitions, divestitures, spin-offs, raising capital, private placements, public offerings, and securities law matters strengthens our already deep roster of talent within the Corporate and Securities Practice Group.”

Jeff Craven advises entrepreneurs, CEOs and general counsel on corporate structuring, the formation and financing of domestic and international transactions, mergers and acquisitions, FCC licensing and regulatory matters, and government contracting.

 “I’m honored to have the opportunity to join Bailey Glasser,” said Jeff Craven. “I believe that Bailey Glasser is a perfect fit for my practice working with clients in the technology, telecom and satellite industries.”

 Michael Hawthorne focuses his practice on with assisting public and private companies to successfully implement corporate structures that allow them to grow their business through capital formation, M&A, and joint venturing with potential business partners. He advises companies preparing for a public or private offering, ensuring these companies are structured properly in all stages of their development. He has represented seed, venture, and private equity investment funds worth more than $6 billion.

“Since the firm was formed over twenty years ago, Bailey Glasser has been continuously expanding and making waves in the industry and I am thrilled to team up with everyone in the firm,” said Michael Hawthorne. “They are a leader within the DC market and nationally, and I believe they will continue to be a force to reckoned within the Corporate and Securities industry.”

Bailey Glasser’s Corporate practice leverages national experience and local expertise in helping our business clients achieve their most aggressive business goals.

About Bailey Glasser LLP

Bailey Glasser was founded in 1999 by Ben Bailey and Brian Glasser in Charleston, West Virginia. Since then the firm has grown to more than 70 lawyers located in 15 offices including Birmingham, AL; Oakland, CA; Washington, DC; Wilmington, DE; St. Petersburg, FL; Boston, MA; St Louis, MO; Boise, ID; Chicago, IL; Cherry Hill, NJ; Westchester, NY; Philadelphia, PA; Pittsburgh, PA; Morgantown and Charleston, WV. Plaintiffs and defendants rely on Bailey Glasser to handle the most challenging and consequential legal issues – regionally and nationwide – using a trial-focused approach to protect the interests of its clients. The firm’s corporate and securities lawyers handle business matters ranging from the negotiation and execution of billions of dollars in commercial transactions, to IPOs, to assisting foreign businesses with investments in US assets.

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