As a Partner and Chair of Calfee's Commercial and Public Finance practice, Karl Beus counsels and represents borrowers and lenders in corporate and financing transactions.
For more than 25 years, Karl has provided legal and transactional advice to a broad group of clients, including Fortune 500 companies, commercial banks, investment banks, private equity firms, government agencies, developers and privately held borrowers in large, complex domestic and cross-border transactions such as leveraged financings, leveraged buyouts, recapitalizations, acquisitions, refinancings, project financings, public and private debt offerings and restructurings, equipment financings, derivatives transactions, debtor-in-possession financings and workouts. Karl also regularly assists corporate borrowers in capital structure planning and in optimizing domestic and international cash and treasury management systems.
In addition to his finance work, Karl works closely with corporate clients in structuring and negotiating complex commercial transactions, including domestic and international supply and distribution agreements, purchase contracts, joint ventures and technology agreements.
Since 2007, Karl has been recognized for his work in Banking & Finance by Chambers USA. Most recently, in 2020, Karl was ranked in Band 2 in Banking & Finance in Ohio. Clients reported to Chambers USA researchers that "[Karl has] strong knowledge of the law and vast experience in negotiating deals and financing," with sources commending his abilities in "bringing very complex matters to their practical essence." In 2020, he was also named Finance Law “Lawyer of the Year” in Cleveland by The Best Lawyers in America©.
Karl began his tenure with Calfee in 1992 and was elected partner in 2002.