John Francis Hilson#1578

John Francis Hilson

Senior Counsel, Paul Hastings
John Hilson regularly represented commercial banks, investment banks, finance companies, and other lenders in acquisition financings, structured financings, and other leveraged finance transactions, including leveraged buyouts, tender offers, and recapitalizations. Author of:
  • California'Cross-border banking and finance guide
  • Practice Area


    • International Panel

    Qualified Year

    • 1976


    • Member of The American Law Institute
    • Fellow (and former Member of the Board of Regents) of the American College of Commercial Finance Attorneys
    • Member of the Board of Governors, former member of its Executive Committee, and former President of the Financial Lawyers Conference
    • Member of the American Bar Association, Uniform Commercial Code Committee
    • Member of the American Bar Association, Commercial Financial Services Committee, and former Chair of its Syndications and Participations Subcommittee
    • Member of the Los Angeles County Bar Association, Commercial Law Committee


    • University of Colorado School of Law, J.D., 1976
    • Boston University, B.A., 1973

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