Ati is a partner in HMB’s Business and Finance Group and leads the firm’s Debt Finance and Banking group. He focuses his practice on mergers and acquisitions, financial transactions and general counsel matters, working very closely with founders and investors alike. In addition, Ati leads the firm’s ETA/Search Fund efforts.
Ati helps privately-held companies, technology firms, banks, lenders, executives, investors and investor groups in all areas of transactional, business planning and general corporate matters. He is involved in the entire life cycle of a company, from inception to exit, and he prides himself on being the first phone call that his clients make for nearly all general corporate matters.
Having facilitated commercial loan transactions ranging from $1 million to $350 million, Ati has a depth of experience providing lender-side and borrower-side loan documentation for financial institutions and middle market businesses.
In addition to traditional corporate financial transactions, Ati has a strong practice leading specialty finance transactions, including equipment leasing, warranty finance, insurance premium finance, and other such specialty disciplines.
Ati also focuses his practice on mergers and acquisitions, representing clients in numerous industries in transactions ranging from $1 million to $375 million. His finance background makes him uniquely qualified as a “one-stop shop” for M&A needs, overseeing both the purchase transaction logistics as well as the senior and mezzanine debt financing necessary to bring the transaction to a smooth closing.
The First Call You’ll Make
Ati is known for having close, long-lasting relationships with his clients. Clients appreciate his ridiculous responsiveness and enthusiasm to learn the ins-and-outs of their businesses, and they count on Ati as their strategic partner for all their business needs.
University of Southern California, J.D.
University of Illinois, B.S. in Finance
University of Illinois, B.A. in Philosophy
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