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Norman H. Beitner

Vice Chair, Corporate Department
Leader, Finance Practice Group


University of Michigan Law School, J.D.
  • magna cum laude; Order of the Coif
University of Michigan, A.B.


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Norm Beitner is an experienced attorney in our Corporate Department. He is well-versed in corporate law and finance, including corporate and securities law, commercial loans, mortgage banking, asset securitization, and mergers and acquisitions.  

  • Advises clients with respect to commercial loan transactions, including private equity financing transactions at the senior credit and mezzanine levels and asset securitization transactions
  • Advises clients with respect to securities offerings and SEC compliance, including filings under the JOBS Act
  • Represents clients in connection with merger and acquisition transactions
  • Provides general advice regarding governance issues
  • Representative clients include business clients, entrepreneurs, private equity firms, and lending institutions


Representative Matters

  • Represents a private equity sponsor and its portfolio company in connection with acquisition financings under a $100 million asset-based lending revolving credit facility and a $300 million cross-liened term debt facility
  • Represented a national home builder in obtaining a $500 million revolving line of credit under a syndicated credit facility
  • Represented an "emerging growth" technology company in connection with the offering of securities and filings under the JOBS Act
  • Represented a client with respect to its offering and sale of $275 million in high-yield notes, which offering included an exchange offer for previously existing notes
  • Represented a client in connection with its $635 million revolving credit and term loan facility
  • Represented a mortgage banking client with regard to a $150 million master repurchase facility
  • Assisted an automotive client in selling one of its subsidiaries to a Chinese company
  • Has handled private equity financing transactions since 2002
  • Counseled clients with regard to asset securitization transactions (mortgage-based bonds, CMOs, receivables financings, and commercial paper conduit programs) since 1979
  • Acted as counsel to a special committee of the board of directors of a bank holding company
  • Has consummated numerous merger and acquisition transactions and dispositions of businesses and companies and related redemptions of equity



  • The Best Lawyers in America, 2016-2021
    • Recognized in practice area of Corporate Law
  • Michigan Super Lawyers, 2011-2018
  • Leading Lawyers Magazine Michigan, 2017
    • Recognized in practice areas of Corporate Finance Law and Publicly Held Corporations Law
  • DBusiness, Top Lawyers, 2010, 2019
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated

Professional & Community Involvement

  • State Bar of Michigan
    • Business Law Section, Member
    • Michigan Ad Hoc Committee on Legal Opinions, Business Law Section, 2009-2011
  • American Bar Association
  • Detroit Bar Association
  • Congregation Shaarey Zedek
    • Board of Trustees, 2008-present
  • Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit
    • Board of Governors, 2003-present
    • Planning and Allocation Steering Committee, 2002-2008 and 2009-present
    • Young Adult Division, President, 1987-1988
    • Education Division, Chairman, 2005-2008
    • Jewish Identity Building Division, Chairman, 2012-present
  • Anti-Defamation League
    • Michigan Regional Advisory Board, Former President