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Bakita E. Hill

Bakita Hill advises clients in a variety of business matters, including corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, capital raises, private equity transactions, corporate due diligence, and corporate reorganization.

Bakita is experienced in analyzing laws and regulations that are critical to businesses, enabling her to determine what provisions will affect a particular transaction. She uses her analytical skills and a keen attention to detail to draft legal documents, including ancillary transaction agreements, license agreements, disclosure schedules, operating agreements, distribution agreements, promissory notes, and asset purchase agreements. She assists clients in managing their businesses, including filing documents with the Secretary of State and IRS, creating business plans, and drafting loan documents. Bakita’s goal in every engagement is to provide superior, efficient service to help clients achieve and maintain their goals.

While in law school, Bakita was a legal intern for a multinational power management company, where she gained valuable experience drafting non-disclosure agreements for potential mergers and acquisitions with companies around the world.

In her free time, Bakita enjoys traveling, listening to music, experimenting with new recipes, doing home projects, and spending time with her family.

Cleveland State University College of Law (J.D., cum laude, 2021); CALI Excellence for the Future High A Award for Civil Procedure and Medical Devices; Moot Court Team; Black Law Students Association, Corresponding Secretary; Entertainment and Sports Law Association, Entertainment Chair; Great Lakes Sports & Entertainment Law Academy Graduate
Kent State University (B.A. in Paralegal Studies, magna cum laude, 2017)
Lorain County Community College (Associate of Arts, 2015)
State Admissions
Ohio, 2021
Texas, 2022
  • Represented a world provider in fabrication and gas technology in its $127 million acquisition of a global leader in oxygen regulators and central gas systems
  • Represented a global transportation and logistics organization in its $45 million acquisition of a provider of 3PL services, including drayage, warehousing, trans loading, and fulfillment
  • Advised a lender located outside of the United States in financing and securing assets worth $4.1 million
  • Advised a seller in the sale of a manufacturing business, intellectual property, equipment, and real estate for total consideration of $2 million
  • Advised a broker/dealer client on compliance matters for investment management
  • Represented a client in the filing of Form ADV and Form D with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
  • Assisted a buyer in the purchase of a 25-unit apartment complex for total consideration of $1.15 million
  • Represented a buyer in the purchase of a trucking company operating in multiple states worth over $1 million
  • Advised a private equity fund on the registration of securities with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
  • Represented clients in investment fund formation
  • Represented various for-profit entities in the formation and structure of an entity
  • Represented an international manufacturing company in the merger of 10 entities

Speaking Engagements

  • “Legal and Fiduciary Duties of Board Members,” Role of the Board, Business Volunteers Unlimited, Cleveland, Ohio (May 2023)
  • “Cracking the CFIUS Code: Does Our Deal Need to Be Reported?”, “Jelly Donuts, Jack Daniels, and Mary J…eopardy,” and “Changes at the Chancery: A 2022 Delaware Case Law Update,” 2023 Business Law Institute on Corporate Law and M&A, Tucker Ellis LLP (January 2023)


  • “20 in Their 20s,” Crain’s Cleveland Business (2023)
  • Center for Arts Inspired Learning, Board Member
  • American Bar Association
    • Forum on the Entertainment and Sports Industry
    • Young Lawyers Division
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
    • Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts
    • 3Rs
  • Norman S. Minor Bar Association
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Cleveland State University College of Law
    • Graduate Bar Exam Mentorship Program, Mentor