Press Release

Claude Anello to Join Panel Discussion on Exit Strategies for Business Owners

HOUSTON, Texas (June 1, 2014)Claude Anello, a senior counsel with Hughes Watters Askanase, L.L.P. (HWA) has been selected as a panelist for the upcoming Business Owners Leadership Dynamic (BOLD) panel discussion, Exiting Your Business: What You Need To Know on June 4, 2014.

Claude Anello, who practices in the areas of corporate and commercial transactions, commercial finance and real estate law, will join a team of area professionals to discuss topics on how business owners can receive the optimal results when looking to transition out of their business. Business owners will have the opportunity to interact with the panel of experts to raise questions or issues that have broad interest. The discussion will address how businesses can transform themselves to yield the desired results at the time of exit, whether planned or unplanned. BOLD is a joint collaboration between The Alternative Board, B2B CFO, and Chief Outsiders.

Claude Anello was admitted to the State Bar of Texas in 1998. Claude’s commercial finance expertise was developed by representing lenders and borrowers in numerous transactions, including complex credit facility structuring and negotiations, due diligence analysis, unusual collateral securitization, distressed collateral management and foreclosures. Claude’s real estate expertise includes representing clients in formulating strategies for the development, acquisition, financing, management, entity structuring, disposition and leasing of commercial and industrial properties. Claude was named a “Texas Rising Star” by Texas Monthly Magazine/Super Lawyers for five consecutive years.

Anello can be contacted directly at or (713) 328-2865.

About Hughes Watters Askanase, L.L.P.

For more than 36 years, Hughes Watters Askanase, L.L.P. has helped business organizations, financial institutions and individuals succeed with their business endeavors. The firm’s attorneys play a strategic role and support clients through every stage of existence and operation. The firm’s practice focuses on representation of commercial and consumer lenders, including banks and credit unions; business bankruptcy; business planning and strategy; default servicing; real estate and real estate finance; commercial and consumer financial services litigation; employment law; and wills and probate.

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