Karl S. Beus

Firm: Calfee
Location: Columbus - OH

  • 1200 Huntington Center
    41 South High Street
    Columbus, OH 43215
  • Tel : 614.621.7790
  • Fax : 216.241.0816

Karl has helped clients for more than 25 years with their complex commercial financing needs, including syndicated financings, secured financings, acquisition financings, asset-based loans, securitizations, structured financings, mezzanine placements, private placements, factoring transactions, letters of credit and other credit enhancement devices.

Karl also represents creditors and debtors in pre-bankruptcy restructurings, reorganizations and workouts. Additionally, he works closely with corporate clients in structuring and negotiating complex commercial transactions, including domestic and international supply and distribution agreements, purchase contracts, joint ventures and technology agreements.

Since 2007, Karl has been recognized for his work in Banking & Finance by Chambers USA. In 2019, Chambers USA researchers reported that “[Karl Beus] gives absolutely impeccable advice that is always water-tight, logical and easy to digest.” This feedback was based on interviews and survey responses received from clients and attorney peers across the state.

He began his tenure with Calfee in 1992, becoming a partner in 2002.

Honors & Recognitions

Chambers USA, Banking and Finance, 2007-2019

The Best Lawyers in America©, Banking and Finance Law, 2006-2019

IFLR1000 Elite Dealmaker, Banking, 2018


J.D., University of Idaho School of Law, magna cum laude, 1992

B.A., University of Utah, Phi Beta Kappa, 1989


Calfee, Halter & Griswold LLP is a full-service, corporate law firm with attorneys located in Cleveland, Columbus, Cincinnati and Washington, D.C. As a founding member of Lex Mundi, we also offer international representation through a network of independent law firms with 21,000 attorneys in more than 100 countries.

Since 1903, our mission has been to provide meaningful legal and business counsel in matters that are critical to the success of our clients. Our lawyers routinely represent a wide spectrum of private and public organizations – from emerging companies to Fortune 500 corporations – as well as government entities, non-profit organizations, trade associations and individuals.

Calfee is consistently ranked one of the top law firms in Ohio and continues to receive recognition, both nationally and regionally, from a number of leading industry publications.

For more than 115 years, it’s been Calfee’s continuing commitment to be extremely accessible and responsive, to approach each situation with an entrepreneurial spirit, to invest time to understand each client’s particular circumstances, to provide creative solutions, to focus our talent and resources on results that make a difference for our clients – and to accomplish these goals efficiently, collaboratively and in a way that optimizes value for our clients. These principles are the benchmark for our attorneys and staff.