Mr. Weil is a Managing Director and Co-Head of the Financial Institutions Group at Houlihan Lokey. He splits his time between the Washington, D.C. and New York offices. Before joining Houlihan Lokey, he was a co-founder and CEO of Milestone Merchant Partners, LLC and its financial advisory division, Milestone Advisors, LLC. Milestone exclusively focused on financial services clients across the depository institution, specialty finance (including mortgage, commercial and consumer finance), distressed real estate, and financial technology sectors. Mr. Weil has represented a wide array of financial services entrepreneurs, financial sponsors, large banks, insurance companies and broker dealers, governmental entities and asset managers. On the principal front, Mr. Weil and his Milestone team created Sabal Financial Group, an industry-leading purchaser, asset manager and servicer of distressed ADC and CRE loans and MMP Financial Fund I, an investment fund focused on community and regional banks. Prior to starting Milestone, he was a managing director of Friedman, Billings, Ramsey & Company, Inc. (FBR). At FBR, Mr. Weil had significant responsibility for the firm�s day-to-day financial services practice. In addition, he had primary responsibility for building and supervising the group�s M&A investment banking practice, completing approximately 50 transactions during his tenure with the firm. While at FBR, he led several financial institutions buyout deals under a streamlined transaction/financing structure that was pioneered by his team. He was previously senior vice president and general counsel of Hovde Financial, Inc., a bank and thrift M&A boutique and private hedge fund manager. Mr. Weil began his career as a corporate attorney at Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld. He received a B.A. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and his J.D. from The Washington University School of Law.
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