About Michael A. Jacobson
Michael Jacobson represents issuers, lenders and investors in a wide variety of commercial finance matters. He regularly assists them with senior, first-lien, second-lien, unitranche and mezzanine financings and structures.
The full spectrum of commercial finance
Michael frequently handles cash flow and asset-based transactions, leveraged buyouts and buildups, recapitalizations, restructurings and workouts. He has extensive experience negotiating the complex intercreditor arrangements these deals can require. He also routinely represents agents, lead arrangers, lenders, asset managers and other investors (both regulated and nonregulated) in a wide range of financings and structures. They include bilateral, clubbed and broadly syndicated deals, unitranche structures (including "first out, last out" arrangements), senior secured and second-lien credit facilities and cross-border financings. Michael also helps investors consummating equity co-investments and equity "kickers."
While his practice spans a variety of industries, Michael frequently works on financings involving businesses in health care, software and technology, and sports and entertainment.
"Michael Jacobson's broad practice includes advising on senior loans and mezzanine finance structures. 'He's great,' says one source; 'he is extremely efficient and very helpful at sharing concepts and information.'"
Chambers USA 2019
(Illinois, Banking & Finance) survey response
- Commercial finance
- Private equity
- Leveraged buyouts
- Recapitalizations, restructurings and workouts
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