| Practice Description: |
Mr. Jacobson is co-chair of Winston & Strawn LLP's Finance, Corporate Lending, and Debt Capital Markets departments.
He has extensive experience advising clients in all aspects of the debt markets, including large-cap, mid-cap, asset-based, and cash flow financings throughout the capital structure and across numerous industries. The breadth of his experience extends well into the primary and secondary par and distressed debt trading markets. In addition, Mr. Jacobson addresses a wide range of matters on behalf of onshore and offshore capital markets-driven vehicles and investment funds.
Mr. Jacobson's representative clients include many of the leading global commercial and investment banking institutions, non-bank financial institutions, institutional debt investors, senior debt fund managers, capital markets issuers, corporate borrowers, and equity sponsors across a broad spectrum of industries.
Bar Admissions: Illinois, 1988
Date of Birth: 1963
Law School: Loyola University Chicago School of Law,J.D., 1988
Law School Honors/Involvement: Graduated with honors; Managing Editor, Loyola Law Journal
Graduate School: J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Northwestern University, M.M., with honors, 1990
Undergraduate School: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, B.A., with honors, 1985
Employment History: Winston & Strawn; 1990 - present
Bar/Professional Association Involvement:
Commercial Finance Association Founders' Leadership Council
Loan Syndications and Trading Association
Association for Corporate Growth
Turnaround Management Association
American Bar Association
Business Law Section.
Boy Scouts of America Executive Fund Raising Committee
Vice chairman -- Legal, Accounting and Professional Services
UCAN (social service agency)
Published Legal Writing:
Mr. Jacobson is often published and quoted in industry periodicals, such as American Banker, Corporate Counselor, Daily Deal, Journal of Structured Finance, and Thomson Reuters.
Mr. Jacobson regularly presents and participates in panel discussions at various industry, client, and firm-sponsored events covering a wide range of topics germane to the debt and capital markets. He has most recently addressed such topics at conferences with Thomson Reuters Gold Sheets Corporate Finance, the Loan Syndications and Trading Association, University of Chicago Booth School of Business, and Northwestern Law Executive and Professional Education's Corporate Counsel Institute.
For more than 160 years, Winston & Strawn LLP has served as a trusted adviser and advocate for clients across virtually every industry. In that time, through careful growth and thoughtful fiscal management, we have built a law practice with tremendous breadth and a global reach. We are proud of the many accolades we have received over the years -- a tribute to our lawyers' creativity, flexibility, depth of experience, and commitment. The most meaningful accolade to us, though, is the continued trust and confidence of our clients.
Practice Group Description:
Throughout Winston & Strawn's long history, our corporate attorneys have advised public and private companies, leading financial institutions, private equity and investment funds, funding sources, investors and emerging companies on a broad range of high-profile transactions and matters for our clients -- from cross-border transactions, initial public offerings (IPOs) and special committee matters, to distressed acquisitions, precedent-setting restructurings, and creative "first of their kind" financings. In fact, 38 of the Fortune 100 entrust Winston & Strawn with their corporate work.
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