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Michael Jacobson

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Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP

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Commercial Finance


Michael A. Jacobson is head of the firm’s Commercial Finance practice and a member of the firm's Board of Directors. His practice encompasses a wide variety of areas in commercial finance, including senior, first lien, second lien and mezzanine financings and structures.

Michael represents issuers, lenders and investors in cash flow and asset-based transactions, leveraged buyouts and build-ups, restructurings and workouts, addressing and negotiating intercreditor and subordination-related issues, equity co-investments and health care finance transactions.


JD, DePaul University College of Law, 1994; BBA, The University of Iowa, 1991

United States: Finance

Commercial lending

Within: Commercial lending

Clients will often go to Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP for ‘complex commercial lending transactions when we need counsel who are meticulous, responsive and sophisticated’. The firm is especially strong on the lender side, where it acts for a mix of alternate funders and banks. The team is led out of Chicago by the highly rated Michael Jacobson, although it continues to invest in offices elsewhere, such as Los Angeles where it recruited Glen Lim from Proskauer Rose LLP. Direct lender Antares Capital is a major client, which it recently advised on a $558m loan to PPC Industries, a Kohlberg & Company portfolio company, on its acquisition of Pexco. Other highlights include advising Tennenbaum Capital Partners on a $200m loan to Marlin Equity Partners to finance its acquisition of Tangoe. Golub Capital is another major client which it advised on a $200m facility to support the merger of Downtown Locker Room with Sneaker Villa. Other key partners include the ‘responsive and meticulous’ Jan Cate in Los Angeles, Scott Lyons and Derek Ladgenski.

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