Ms Jennifer Wolfe > Katten > Chicago, United States > Lawyer Profile

CHICAGO, IL 60661-3693
United States

Work Department

Commercial Finance


Clients turn to Jennifer Wolfe for her knowledge of the market and pragmatic, business-like approach to the practice of law. She represents administrative agents, arrangers, first and second lien lenders and mezzanine lenders in an array of secured and unsecured cash flow and asset-based financings. Jennifer helps her clients, which include banks and non-bank financial institutions in the middle‑market, navigate the regulatory landscape and find creative solutions that work for all parties.

Recognized by industry publications such as Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers in BusinessThe Legal 500 US and The Best Lawyers in America, Jennifer advises on acquisition, leveraged buyout and recapitalization transactions, and her practice spans a wide variety of deal sizes and types, from single-lender financings of lower-middle-market companies to broadly syndicated and unitranche credit facilities of more than $1 billion for equity sponsor-backed transactions. Jennifer also advises clients on restructurings and troubled-credit workouts. Jennifer is known in the market for her experience representing lenders to borrowers in a variety of industries, including the health care industry. Jennifer is a member of the firm’s board of directors.




  • DePaul University College of Law, JD
  • Indiana University, BS

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Finance > Commercial lending

Katten places a strong emphasis on private credit issues, acting for lead arrangers, administrative agents, unsecured creditors, banks and investments firms in matters relating to senior secured and unsecured as well as asset-based loans, unitranche and mezzanine debt, and distressed and bridge loans. The team, which is primarily based in Chicago, is headed by Michael Jacobson, a member of the firm’s executive committee considered a specialist in cash flow and asset-based transactions as well the full spectrum of commercial financing. Also noted, Jennifer Wolfe is recommended for debt finance matters, while Glen Lim and Jan Harris Cate, who are part of the firm’s Los Angeles offering, regularly act on a range of financing transactions.