Mr Jay Alicandri > Dechert LLP > New York, United States > Lawyer Profile

Dechert LLP
Three Bryant Park, 1095 Avenue of the Americas
NEW YORK, NY 10036-6797
United States
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Work Department

Global Finance




Jay R. Alicandri is one of the leaders of the Firm’s Permanent Capital practice and co-chair of our Global Finance Practice. He represents asset managers, banks, insurance companies and other financial institutions in the private debt space, including Alliance Bernstein, Apollo, Ares Capital, Bain, Barings, BC Partners, Blue Torch, Crescent, FS Investments, Goldman Sachs, Golub Capital, GSO Blackstone, Hercules, ING Capital, KKR, Main Street Capital, Oak Hill, OFS Capital, PennantPark, Sierra, Varagon, and Voya.

Mr. Alicandri is also a thought leader and regularly speaks on a wide variety of topics related to asset finance, private credit, and middle market lending topics.


  • University at Albany, State University of New York, B.A., 1995, magna cum laude
  • St. John’s University School of Law, J.D., 1998, cum laude, member of the American Bankruptcy Institute Law Journal

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Finance > Capital markets: debt offerings

Dechert LLP is especially active in the permanent capital and business development company sphere, and has maintained a strong presence in the life sciences field. The firm is most active in the investment grade segment. Boston partner Thomas Friedmann is co-head of corporate finance and capital markets, and co-head of permanent capital with Washington DC’s Harry S. Pangas also active in the permanent capital space, along with Jay Alicandri in New York.

United States > Finance > Commercial lending

Straddling the lender and borrower sides of the market, Dechert LLP has a solid debt finance practice that the has an identifiable presence in the middle market, advising on senior credit facilities, first lien/second lien financings, mezzanine debt, and restructurings. The group operates on a cross office basis: Scott M Zimmerman and Jay Alicandri  act from New York;  David Forti and Sarah Gelb operate from the Philadelphia office; and Richard Jones splits his time across both locations. The practice grew further in 2021 with the May arrival of Soo-ah Nah and the addition of Ani Ravi, who joined in September. The pair formerly worked at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP and Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP respectively.