About

Jon M. Jenkins (Jay), the managing partner of our New York office, is the co-director of the Corporate department and serves on the firm’s Management Committee.

Jay practices in the area of corporate, banking and securities law with special emphasis on domestic and international secured lending transactions, international trade finance and mergers and acquisitions. He has advised on international corporate finance transactions, private equity transactions, corporate governance matters and public and private securities transactions, representing public and private companies, investment banks, commercial bank and high-net-worth individuals, the latter in connection with acquisitions of preferred stock and convertible debt in ventures in the United States and abroad.

He has advised commercial banks on secured lending transactions ranging from $5 million to $350 million with borrowers in many different industries, as well as on all aspects of trade finance, including varied export/import receivables financing, letter of credit facilities and forfaiting. He has also represented an international bank in connection with accounts receivable loan facilities in transactions in the Czech Republic, Sweden, Mexico, Brazil, and Argentina.

He advised on the sale to private equity firms of a global ink dye business and a major food service distributorship, while he also negotiated the merger plans of two NYSE-traded companies.

Representative Client Work

  • Represented the selling stockholders in a sale of a leading ink dye business with operations in the United States, Amsterdam and China to a private equity firm
  • Represented the seller of a major food service distributorship in the Northeast to a private equity firm for a combination of cash and equity
  • Representation of commercial banks in secured lending transactions ranging from $5 million to $350 million with borrowers in many different industries
  • Negotiation of revolving lines of credit for various multi-city restaurant and entertainment operations
  • Preparation of accounts financing facility for manufacturer of dental components
  • Representation of commercial bank in connection with secured loan facility to distributor of oil, natural gas and other fuels
  • Representation of private high net worth investors in acquisitions of preferred stock and convertible debt in ventures in the United States and abroad
  • Negotiation of Agreement and Plan of Merger of two NYSE-traded companies
  • Representation of international bank in connection with accounts receivable loan facilities in transactions in the Czech Republic, Sweden, Mexico, Brazil and Argentina
  • Representation of banks and other financial institutions in connection with all aspects of trade finance, including varied export/import receivables financing, letter of credit facilities and forfaiting