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Michael A. Jacobson

Chicago Office

Michael A. Jacobson is the chairperson and a senior member of the firm's global Commercial Finance department and an ex-officio member of the firm's Executive Committee. His practice encompasses a wide variety of areas in commercial finance, including senior, first lien, second lien, unitranche and mezzanine financings and structures.

Michael represents issuers, lenders and investors in cash flow and asset-based transactions, leveraged buyouts and build-ups, recapitalizations, restructurings and workouts. He has extensive experience negotiating complex intercreditor arrangements, and routinely represents agents, lead arrangers, lenders, asset managers and other investors (both regulated and non-regulated) in bilateral, clubbed and broadly syndicated deals, unitranche structures (including "first out, last out" arrangements), senior secured and second lien credit facilities, and cross-border financings, as well as investors consummating equity co-investments and equity "kickers."

Michael's practice spans an array of industries, of particular note health care, software and technology, and sports and entertainment.

Michael previously served as a member of the firm's Board of Directors.

Shown below is a selection of Michael’s engagements.


Chambers USA, 2006–2018
Super Lawyers, 2007–2008, 2013–2017
Best Lawyers in America, 2010–2019
Legal 500, 2015–2018
Firm News
Michael A. Jacobson


  • JD, DePaul University College of Law
  • BBA, The University of Iowa

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois


Chambers USA
Super Lawyers
2007–2008, 2013–2017
Best Lawyers in America
Legal 500
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