Jonathan D. Jacobs

Jonathan D. Jacobs
Senior Partner / Banking & Finance
New York Office
212-789-3186 fax

Jon focuses his practice on commercial and corporate finance transactions. He represents lenders and agents in structuring, negotiating, and documenting domestic and cross-border loan arrangements, out of court restructurings, debtor-in-possession financings, and other complex credit arrangements. His experience includes cash flow finance, asset-based finance, and acquisition finance (including sponsor backed leveraged buy-outs). Jon often advises on transactions that include multiple tranches of debt such as second lien, mezzanine, last-out, and unitranche loans, including the negotiation of complex intercreditor, subordination, and participation agreements.

In addition to representing lenders and agents, Jon also counsels borrowers, including portfolio companies of private equity firms, in connection their acquisition, working capital, and other credit facilities. He advises lenders and borrowers in a variety of industries, including technology, software, service, manufacturing, distribution, healthcare, pharmaceuticals, retail, restaurants, and private equity.

Prior to joining Riemer & Braunstein LLP, Jon was a corporate finance attorney with Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP in New York City from 2005 to 2011.

Representative Transactions

  • Represented agent in connection with a $208 million multi-tranche credit facility for a provider of shared web hosting
  • Represented agent in connection with a $40 million asset-based revolving loan and term loan to a global specialty pharmaceutical and medical device company and $28 million debtor-in-possession credit facility
  • Represented agent in connection with a $58 million second lien financing facility for a Tier 1 supplier of power distribution solutions and subsequent out of court restructuring of related indebtedness
  • Represented agent in connection a $21.5 million acquisition financing for an owner and franchisor of a fast food restaurant chain
  • Represented lender in connection with a $3.5 million debtor-in-possession financing facility to a designer and manufacturer of after-market auto parts and accessories
  • Represented agent in connection with a $40 million asset-based revolving credit facility for a medical transcription service provider
  • Represented agent and term loan B lender in connection with an $86 million senior secured acquisition financing for a regional steakhouse chain


Commercial Finance Association
New York State Bar Association


State of New York


Emory University School of Law, J.D., with honors, 2005
- Managing Editor, Emory International Law Review
Emory University, B.A., Phi Beta Kappa, 2002