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Jason R. Eig

Jason R. Eig

Dickstein Shapiro LLP
Partner
Washington, DC, USA


Jason R. Eig
Partner
1825 Eye Street NW Washington, DC 20006-5403
T: (202) 420-5008
eigj@dicksteinshapiro.com

Jason Eig is a partner in the Corporate & Finance Practice. Jason represents clients on real estate, finance, and general corporate transactional matters having served as lead counsel in domestic and international senior credit and mezzanine financings, real estate development, acquisition, disposition and financing transactions, sale/leasebacks, joint ventures, leveraged buyouts, mergers, acquisitions, and financial restructurings. Jason’s representations span a variety of industries and disciplines with a particular focus in the industrial, financial services, health care, hospitality, and energy/commodities sectors.

 
AREAS OF CONCENTRATION
Real Estate and Commercial Finance
Jason represents clients in a variety of real estate and other commercial finance transactions. He has extensive experience  in matters involving the acquisition, construction, and development, management, leasing, and disposition of improved and unimproved real property. Jason also regularly represents borrowers, counter-parties, and senior, mezzanine, and junior lenders as well as lead agent financial institutions in structuring, negotiating, and documenting secured and unsecured credit facilities and structured commodity hedging transactions.

Mergers and Acquisitions and General Corporate
Jason began his career representing companies in merger and acquisition transactions and continues to provide clients with advice in connection with business ventures and general corporate matters. He has represented a number of private equity and closed-end investment funds and business development companies in leveraged acquisitions and recapitalizations. He also has represented a number of privately held and publicly traded corporations as well as large financial institutions in connection with a variety of corporate matters, including acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures, financings, and compliance matters.

BACKGROUND
Jason was a summer associate at Dickstein Shapiro in 1997 and 1998 and an associate in the Corporate & Finance Practice from 1999 to 2007. Prior to rejoining the firm in 2013, he was an attorney with McDermott Will & Emery LLP and Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft LLP.

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES
Jason is a member of the District of Columbia Bar Association and the Maryland State Bar Association.

OUTSIDE THE FIRM
Jason is a member of the board of directors of the James L. Eichberg Foundation, Inc. (JLEF), a 501(c)(3) corporation which seeks to increase awareness and enhance the fundraising efforts of charitable organizations committed to finding a cure for myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS), leukemia, and other bone marrow diseases and blood-related cancers, improving the quality of public education in the nation’s capital and nurturing and mentoring youth in the Washington, DC Metropolitan area.

MATTER EXPERIENCE

  • Representeddeveloperandoperatorinconnectionwithanapproximately$500millionmortgage finance transaction related to the construction and development of a biomass power production facility located in Florida.
  • Representeda financial institution in connection with the acquisition of commercial real estate and asset-based loans for an aggregate purchase price of more than $1 billion.
  • Representeda governmental agency in connection with a joint venture and related financing transaction involving a portfolio of 40 hospitality construction loans and related assets valued at approximately $421 million.
  • Representeda publicly traded real estate investment trust in multiple acquisition and leaseback transactions for an aggregate purchase price of more than $250 million.
  • Representeda manager/operator and minority owner of a 29-property portfolio of assisted and senior living facilities in connection with a joint venture and related financing transaction.
  • Representeda financial institution as agent and lead lender in connection with health care- related construction mortgage financings in the aggregate amount of more than $150 million.
  • Representeda financial institution in connection with an $82 million mortgage financing secured by a luxury hotel in Washington, DC.
  • Representedbondholdersinconnectionwithanapproximately$700millionrefinancingofa power plant located in Pennsylvania.
  • Representedseveralrelatedcompaniesinconnectionwiththeacquisitionandmortgagefinancings of two power plants located in New York.
  • Representeda commercial real estate owner in connection with the $75 million disposition of a condominium and a shopping center in Maryland.
  • Representedtheownersofa luxury five-star hotel and spa in connection with the disposition of improved real estate and related hotel assets in Costa Rica.
  • Representeda hotel owner and operator in connection with a joint venture with respect to the acquisition, development, and management of a five-star resort in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.
  • Representedtenantsinconnectionwiththenegotiationofmultipleleaseagreementsandrelated build-outs in Washington, DC.
  • Representeda large public company in connection with a $500 million letter of credit facility and related transaction to support certain hedging and supply obligations.
  • Representeda large energy company in connection with a structured hedge and supply arrangement secured in part by a cogeneration power plant located in Florida.
  • Representeda large investment bank in connection with a structured hedge and tolling arrangement secured by a power plant and related assets located in Georgia.
  • Representeda private equity fund and related portfolio companies in connection with multiple acquisition financings in an aggregate amount of more than $500 million.
  • Representeda large investment bank in connection with utilizing New Markets Tax Credits to finance the installation of photovoltaics on municipal buildings in the City of Denver.
  • Representedthenationallendercoordinatorofa federal loan guarantee program in connection with guarantees of construction loans funding community health care facilities and charter schools.
  • Representeda lead agent and lender in connection with a $75 million asset-based loan for a publicly traded government contractor and its affiliates.
  • Representeda hybrid and electric vehicle manufacturer in connection with its design-build of a manufacturing facility located in Mississippi.
  • Representeda financial institution in connection with multiple asset-based loans to support health care providers.
  • RepresentedtheTribuneCompanyinconnectionwiththetransferofTribune’sNewsdayMedia Group to a partnership with Cablevision Systems.
  • RepresentedtheTribuneCompanyinconnectionwiththetransferoftheChicagoCubs,Wrigley Field, and other related assets to a partnership with the Ricketts Family.
  • Representedlargeutilitycompaniesandmunicipalitiesinconnectionwiththedispositionofpower plants and related generating assets for an aggregate purchase price of more than $3 billion.
  • Representedprivateequityfundsinconnectionwithmultipleacquisitions,mergers,disposition, and recapitalizations ranging from $50 million to $500 million.
  • Representeda financial services company in connection with a $650 million disposition of its equipment leasing business.

AWARDS AND HONORS
Legal 500, June 25, 2014

AREAS OF FOCUS

  • Corporate & Finance
  • Commercial Finance
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Private Equity
  • Real Estate
  • Restructuring

EDUCATION
Georgetown University, B.A., 1994
Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., 1999

BAR AND COURT ADMISSIONS
District of Columbia Maryland

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