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Jeffrey J. Conn

Chairman and Member
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Jeffrey J. Conn counsels lenders, borrowers, private equity groups, corporations, and real estate owners and developers in syndicated and bilateral commercial and real estate credit facilities, mergers and acquisitions, and matters involving general corporate, real estate, and financial advice.

Jeff works with lenders and borrowers to structure, document, and negotiate cash flow, asset-based, mezzanine, real estate acquisition, and construction loan financings. He represents private equity groups, small, middle-market, and large corporations in mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, and the drafting and negotiating of contracts. Real estate owners and developers seek Jeff’s advice in the acquisition, construction, and leasing of real property.

In addition to his role as a Co-Chairman of the Firm, Jeff serves as the Leader of the Firm’s Banking and Financial Services Practice as well as the Member in Charge of the Firm’s Pittsburgh office.

Education

J.D., magna cum laude, University of Pittsburgh School of Law, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1989
B.A., cum laude, Washington & Jefferson College, Washington, Pennsylvania, 1986, Business Administration

Recognitions

2022: Best Lawyers in America- Banking and Finance Law; Securitization and Structured Finance Law

Pennsylvania Super Lawyers

Named one of the Region’s 50 Fast Trackers by Pittsburgh Business Times

Maurice Cleveland Waltersdorf Award Recipient for Innovative Leadership from Washington & Jefferson College

Memberships

Member of the Board of the Washington Health System

Member of the Board of the National Association of Corporate Directors, Three Rivers Chapter

Member of the National Association for Industrial and Office Properties

Member of the Association for Corporate Growth

Member of the Legal Advisory Committee of Washington and Jefferson College

Member of the Pete Henry Society of Washington and Jefferson College

Member of the University of Pittsburgh Law Alumni Association

Member of the Tocqueville Society of the United Way

Member of the American Bar Association

Member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association

Member of the Allegheny County Bar Association

Member of the Washington County Bar Association

State Bar Licenses

Pennsylvania

Court Admissions

U.S. District Ct., W.D. of Pennsylvania

Representative Experience

  • Represented the agent and the lead arranger with respect to a $900,000,000.00 revolving credit facility (including a $25,000,000.00 swing loan sub-facility and a $30,000,000.00 letter of credit sub-facility) provided by a large syndicate of financial institutions to a publicly held, international borrower, secured by guaranties from certain material domestic subsidiaries (direct and indirect) and pledges of the equity interest of certain subsidiary entities including material domestic operating companies, material first-tier foreign subsidiaries, and domestic foreign subsidiary holding companies.
  • Represented a private equity group in the acquisition of the assets (including real estate) of a division of a large publicly held company with domestic and international locations that involved significant tax, environmental, employment, federal contract, and antitrust issues.
  • Represented a family office in acquiring a large office building for in excess of $400,000,000.00 that is leased to and serves as the world headquarters of a major corporation in the fast food industry. The acquisition work included obtaining commercial mortgage-backed security (CMBS) financing from a high profile international financial institution.
  • Representation of a national developer acquiring and developing a large urban housing project, including (i) negotiating and drafting documentation in connection with site development, project development, financing, construction management and contracting, construction and permanent financing management (ii) assisting developer in obtaining zoning/permitting/approvals needed to develop the project; (iii) providing counsel in connection with environmental issues; (iv) assisting developer in obtaining historic tax credits and a conservation easement; and (v) assisting developer in obtaining bridge financing for such easement and credits.
  • Represented the agent with respect to a $325,000,000.00 asset-based credit facility involving multiple borrowers and guarantors in the scrap industry with a significant presence overseas. The credit facility involved the merger of two publicly held companies and was closed in connection with a high yield bond offering secured by equipment and real estate. The credit facility included an accordion feature, springing cash dominion and springing financial covenants.