Areas of Focus
Commercial Contracts and Transactions
Debt and Equity Capital Markets
Real Estate Finance
REITS and Real Estate Capital Markets
, With Honors
, Chicago-Kent College of Law
, With Honors
, University of Texas at Austin
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, 1995
Illinois Supreme Court, 1995
Jason Kaplan is a finance lawyer whose practice spans a variety of disciplines. Clients rely on him for his skills in negotiation and advocacy in many aspects of a transaction, and they value his attention to detail, strong advocacy, and understanding of their businesses and the challenges they face. His practice focuses on representation of institutional lenders, lessors, developers and entrepreneurs in a variety of transactions, including:
Health care real estate
Corporate aircraft financings, purchases and dispositions
Jason's goal is to help clients achieve their business objectives through creative structuring, problem solving and rigorous advocacy that lead to the successful completion of finance transactions.
Illinois State Bar Association
Chicago Bar Association
Represented the administrative agent and lead lender in connection with a $500 million syndicated loan involving the acquisition financing of 54 medical office buildings in 18 different states. The transaction involved a complex equity recapitalization in which the majority joint venture owner sold its interest in the real estate to a global institutional investor.
Represented the administrative agent and lead lender in connection with a $340 million syndicated loan involving the acquisition financing of 30 medical office buildings in 13 different states. The transaction involved a complex equity recapitalization in which the majority joint venture owner sold its interest in the real estate to a global institutional investor.
Represented the administrative agent and lender in a $200 million acquisition financing covering 35 medical office buildings located in eleven different states.
Represented the administrative agent, collateral agent and a lead lender in a $1.2 billion syndicated credit facility with a series of gaming casinos based in Las Vegas and Macau.
Represented the administrative agent and lender in a $150 million real estate acquisition financing made to a series of medical office building borrowers owned indirectly through a real estate investment trust.
Served as US counsel to an institutional lender in connection with a $80 million syndicated credit facility made to a Canadian based helicopter operator with additional operations in the U.S.
Represented an institutional lender in connection with the refinance of a $60 million credit facility made to a series of owners and operators of assisted living facilities and skilled nursing facilities located in five different states.
Represented the developer of an assisted living facility in Florida which included the negotiation and documentation of the real estate acquisition, investment documents with the equity owners of the project and a $25 million construction loan facility from a national construction lender.
Represented the developer of five skilled nursing facilities located in Illinois and Colorado which included the real estate acquisition, negotiation of the joint venture agreement ad related equity documents and will include the negotiation of all definitive debt and owner-operator documentation for the facilities.
Represented an institutional lender in connection with a $100 million syndicated credit facility made available to the acquirers of a series of medical office buildings.
Represented the owners of a national real estate appraisal business in its sale to a newly formed publicly traded company in the healthcare industry.
Represented an institutional aircraft lender and lessor in connection with the workout and restructuring of a series of corporate aircraft loans and leases to aircraft owners and operators based in the pacific northwest.
How the Syndicated Loan Market Is Dealing with the Potential Replacement of LIBOR
April 20, 2018
How FinTech Could Reboot LIBOR
Polsinelli Strengthens Offerings for Real Estate and Health Care Clients with New Financial Services Attorney
April 21, 2016
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