Jason K. Zachary

Counsel

Denver
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New York
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Overview

Jason Zachary focuses primarily on advising companies and private equity firms on transactional matters, including corporate finance, M&A transactions, joint ventures and investments. Jason has extensive experience advising companies on debt and equity offerings, including initial public offerings, acquisition-related financings and liability management transactions, as well as advising clients on corporate governance, activism and fiduciary duty matters. Jason regularly represents public companies, particularly private equity-backed portfolio companies, in a wide range of industries, including technology, healthcare, entertainment, retail, media, hospitality and manufacturing.

He also advises and counsels boards of directors and senior management of public and private companies, financial institutions, and private equity investment funds on the disclosure requirements under the federal securities laws, executive compensation, shareholder engagement and governance best practices. Jason places high value on understanding client needs and providing efficient responses.

Select Experience

  • Represented several NASDAQ-listed and NYSE-listed companies in connection with their IPO and follow-on offerings.
  • Represented several private companies in their “dual-track” IPO/M&A process.
  • Represented numerous portfolio companies in high-yield debt transactions with an aggregate value in excess of $4.5 billion.
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Experience

  • Represented several NASDAQ-listed and NYSE-listed companies in connection with their IPO and follow-on offerings.
  • Represented several private companies in their “dual-track” IPO/M&A process.
  • Represented numerous portfolio companies in high-yield debt transactions with an aggregate value in excess of $4.5 billion.
  • Represented numerous companies in connection with various liability management transactions, including tender offers, exchange offers, consent solicitations, amendments and waivers.
  • Represented numerous companies in connection with the filing and completion of registered A/B exchange offers.
  • Represented numerous companies in connection with “prearranged” or “prepackaged” bankruptcy transactions.
  • Represented public companies, ranging from high-growth, technology-based companies to Fortune 100 companies, with ongoing securities law disclosure requirements and stock exchange listing standards.
  • Handled an extensive array of acquisition-related financings, strategic investments, private placements and recapitalizations.
  • Advised and counseled numerous boards of directors, special committees, and senior management of public and private companies, financial institutions, and private equity investment funds on the disclosure requirements under federal securities laws, fiduciary duties, risk oversight, board and committee structure, director independence, shareholder initiatives, executive compensation, proxy contests, and shareholder engagement.
  • Acted as principal drafter of various SEC waiver and no-action requests.

Recognitions and Memberships

Memberships

  • American Bar Association
    • Federal Regulation of Securities Committee
  • Association of the Bar of the City of New York
  • Chicago Bar Association

Prior Positions

  • Kirkland & Ellis: Partner

Admissions

  • New York
  • Illinois
  • [Not admitted in Colorado]

Education

  • LL.M., Securities and Financial Regulation, Georgetown University Law Center, 2002, with distinction
  • J.D., Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology, 1999, with honors
  • B.B.A., Finance, Texas A&M University, 1995