Jonathan I. Lessner: Lawyer with Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Jonathan I. Lessner

Wilmington,  DE  U.S.A.

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Practice Areas

  • Corporate & Securities
  • Structured Finance & Derivatives
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Private Equity
  • Financial Regulatory and Compliance Group
  • Unclaimed Property & Escheat
Contact InfoTelephone: 302.661.7363
Fax: 302.661.7360
University Cornell University, B.A., 1985; The Ohio State University, M.A., 1986
Law SchoolUniversity of Miami School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, 1991 Editor-in-Chief, University of Miami Law Review
Admitted1992, Delaware; 1993, Florida
BornMiami Beach, Florida, December 21, 1961

Jonathan I. Lessner focuses his practice on a broad range of transactional matters, including the delivery of Delaware third-party legal opinions, true sale opinions, non-consolidation opinions, corporate trust services, secured transactions, commercial lending, mergers and acquisitions, insurance law, and venture capital investments. He has wide-ranging experience in alternative entity investments, including Delaware statutory trusts, general partnerships, limited partnerships and limited liability companies. Jonathan also has experience counseling clients in matters relating to escheat and unclaimed property laws.

Areas of Concentration

•Delaware opinions
•True sale opinions
•Non-consolidation opinions
•Transactions involving Delaware statutory trusts, general partnerships, limited partnerships and limited liability companies
•Corporate trust advice
•Secured transactions
•Escheat and unclaimed property laws

Awards & Recognition

•Member, Winning Team, ACG New York Champion's Award, M&A Deal of the Year (over $200mm to $500mm) for Martin Resource Management Corporation ESOP, 2013
•Team Member, Corporate Board Member magazine and FTI Consulting Inc., one of America's Best Corporate Law Firms, 13th Annual Legal Industry Study, 2013

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Press Releases

05.26.15 Greenberg Traurig Represents Orange Lake Holdings, LLP and Subsidiaries in Acquisition of Silverleaf Resorts, Inc.
09.04.14 Greenberg Traurig Represents Timeshare Operator Orange Lake Country Club in $148.76 Million Timeshare Loan Securitization
02.21.14 Greenberg Traurig Completes Employee Stock Ownership Plan Transaction for Martin Resource Management Corporation
06.25.13 Greenberg Traurig Named Winner in Four Categories During Third Annual ACG New York Champion's Awards
06.14.13 Greenberg Traurig is a Finalist for ACG New York Champion's Awards for ESOP Transaction
10.19.12 Greenberg Traurig Guides Martin Resource Management Corporation in Creation of $230 Million Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP)

Published Articles

05.15.12 Unclaimed Property In M&A Deals: Unwelcome Surprises (subscription)


05.28.13 The GT M&A Report, Vol. 5 Ed. 1
05.17.13 CFPB Makes First Preemption Determinations on State Unclaimed Property Laws Relating to Gift Cards
09.19.11 Creditors of a Delaware LLC Do Not Have Standing to Sue Derivatively and Must Rely on Contractual Remedies
02.18.09 TALF --- A Win-Win by Offering Asset-Backed Securities Both Additional Funding and Investment Opportunities?
09.13.05 Third Circuit Recognizes Importance of Lender Reliance on Entity Separateness in Substantive Consolidation


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Jonathan I. Lessner

1007 North Orange Street, Suite 1200
WilmingtonDE 19801


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