Jay M. Sakalo
As the Practice Group Leader for the Business Finance & Restructuring and Corporate Practices, Jay has extensive experience in the real estate finance, hospitality, healthcare, aviation, and gaming industries.
Debtors' counsel to Fontainebleau Las Vegas Holdings, LLC, and two of its affiliates in their chapter 11 cases in the Southern District of Florida. The debtors had over $2 billion of funded debt, had used $500 million of equity, and were prosecuting claims for $800 million in unpaid additional fi...
Representation of a joint venture between PTM Partners and Estate Investments Group in connection with a $55.4 million mortgage loan from Bank OZK and an $18 million mezzanine loan from Nationwide Life Insurance Company in order to finance the construction of 360 new, attainably priced, first-cla...
EducationUniversity of Florida, J.D., Levin College of Law, with honors, 1998University of Florida, B.S.B.A., in Finance, with honors, 1995
InvolvementAmerican Bankruptcy InstituteBankruptcy Bar Association of the Southern District of FloridaThe Florida BarBusiness Law SectionUnited Way of Miami-DadeFinance and Administration Committee, 2018
Court AdmissionsU.S. Court of Appeals, Third CircuitU.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth CircuitU.S. District Court, Southern District of FloridaU.S. District Court, District of Maryland
Band 2, Chambers USA, Restructuring & Bankruptcy, 2007 - present
The Best Lawyers in America, Bankruptcy & Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency & Reorganization Law, Litigation - Bankruptcy, 2010 - present
Florida Super Lawyers, Top 100 Miami Super Lawyers, 2013, 2016, 2019
Daily Business Review, Most Effective Lawyers - International, Winner, 2017
Daily Business Review, Most Effective Lawyers - Bankruptcy, Finalist, 2013
Florida Super Lawyers, 2010 - present
Florida Trends Legal Elite, 2005 - present
South Florida Legal Guide, Top Lawyers, 2011 - present
Daily Business Review, Top Dealmakers of the Year, Finalist, Distressed/Restructuring, 2010
Law360, Rising Stars, 2010
South Florida Business Journal, 40 under 40 Honoree, 2010
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 40 Under 40 Outstanding Lawyers of Miami-Dade County, 2011
South Florida Legal Guide, Up & Comers, 2004, 2009
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