Jason Myers brings wide-ranging transactional experience, particularly in finance and real estate, and prior leadership roles in business and in-house legal positions to his capital markets practice focusing on economic development. His diverse experience enables Jason to team with his clients to offer a thoughtful, multi-perspective, problem-solving approach to meeting their business objectives.
Jason’s client-driven approach stems from having spent nearly half his career as a client. He served as a senior counsel and director at a globally integrated asset manager operating in the private equity space focused on real estate, credit, equity, and other financial assets. He also led the financial services legal team providing coverage for the treasury (credit facilities) and global markets (derivatives transactions and related regulatory matters) internal business groups. Prior to practicing law, Jason served as a vice president of asset management for a real estate developer and independent power producer, with responsibilities including financial modeling, regulatory and covenant compliance, and investor relations.
In addition, Jason’s experience as outside counsel at other Am Law 100 firms and a well-respected regional firm in Texas includes traditional real estate and finance transactions and specialized projects in the energy, public-private partnership, and M&A sectors. Clients often turn to Jason for their most unique transactions requiring high-level legal skills and outside-the-box creativity. Examples include being the primary lease drafter for a professional football stadium; developing, financing, and leasing a shopping center in Sarajevo; handling the origination and material modifications of over $22 billion in corporate and fund credit facilities and real estate financing transactions; and leading client outreach and thought leadership related to the Paycheck Protection Program.
Any result the lawyer or law firm may have achieved on behalf of clients in other matters does not necessarily indicate similar results can be obtained for other clients.
Real Estate Finance and Transactions
- Represented the City of Arlington, Texas, as the primary real estate attorney in negotiations with the Dallas Cowboys to build the new Cowboys Stadium.
- Represented an institutional lender in the origination and material modification of loans totaling in excess of $1.5 billion secured by a variety of real estate assets such as multifamily apartment complexes, office buildings, self-storage facilities, and industrial warehouses.
- Represented the US-based owner in the development, financing, and leasing of a shopping center in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
- Served as lead real estate counsel supervising a team of lawyers, paralegals, and local counsel on all real estate matters in the firm’s representation of a joint venture’s acquisition and financing of a crude oil refinery and 166 convenience stores.
- Negotiated and closed over $20 billion in new or materially restructured subscription credit facilities.
- Led multidisciplinary team to develop new programmatic structures and procedures for derivative transactions following the implementation of Dodd-Frank, EMIR, and other financial regulations.
- In conjunction with global market business team members, conducted legal due diligence, negotiations, strategic planning, and asset management services related to the acquisition of existing derivative transactions embedded in multiple loan portfolio acquisitions, including ensuring compliance with financial regulations.
- Managed litigation and outside counsel in connection with two separate trials over disputes related to derivatives under English law.
- Managed KYC/AML compliance with credit facility lenders and swap counterparties, including developing and implementing protocols and procedures for responding to diligence requests.
- “The Unknown Future of Beneficial Ownership Requirements and Their Impact on Commercial Real Estate,” CRE Finance World, Volume 22, 2020
- “A Guide for Preparing for Financing,” ACC Dallas-Fort Worth Chapter Newsletter, Spring 2020
- “Business Considerations to Certify the Necessity of PPP Funds for Ongoing Operations,” National Law Review, April 28, 2020
- “A Practical Guide to Representing Small Tenants in Lease Negotiations,” Real Estate, Probate and Trust Law Reporter, Volume 46, Number 4, 2008
- “Limiting Representations in Purchase & Sale Agreements,” Dallas Bar Association Headnotes, Volume 30, Number 12, 2006
- “A Madness to the Method: Empirically Assessing Small Business Lending Under the Community Reinvestment Act,” The Urban Lawyer, Volume 34, 2002
- “Shaking Up the Line-Up: Generating Principles for an Electrifying Economic Structure for Major League Baseball,” Marquette Sports Law Review, Volume 12, 2002
Honors & Awards
- Chambers USA Ranked Lawyer, Real Estate – Texas, 2009-2012