May 30, 2023

Jay Gavigan Joins Venable’s Corporate Group in New York

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New York, NY (May 30, 2023) – Venable LLP is pleased to announce that Jay Gavigan has joined the firm as a partner in the Corporate Group in the New York office. Mr. Gavigan is an internationally recognized attorney who focuses his practice on representing both borrowers and lenders in high-stakes financing engagements.

Matthew T. McLaughlin, the partner-in-charge of the New York office, said, “We are thrilled to welcome Jay to our ever-growing New York office. He will fit in nicely with our team of corporate attorneys who have stellar reputations in the industry.”

Mr. Gavigan has significant experience in a wide range of financing transactions for both borrowers and lenders, including representing builders, asset managers, REITs, funds, manufacturers, and commercial and residential mortgage bankers. He also represents commercial banks and direct lenders. He has advised on acquisition and leveraged finance, asset finance, syndicated credits, project finance, real estate finance, private placements, lease financing, and debt capital markets transactions. He also has significant experience with distressed credits and workouts. His practice includes cross-border financings and other transactions involving Europe, Asia, and Latin America.

Frank A. Ciatto, co-chair of Venable's Corporate Group, said, “Jay is well regarded for his work on complex corporate financing transactions. He will be a terrific addition to our team and really bolster our national corporate capabilities.”

Robert J. Bolger, Jr., co-chair of Venable's Corporate Group, said, “Jay is an exceptional attorney who has built an impressive practice across a wide range of industries. We’re delighted to welcome him to the firm.”

Commenting on his move to Venable, Mr. Gavigan said, “I am attracted to Venable’s culture, exceptional clients, and professionalism. These are some of the most dedicated, capable, and genuine people I have met, and it’s the ideal environment where my practice can thrive.”

Mr. Gavigan received his J.D., cum laude, from Northwestern University and his B.S. from Michigan State University.


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