R. Jay Gavigan

Jay Gavigan

Jay Gavigan is an internationally recognized attorney who represents both borrowers and lenders in financing engagements. Jay’s experience includes 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. Jay also has significant experience with distressed credits and workouts. His practice includes cross-border financings and other transactions involving Europe, Asia, and Latin America.


Representative Matters

  • Represented EMZ portfolio company FotoFinder Systems, Inc., a Germany-based global leader in skin imaging solutions, in connection with its acquisition of DermLite LLC, a U.S.-based handheld dermoscopy device company




  • J.D. cum laude Northwestern University 1994
  • B.S. Michigan State University 1991

Bar Admissions

  • New York