Jonathan I. Lessner
Firm:
Greenberg Traurig, LLP
Phone:302.661.7363
Address: 1007 North Orange Street, Suite 1200
Wilmington, DE 19801

Membership:
University: Cornell University, B.A., 1985; The Ohio State University, M.A., 1986, University of Miami School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, 1991 Editor-in-Chief, University of Miami Law Review
Admitted: 1992, Delaware; 1993, Florida
Biography: 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 Associated News & EventsPress Releases05.26.15 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 Securitization02.21.14 Greenberg Traurig Completes Employee Stock Ownership Plan Transaction for Martin Resource Management Corporation06.25.13 Greenberg Traurig Named Winner in Four Categories During Third Annual ACG New York Champion's Awards06.14.13 Greenberg Traurig is a Finalist for ACG New York Champion's Awards for ESOP Transaction10.19.12 Greenberg Traurig Guides Martin Resource Management Corporation in Creation of $230 Million Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP)Published Articles05.15.12 Unclaimed Property In M&A Deals: Unwelcome Surprises (subscription)Alerts05.28.13 The GT M&A Report, Vol. 5 Ed. 105.17.13 CFPB Makes First Preemption Determinations on State Unclaimed Property Laws Relating to Gift Cards09.19.11 Creditors of a Delaware LLC Do Not Have Standing to Sue Derivatively and Must Rely on Contractual Remedies02.18.09 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