BakerHostetler announced today that Jason Zachary joined the firm as counsel.
Zachary will be resident in the Denver and New York offices and will help serve the Chicago office as well. Previously, Zachary was a partner at Kirkland & Ellis in New York City.
Zachary has more than 15 years of experience representing corporate clients and private equity sponsors and their portfolio companies in complex business transactions, including public and private offerings of equity, high-yield and investment grade securities, leveraged buyouts, strategic mergers, acquisitions, investments and joint ventures, reorganizations, growth equity and venture capital investments, and divestitures.
He has experience advising on IPOs, the “dual-track” IPO/M&A process, acquisition-related financings and liability management transactions, including tender and exchange offers, consent solicitations and other significant corporate transactions. Throughout his career he has advised and counseled numerous boards of directors and senior management of public and private companies, financial institutions, and private equity investment funds across a variety of industries on the disclosure requirements under federal securities laws, fiduciary duties, risk oversight, board and committee structure, director independence, shareholder engagement, executive compensation, proxy contests, and stock exchange listing standards.
“I couldn’t be more pleased that Jason decided to join our firm,” said L. Poe Leggette, managing partner of the Denver office. “Our global corporate and private equity clients will benefit from his skills and familiarity with complex business transactions and the federal securities laws as they look to finance their growth.”
Zachary graduated with honors in 1999 from Chicago-Kent College of Law and received his Master of Laws degree in securities and financial regulation from Georgetown University Law Center in 2002. He received his bachelor’s degree from Texas A&M University in 1995.
Zachary is admitted to practice in New York and Illinois and is not yet admitted in Colorado.