Jill Feldman serves as Chair of Morrison & Foerster's Financial Transactions Group and is a member of the firm's Cleantech Steering Committee. Her practice focuses on international and domestic commercial lending, acquisition finance, mezzanine and second lien finance, equipment leasing and project finance. Before joining Morrison & Foerster, Ms. Feldman was a partner in the San Francisco office of Graham & James, where she was the co-chair of its credit and project finance and development practice.
Because Ms. Feldman’s practice involves highly complex transactions, she often creates unique finance structures to meet the needs of her clients. She develops creative solutions that preserve her client’s financial and operational objectives, while accommodating the requirements of the other parties to the transaction. Her goal is the ultimate success of the deal and her client’s satisfaction with the terms of its agreements. Ms. Feldman has substantial experience representing agents, lenders, borrowers, lessors and lessees in big ticket and middle market, domestic and cross-border, credit facilities, acquisition facilities, asset-based credit facilities, second-lien credit facilities, letter of credit facilities and purchase money and equipment finance leasing transactions. Ms. Feldman also regularly represents private equity funds, investors, purchasers and sellers in renewable energy project and infrastructure construction and finance transactions.
Ms. Feldman has substantial experience in negotiating and closing domestic and cross-border financing transactions for clients in a number of industry sectors, including large-scale manufacturing, wines and spirits, pharmaceuticals, technology and intellectual property (including software and hardware), real estate, exercise facilities and clubs, renewable energy (wind, solar, biomass and landfill gas), and conventional energy.
Ms. Feldman earned her law degree, magna cum laude, from Hastings College of the Law in 1986, where she was a member of the Thurston Society, Order of the Coif and the executive editor of The Hastings Law Journal. She is a member of the State Bar of California and is also a member of the Power Association of Northern California.
Ms. Feldman is recognized in the 2011 and 2012 editions of Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business, for excellence in the field of Banking and Finance. In addition, Ms. Feldman is recognized as a leading lawyer by IFLR1000 2012 in the field of Bank Lending. Ms. Feldman has also been recommended as a leading lawyer by such clients’ guides as Legal 500 US 2009, Best Lawyers in America 2013 and PLC Which lawyer? 2012. In 2009 she was named by The Daily Journal as one of California's Leading Rainmakers.