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  • The University of Mississippi School of Law, J.D., 1983, magna cum laude; Research Editor, Mississippi Law Journal, 1981–1983
  • University of Mississippi, B.B.A., 1980, summa cum laude
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Gina Jacobs
Partner
Suite 800
190 E Capitol St
Jackson, MS 39201
601.949.4705 tel
601.949.4804 fax

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Gina Jacobs is a partner in the firm's Business & Commercial Transactions Practice Group and practices from the firm's Jackson office. Her practice of more than 28 years focuses in the areas of commercial finance, mergers and acquisitions, and business planning and transactions. During her career, she has been involved in numerous multi-million dollar business transactions. These include facility and asset backed credit facilities representing borrowers and lenders, acquisitions and divestitures for private and public companies, and general company counsel for non-public businesses. Her knowledge of contract and commercial law and finance makes her an asset to her clients as they grow and expand their businesses.

She also uses her background in commercial and lending transactions to assist clients with strategies for collecting and maximizing recovery for troubled loans. Ms. Jacobs’ merger and acquisition experience involves primarily small and middle market private companies in a diverse range of industries, including telecommunications, manufacturing, distribution, gaming, and construction.

Ms. Jacobs is a graduate of the University of Mississippi, where she was awarded her Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration, summa cum laude, and earned her juris doctor degree, magna cum laude, from The University of Mississippi School of Law. While in law school, she was Research Editor of the Mississippi Law Journal. Currently, Ms. Jacobs is a member of The Mississippi Bar, the Section of Business Law of the American Bar Association, and a past member of the Board of Directors of the Jackson Young Lawyers Association. She is also a member of the Mississippi Secretary of State’s Business Law Advisory Group.

Noteworthy

  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® 2018 (Copyright 2017 by Woodward/White, Inc., Aiken, SC) in the areas of Corporate Law, Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law, and Mergers and Acquisitions Law (listed annually since 2005)
  • Recognized by Best Lawyers® as the 2018 Corporate Law "Lawyer of the Year" in Jackson-MS
  • Named the Best Lawyers' 2015 Jackson-MS Mergers and Acquisitions Law "Lawyer of the Year"
  • Named one of the Mississippi Business Journal’s "Top 40 Leaders in Law" for 2014
  • Recognized in "Chambers USA America's Leading Lawyers for Business" in the area of Corporate/Commercial (listed annually since 2011)
  • AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rating in Martindale-Hubbell
  • Listed in the 2013 edition of Mid-South Super Lawyers in the area of Business/Corporate (listed annually since 2007)
  • Mississippi's 50 Leading Business Women (2002)

Representative Matters

  • Representation of Native American Tribe in connection with $650 million credit facilities for gaming business
  • Representation of Capital Markets Division of Farm Credit System Lender in over $250 million in term and revolving credit facilities to agribusiness
  • Representation of publicly traded telecommunications company in multiple tax free and taxable stock and asset acquisitions
  • Representation of owner in the refinancing and the sale of multiple HUD insured multi-family apartment complexes
  • Representation of national and state banks and lenders in the review of loan and credit programs for compliance with Mississippi law
  • Representation of owners of tobacco legal fees in asset backed securitization transactions
  • Representation of construction company in $10 million sale of its asphalt division

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Memberships

  • American Bar Association (Member, Section of Business Law)
  • Capitol Area Bar Association
  • Jackson Young Lawyers Association (Secretary/Board of Directors, 1990–1993)
  • Junior League of Jackson
  • Mississippi Secretary of State's Business Reform Committees (Member, Corporations Law Committee)
  • The Mississippi Bar (Member, Section of Business Law)