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  • The University of Mississippi School of Law
    JD, magna cum laude, 1983
    Research Editor, Mississippi Law Journal (1981–1983)

  • University of Mississippi
    Bachelor of Business Administration,
    summa cum laude, 1980
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  • US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • US District Court for the Northern District of Mississippi
  • US District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi
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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 Corporate Practice Group. She focuses on business planning and commercial transactions, commercial finance, and mergers and acquisitions.   

Over the course of a law career that spans more than 30 years, Gina has advised privately held businesses with their business planning, contracting, finance and acquisition and divestiture needs. Her knowledge of contract and commercial law and finance makes her an asset to her clients as they grow and expand their businesses. She has provided counsel to companies in a diverse range of industries, including manufacturing, distribution, gaming, telecommunications, construction, and Native American tribes and enterprises.

Gina also represents borrowers and lenders in structuring and documenting credit facilities of all types. These include secured and unsecured term and revolving credit facilities for working capital, property and facility acquisition and development, construction, and equipment financing. She has dealt with all types of collateral from machinery and equipment, farm products, stock and LLC interest, deposit and securities accounts to legal fees and intellectual property rights. Gina also draws on her background in commercial and lending transactions to assist clients with strategies for collecting and maximizing recovery for troubled loans.

Noteworthy

  • The Best Lawyers in America®, Corporate Law, Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law; Mergers and Acquisitions Law (listed annually since 2005)
  • Chambers USA, Corporate/Commercial (listed annually since 2005)
  • Best Lawyers®, "Lawyer of the Year," Corporate Law, Jackson, Mississippi (2018); Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Jackson, Mississippi (2015)
  • Mississippi Business Journal, "Top 40 Leaders in Law" (2014)
  • AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rating in Martindale-Hubbell
  • Mid-South Super Lawyers, Business/Corporate (listed annually since 2007)
  • Mississippi's 50 Leading Business Women (2002)

Representative Matters

  • Representation of Native American tribes and their wholly owned gaming enterprises in connection with revolving and term loan credit facilities totaling more than $1 billion dollars for their gaming business operations and construction and expansion of their gaming, hotel, and resort developments
  • Representation of the capital markets division of a farm credit system lender in term and revolving credit facilities to agribusinesses surpassing $300 million
  • Representation of a publicly traded telecommunications company in multiple tax-free and taxable stock and asset acquisitions
  • Representation of the owner in the refinancing and the sale of multiple HUD-insured multi-family apartment complexes
  • Representation of a federal government-sponsored enterprise in connection with its loss mitigation, loan workouts, and collateral recoveries in its multi-family apartments loan portfolio
  • Representation of the owners of tobacco legal fees in asset-backed securitization transactions, financing transactions, and transfer and sale transactions
  • Representation of a construction company in the $10 million sale of its asphalt division
  • Representation of a heavy equipment dealer and beverage distributor in connection with the negotiation of dealer and franchise agreements, add on asset acquisitions transactions, facility developments, and business succession planning
  • Representation of a lender in connection with the structuring and documentation of loans to attorneys to provide litigation financing
  • Representation of national and state banks and lenders in the review of loan and credit programs for compliance with Mississippi law 

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Memberships

  • American Bar Association, Section of Business Law
  • The Mississippi Bar, Section of Business Law
  • Capitol Area Bar Association
  • Mississippi Secretary of State's Business Reform Committee, Corporation Law and UCC Sub- Committees
  • Jackson Young Lawyers Association, Secretary/Board of Directors (1990-1993)
  • Junior League of Jackson
  • The Mississippi Museum of Art Gallery Guild