Jonathan B. Judkowitz
Jonathan Judkowitz focuses his practice on lending transactions in energy, commercial and real estate industries. Jonathan represents financial institutions, public and private borrowers, private equity investors, and other clients in a wide variety of financing transactions.
Jonathan’s energy finance practice has included representing both lenders and borrowers in reserve-based lending, first lien/second lien finance, acquisition financing, preferred equity investments, structured financing, and other forms of debt and equity financing.
Jonathan’s commercial lending practice has included representing both lenders and borrowers in a variety of complex financing structures, including lines of credit, acquisition term loans, equipment financing, and working capital loans.
Jonathan’s real estate finance practice has included representing both lenders and borrowers in construction, bridge and permanent financing transactions secured by a wide variety of properties, including office buildings, shopping centers, industrial property, and multi-family residential projects. Jonathan also serves as local Texas counsel in connection with the financing of a variety of multi-asset portfolio acquisitions.
Jonathan also has significant experience working with International Swaps and Derivatives Association agreements and has been involved in a number of bankruptcies, workouts and restructurings, including the negotiation of numerous DIP facilities.
Jonathan’s widespread experience in the finance and banking sectors gives him a unique advantage in the strategic planning and implementation of financing transactions, bringing additional value to his clients.
B.B.A., summa cum laude, University of Houston
J.D., Emory University School of Law
- Articles Editor, Emory Law Journal
Reserve Based Lending
- Represented administrative agent in various senior, secured, syndicated revolving credit facilities
- Represented administrative agent in various second lien, secured term loan credit facilities
- Represented administrative agent in workout of senior, secured revolving credit facility
- Represented multiple clients, as borrowers, in separate upstream oil & gas senior secured revolving credit facilities
- Represented borrower on a $45 million senior secured advancing term loan to fund the acquisition of mineral interests in the Midland Basin
- Represented administrative agent in senior, secured revolving credit facility (workout) and in sale of loan to equity sponsor
- Represented administrative agent in senior, secured revolving credit facility (workout) and intercreditor agreement with second lien agent
- Represented administrative agent in senior, secured revolving credit facility for a client’s workout and negotiating a term sheet for bridge financing
- Represented administrative agent in forbearance, DIP financing and in connection with bankruptcy
- Represented administrative agent in senior, secured revolving credit facility (asset-based lending)
- Represented borrower on a $4,000,000 development term loan to fund the acquisition, development and equipment costs of new restaurants to be located in Austin, Texas
- Houston Producers Forum
- Young Professionals in Energy
- Young Professionals in Finance
- West University Softball Association
- University of Houston Alumni Association
- Bauer School of Business Alumni Association
- Emory Law Alumni Association
- Congregation Brith Shalom
June 1, 2023Client Results
Jackson Walker Represents Wincoram Asset Management, LLC in the Acquisition of PureWest Energy, LLC by Newly Formed Consortium
Jackson Walker served as legal counsel to Wincoram Asset Management, LLC in the acquisition of PureWest Energy, LLC (“PureWest”) by a private consortium of family offices and financial institutions (“PW Consortium”). On May 31, 2023, PureWest, a leading Rocky Mountain independent natural gas producer, completed an all-cash merger with a newly formed entity sponsored by PW Consortium for a total consideration of $1.84 billion.
February 3, 2022Spotlight
We are deeply saddened to announce the passing of our friend and partner Amanda Shaw-Castro. Amanda was a rising star and leader who left behind a legacy of loyalty and kindness.
July 27, 2020Mentions
As a result of the plunging value of oil and gas reserves, commercial banks are slashing borrowing bases for reserve-based loans and are refusing to lend drillers additional cash.