Overview

Jason Barglow is a partner and real estate and corporate lawyer with Foley & Lardner LLP, and vice chair of the firm’s Real Estate Practice. He is also a member of the Transactional & Securities Practice and the Energy Industry Team. Mr. Barglow’s real estate practice includes advising clients with respect to all types of commercial and residential real estate transactions and issues, including acquisitions, dispositions, land use, construction, lending and finance, development and leasing. His practice also includes advising clients on all manner of real estate issues arising in connection with the financing, construction and development of alternative energy projects, including acquisition of site and development rights and permitting and entitlement issues.

Mr. Barglow's transactional practice includes mergers and acquisitions (across a wide range of industries), commercial lending, federal and state securities law compliance for public and private companies, ongoing reporting and disclosure obligations for public companies, equity and debt offerings for public and private companies, advising clients on corporate governance issues, and general corporate representation of both for-profit and nonprofit entities.

Presentations

In February 2014, Mr. Barglow spoke at the Infocast Solar Power Finance Summit and Investment Conference in San Diego. He moderated the panel, “Real World Aspects of Doing a Deal”. Also in February 2014, he served as a guest lecturer for a class at Loyola Law School on alternative energy development and project finance.

Recognition

Mr. Barglow was selected for inclusion in the 2008, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014 and 2015 Southern California Super Lawyers-Rising Stars® lists. He was also recognized by The Legal 500 for his work in the area of energy – renewable/alternative in 2013, 2014 and 2015, for his work in the area of real estate in 2014, 2015, and 2016, and for his work in the area of finance – project finance in 2015 and 2016.

Education

Mr. Barglow earned his J.D. in 2001 from the University of Southern California, where he was elected to the Order of the Coif. He graduated with a B.A. from the University of California – San Diego in 1997.

Admissions and Certifications

Mr. Barglow was admitted to the State Bar of California in December 2001 and is permitted to practice in the Ninth Circuit Court and Central District of California. He holds a real estate broker license issued by the California Department of Real Estate. In addition, he is certified as a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional (LEED AP).

Representative Matters

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Represented a Citicorp Global Markets in $290 million purchase of a 130 megawatt wind farm in Northern California. The transaction was structured as a “prepay power purchase agreement” transaction eligible for a $84 million Section 1603 cash grant.
Represented Citicorp Global Markets in $130 million acquisition of three solar projects in Texas aggregating approximately 30 MW. These transactions were structured as "prepay power purchase agreement" transactions, and were structured to be eligible for Section 1603 cash grants aggregating $35 million.
Foley represented Guggenheim Baseball Management in its acquisition of the Los Angeles Dodgers, marking the single largest transaction ever for a professional sports franchise. The new ownership group is led by Mark Walter, Chief Executive Officer of Guggenheim Partners, Earvin “Magic” Johnson, Peter Guber, and Stan Kasten, the former president of the Atlanta Braves and Washington Nationals, among others. The transaction, valued at over $2 billion, closed as of April 30, 2012, per an agreement between owner Frank McCourt and Major League Baseball (MLB) that was approved by the Delaware Bankruptcy Court, with funding occurring on May 1, 2012. This complex transaction was a unique and highly competitive sale process and tight timeline that required closing within 30 days of being selected as the winning bidder and special consideration to matters related to mergers and acquisitions, tax, bankruptcy, financing, real estate and land use, and media rights, among other areas. Overall, more than 60 Foley attorneys from 11 offices and 12 different practice groups assisted on the transaction, demonstrating both the breadth and depth of Foley’s capabilities in assisting clients to navigate such complex and high-profile transactions. The Dodgers transaction follows on the heels of Foley's successful recent representations of Wayne Weaver in his sale of the Jacksonville Jaguars, Rangers Baseball Express LLC in its acquisition of the Texas Rangers, and the Ricketts Family in its acquisition of the Chicago Cubs, which previously held the record price for an MLB franchise sale at $845 million.