Jamie N. Class

Partner

Jamie N. Class is a partner and business lawyer with Foley & Lardner LLP. She advises clients in structuring, negotiating, and closing debt financing transactions and restructurings. Jamie has more than 20 years’ experience representing U.S. and global clients as issuers of and investors in debt instruments in a broad variety of debt financing and restructuring transactions.

Jamie is skilled at working with multiple parties to close syndicated secured and unsecured credit facilities, private placements and public offerings of securities, second lien notes, tender offers, exchange offers, consent solicitations, project finance transactions, tax exempt bond financings, acquisition financings, venture debt, and convertible notes and mezzanine financings. Jamie represents clients in debt restructurings, out of court work-outs, and the negotiation of intercreditor and subordination arrangements.

Jamie represents clients in a range of other commercial transactions, including derivatives transactions, receivables sales, commercial law matters, letters of credits, and other credit support arrangements. She represents clients in securitizations, specialty finance, and resale and restructurings of loan portfolios. Jamie has experience in lien and collateral matters, cross border pledge and acquisition financing transactions, and complex debt matters. She also counsels clients on general corporate law matters.

Jamie works with clients in a range of industries, including financial services, real estate investment, life sciences, high tech, emerging energy technology, healthcare, retail, and manufacturing.

Awards and Recognition

  • Recognized, 2017–2018 editions of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business for her banking & finance practice.

Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Boston Bar Association
07 February 2024 Deals and Wins

Foley Represents Baker Tilly in Connection With Its Strategic Investment Led by Hellman & Friedman

Foley & Lardner LLP represented Baker Tilly, a leading advisory CPA firm, in connection with its strategic investment from private equity firms Hellman & Friedman and Valeas Capital Partners.
17 January 2024 Deals and Wins

Foley Represents Barnes Group in Sale of Associated Spring™ and Hänggi™ Businesses

Foley & Lardner LLP served as legal advisor to Barnes Group Inc., a global provider of highly engineered products, differentiated industrial technologies, and innovative solutions, in its entering into a definitive agreement to sell its Associated Spring™ and Hänggi™ businesses to One Equity Partners.
27 April 2023 Deals and Wins

Foley Represents Torc Robotics in Acquisition of Algolux

Foley & Lardner LLP served as legal adviser to Torc Robotics, a pioneer in commercializing self-driving vehicle technology, in closing a strategic transaction to acquire Algolux Inc., an internationally recognized leader in autonomous vehicle perception technology.
30 March 2023 Innovative Technology Insights

Key Takeaways Bank Receiverships Week Two

On Tuesday, March 21, at 5:00 p.m. CT, Foley hosted a webinar where a panel of presenters discussed the latest updates and practical considerations regarding Bank Receivership. Read our key takeaways here.
21 March 2023 Events

Bank Receiverships: Practical Considerations for Week Two and Beyond

Foley & Lardner LLP is closely monitoring the fluid situation of the Silicon Valley Bank collapse. Please join us for a timely webinar addressing the latest SVB updates and hidden hazards for consideration.
15 March 2023 Health Care Law Today

Credit Crunch: An Update for Borrowers

The collapse of Silicon Valley Bank and Signature Bank on March 10 and 12, 2023, respectively, sent shockwaves through the venture capital, entrepreneur, technology innovation, and life sciences communities, as well as those companies that regularly rely on bank credit commitments to fund operations and working capital.