Jason Kanner is a member of the Firm’s Debt Finance Group. He represents top-tier private equity funds, and corporate borrowers in connection with complex secured and unsecured financing transactions for U.S. and non-U.S. transactions, including major leveraged buy-outs, bank/bridge commitments, first and second lien financings, mezzanine financings, subordinated loans and ABL facilities. He also has extensive experience representing debtors in restructurings. Transactions range in size from tens of millions to in excess of twenty five billion dollars.

Jason was highlighted as a leading finance lawyer by Chambers Global in 2019–2022 and Chambers USA in 2018–2022, where clients recognized him as “an excellent advisor, exhibiting extreme market knowledge and commercial understanding.” They note his “extraordinary knowledge of market trends and approaches.” He was also recommended in the 2012–2016 and 2020–2021 editions of The Legal 500 U.S., cited for his “strong market knowledge,” and in the 2022 edition of IFLR1000 as a “Highly Regarded” practitioner for his work in Banking.


Thought Leadership


Guest Lecturer, Vanderbilt University Law School, “Realities of Commercial Lending” short course, Spring 2008 and 2009.

Moderator, Harvard Business School, 14th Annual Venture Capital & Private Equity Conference, “Capital Markets and Credit Products”

Speaker, The 12th Annual Goldsheets Corporate Finance Conference, “Navigating a storied second quarter! One underwriter and borrower’s success story.”


Admissions & Qualifications

  • 1998New York


  • American University Washington College of LawJ.D.cum laude1997
    Associate Editor, The American University Law Review
  • American UniversityB.A.1994