Jeff Norton


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Jeff Norton focuses his practice on public and private finance matters, with particular emphasis on domestic and cross-border corporate and acquisition financing including leveraged credits and high yield bonds. His experience includes advising financial institutions, financial sponsors, private credit funds and corporates on a variety of finance matters in the US, Europe, Asia and Latin America. He has significant experience advising on syndicated credits, direct lending, fund financing, Term Loan B credits, bridge financings, high yield note issuances, unitranche facilities, first and second lien financings, asset based lending, distressed debt, infrastructure finance, REIT facilities, securitization platforms and facilities, fund finance, liability management transactions and restructurings.

Jeff has been repeatedly recognized by Chambers USA and Chambers Global as a leading banking and finance lawyer.


Honors & Awards

  • Recognized by Best Lawyers® for Banking and Finance Law (2018-2023)


Bar Admissions

  • New York


  • Cornell Law School, J.D., 1985, cum laude, Senior Editor, Cornell Law Review
  • University of Washington, M.A., 1982, cum laude
  • University of Washington, B.A., 1981, Honors

Professional Activities


Speaking Engagements

  • “Strafford CLE Webinar: Pre-Chapter 11 Priming Transactions: Creating Liquidity, Delaying Maturities, Removing Covenant,” Strafford CLE Webinar (April, 2022)
  • “Structuring Term Loan B Transactions: Combining High Yield Financing With Conventional Bank Loans,” Strafford CLE Webinar (March 27, 2018)