Jill Eiseman Bronson

Partner

Overview

Jill Bronson is on speed dial for business clients and lending institutions undertaking complex financing transactions. She strategically counsels both agent banks and borrowers in multimillion- and billion-dollar transactions. With a Wharton MBA and a law degree, Jill’s business acumen informs her incisive analysis and seamless execution of debt and credit facilities.

Financing Transactions

A long-standing adviser to lending institutions, Jill represents well-known national and regional banks that finance corporate expansions, capital investments and other business lending. Jill also represents corporate clients obtaining debt financing and is skilled at facilitating highly complex deals, including senior secured credit facilities, multicurrency and multinational acquisition credit facilities, private placements, and transactions with both equity and debt components. As counsel to borrowers, Jill works with private equity funds, retailers, service providers and manufacturing firms, navigating intercreditor issues, regulatory matters and unusual collateral challenges. With Faegre Drinker’s securities practitioners, Jill counsels both investment-grade and non-investment-grade companies through 144A offerings.

Workouts and Restructurings

Jill untangles complex corporate workout matters and debt restructurings, with a focus on intercreditor issues. She assists with debtor-in-possession (DIP) financing documentation and standalone letter of credit facilities for debtors-in-possession, as well as forbearance agreements and out-of-court restructuring arrangements.

Representative Experience

  • Represented the issuer, a food distributor, in $1 billion private placement of debt instruments
  • Represented the borrower, a beverage company, in a $400 million multi-currency, multinational, acquisition credit facility
  • Represented the administrative agent in a $1.7 billion secured credit facility for an international medical devices company
  • Represented the administrative agent in a senior secured credit facility for a regulated borrower with multiple layers of debt and equity financing
  • Represented the administrative agent in a $240 million multi-currency, multinational acquisition facility
  • Represented a borrower in a commercial paper back-up facility and related matters

Personal Interests

Jill and her husband are proud Philadelphians, residing in the house where Jill grew up. Jill is proud of her adult children and their careers in renewables investing, family counseling, microfinance and data science.

Credentials

Bar Admissions

New York
Pennsylvania

Education

University of Pennsylvania Law School
J.D.

University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School of Business
M.B.A.

University of Pennsylvania
B.A. magna cum laude

University of Pennsylvania
B.S.

Insights & Events

Leadership & Community

Professional Associations

  • Loan Syndications & Trading Association — Primary Markets Committee
  • New York Bar Association
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Philadelphia Bar Association

Civic Activities

  • The Franklin Institute — Executive Corporate Board, 2014-16

Firm Leadership

  • Drinker, Biddle & Reath LLP — Regional Partner in Charge, Philadelphia Office

Honors

  • Chambers USA — Pennsylvania: Philadelphia & Surrounds, Banking & Finance, 2005-20
  • Legal Intelligencer — Top Women Lawyers in Pennsylvania, 2014
  • Law360 — Female Powerbroker

Awards Methodology

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