Jay Gavigan has joined Morrison & Foerster’s New York office as a partner in its Lending and Financial Transactions Group.

Gavigan is an internationally recognized finance lawyer who brings to the firm 25 years of experience advising clients on a wide range of financial transactions, including acquisition and leveraged finance, project finance, asset finance, syndicated credits, real estate finance, and workouts.

Gavigan has a diverse practice representing both borrowers and lenders in high-stakes financing engagements. On the lender side, he represents commercial and investment banks, insurance companies, funds, and other direct lenders.

“Jay is an exceptionally talented finance lawyer who has built an impressively versatile cross-border practice that will immediately benefit a wide range of our clients,” said Jennifer L. Marines, co-chair of Morrison & Foerster’s Finance Department. “His diverse experience complements our rapidly growing Global Finance Group and further deepens our substantial offerings for borrowers and lenders. We’re delighted to welcome Jay to the firm.”

Gavigan’s experience in Latin American matters also further strengthens Morrison & Foerster’s recently announced Latin America Desk.