Jason Myers is a partner in the corporate section of Wick Phillips skilled in the areas of finance and real estate finance. His wide-ranging transactional experience coupled with prior leadership roles in business and in-house legal positions enable Jason to team with his clients to offer a thoughtful, multi-perspective, problem-solving approach to meeting their business objectives.
Jason’s client-driven approach stems from having spent approximately half of his over 25-year career as a client himself. Jason served as a senior counsel and director at a globally integrated asset manager operating in the private equity space focused on real estate, credit, equity and other financial assets. Jason headed the financial services legal team providing coverage for the Treasury (credit facilities) and Global Markets (derivatives transactions and related regulatory matters) internal business groups. Prior to becoming an attorney, Jason served as a vice president of asset management for a real estate developer and independent power producer with responsibilities that included financial modeling, regulatory and covenant compliance, and investor relations.
In addition, Jason’s experience as outside counsel at two different AmLaw 100 firms includes traditional real estate and finance transactions as well as similar specialized projects in the energy, public-private partnership, and M&A sectors. Clients often turn to Jason for their most unique transactions requiring a combination of high-level legal skills and outside-the-box creativity. Examples throughout his career including being the primary draftsman of the lease for of a professional football stadium; developing, financing, and leasing a shopping center in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina; handling the origination and material modifications of over $1.5 billion in real estate financing transactions; and leading client outreach and thought leadership related to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) during the pandemic of 2020.
Estate”, CRE Finance World, Winter 2020
- “A Guide for Preparing for Financing”, ACC Dallas-Fort Worth Chapter Newsletter, Spring 2020
- “Business Considerations to Certify the Necessity of PPP Funds for Ongoing Operations”, National Law Review, April 28, 2020 (lead author)
- “A Practical Guide to Representing Small Tenants in Lease Negotiations,” Real Estate, Probate and Trust Law Reporter, Volume 46, Number 4, 2008
- “Limiting Representations in Purchase & Sale Agreements,” Dallas Bar Association Headnotes, Volume 30, Number 12, 2006
- “A Madness to the Method: Empirically Assessing Small Business Lending Under the Community Reinvestment Act,” The Urban Lawyer, Volume 34, 2002
- “Shaking Up the Line-Up: Generating Principles for an Electrifying Economic Structure for Major League Baseball,” Marquette Sports Law Review, Volume 12, 2002
- “The Sale of Electricity in a Deregulated Industry: Should Article 2 of the Uniform Commercial Code Govern?,” SMU Law Review, Volume 54, 2001
- Co-editor of The Future of Small Hydropower in New York State, winner of the 1997 National Hydropower Association’s Hydro Achievement Award for Public Education