Mr. Jay L. Bernstein

Mr. Jay L. Bernstein

Partner, Clifford Chance US LLP

Jay Bernstein is a partner in the US Capital Markets practice and served as Chairman of the Firm’s Corporate Finance group this group for more than ten years. Jay leads our efforts in the REIT, permanent capital vehicle and specialty finance areas. His practice is focused on the creation of innovative permanent capital vehicles.

He represents, in both domestic and international markets, sponsors, investors, investment banks, specialty finance companies, REITs and other real estate, finance and hotel companies in their capital raising and merger and acquisition activities.

He also advises institutional clients in the formation of private companies dedicated to real estate and hotel investments and represents several private equity funds in their investment activities.

Since 1997, he has participated in more than US$50 billion of capital raising and mergers and acquisitions transactions involving real estate, finance and hotel companies primarily in but also outside of the US. These transactions include a variety of IPO transactions, public and private offerings of equity and debt securities, strategic investments and mergers and acquisitions. Jay also represents issuers and underwriters in public and private and equity and debt offerings in a variety of other industries.