Jay R. Alicandri


Jay R. Alicandri


New York | 1095 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10036-6797
+1 212 698 3800 | +1 212 698 3599

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Jay R. Alicandri negotiates and structures leveraged finance transactions for lenders and fund sponsors. Mr. Alicandri advises clients on all capital structure layers, including senior credit facilities, first lien/second lien financings, subordinated/mezzanine debt, structured equity, recapitalizations and workouts/restructurings. He provides comprehensive, practical and business-oriented advice. 

Mr. Alicandri is regularly listed as a recommended lawyer for Commercial Lending in The Legal 500 (U.S.), where he was most recently singled out for being “personable, knowledgeable and incredibly responsive” and clients noted that he “always fights for the best result.” Previous editions recognized for him for being “a very facile leveraged finance lawyer who is appreciated by clients for his outstanding work ethic and strong command of legal as well as business facts.” Mr. Alicandri was previously recognized as one of Law360’s Rising Stars for 2013, a national list of attorneys under the age of 40 whose legal accomplishments belie their age. 

Mr. Alicandri is also a frequent speaker and writer on a wide variety of topics related to leveraged finance, and publications including S&P Global, Private Debt Investor, Secondaries Investor and Private Equity International have either quoted him or published his articles on private credit and middle market lending topics.


Mr. Alicandri regularly represents BDCs, leading lenders to BDCs and other permanent capital vehicles. Recent examples of his representation of BDCs include advising FS Investment Corporation, Hercules Capital, Corporate Capital Trust, THL Credit Inc., Medley Capital Corporation, Sierra Income Corporation, Pennant Park Investment Corporation, Credit Suisse Corporate Credit Solutions, LLC, MCG Capital Corporation and Goldman Sachs BDC, Inc. He has represented ING Capital LLC as lender in a number of BDC financing matters, including financings to Alcentra Capital Corporation, Monroe Capital Corporation, Fidus Investment Corporation and Capitala Finance Corp. He also represents other alternative asset managers, including THL, KKR, Guggenheim, Crescent, Goldman, and Franklin Square.

Mr. Alicandri also represents a number of middle market lenders in a broad range of financings to middle market companies. Examples include representing Ares Capital Corporation, Fifth Street Finance Corp., Medley Capital, Golub Capital, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, MCG Capital Corporation, Voya Investment Management, Main Street Capital Corporation and Garrison Investment Group. In addition, Mr. Alicandri represents private equity sponsors in financings to their portfolio companies. Examples of some of the sponsors include Quilvest Private Equity, Centre Partners Management, Bregal Partners and Versa Capital Management.

  • University at Albany, State University of New York, B.A., 1995, magna cum laude
  • St. John’s University School of Law, J.D., 1998, cum laude, member of the American Bankruptcy Institute Law Journal
  • New York