Jonathan Guest is a corporate associate in the New York office of Latham & Watkins.

Mr. Guest represents underwriters, initial purchasers, lenders, investors, and public and private companies across various sectors in connection with:

  • Initial public offerings and follow-on equity offerings
  • Secured and unsecured offerings of high-yield and investment grade debt
  • Debt exchange offers, tender offers, and other liability management transactions
  • Leveraged finance transactions and sponsor acquisition financings

Mr. Guest maintains an active pro bono practice, representing entrepreneurs and small business owners in connection with corporate entity formation, 501(c)(3) status, and other transactional matters. He formerly served as a member of the firm’s Pro Bono Committee and currently serves as the coordinator for the firm’s partnership with the City Bar Justice Center’s Neighborhood Entrepreneurial Law Project.

Mr. Guest recently spent time on secondment at Barclays Capital.

Mr. Guest stays active in the Washington & Lee community as a mentor for the Black Alumni Mentoring Program and as an Alumni Admissions Program volunteer. While in law school, he served as an editor for the Virginia Journal of International Law.

Mr. Guest’s experience includes advising:

  • Maxar Technologies in multiple debt and equity offerings and liability management matters
  • The underwriters in connection with multiple debt and equity offerings and liability management matters for Performance Food Group
  • The underwriters in connection with multiple debt and equity offerings and liability management matters for WillScot
  • The initial purchasers in connection with Flexential’s US$250 million senior secured notes offering
  • The initial purchasers in connection with the Dave & Buster’s US$550 million senior secured notes offering
  • Wynn Resorts in connection with its US$600 million senior secured notes offering
  • The underwriters in connection with the US$323.5 million initial public offering of BYTE
  • VistaJet Group in connection with its US$150 million tack-on offering
  • The underwriters and initial purchasers in connection with multiple debt and equity offerings for Dycom Industries

Bar Qualification

  • New York

Education

  • JD, University of Virginia School of Law, 2016
  • BA in Economics, Washington & Lee University, 2012

Languages Spoken

  • English

Practices