Jonathan Shih advises private equity sponsors and corporate borrowers on commercial lending transactions.

Mr. Shih represents private equity firms and their portfolio companies as well as private and public company borrowers in a variety of domestic and cross-border commercial lending transactions. He regularly advises on:

  • Acquisition financings
  • Asset-based and cash flow credit facilities
  • Syndicated and direct lending facilities
  • First, second, and split lien financings

Mr. Shih provides clients with ongoing guidance regarding covenant compliance issues, incremental credit facilities, and amendments and waivers. He draws on extensive experience to explain and interpret complex terms in a business context to help clients negotiate financing terms that take into account the intricacies and nuances of their business and provide operational flexibility.

Complementing his commercial work, Mr. Shih serves on the pro bono advisory council for Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Los Angeles and is a Global Leader of the Asian & Middle Eastern Lawyers Group at Latham.

During law school Mr. Shih served as a senior editor on the Southern California Law Review and as a judicial extern to Judge Consuelo B. Marshall in the US District Court for the Central District of California.

Mr. Shih’s representative experience includes advising:

  • Wynn Resorts on its revolving and term loan debt facilities
  • Houlihan Lokey on its revolving debt facilities
  • Motorcar Parts of America on its cross-border ABL financing
  • Quantum Corporation on its ABL and term loan debt facilities
  • Extreme Networks, Inc. on its revolving and term loan debt facilities
  • Leonard Green on its acquisition of the Wrench Group and negotiation of its first and second lien revolving and term loan debt facilities
  • A global apparel retailer on its cross-border ABL financing
  • A Carlyle Group portfolio company on a refinancing of its revolving and term loan debt facilities
  • A Behrman Capital portfolio company on a refinancing of its ABL and first and second lien term loan debt facilities
  • An Energy Capital Partners portfolio company on its ABL refinancing

Bar Qualification

  • California

Education

  • JD, University of Southern California, 2012
  • BS, University of California, Berkeley, Haas School of Business, 2005

Languages Spoken

  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • English
  • Japanese

Practices