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Jessica L. DeBruin

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Jessica DeBruin is a Principal in the firm’s Commercial Finance Group, with more than 20 years of experience representing banks and other commercial lenders in documenting, negotiating and performing due diligence for asset-based and cash flow loans. She represents lenders in transactions involving the manufacturing, service, energy and agricultural sectors, and frequently handles transactions with split-lien or multi-lien structures. In addition, she regularly works on cross-border lending transactions involving collateral in and currencies of North and South America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia.

Ms. DeBruin has worked on a wide range of credit facilities, private placement note offerings, securitizations, and leveraged leases on behalf of borrowers, issuers, lenders, equity investors, lessees and lessors. She also has extensive experience handling workout matters and bankruptcy-related financings, including debtor-in-possession financings and exit loan facilities.

In 2017 she was profiled in The Secured Lender's "Women in Commercial Finance" issue, which highlighted "inspiring women who exemplify excellence and have distinguished themselves within the secured finance industry."

Ms. DeBruin is admitted to practice in Illinois and is a certified public accountant. She received her law degree from New York University School of Law in 2000, and her B.S. in Accounting, with honors, from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1997. At New York University, she was the Senior Articles Editor for the Annual Survey of American Law.

Chicago Office
55 East Monroe Street
Suite 3300
Chicago, Illinois 60603-5792

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  • New York University School of Law, J.D., 2000
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, B.S., Accounting, with honors, 1997

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  • Illinois

Attorneys At Law

55 East Monroe Street
Suite 3300
Chicago, Illinois 60603-5792
Tel: 312.201.4000
Fax: 312.332.2196


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