David Jacobs is a Charlotte attorney with Holland & Knight's Financial Services Team. Mr. Jacobs focuses his practice on various financing and derivative transactions, mergers and acquisitions, private equity transactions, cross-border transactions, and real estate investment and development transactions. He has extensive experience as lead counsel for finance, corporate and real estate transactions in both the U.S. and Europe.

Mr. Jacobs has represented lenders, investors and borrowers in a variety of finance transactions, including secured and unsecured syndicated credit facilities, asset-based lending facilities, private placements, high-yield offerings, acquisition financings, recapitalizations, first- and second-lien loans, mezzanine financings, commercial real estate financings, as well as loan workouts and restructurings.

Notable representative experience includes:

  • Advised administrative agents, lead arrangers and bank syndicates in domestic and international, secured and unsecured credit facilities, including a $650 million financing for a U.S. and international mutual fund, a $160 million secured acquisition financing, a $525 million secured financing for a major distributor in the beverage industry, a $375 million senior secured facility for a company in the healthcare industry, a $250 million unsecured facility to a major real estate investment trust (REIT), as well as a $75 million employee stock ownership plan (ESOP)-leveraged facility
  • Advised one of the nation's largest financial institutions in its capacity as a master servicer to a commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS) trust in a $200 million sale of a real estate-backed loan portfolio
  • Represented a publicly traded company in a $200 million 144A note offering 
  • Represented a Hungarian branch and British affiliate of a Fortune 500 company with a $35 million project financing for the engineering and construction of a wastewater facility for an oil refinery in Hungary and a related $35 million interest rate and currency swap transaction with a major international bank
  • Represented the Slovak government with respect to the 130 million euro (approximately $137.8 million) privatization of one of Slovakia's three electrical distribution companies
  • Represented a major real estate developer with securing a $220 million first-lien and second-lien financing from a syndicate of lenders
  • Represented a major real estate developer in securing a $97 million mezzanine financing


  • The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Law, J.D.
  • The University of Manchester, Alliance Manchester Business School, D.B.A., International Business
  • American University, B.S.B.A., magna cum laude
Bar Admissions/Licenses
  • District of Columbia
  • New York
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • North Carolina
  • North Carolina State Bar
  • Association for Corporate Growth
  • Commercial Finance Association
Honors & Awards
  • The Best Lawyers in America guide, Real Estate Law, 2024
  • Rotary International Postgraduate Scholar