Jon-Paul A. Bernard

Corporate & Securities, Mergers & Acquisitions, Projects & Infrastructure


Jon-Paul Bernard regularly advises clients on various aspects of domestic and cross-border acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures, financings and restructuring transactions. He also has extensive corporate finance experience and is particularly focused on joint ventures and financial services M&A.


A selection of Jon-Paul's experience is listed here.  He has represented:

  • Synchrony Bank in its approximately $9 billion sale of the credit card portfolio of Walmart Inc. to Capital One
  • Synchrony Financial in its $5.8 billion acquisition of U.S. consumer receivables from PayPal Holdings, Inc., and in its acquisition of approximately $1 billion of participation interests in receivables held with investors and financial institutions
  • SoftBank Group Corp. (SBG) in its agreement to provide $6.5 billion in debt and equity financing to WeWork, to make a $3 billion tender offer to holders of WeWork shares, other than SBG and its affiliates, and in connection with revisions to the WeWork governance structure


  • Colgate University, BA
  • St. John's University School of Law, JD, magna cum laude


  • New York