Gerard C. Martin
Gerard Martin represents lenders, borrowers and investors in sophisticated U.S. and international financing transactions in a variety of industries. Typical transactions include asset-based loans, leveraged loans and other secured financing transactions; acquisition financings; recapitalizations; bridge facilities; venture loan transactions; and complex intercreditor arrangements.

Bio

Mr. Martin has extensive experience in financial and corporate restructurings and workouts, debtor-in-possession financings and exit financings, as well as project finance transactions, leveraged leasing, aircraft and other equipment financings, and transfers of portfolios of loans and leases.

Significant transactions include the representation of:

  • JPMorgan Chase Bank in various financings, including a $1 billion asset-based revolving facility for General Cable, an $800 million asset-based revolving facility for Sunoco, a $400 million asset-based revolving facility for Talecris Biotherapeutics and a $195 million financing for Douglas Dynamics, including a $70 million asset-based revolving facility and a $125 million term loan facility;
  • Bank of America in a $1.4 billion asset-based revolving facility for Veritiv Corporation and a $200 million term loan financing for Treehouse Foods;
  • Wells Fargo in a $1.2 billion asset-based revolving facility for Novelis and a $100 million asset-based revolving facility for totes Isotoner;
  • the official committee of unsecured creditors of American Airlines as the primary aircraft finance attorney in connection with the restructuring of American’s airline fleet;
  • Dayco Products in a $435 million financing with Bank of America, including a $60 million asset-based revolving facility and a $375 million term loan facility;
  • Freescale Semiconductor in various financing transactions, including $800 million and $596.7 million term loan financings with Citibank;
  • Boise Paper in a $700 million financing, including a $500 million revolving facility and a $200 million term loan facility;
  • CF Industries in a $4.25 billion financing, including a $500 million revolving facility, a $2 billion term loan facility and a $1.75 billion bridge facility;
  • VeraSun Energy Corporation and its subsidiaries in multiple debtor-in-possession financings;
  • ArcLight Capital Partners in a $1 billion leveraged lease financing of geothermal facilities;
  • Covanta Energy Corporation in a $1.115 billion financing, including a $715 million first-lien facility and a $400 million second-lien facility;
  • sponsors, including Black Diamond Capital, Sentinel Capital Partners and Norwest Equity Partners, in various financings of portfolio companies; and
  • US Airways in a variety of secured loans, aircraft financings and other transactions, including the restructuring of its aircraft fleet and a $1.25 billion term loan facility.

Credentials

Education

  • J.D., University of Chicago Law School, 1998
  • B.A., Yale University, 1993

Admissions

  • Illinois

Gerard C. Martin