Martin S. Gates

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Offices Cleveland
Phone 216.479.6115
Fax 216.937.3703

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Marty is a partner in the Vorys Cleveland office.  He has nearly 30 years of experience helping clients successfully complete complex, multijurisdictional, multicurrency commercial financing transactions.  In his practice, Marty represents administrative agents, lenders and borrowers in a wide variety of secured and unsecured commercial financing transactions, including syndicated and single-lender financings, investment-grade company financings, asset-based financings, acquisition financings, all types of subordinated debt financings, and private placements of debt securities.  Marty also represents administrative agents, lenders, and borrowers in connection with a wide variety of syndicated and single-lender real estate financing transactions including REIT financings, real estate fund financings, construction loans, and mezzanine financings. He also advises clients with respect to the purchase and sale of corporate aircraft.

In addition, Marty has significant experience in representing administrative agents, lenders, and borrowers in connection with workouts and restructurings of troubled credits and debtor-in-possession and exit financings. He also frequently advises administrative agents and lenders on intercreditor issues in connection with transactions involving multiple debt tranches and lien priorities.

In his career, Marty has:  

Marty serves as a member of the Board of Directors of Friends of Breakthrough Schools and is a member of the Cleveland Region Committee of the Princeton Prize in Race Relations.

Marty received his J.D. from the University of Pittsburgh. He received his A.B. from Princeton University.

Prior to joining Vorys, Marty was a partner at Jones Day. 

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