Pamela J. Martinson has joined Sidley Austin LLP as a partner in its Palo Alto office.
Ms. Martinson will focus her practice in the area of finance and lending.
In a press release, Tom DeFilipps, Managing Partner of Sidley’s Palo Alto office was quoted as saying: “Pam is a seasoned finance lawyer with tremendous experience in banking and commercial lending. Pam will help expand our finance capabilities on the West Coast, in particular in Palo Alto, where her practice complements our established support of venture capital and investment banking clients.”
Ms. Martinson represents major institutional and other lenders, as well as borrowers and equity sponsors. She has significant experience in complex financings of all kinds, including syndicated and single-bank lending transactions, leasing, securitizations and structured finance. She also regularly handles the debt aspects of sponsor-led acquisition transactions, as well as the financing of corporate headquarters and other significant real property, international trade finance, and lending to technology and growth companies.
Sidley established its Palo Alto office in late 2009 with veteran lawyers who understand the process of innovation. The Palo Alto office focuses on corporate, technology transactions and IP litigation matters for emerging and established companies, including companies in the information technology, digital media, life sciences and clean tech industries.
Sidley Austin LLP is one of the world’s largest full-service law firms, with approximately 1,600 lawyers practicing in 17 U.S. and international cities, including Beijing, Brussels, Frankfurt, Geneva, Hong Kong, London, Shanghai, Singapore, Sydney and Tokyo.