Gerard represents lenders, borrowers, sponsors 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. Gerard has extensive experience in financial and corporate restructurings and workouts, cross-border and multi-currency financings, 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.
- University of Chicago Law School, 1998, J.D., with honors
- Yale University, 1993, B.A.
- American Bar Association
- Chicago Bar Association
- Commercial Finance Association (MidWest Chapter)