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Gerald Mace

Partner

Trusted partner for complicated financial transactions

Both borrowers and lenders turn to Jerry Mace for counsel and representation in financial transactions. He helps corporate clients from a wide range of industries - including healthcare, manufacturing, aviation, and others - obtain the financing they need for expansion, acquisitions, and operations. Creative, thorough and responsive, he is a tireless advocate on behalf of indenture trustees to enforce their rights and remedies during defaults.

He has substantial experience in connection with:

  • Senior and subordinated credit facilities
  • Corporate debt issuances
  • Restructuring troubled credit facilities

Banks, financial institutions, and specialty lenders also rely on Jerry to negotiate commercial finance transactions both at conception and in workout situations. In 2011, Jerry served as lead counsel to the indenture trustee in the widely publicized Jefferson County, Alabama, $3.2 billion bond default. In the vigorous protection of the trustee's interests, Jerry and the Waller team played a prominent role in what was, at the time, the largest U.S. municipal bankruptcy ever filed.

In July 2013, the City of Detroit filed its Chapter 9 bankruptcy petition, thereby eclipsing Jefferson County as the largest municipal bankruptcy ever filed. Drawing on the experience provided in Jefferson County, Jerry and the Waller team were tapped again to represent the trustee for Detroit's water and sewer bonds-totaling almost $6 billion-in this historic case.

Jerry thrives on interaction with clients no matter which side of the commercial finance transaction they're on. He views his ultimate responsibility as helping clients make sound business decisions in light of their strategic objectives, market conditions and myriad other variables.

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