The American College of Commercial Finance Lawyers (the College) elected Pamela Martinson as president for the 2020–2021 year. Pam has been a fellow in the College since 2007, a member of its Executive Committee since 2016 and previously served as a regent and as chair of its Fellows Nominating Committee.
The College was founded in 1991 and “is a professional association of distinguished lawyers, jurists and academics dedicated to improving and enhancing the practice of commercial finance law and the ethics of the profession. The College’s mission is to bring together highly qualified members of the legal profession who, by reason of their character, skill, and ability, will contribute to the goals, accomplishments and good fellowship of the College.”
Pam, a partner in Sidley’s Global Finance group, with 31 years of legal experience, focuses on commercial finance and is preeminent in the field. Pam is located in Palo Alto, California and represents major institutional and other lenders, lessors, borrowers and equity sponsors. She possesses extensive experience in complex financings of all kinds, including syndicated lending transactions (secured and unsecured), equipment leasing, asset-based lending, unitranche loans, subscription finance and structured finance. Pam has been instrumental in developing loan and lease documentation for commercial lenders and equipment lessors and has experience in lease and loan financing of early-stage companies that include the issuance of warrants. She advises clients with respect to credit, workout and Uniform Commercial Code issues.
Pam’s experience and proficiency directly align with the college’s dedication to “promoting the field of commercial finance law, and offers a venue to promote and recognize outstanding achievement and advances through education, legislative reform, and the recognition of distinguished practitioners, jurists and academics.”