Jones Day hired Martin Gates for its Cleveland Office as a partner in the banking and finance practice. He was previously a partner with Calfee, Halter & Griswold.

Gates' practice includes securitization, general commercial business deals and other capital market offerings, as well as mergers and acquisitions. 

Gates also represents lenders and borrowers in differenty secured and unsecured commercial financing deals, many with multijurisdictional and multicurrency components, such as financings for syndicated and single-lender firms, investment-grade companies, asset-based transactions, acquisition deals, all types of subordinated debt offerings, and private placements.

Gates also represents lenders and borrowers in the workout and restructuring of troubled credits, and debtor-in-possession and exit financings. The new hire also advises lenders on intercreditor issues in connection with deals that involve various debt tranches and lien priorities.

"Marty is an excellent banking lawyer who will make a significant contribution to our already formidable practice." said Brett Barragate, partner and co-leader of Jones Day's nanking and finance practice. "We're very pleased he has chosen to join us."

"Jones Day is delighted to have Marty on board," said Lyle Ganske, partner-in-charge of Jones Day's Cleveland Office. "Marty's deep involvement in the Cleveland business community will further enhance the Firm's leadership in client service throughout Cleveland, the Midwest, as well as worldwide."

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