Georgetown University Law Center, J.D. cum laude (1995)
Dartmouth College, B.A. (1992)
New York State Bar Association
Florida State Bar Association
Colorado State Bar Association
lizabeth Martialay has over 25-years experience at prestigious international law firms representing borrowers and lenders, including some of the world’s largest investment banks, in lending and real estate transactions.
Elizabeth has significant experience in many areas of finance, including secured and unsecured lending, mezzanine, construction, syndicated, and securitized loans, project finance, structured finance, receivables finance and acquisition finance. She has represented many fintech and other specialty finance companies, and private equity and other lenders to fintech companies, in financings secured by debt settlement fees, loans to SaaS companies, residential equipment lease payments, credit card receivables and other pools of financial instruments.
Previously, Elizabeth spent 5 years at Weil, Gotshal and Manges LLP, where she worked on the workouts and bankruptcy matters that made headlines during the Great Recession, and over 14 years practicing in debt finance and real estate at Shearman and Sterling LLP’s London and New York offices. During her tenure at Shearman and Sterling, Elizabeth specialized in representing lenders in
complex domestic and cross-border loans to real estate-related companies including REITs in areas as diverse as malls to mobile homes, developers, hotel owners, data center companies and others. She represented the administrative agent in several multi-billion-dollar, multicurrency financings for public companies, upsizing these facilities and, in 2021 and 2022, documenting their transitions to SOFR and other risk-free interest rates.