Gayle Berne focuses on representing financial institutions and borrowers in complex financing transactions involving a variety of credit structures. She has handled syndicated credit facilities on both a leveraged and investment-grade basis, acquisition financings, cash flow and asset-backed financings, asset-based lending, mezzanine financings, subordinated debt transactions and first lien/second lien arrangements, recapitalizations, and cross-border facilities, with an emphasis on secured and asset-based lending transactions.
Gayle has managed transactions ranging in size from small cap single lender to large syndicated credits and across a wide variety of industries such as technology, health care, oil and gas, media, entertainment and communications, manufacturing and retail, education, food, transportation, agriculture, maritime, and marketing. She has negotiated many intercreditor and subordination agreements, agreements among lenders, and participation arrangements. She also has advised on fund guaranteed financings and a wide variety of letter of credit transactions.
Gayle is a member of the State Bar of Georgia, the New York State Bar Association, and the American Bar Association. She has authored or participated in several articles appearing in The Secured Lender and has lectured on numerous topics to business organizations.
- Emory University (J.D. 2002; International Law Review); Louisiana State University (B.S. in Microbiology with honors 1996)
- Georgia and New York