Overview

Lisa Holl Chang is an associate in the Restructuring group of Mayer Brown’s Chicago office. She represents lenders, agents, bank groups, trustees, debtors and other parties in out-of-court workouts, enforcement actions, corporate restructurings, bankruptcy proceedings and other distress situations. Lisa has extensive experience in multi-jurisdictional transactions and proceedings, including those involving Chapter 15 relief. Lisa represents clients at all stages of the transaction, including advising clients on intercreditor issues with respect to complex debt financing transactions, including those involving second and split lien loans, mezzanine financing, unitranche and other types of private credit financings. 

Lisa also has significant experience representing corporate trustees in a variety of matters involving the post-closing administration of residential mortgage-backed securitization trusts, including disputes and litigation.

Lisa was recognized by the Chicago Alliance Against Sexual Exploitation as “Pro Bono Superstar of the Year” in 2018 for her representations of survivors of sex trafficking in vacating prostitution convictions under the Illinois law.

Prior to law school, Lisa worked as an editor in Taipei, Taiwan.

Spoken Languages

  • English
  • Chinese

Experience

  • Represented the original agent and successor agent in connection with the workout, restructuring, and financing of Waypoint Leasing Holdings, Ltd. This restructuring was recognized as the “Restructuring of the Year” ($1B to $10B) by The M&A Advisor in its 14th Annual Turnaround Awards.
  • Represented the indenture trustee, collateral agent and offshore accounts bank in the restructuring of Odebrecht Oil  & Gas, a matter which received the “Restructuring Deal of the Year” for 2018 from the International Financial Law Review’s (IFLR) Americas Awards. The restructuring involved working with multiple constituencies to successfully restructure more than $2.5 billion of secured notes through proceedings in Brazil and the United States. 
  • Represented the indenture trustee and collateral agent in the refinancing of over $800 million in project finance debt issued by Chilean power generator. The refinancing included a new issue of over $400 million in New York law governed bonds.
     

Education

University of Wisconsin Law School, JD, summa cum laude
Order of the Coif; Salmon Dalberg Award (outstanding member of the graduating class); Managing Editor, Wisconsin Law Review

University of Southern California, BS, cum laude

Admissions

  • Wisconsin
  • Illinois