Co-leader of Global Lending, Leader of Private Credit

Matthew D. O'Meara

Banking & Finance, Private Credit, Lending

"Matthew is very attentive, responsive and he knows the market." (2023)

"He's an excellent lawyer." (2023)

Clients say he is "just outstanding in terms of timeliness, responsiveness, work ethic and knowledge of the market." (2019)

Chambers USA

Visión general

Matt O'Meara is a member of the Banking & Finance practice and serves as co-head of Mayer Brown’s global Lending practice and head of the global Private Credit group. Matt has more than 20 years of experience representing clients in complex debt financing transactions with a focus on domestic and cross-border acquisition finance. He regularly advises clients such as asset managers, banks, finance companies, business development companies, private credit funds, institutional investors, and issuers in structuring, negotiating, and documenting senior and senior-stretch loans, second lien loans, mezzanine financing, unitranche and private equity investments. In addition, he has extensive experience advising creditors on debt restructurings and out-of-court workout matters including restructuring support agreements, debt-for-equity exchanges and Article 9 remedies. Matt is currently ranked in Chambers for Banking & Finance-Illinois in Band 2 and is a “Recommended Individual” in Legal 500 USA’s Commercial Lending Category.


  • Loyola Law School, JD, cum laude
    Executive Editor, Loyola Law  Journal
  • Loyola University Chicago, BA, History


  • Illinois