"smart, hard-working and personable - he is able to clearly outline the business issues and come to thoughtful compromises."
Zac Barnett is a finance partner in Mayer Brown’s Chicago office, is the co-head of the firm's Global Lending practice and is the global head of the firm's Fund Finance practice. Zac primarily represents lenders and borrowers in connection with various real estate, private equity, debt, energy, infrastructure and hedge fund financings. His deep understanding of the investment fund vehicle has led to the development of creative fund financing structures including fund of fund and fund of hedge fund facilities, private placements, hybrids, open-end fund lending structures as well as several different variations of fund aftercare facilities. Zac has extensive experience representing both borrowers and lenders in connection with subscription facilities. He also advises commercial banking clients engaged in domestic as well as international secured and unsecured financing transactions. In addition, he advises corporate clients, including casinos and companies in the entertainment and lodging industries.
IFLR1000 Americas 2017 Banking & Finance firm rankings lists Zac as a “Rising Star”. He was recognized in Chambers USA 2016, 2015, 2014, 2011 and 2010.
Zac joined Mayer Brown in 2002 and is a member of Mayer Brown’s Recruiting Committee.