Pamela Martinson represents major institutional and other lenders, lessors, borrowers and equity sponsors. She possesses extensive experience in complex financings of all kinds, including syndicated lending transactions (secured and unsecured), equipment leasing, asset-based lending, unitranche loans, subscription finance and structured finance. Her practice in large part centers on cross-border loans and security, marketplace lending, intercreditor relationships and lending to technology and growth companies, many within FinTech. Pam also has more than ten years of experience as a banker and commercial lender, where she was employed by an asset-based lender and a commercial bank in credit, credit management and sales positions.

Awards and Honors

  • Named the Best Lawyers' 2014 Palo Alto Banking and Finance Law “Lawyer of the Year”
  • Leading lawyer in Banking & Finance, Chambers USA (2011–2017)
  • Leading lawyer in banking law and structured finance law, The Best Lawyers in America (2007–2019)
  • Leading lawyer in bank lending, The Legal 500 (2012)
  • Leading lawyer in equipment finance law, The Best Lawyers in America (2011–2019)
  • Fellow, American College of Commercial Finance Lawyers (Executive Committee Officer, 2016 – present)

Memberships & Activities

  • Observer to Uniform Law Commission Drafting Committee on Regulation of Virtual Currency Businesses (2015-2017)
  • Co-chair, Women in Law Empowerment Forum Advisory Board
  • American Bar Association, Vice-chair of Secured Transactions Subcommittee
  • Member, Board of Trustees, Woodside Priory School
  • BuildOn West Coast Board
  • Past member, UCC Committee of the Business Law Section, State Bar of California, and chair of Subcommittee on Legal Opinions


  • Harvard Law School (J.D., 1989)
  • University of Denver (MBA, 1983)
  • University of Denver (B.A., 1980, magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa)