Gail Merel - Andrews Kurth LLP

Gail Merel

Listed in Best Lawyers since 1995
Phone: 713-220-4760

Gail practices in the corporate and securities and business transactions areas of the firm, with extensive experience in a variety of corporate transactions and a particular emphasis in corporate finance matters, including taxable and tax-exempt public debt issuances, private placements, commercial paper programs, syndicated and single-lender loan and letter of credit facilities, debt restructures, project financings, leveraged and synthetic lease transactions, structured financings, asset securitizations, cross-border and multi-currency financings, collateralized mortgage obligations, venture capital investments and lender liability counseling.

Gail has represented a wide range of participants in these matters, including national, state and foreign banking institutions, insurance companies, trustees, asset-based and other lending institutions, underwriters, venture capital investors, securities issuers, borrowers and other corporate clients. A significant portion of her practice has also been devoted to transactions related to the health care industry. Gail also has extensive experience in handling secured transactions, including under both Articles 8 and 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code.

Gail has been named one of the Best Lawyers in America for each year since 1995, as published by Woodward/White Publications. Among her professional honors, she has been elected a Fellow of The American College of Commercial Finance Lawyers.

Additional Information

Representative Experience
  • Representation of affiliated oil and gas production investment companies in secured, syndicated credit facilities aggregating $3 billion
  • Representation of financial institution in $35 million syndicated acceptance facility
  • Representation of litigation support services company in its senior credit facility, subordinated debt facilities, intercreditor arrangements and equity investments
  • Representation of public hospital corporation in its receivables securitization facility and $65 million asset-based loan and letter of credit facility
  • Representation of independent oil and gas producer in public offering of $150 million guaranteed senior subordinated notes and related exchange
  • Representation of petrochemical producer in $475 million syndicated cogeneration project financing
  • Representation of telecommunications provider in $300 million debtor-in-possession revolving credit facility
  • Representation of trustee in $40 million Rule 144A convertible senior subordinated note issuance
Harvard UniversityPh.D. Cornell UniversityBS Harvard Law SchoolJ.D.
Working Group on Legal Opinions FoundationThe American College of Commercial Finance Lawyers DirectWomen (formed as an initiative of the American Bar Association and Catalyst, Inc.)TriBar Legal Opinions CommitteeAmerican Bar AssociationTexas Business Law FoundationSubcommittee on the Usury Reform Act BillHouston Commercial Finance Lawyers Forum

Office Location

600 Travis Street, Suite 4200
Houston, TX 77002
United States

Practice Areas

Banking and Finance Law