Javier Martinez


Education and Clerkships

J.D., University of Chicago Law School, 2001

B.A., Texas A&M University, 1997, cum laude, University Honors, Foundation Honors






Javier Martinez is a partner in the Finance Practice Group in the San Antonio office of Haynes and Boone. His primary focus is in representing lenders and some borrowers in secured transactions at all stages of the deal, from negotiating term sheets to booking loans to various forms of workouts including preparing for structured bankruptcies. Javier routinely represents clients in syndicated commodities finance transactions, other traditional asset based loans, and other loans with unique collateral issues like media loans and subscription lines for funds. He also has extensive experience in complex commodities swap and hedging intercreditor issues faced by senior lendors and cross-border transactions with an emphasis on Latin America, having represented clients in both multi-jurisdictional loan and merger transactions.

Professional Recognition

  • Recognized as one of the Best Lawyers in Dallas by D Magazine, D Magazine Partners, for Banking and Finance, 2016-2017, 2019-2021
  • Texas Super Lawyers, Rising Stars Edition, Thomson Reuters, 2007-2011

Professional and Community Activities

  • Leadership Council on Legal Diversity
  • Antient and Honorable Edmund Burke Society

Featured Event

Fund Finance Association Virtual Week 2020: Key Takeaways - Haynes and Boone Partner Albert Tan conducted a keynote interview with Ronnie Chan, Chairman of Asia Society and Hang Lung Group. Partner Javier Martinez participated on a panel titled “Living in Interesting Times: A Year in Review,” and Partner Emma Russell co-chaired the European conference and spoke on two panels: “Bolder than Big Society” and “Women in Fund Finance.”

Selected Client Representations

  • Represented agent in $2.5 billion multicurrency syndicated subscription line loan.
  • Represented agent in $500 million multicurrency syndicated subscription line loan with secured hedging availability.
  • Represented agent in $1 billion syndicated loan secured by commodities related collateral.
  • Represented agent in $700 million syndicated loan secured by commodities collateral in the U.S., Latin America and Europe.
  • Represented Ecuadorian clients in four-party merger with U.S.-based agricultural companies structured through holding companies in Bermuda, Panama and Ecuador.
  • Represented an investment fund borrower in $150 million loan facility secured by collateral in seven different countries.
  • Represented domestic lender in booking and working out real estate and hotel development loans in Costa Rica.
  • Assisted in coordinating $300 million international loan fraud case for a foreign sovereign.
  • Represented multi-billion dollar investment fund in collateralizing its subscription-based credit facility.
  • Represented a $5 billion investment fund in connection with closing of its subscription line.


DMag Best Lawyers 2015

Haynes and Boone Featured on D Magazine Best Lawyers List

Haynes and Boone, LLP maintains a solid presence in the annual D Magazine Best Lawyers in Dallas directory, with 27 firm lawyers recognized across various practice areas.

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