Jim Florack

Co-head of Finance, Davis Polk


Jim Florack is the Co-Head of Finance and also leads finance work in Latin America with Davis Polk. He has a particular focus on financings for leveraged acquisitions.

Jim is co-head of David Polk Finance practice. He advises clients on transactions including leveraged and investment-grade lending, structured finance, high-yield debt offerings and other capital markets transactions. He has a particular focus on acquisition financings, whether led by financial sponsors or otherwise. He represents leading U.S. and international banks and corporations in transactions in both U.S. and international cross-border markets.

Jim is also called upon by clients in times of crisis or unique challenges – ranging from advising banks in the 2008 financial crisis to representing the U.S. Treasury Department in implementing financings under the 2020 CARES Act.

He also leads the Latin America finance practice, representing banks and corporate clients. Chambers ranks Jim in Band 1 in Banking & Finance for both the United States and Latin America, quoting sources describing Jim as “absolutely fantastic” and one of “the best lender lawyers in the market, hands down