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Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP

Banking & Finance

6 ranked lawyersBand 1New YorkUSA 2021 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

Deep bench of expert financing practitioners notable for its breadth, serving both borrower and lender clients at the highest level. Highly regarded for both leveraged and investment-grade lending, including debt restructuring and acquisition financing. Boasts impressive international reach, with stellar reputation for  deals involving Latin American countries.

Strengths

Sources say: "They work efficiently so we feel we're getting good value."

Sources note: "The lawyers there are very good; they are very creative, user-friendly and knowledgeable about the market."

Work highlights

Advised Royalty Pharma in connection with its entry into $7.3 billion of new term loan credit facilities.

Notable practitioners

James Florack is the current co-head of the firm’s global finance practice and advises on many of the market's most high-profile financings.
"He is very commercial and attentive and is at the top of the field." "He has an unbelievably sharp intelligence and is a really good partner."

Jason Kyrwood 's vast capabilities enable him to handle all manner of transactions from acquisition to exit financings.
"He is incredibly knowledgeable about all aspects of the market." "He is practical and easy to deal with."

Kenneth Steinberg is a trusted adviser to a host of preeminent bank clients. He typically handles asset-based financings.
"He is strong on the technical side and easy to work with." "He is very hard-working and user-friendly."

Meyer Dworkin can advise clients on the full gamut of financings, working alongside both borrowers and lenders.
"Meyer Dworkin is brilliant; he provides practical advice based on his thorough understanding of complex banking documents and market norms." "He is very creative and constructive on how we approach issues."

Monica Holland has broad experience working on both lender and borrower-side matters. She frequently counsels on acquisition finance and asset-based loans.
"She is phenomenal, I like her a lot."

Sartaj Gill is regularly relied upon by private equity clients for his strengths in acquisition finance.
"He is very experienced, smart, patient and responsive." "He is a smart guy who knows the documentation really well."

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Banking & Finance

Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP

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Location

450 Lexington Avenue

New York

New York

USA

NY 10017

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Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

New York

Banking & Finance


James A Florack
Band 1
Jason Kyrwood
Band 1
Kenneth Steinberg
Band 4
Meyer C Dworkin
Band 3
Monica L Holland
Band 5
Sartaj Gill
Band 4