A member of the firm’s Financial Services group, Jim Hovis brings years of sophisticated, high-level experience to his finance and capital markets practice. For the majority of his career he managed the Financial Services group and served on the firm’s Management Committee from 1989 through 2015.

Overview

He regularly represents national and regional financial institutions in complex financing transactions, including:

  • Acquisition and leveraged buyout financing
  • Subordinated debt facilities
  • Syndicated finance facilities of all types
  • Lease financings, utilizing both tax and synthetic structures
  • Complex debt restructurings involving multiple classes of capital

Notable

Notable

  • Chambers USA - North Carolina, Banking & Finance, 2019-2021
  • Best Lawyers in America, Banking and Finance Law, 1995-2022
  • Active in numerous civic groups and youth sports organizations.

News

Affiliations

Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • North Carolina Bar Association

Education

J.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1980, with high honors; Order of Coif; Managing Editor, North Carolina Law Review

B.S., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1976; Phi Beta Kappa

Admissions

  • North Carolina, 1980
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"I would credit him with the building up of this area. In my opinion, no one is in the same category as Jim Hovis." - Chambers, 2021 

Chambers USA - North Carolina, Banking & Finance, 2019-2021

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