James C. Davis


  • JD, Harvard Law School, 2012
  • AB, cum laude, Harvard College, 2006
  • Vordiplom, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, 2008


  • Illinois, 2012
  • German
  • Spanish

James C. Davis


Jim’s practice focuses on private equity buyouts and strategic M&A, including cross-border transactions, public and private mergers, acquisitions and divestitures, and corporate governance. He also regularly represents providers of fairness and solvency opinions in connection with dividends, sale-leasebacks and other significant transactions.

Between undergraduate and law school, Jim studied mathematics and worked for a political consulting firm in Berlin, Germany.


  • Representing Mitsubishi Bank in its pending acquisition of UBS Global Asset Management's Administrative Fund Services Business.
  • Represented Altamont Capital Partners in its acquisition of a majority stake in Celestite Holdings, a prominent non-standard auto insurance managing general agency.
  • Represented Cressey & Company in its sale of Encompass Home Healthcare to HealthSouth Corporation.
  • Represented BV Investment Partners in its sale of Butterfield Fulcrum Group and FORS Limited, each a hedge fund administrator, to Mitsubishi Bank.
  • Represented Pfingsten Partners in its acquisition of Allied Reliability Group, an international provider of predictive maintenance and condition-based monitoring services.
  • Represented TPG Capital and Immucor, Inc. in connection with Immucor’s acquisition of Organ-I, a provider of biotech diagnostics.
  • Represented a strategic buyer in its acquisition from a private equity fund of a leading provider of specialist physicians to hospitals.
  • Represents leading financial advisors in connection with providing solvency and fairness opinions.



  • Co-author, “Implied covenant of good faith and scope of arbitration in earnout disputes,” International Law Office (May 27, 2015)
  • Co-author, “Appraisal decisions: deal consideration as fair value,” International Law Office’s Corporate/M&A Newsletter (September 17, 2014)
  • Co-author, “SEC issues broker-dealer no-action letter for M&A brokers,” International Law Office (July 9, 2014)
  • Co-author, “Weak fairness opinion not an independent violation of Revlon duties,” International Law Office (May 3, 2014)
  • Co-author, “Cooper terminates Apollo deal,” International Law Office (March 26, 2014)
  • Co-author, “The basket case,” International Law Office (November 27, 2013)