Joseph Polonsky

Professional Biography

Joey Polonsky is a partner in Cadwalader’s Charlotte office. He advises banks, private credit funds and other financial institutions that provide companies with the liquidity necessary to make acquisitions, refinance existing debt, make dividends to equity holders, and restructure their balance sheets. He works closely with public companies, large cap companies, sponsor-backed companies and privately held companies on how to structure complicated financings and debt & equity restructurings, including for first lien and second lien financings, asset-backed financings, unitranche financings, FILO financings, unsecured financings, and DIP financings.

Joey received his law degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he graduated with high honors and was inducted into the Order of the Coif. While at UNC Law, he was an Articles Editor for the North Carolina Law Review and he was awarded the Gressman-Pollitt Award. He served for three years on the UNC Law Pro Bono Board, and was one of eight members of his class inducted into the James E. and Carolyn B. Davis Society.

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