Joseph Folds IV

Joseph B. Folds IV

Baker & McKenzie LLP


Joseph Folds is an associate in the New York office of Baker McKenzie and a member of the Transactional Practice Group.

Practice Focus

Joseph’s practice touches upon a wide cross-section of legal areas within the broader Transactional practice.

His work is largely split between the Restructuring and Insolvency subgroup where he advises clients with respect to the implications of the United States Bankruptcy Code and has represented clients with an interest in distressed companies both within and outside of bankruptcy, and complex financing projects in North America in the infrastructure, energy and real estate sectors.

Representative Legal Matters

  • Represented BofA Securities Inc. and Barclays Capital Inc. in connection with a private activity bond offering in the state of Texas to finance the construction of additional managed toll lanes along I 35-W in the Dallas - Ft. Worth transportation corridor.

  • Advised the lenders in negotiating and closing a USD 86 million senior secured term loan facility and the letter of credit facility to finance the acquisition of the first of two large student housing facilities at the Universities of Iowa and Nevada.

  • Advised a large Chinese conglomerate with respect to the impact of the United States Bankruptcy Code on its investment in a distressed electric vehicle manufacturer based in California.

  • Acting on behalf of a major debt fund, negotiated a holdco financing facility to finance the operation of 3 run-of-river river hydroelectric power projects located in the Huánuco and Junin regions of Peru.


  • New York~United States (2019)


  • Columbia Law School (J.D.) (2018)
  • University of Virginia (B.A., with distinction) (2015)


  • English