James H. Voelker is an attorney in Holland & Knight's Dallas office. He represents business entities and financial institutions in connection with commercial finance transactions including senior debt, real estate and construction financing, acquisition financing, asset-based lending, secured and unsecured lending, structured financing and other forms of debt and equity financing. Mr. Voelker also counsels clients on general corporate matters such as formation, mergers and acquisitions.

In addition, Mr. Voelker is highly knowledgeable in matters related to energy and natural resources, advising clients at all stages of project development and financing in the renewable energy industry.

Mr. Voelker has also provided pro bono representation for asylum seekers in their defensive cases before the Executive Office for Immigration Review, and for veterans in service-related disability appeals before the Board of Veterans Appeals and the Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims.

Before joining Holland & Knight, Mr. Voelker worked at a private law firm. Prior to practicing law, he was program coordinator for the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. In that capacity, he worked with industry representatives, manufacturers and local governments to develop and implement strategies for improving air quality and reducing greenhouse gas emissions, particularly from the trade and transportation sector. Mr. Voelker also served as a legislative aid for the Atlanta City Council, developing policy solutions for a wide range of environmental issues such as planning and development, land conservation and solid waste management. Additionally, during law school, he served as the president of the Southern Methodist University International Law Review Association, overseeing the publication of The International Lawyer and The Law and Business Review of the Americas. Mr. Voelker also interned for the Honorable Barbara M.G. Lynn, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas.


  • Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude
  • Emory University, B.A.
Bar Admissions/Licenses
  • Texas
  • Urban Land Institute
  • American Bar Association: Section of Energy, Environment, and Resources
  • State Bar of Texas: Oil, Gas and Energy Resources Law Section
  • Dallas Bar Association
  • Dallas Association of Young Lawyers
Honors & Awards
  • Energy and Mineral Law Foundation Scholarship, 2009-2010
  • Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation Scholarship, 2009-2010
  • Order of the Coif