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Alexander G. Staffieri

Member, Louisville

Alex is a member of the Firm’s Business Services practice as well as the Corporate Finance & Lending, Real Estate and Securities & Corporate Governance sub-specialties.

Alex regularly represents national, regional and community banks, along with strategic investors and borrowers in connection with a wide variety of credit transactions, including commercial and industrial lending, commercial real estate lending, asset-based lending, structured finance and workout arrangements. In addition, Alex advises the Firm’s corporate clients regarding general corporate and financial transactions, including venture capital financings, commercial contracts, succession planning and corporate governance.  Alex serves as outside counsel to the Kentucky Economic Development Finance Authority, which provides financial support to companies throughout Kentucky by offering financial assistance and tax credit programs.

Alex has been honored as a Rising Star by Kentucky Super Lawyers for his many legal accomplishments. He is currently a Board Member of Junior Achievement of Kentuckiana, and a member of GLI’s Business Competiveness Committee, as well as the Louisville, Kentucky and American Bar Associations.

Education
University of Kentucky College of Law
2011, J.D., cum laude
University of Notre Dame
2008, M.S.A., magna cum laude
University of Notre Dame
2007, B.B.A., magna cum laude
Admissions
Kentucky

Recognition

  • Kentucky Super Lawyers Rising Star, Business/Corporate
  • Kentucky Law Journal, Volume 99, articles editor
  • James L. Rose Scholarship, University of Kentucky College of Law

Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • Kentucky Bar Association
  • Louisville Bar Association, Taxation Section, vice chairman
  • National Association of Bond Lawyers
  • Young Professionals Association of Louisville
  • Junior Achievement of Kentuckiana, SKO Company Champion
  • University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law, adjunct professor
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Work Highlights

Family Business Succession Planning and Estate Planning with Special Trusts

Represented husband and wife in planning for their business and estates by restructuring the company into voting and nonvoting shares, allowing them to transfer value while maintaining control, and preparing and implementing a stock restriction agreement, a multi-generation family protection trust, traditional A/B trust planning, essential planning, a qualified personal residence trust, a vacation home trust, and gifting trusts for each grandchild.

Related Practices: Business Services

Hotel Sale and Defeasance

Represented five hotel property owners in the simultaneous sale of hotel assets and real estate in multiple states. As counsel to the hotel property, SKO negotiated and documented complex sales documents, served as title agent for certain hotel properties, closed two separate defeasance transactions prior to the closing of the asset sale, and ensured a smooth transition of the management of assets from the former owners to the purchasing entities.

Emerging Business and Venture Capital

Currently represent a fund which makes convertible debt and preferred equity investments in early-stage Kentucky business entities to facilitate the commercialization of innovative ideas and technologies.

Venture Capital – Technology and Life Science

Currently represent a fund making seed round and early stage investments in companies dedicated to science and technology innovation. The corporation focuses on developing and managing creative initiatives in education, economic competitiveness and scientific research.

Economic Incentives

Currently represent state economic development cabinet in the documentation and negotiation of tax incentives under the Kentucky Business Investment Program, the Kentucky Reinvestment Act and the Kentucky Jobs Development Act programs designed to assist companies in establishing or expanding operations in Kentucky.

Economic Incentives

Currently represent state economic development cabinet in the documentation and negotiation of incentives under the Kentucky Small Business Credit Initiative ,a state-sponsored program designed to generate jobs and increase the availability of credit to small businesses by reducing the risk assumed by participating lenders in Kentucky.

Dealer Floor Plan Financing

Represented bank in the documentation and negotiation of $46 million floor plan credit and a construction draw facility used to finance borrowing group’s automobile dealerships in Tennessee and Missouri.

Structured Finance

Currently represent bank in the documentation, negotiation, and administration of multiple revolving credit facilities totaling more than $11 million to a mortgage lender, each of which is secured by the collateral assignment of promissory notes, mortgages and assignments of rents and leases on residential and commercial properties  in Kentucky, Indiana, Ohio, Virginia, West Virginia and Florida. 

Commercial Real Estate Lending – Special Assets

Represented bank in the documentation and negotiation of forbearance and workout terms for multiple credit facilities totaling $18 million used by the borrower to finance commercial real estate properties in Florida, Indiana, Kentucky and Alabama.

Commercial Real Estate Lending

Represented bank in the documentation and negotiation of multiple credit facilities totaling $25 million used by real estate holding company to refinance outstanding indebtedness and for general working capital purposes related to warehouse facilities  in Louisville, Kentucky. 

Commercial Real Estate Lending

Represented bank in the documentation and negotiation of a $4.5 million secured credit facility used by a real estate holding company to acquire a shopping center in Washington County, Indiana.  Our representation included the negotiation of estoppel certificates and subordination and non-disturbance agreements on behalf of the bank with multiple national retailers.

Commercial Real Estate Lending – Construction Financing

Represented bank in the documentation, negotiation and participation of a $16 million credit facility used by the borrower to finance the acquisition, improvement and construction of a multi-unit apartment complex in Shelby County, Kentucky. 

Commercial Real Estate and Acquisition Lending

Represented bank in financing the acquisition and improvement of three real estate properties located in Southern Indiana by related obligor groups. The closings were documented, negotiated and closed simultaneously in careful coordination with multiple sellers and their respective counsel, existing lessees and real estate brokers.  

Commercial Real Estate Lending – Construction Financing and Multi-bank Participation

Represented bank in the documentation, negotiation and participation of a $48 million credit facility used by the borrower to finance construction of a pediatric hospital owned and operated by an affiliate of the University of Louisville.

Commercial & Industrial Lending

Represented bank in the simultaneous closing of multiple credit facilities totaling approximately $18 million used by various obligor groups – a sheet metal company and related entities – to refinance outstanding indebtedness and for general working capital purposes.

Commercial & Industrial Lending

Currently represent bank in the documentation and negotiation of multiple credit facilities totaling more than $18 million to a dental holding company and its 150 related entities used by the borrowing group for general working capital purposes and acquisition needs.

Commercial & Industrial Lending – Syndication

Represented Administrative Agent and Lead Bank in the documentation and negotiation of syndicated credit facilities totaling $45 million used by the borrowing group for overall corporate restructure, the acquisition and improvement of two river cruise ships to add to their existing fleet, the refinance of outstanding debt and for general working capital purposes.

Asset Based Lending

Represented bank in the simultaneous closing of four credit facilities totaling $29 million used by the borrowing group – a national steel company in Ohio and related entities – to refinance outstanding indebtedness, construct a warehouse facility and for general working capital purposes.

Equity Offerings and Corporate Governance

Currently represent a software services company that provides a suite of management and IT solutions for financial institutions, designed to improve efficiency and compliance with federal regulations in connection with seed round and subsequent financings involving a large private equity funds.