Jamie is a Member in Stoll Keenon Ogden's Louisville and Lexington offices. He serves on the firm’s Board of Directors and chairs the firm's Corporate Finance & Lending practice and co-chairs the firm's Business Services practice. Jamie is also active in the firm's Real Estate, Mergers & Acquisitions, Bankruptcy & Financial Restructuring and Equine practices.
For his many legal accomplishments, Jamie is listed in The Best Lawyers in America®, recognized by Chambers USA and is honored as a Kentucky Super Lawyer. In 2017, he became the first practicing attorney to be recognized with a Best in Finance award by Business First of Louisville.
Jamie regularly represents national banks, large regional banks, small community banks and strategic and financial investors in connection with complex secured and unsecured credit facilities and structuring out of court workouts. In addition, his practice focuses on advising middle-market, emerging growth and development stage companies on a variety of corporate and financial transactions, including venture capital financings, private placements of equity and debt securities, mergers and acquisitions and joint ventures. He is experienced in a wide range of general corporate issues, including executive employment agreements, stock incentive plans, various commercial contracts and partnership agreements. Jamie's experience also includes advising clients in connection with federal and state securities law reporting and compliance.
Jamie also serves as "outside" general counsel to a number of corporations, limited liability companies and other entities in a wide variety of industries and businesses, including energy, entertainment, equine, e-commerce, manufacturing and retail. He serves as outside counsel to the Kentucky Economic Development Finance Authority which provides financial support to companies throughout Kentucky by offering an array of financial assistance and tax credit programs. In addition, Jamie is actively involved in the venture capital community in Kentucky and represents Commonwealth Seed Capital and Kentucky Science and Technology Corporation, organizations that make debt or equity investments in early-stage Kentucky business entities to facilitate the commercialization of innovative ideas and technologies.
Represented bank client in the documentation, negotiation and participation of the simultaneous closing of $40 million credit facility used by the borrower to finance accounts receivable and inventory in connection with its manufacturing business located in Tennessee, and a $6 million real estate facility used to acquire certain real property located in Tennessee.
Represented bank client in connection with its financing of a $100 million multi-purpose development located in downtown Lexington. The project included the construction of an underground parking garage, office building, residential suites and commercial space.
Represented bank client in the documentation, negotiation and participation of a $48 million credit facility used by the borrower to finance the construction of a pediatric hospital owned and operated by an affiliate of the University of Louisville. SKO represented the bank in the subsequent semi-permanent financing for the credit facility, which was closed in April 2017, and is currently serving as both bank and bond counsel in connection with the conversion of the existing credit facility to a tax exempt facility.