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Jamie Brodsky

Member, Louisville

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.

Education
University of California Los Angeles
1999, J.D.
University of California Los Angeles
1996, B.A., summa cum laude
Admissions
California
Kentucky
U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of Kentucky
U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Western District of Kentucky

Recognition

  • Best Lawyers in America®, 2013 - present
  • Chambers USA, Leading Lawyer for Business, Corporate/M&A, 2014-2017
  • Kentucky Super Lawyer, Banking, 2013-2017
  • Business First of Louisville, Best in Finance award, 2017
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Affiliations

  • Kentucky Bar Association
  • California Bar Association
  • Louisville Zoo, Board of Directors
  • Make-A-Wish Foundation, board member
  • March of Dimes, executive leadership team
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Work Highlights

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.

Lender’s Counsel

Served as lender’s counsel for the issuance of $5 million tax-exempt revenue bonds to finance new nonprofit secondary educational facilities.

Served as lender’s counsel for the issuance of $25.5 million tax-exempt revenue bonds to refinance existing educational facilities for a private Kentucky college.

Served as lender’s counsel for the issuance of $9.3 million tax-exempt revenue bonds to refinance existing educational facilities for a private Kentucky college.

Related Practices: Business Services, Public Finance

Commercial Real Estate Lending

Represented a Bank client in connection with credit facilities totaling $18 million to borrowing group to finance the construction of two multi-family apartment complexes.

Equine Financing

Represented bank client in the documentation and negotiation of multiple secured credit facilities in excess of $20 million used to finance the obligors’ equine operations throughout the United States.

Shopping Center Transaction & Acquisition

Acted as the title agent and local Kentucky counsel in a transaction involving the acquisition of a significant portion of a shopping center development.

Related Practices: Real Estate

Venture Capital Investments

Represented a fund that makes convertible debt or preferred equity investments in numerous early-stage Kentucky business entities to facilitate the commercialization of innovative ideas and technologies.

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.

News Seminars
"Arranging Financing for a Business Acquisition/New Business Venture (Venture Capital Funding, Bank Financing, Tax Incentives and Other Financing Options)" 2016
"Tax Credits, Government Loans, Government Guarantees and Other Incentives Available to Businesses" 2014-2018
"Use of Collateral and Guarantees to Increase Likelihood of Repayment of Loans" 2016
"Lender Issues in a Troubled Economy - Working with Distressed Borrowers and Avoiding Potential Pitfalls" 2016-2018