Lea practices principally from SKO's Louisville office, focusing on insolvency matters and commercial litigation. She chairs the Bankruptcy & Financial Restructuring practice and serves as co-chair of the Banking Litigation practice. Lea focuses her practice on business bankruptcy and restructuring, informal liquidations, commercial foreclosures, conduit loan issues, lender liability matters, loan participation disputes, and other credit facility disputes and commercial litigation.
Lea has extensive experience in business bankruptcy and general commercial litigation including representation of creditors and debtors in industries including healthcare, construction, manufacturing, automotive, retail, mining, entertainment, restaurant, equine and others in and out of court.
Lea is AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®, listed in The Best Lawyers in America® and ranked among the nation's Top 250 Women in Litigation by Benchmark Litigation.
Recent representative engagements include:
Represented a Kentucky community bank in defense of a borrower’s claims related to his investment with another borrower. The bank won summary judgment on all claims.
Obtained summary judgment from an Indiana federal court dismissing a lender liability action against a major regional bank and obtained dismissal of the borrower’s Chapter 11.
Represented major regional banks and community banks in foreclosures of office buildings, shopping centers, golf courses, subdivision property, multi-family residential properties, warehouses, manufacturing facilities and others.