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Shawn M. Spalding

Associate, Louisville

Shawn is an Associate in Stoll Keenon Ogden’s Louisville office and joined the firm in 2019. He is part of the Real Estate, Corporate Finance & Lending, and Business Services practice groups.

Building on his undergraduate studies in business administration and finance, Shawn has become a go-to resource for commercial lenders and other Kentucky-based clients looking for help with complex real estate transactions. His experience includes negotiating and structuring transactions throughout the United States with interests at stake ranging from less than $1 million to over $250 million.

Before joining SKO, Shawn worked for several years in private practice at another large regional law firm, where he honed his expertise in commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS) loans. He also spent some time as in-house counsel for a regional real estate firm. In this role, he developed a keen understanding of how to provide efficient legal representation that drives value for the client.

Real Estate: Shawn handles a full spectrum of real estate transactions, but focuses on commercial real estate financing and lending. He has extensive experience helping clients navigate multifaceted real estate title and zoning matters.

Corporate Finance & Lending: Along with his work within the realm of real estate, Shawn counsels lenders in connection with transactions involving sophisticated real estate project and asset-based credit facilities. On behalf of lenders and borrowers, he has closed loans on all major property types, including retail, hospitality, multifamily, mixed-use and industrial facilities.

Business Services: Shawn is well-versed in an array of transactional matters, such as preparing and implementing purchase and sale agreements, licenses, leases and other business contracts.

Education
University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law
2013, J.D., cum laude
University of Louisville
2010, B.S. in Business Administration, with honors
Admissions
Kentucky

Affiliations

  • Kentucky Bar Association
  • Louisville Bar Association
  • University of Louisville College of Business Alumni Council, Secretary, 2018 – Present
  • Kentucky CCIM, member
  • Young Professional Association of Louisville
  • Credit Abuse Resistance Education, former volunteer
  • Leadership Council on Legal Diversity, former volunteer
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Work Highlights

Real Estate Finance – Historic Preservation

Represented a developer client in the documentation and closing of a property through the use of historic preservation tax credits. The financing supported a project in which, after a nearly 20-year vacancy, a former factory was rehabilitated and converted into an assisted-living facility.

Structured Finance

Managed the documentation and closing of several ongoing revolving credit lines for an institutional lending client. More than 150 loan transactions were closed as part of the credit facilities.

Real Estate Finance – PACE Loan

Represented a lending client in the documentation, negotiation and closing of a commercial real estate loan, which included a special financing assessment through the local government-sponsored Property-Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) program.

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