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Jamie Brodsky

Direct Phone: 502.568.5473

Jamie Brodsky

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.

Work Highlights

Structured Finance; Real Estate Financing

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.

Real Estate and Construction Finance – Multi-Purpose Commercial Space

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.

Real Estate Finance – Medical Office Building

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.

Commercial & Industrial Lending

Represented bank client in the documentation, negotiation and participation $12 million cred facility used by borrowing group to finance accounts receivable and inventory in connection with its tobacco and convenience store operations.

Commercial & Industrial Lending

Currently represent bank in the documentation and negotiation of multiple credit facilities totaling more than $25 million to a dental holding company and its 150 related entities used by the borrowing group for general working capital purposes and acquisition needs.

Real Estate Finance – New Market Tax Credit Financing

Represented bank client in connection with financing to a national non-profit organization utilizing new market tax credits to finance the construction of an 80,000 square foot facility including a primary care health facility, youth and community outreach venues, health and wellness areas, and administrative offices in Evansville, Indiana.

Real Estate Finance – Hospitality

Represented bank client in the documentation, negotiation and participation of a $26 million credit facility used by the borrower to finance the improvement and construction of an AC Hotel by Marriott and 196 unit parking garage located in Louisville, Kentucky.  SKO’s representation included negotiation and documentation of a multi-level intercreditor agreement among the subordinated lending group, one of which provided financing under the EB-5 investment program.

Real Estate Finance – Entertainment

Represented bank client in the documentation and negotiation of two credit facilities totaling $20 million used by the borrowing group to finance the acquisition, improvement and construction of movie theater complexes located in Texas.

Real Estate Finance – Multi-Family

Represented bank client in the documentation and negotiation of a $26 million credit facility used by the borrower to finance the acquisition, improvement and construction of a multi-unit apartment complex located in Jeffersonville, Indiana.

Floor Plan and Real Estate Finance – Automobile Dealerships

Represented bank client in the documentation and negotiation of a $70 million floor plan credit and related real estate facilities used to finance the borrowing group’s automobile dealerships located in Pennsylvania.

Syndication

Represented administrative agent and lead bank in the documentation and negotiation of syndicated credit facilities totaling $57 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.

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.

Intellectual Property and Licensing

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 national private equity fund.

Economic Incentives

Currently represent state economic development cabinet in the documentation and negotiation of tax incentives under the Kentucky Business Investment Program, which is designed to assist companies in establishing or expanding operations in Kentucky, and the Kentucky Small Business Credit Initiative, which is designed to generate jobs and increase the availability of credit to small businesses by reducing the risk assumed by participating lenders in Kentucky.

Related Practices: Business Services

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.

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.

Represented a large Regional Bank in connection with a number of syndicated loan transactions ranging from $100 million to $250 million

Represented a large privately held real estate development company in connection with a $125 million syndicated loan transaction

Represented a national veterinary hospital and laboratory company in a management-led leveraged buyout in a transaction valued at $560 million and a subsequent $140 million initial public offering and concurrent $170 million Rule 144A debt offering and three subsequent Secondary offerings ranging in size from $150 million to $200 million

Represented an equine company in connection with a $170 million private placement of equity and debt securities