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Alexander G. Staffieri

Direct Phone: 502.568.5771

Alexander G. Staffieri

Alex is a Member of Stoll Keenon Ogden’s Louisville office and has been with the firm since 2011. A versatile attorney with substantial expertise in business and finance law, Alex contributes to multiple practice groups and handles complex business transactions.

Alex represents national, regional and community banks, along with strategic investors and borrowers. He also counsels the Kentucky Economic Development Finance Authority, providing documentation for many of the Authority's financial incentive programs.

Over the course of his career, Alex has been honored for his legal accomplishments with numerous recognitions, including a 2017 Rising Star listing in the Kentucky Super Lawyers peer review publication.

Corporate Finance & Lending: For financial institutions, Alex provides representation on a full spectrum of credit transactions, including commercial and industrial lending, commercial real estate lending, asset-based lending, structured finance and workout arrangements.

Real Estate: Alex represents corporate clients in connection with the acquisition, sale and financing of real estate and developments throughout the region. He serves as counsel to developers, participants and lenders in this arena.

Business Services: Alex assists corporate clients with a wide variety of transactional matters that are necessary for succeeding in a complicated marketplace. He works with companies in documenting and finalizing multimillion-dollar contract deals and he supports multigenerational families in business succession planning.

Mergers & Acquisitions: Financial negotiations are the underpinning of the sale of a business, and Alex brings his experience to the table to make the process as smooth as possible for clients. He represents clients in a variety of industries, ranging from hospitality to technology.

Securities & Corporate Governance: Alex regularly represents clients both small and large to help them navigate complexities associated with corporate governance, securities issuance and compliance, and regulatory matters.

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