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New partners add depth and breadth to FBT’s national finance practice

Frost Brown Todd (FBT) broadened and deepened its leading national finance capabilities by adding Jamie Brodsky, Alexander G. Staffieri, and Kaitlyn J. George as partners in the firm’s Commercial Finance Practice Group in its Louisville office.

“Jamie, Alex, and Kaitlyn are viewed by the marketplace and their peers as the premier commercial lending lawyers in Kentucky, with a growing regional reputation throughout the eastern half of the U.S.,” said FBT’s Commercial Finance Practice Group Leader Rebecca M. Moore. “They are an efficient and effective team performing at the highest level, a great match with our top producing finance team, and they bring important skills and experience that will create new opportunities for our clients and for our firm.”

The new partners bolster the firm’s national commercial finance capabilities in sophisticated commercial real estate finance and asset-based lending work, particularly in balance sheet lending transactions. The trio will expand the firm’s expertise in advising its real estate, financial services and private equity clients on the full range of commercial finance transactions, including syndicated loans.

“With our larger platform and synergies with our broader finance industry team, we expect this team to drive a higher volume of sophisticated deals in important areas of growth for our firm,” said FBT’s Finance Industry Team Leader Geoffrey M. White. “Visits with clients in Los Angeles, Chicago, New York, Charlotte and other markets are near-term priorities.”

“Frost Brown Todd’s robust national platform is perfectly suited for our team’s dynamic and expansive practice,” said Brodsky, who is also licensed in California after starting his career in Akin Gump’s Los Angeles office. “FBT’s late 2022 merger with AlvaradoSmith in California signifies a smart, committed approach to growth at a national level that is incredibly attractive to us. We are tremendously excited for the opportunity to continue to service and grow with our clients on the FBT platform, and to meaningfully contribute to the firm’s continued success”

“Jamie, Alex and Kaitlyn have close relationships with leading financial institutions and are incredibly well connected and respected in Louisville and additional key markets where they practice,” said Jennifer Y. Barber, Louisville Office Partner-in-Charge. “We are thrilled to welcome them to the firm and look forward to their contributions to client service and lateral growth.”

Jamie S. Brodsky advises banks, strategic and financial investors, and emerging growth, development stage and middle-market companies in a variety of corporate and financial transactions, including venture capital financings, private placements of equity and debt securities, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, out-of-court workouts, and complex secured and unsecured credit facilities. He has advised clients in connection with federal and state securities law reporting and compliance, in addition to handling a wide range of general corporate issues. Jamie previously served on his prior firm’s Board of Directors and chaired its Corporate Finance & Lending Practice

Alexander G. Staffieri assists banks and investors with a wide range of business and finance law matters, including complex business transactions. His experience includes matters touching everything from commercial real estate lending, structured finance and asset-based lending to mergers and acquisitions, securities and corporate governance, and business services. He has represented clients across a broad spectrum of industries, including technology, real estate, financial services and hospitality.

Kaitlyn J. George counsels financial institutions and companies and individuals on business transactions pertaining to financial transactions, including obtaining and restructuring corporate credit facilities.  She has extensive experience on commercial real estate matters and also assists with a variety of general corporate and commercial issues, including leasing, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, contract work, and stock sales. She was an associate at FBT from 2014 to 2017.