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Frost Brown Todd (FBT) has added two new associate attorneys in its Louisville office:

Nelson D. Rodes has joined the firm’s Tax Law Practice Group, where he focuses on civil and criminal tax litigation matters. He assists with the formation of non-profit entities and with the tax implications and general business transactions. Rodes previously worked at a Big Four accounting firm, where he focused on state and local transactional tax, assisting clients with the tax consequences of M&As and post-transactional planning. He earned his J.D. at the University of Kentucky School of Law in 2013. He also has a Masters of Law degree from Georgetown University Law Center.

Samuel W. Wardle is an associate in FBT’s Business Litigation Practice Group. He divides his practice between complex commercial and administrative actions and appeals in the Kentucky and federal courts. Before joining FBT, Wardle worked in the Miami office of Morgan, Lewis, and Bockius, an international law firm, where he represented financial advisers and major banking institutions in civil and administrative cases. He also clerked for United States District Judge Paul C. Huck in the Southern District of Florida. Wardle earned his J.D at the University of Miami School of Law in 2013, summa cum laude. Before law school, he worked as a newspaper reporter covering state and local government, business, and sports in North Carolina, and earned his B.A. in journalism from UNC-Chapel Hill.