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Biography

Amy is a corporate finance attorney, focusing on bond financings, commercial loans and economic development incentive programs. With respect to her public finance practice, Amy represents governmental entities, 501(c)(3) organizations and for profit entities in qualified tax-exempt and taxable financings and post-issuance tax and securities compliance serving as bond counsel, borrower’s counsel and disclosure counsel. Amy also represents lenders and underwriters in tax-exempt bond financings. With respect to economic development programs, Amy represents lenders, developers, borrowers and governmental entities in new markets tax credit, historic tax credit and qualified opportunity zone transactions. Amy also represents qualified active low-income community businesses (QALICBs) and community development entities (CDEs) in structuring transactions involving new market tax credits. Amy also advises on commercial lending transactions, including acquisition, asset-based and leverage financings.

 

Other Info About Amy

Experience

Legal Work Highlights

Serves as bond counsel, underwriters counsel and corporate counsel in tax-exempt and taxable financings for governmental and non-profit transactions

Advises issuers and borrowers regarding post-issuance tax compliance matters

Represents lenders, developers, borrowers and governmental entities in economic development incentive programs including new market tax credits, historic tax credits and qualified opportunity zones

Represents agents and lenders in secured and unsecured. syndicated and single-bank financing. including acquisition, asset-based and leveraged financing

Education

Law School

Washington and Lee University School of Law. J.D.. 2002

Undergraduate School

University of Richmond. B.S. in Business Administration. Concentration in Accounting. cum laude,1996

Bar Membership

Amy is licensed to practice in the following state(s):

North Carolina

West Virginia

West Virginia, CPA

Recognition

Local & National Recognition

Named the Best Lawyers® 2019 “Lawyer of the Year” in the area of Banking and Finance Law in Charleston, W.Va.

Chambers USA, Corporate/Commercial: Banking & Finance, 2019; Banking & Finance, 2020-2021

Nominated by her peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America in the areas of Banking and Finance Law and Commercial Finance Law

Recognized by West Virginia Super Lawyers°

2017 Alumni Volunteer of the Year, Washington & Lee University School of Law

2013 Graduate of the BB&T Leadership Institute

Listed in West Virginia Super Lawyers”’ Rising Stars list for Bonds/Government Finance, 2012 – 2013

Recognized by West Virginia Executive as a Young Gun, 2013 The State Journals Generation Next 40 under 40 Winner, 2010

2015 Spirit of Caring Award, United Way of Central West Virginia

2013 West Virginia Executive Young Gun

2010, West Virginia State Journal Generation Next 40 under 40 Award Winner

Come Home to West Virginia Spokesperson 2009

Professional Affiliations

Professional Affiliations & Memberships

National Association of Bond Lawyers

American Bar Association, Business Section

West Virginia Society of CPAs

American Health Lawyers Association

Counsel of Development Finance Agencies

West Virginia Bar Association

North Carolina Bar Association

Civic Activities

Civic & Charitable Organizations

MVB Bank, Inc. Community Advisory Board

Vice Chairman, Board of Directors, Edgewood Summit, Inc.

Co-Chair, Steering Committee, WELD – Charleston Chapter

Member, Board of Directors, YWCA of Kanawha Valley

Member, Board of Directors, West Virginia Region of American Red Cross

The Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation Scholarship Committee

University of Richmond Alumni Recruiting Committee

Class Agent, Washington & Lee University School of Law

 

Firm Committees

Amy serves on the following committee at Frost Brown Todd:

Opinion Committee, Member

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