As counsel to both startups and public companies, Courtney assists clients with buying and selling businesses, setting up entities and operations in a compliant manner, and providing contracts and policy documentation. She focuses on companies in the digital asset, fintech, and payments arenas, but also regularly advises companies on the financial regulations, such as money services business and anti-money laundering considerations. Clients rely on her breadth of expertise and practical solutions, and Courtney appreciates the opportunity to learn about evolving industries.
Courtney has nearly a decade of experience in corporate restructuring and municipal bankruptcy, representing clients in large transactional and litigation matters, and has served as finance counsel to healthcare companies. She previously served as a distressed debt and special situations analyst at a large international bank.
In addition to her client-facing role, Courtney mentors several associates and serves on the Firm’s Associate Personnel Committee.
Mergers and Acquisitions counsel in scores of acquisitions, aggregating to over $1 billion worth of asset and stock acquisitions spanning the payments and technology ecosystems.
Assist multiple clients with setting up payment platforms, for companies providing solutions in corporate expenses, school expenses, government fees and rental payments.
Assist clients establishing debit card programs in innovative industries.
Assist payment companies with revenue share agreements and setting up payment facilitator programs.
Assist a healthcare platform in negotiating a receivables purchase agreement with medical providers and a registered money services business.
Assist payment platforms with sponsorship agreement negotiations.
Advise clients on residential mortgage loan and servicing rights purchase and sale agreements.
Bank Secrecy Act, anti-money laundering, and money services business regulatory compliance counsel for numerous digital asset clients, including Bitcoin ATM providers, utility-token-based platforms, NFT minters, development studios, and trading platforms.
Assistance with employee agreements, intellectual property assignment agreements, vendor agreements, and fundraising documentation.
Assist digital asset providers with fiat on/off ramp solutions, including documentation of agreements with registered entities.
Counsel to clients on various corporate bankruptcy issues, including 363 sales, credit agreements, distressed debt, intellectual property, and trade creditors’ rights.
Counsel to borrowers in out-of-court restructuring of distressed loans.
Co-counsel to trustee for $5.7 billion in special revenue water and sewer bonds issue Detroit.
Co-counsel to trustee for over $2 billion in sewer bonds in the Jefferson County, Alabama bankruptcy.
Counsel to numerous creditors in the Lehman bankruptcy.
Counsel to automotive parts suppliers.
Associate counsel to DIP and prepetition lenders in the large, international newsprint bankruptcy of AbitibiBowater.
Associate counsel for the Controller for the State of California in actions brought in the BearingPoint bankruptcy.
Associate counsel for the debtor in the City of Vallejo municipal bankruptcy.
Associate counsel for the asset purchaser of two restaurant chains in bankruptcy.
University of Tennessee College of Law, J.D.
Belmont University, B.S., Political Science
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee, Hon. H. Bruce Guyton
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee, Hon. C. Clifford Shirley
New York, 2007
U.S. District Court, Middle and Eastern Districts of Tennessee
U.S. District Court, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan
U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
ATHENA Young Professional Leadership Award, 2021 Nominee
“40 Under 40,” Nashville Business Journal, 2020
Women in Payments Member
Chamber of Digital Commerce Member
Nashville Bar Association
Formerly Series 7 and 63 Licensed
Volunteer, Room In the Inn (2014-2021)
Board Member and Deacon, Eastwood Christian Church (2015-2018)
Mentor, Big Brother Big Sister Program (2013-2014)
Associate Personnel Committee, Member
Panelist, “How (and Where) to Find Good Blockchain Lawyers”, Boston Blockchain Association, Webinar, October 14, 2021.
Presenter, “A Look at the World of Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs) for Art & More,” TechFest, Technology Association of Louisville, Kentucky, August 2021.
Presenter, Tribune Bankruptcy – The Royal Bank of Scotland Distressed Debt Conference, London, 2010.
Contributor, “Cryptocurrency Suits Could Provide Road Map for Litigation Against NFT Marketplaces,” Law.com (May 2022)
Contributor, “Jay-Z’s NFT Feud Spotlights Legal Peril in Hot Investment Trend,” Bloomberg (Sept. 2021)
Podcast, “Energy: Lawyers, Guns, and Cryptocurrency?” The Motley Fool Industry Focus (Feb. 2019)
Co-author, “Op Ed: From Gray To Black and White: Traditional Regulations Come to Crypto,” Bitcoin Magazine (Dec. 2018)
Co-author, “United States: What Prepaid Accounts Are Subject To The New Prepaid Rules,” Mondaq (Apr. 2017)
Co-author, “Municipal Debtors: Cram Down of Special Revenue Debt” (Apr. 2014)
Co-author, “Lehman Limits Exercise of Setoff Rights in ISDA Pacts,” Law360 (May 2010)
In re Fedders North America, 405 B.R. 527 (Bankr. D. Del. 2009), by Courtney Rogers, 6 Int’l Corp. Rescue 307 (2009)
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