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Biography

Ed is the former member-in-charge of the Lexington office and the co-chair of the firm’s Energy and Utilities team. Prior to joining the firm, he was a member of the law firm of Sawyer & Glancy PLLC, an associate with the law firm of Greenebaum Doll & McDonald, and a CPA with Peterson Consulting.

Ed practices in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, energy and natural resources, corporate, commercial transactions, real estate, bank lending, economic incentives, equine, and workouts and restructurings. His clients include commercial banks, mining companies, real estate companies, and vehicle manufacturers.

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Experience

Legal Work Highlights

Represented coal mining companies in various mergers and acquisitions and financings, including: (i) multiple acquisitions of eastern Kentucky coal mines and reserves; (ii) $25 million purchase of an Ohio coal company; (iii) $25 million acquisition of Ohio and West Virginia coal reserves, (iv) $125 million credit facility, and (v) $250 million multi-tranche credit facility.

Advised oil and natural gas company in sale of Tennessee oil and natural gas interests.

Represented an internet horse racing wagering company in the $60 million sale of its business.

Represented shareholders of closely-held vent-free fireplace and stove manufacturer in the $60 million sale of all of their stock.

Assisted vehicle manufacturers and suppliers with acquisition and development of greenfield manufacturing sites.  Representation included the following areas:  property transfers, acquisition financing, easements and restrictions, leases to suppliers, economic incentives and construction matters.

Advised vehicle manufacturers in restructurings with financially-troubled suppliers.

Represented a vehicle dealer in the $25 million acquisition of two dealerships.

Represented various commercial banks in making numerous commercial loans ranging in size from $3 million to $50 million per loan.

Education

Law School

University of Chicago Law School, J.D., 1993

Graduate School

Northwestern University, Master of Management, 1990

Undergraduate School

University of Pennsylvania, B.S., 1986, magna cum laude
Beta Alpha Psi

Bar Membership

Ed is licensed to practice in the following state:

Kentucky, 1993

Recognition

Local & National Recognition

AV® Rated, Martindale-Hubbell®

The Best Lawyers in America®, Real Estate Law, 2005-2019

Ducks Unlimited Service Award

Life Membership to Headley-Whitney Museum Awarded for Service

Professional Affiliations

Professional Affiliations & Memberships

American Bar Association

Fayette County Bar Association

Kentucky Bar Association

Civic Activities

Civic & Charitable Organizations

Bluegrass Chapter of the American Red Cross, Director

Headley-Whitney Museum, Vice President of the Board

Leadership Bluegrass Program of Commerce Lexington

University of Pennsylvania Secondary School Committee, Chairman

Commerce Lexington

Christ the King Church

Firm Committees

Ed serves on the following committees at Frost Brown Todd.

Energy & Utilities Industry Team, Co-chair

Former Member-in-Charge, Lexington office

Former Finance Committee, Member