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Biography

Kacy helps developers, investors and property owners go from funding to final inspection by assisting with the acquisition, development and disposition of commercial real estate assets, primarily in the multifamily and hospitality industries. Her practice includes negotiating construction and permanent financing arrangements, leasing transactions and land use and zoning matters. She further counsels her real estate clients in their ongoing operations, assisting with both transactional and litigation matters. In doing so, she assists clients with such matters as early-stage capital formation, exempt securities offerings and the protection easement and other real property interests.

Kacy also represents lenders in construction, permanent and refinancing transactions. By regularly working on both the borrower and lender side of real estate development transactions, she is uniquely positioned to understand the primary risks of concern to each party, to proactively mitigate the financing risks presented by a project and to focus negotiation efforts on the issues that matter.

Originally from Florida, Kacy is licensed in both Tennessee and Florida. She earned her law degree from Vanderbilt University Law School and graduated summa cum laude from the University of Florida with a B.S. in business administration. She is an active member of Urban Land Institute (ULI) Nashville and serves on the Foster Care Review Board for Davidson County, Tennessee, as well as on the firm’s Recruiting Committee.

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Experience

Legal Work Highlights

Developer’s counsel in the acquisition, financing and development of multifamily, mixed-use and hospitality projects, including projects with more 250 units.

Developer’s counsel in the negotiation of affordable housing agreements with governmental authority for multifamily project.

Developer’s counsel in the disposition of multifamily project valued at more than $100 million.

Lender’s counsel for construction and permanent loans for industrial and condominium projects valued at more than $40 million.

Developer’s counsel in the negotiation of hotel franchise agreement for hotel with approximately 150 rooms.

Lender’s special real estate counsel with respect to a loan of more than $100 million for a renewables project.

Property owner’s counsel in the successful defense of easement rights essential to the value of the restaurant property.

Developer’s counsel in connection with obtaining final stormwater approval for a 30-unit condominium development.

Acquirer’s associate counsel in $24 million acquisition of equity interests.

Education

Law School

Vanderbilt University Law School, J.D., 2017

John W. Wade Scholar Journal of Transnational Law: Authorities Editor

Undergraduate School

University of Florida, B.S., Business Administration-Marketing, 2014, summa cum laude

Bar Memberships

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

Tennessee, 2017

Florida, 2018

Recognition

Local & National Recognition

Selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch®, Real Estate Law, 2023

Selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers: Mid-South Rising Stars®, Real Estate Law, 2022

Thomas C. Banks Award for the Outstanding Jessup Moot Court Team Member, Vanderbilt University Law School, 2017

Scholastic Excellence Award: Wills and Trusts, Vanderbilt University Law School, 2016

Homecoming Court, University of Florida, 2013

Professional Affiliations

Professional Affiliations & Memberships

Urban Land Institute, Co-Chair of Young Leaders Sports Social Committee

Nashville Bar Association, Community Relations Committee

Civic Activities

Civic & Charitable Organizations

Foster Care Review Board, Davidson County, Tennessee, 2021-present

Young Leaders Council, Nashville Class 79, 2022

TN Achieves Mentor, TN Promise, 2016-2020

Guardian ad Litem, Eighth Judicial Circuit Court of Florida, 2013-2014

Firm Committees

Kacy serves or has served in the following leadership role(s) at Frost Brown Todd:

Associate Recruiting Committee, Member

Presentations

Kacy was invited to speak at the following events:

“Hot Topics in Real Estate: Tennessee Real Estate Case Law Update – You Be the Judge,” Tennessee Land Title Association and the Tennessee Bar Association, 2018-2021

“Contracts for Small Businesses,” Nashville Business Incubation Center, 2018-2019

Major Publications

Kacy is an author or contributor to the following publications:

“Zoning Rules Create Affordability and Economic Benefits,” Co-author, Westlaw, August 28, 2021

“Making the Most on the Sale of Your Business – An Owner’s Tax Considerations on Earnouts,” Co-author, Lexology, June 29, 2020

Two offerings – one token: Simultaneous Rule 506© and Reg S offerings of security tokens,” Co-author, Lexology, April 01, 2019

“Five Things to Know About Security Token Offerings,” Co-author, Distributed.com, February 11, 2019

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