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Jeff joined the Lexington office in January 1996. Before joining the firm, he practiced in the Los Angeles and District of Columbia offices of Latham & Watkins, and opened and worked in its Hong Kong office.

Jeff is the chair of the firm’s Business Department and has served as the Business Combinations and Capital Transactions Practice Group Leader. He has substantial experience representing domestic and foreign buyers and sellers in connection with the purchase and sale of private and public companies, and representing companies that are establishing a presence in the Midwestern and Southern United States. He also has significant experience representing lenders and borrowers in funding transactions involving the United States and foreign jurisdictions. Jeff works extensively on all stages of corporate and financial transactions, including structuring, negotiating, documenting and consummating such transactions.

Jeff's Relevant Experience

Other Info About Jeff


Law School

Cornell Law School, J.D., 1988, cum laude
Note Editor for the International Law Journal

Undergraduate School

Bucknell University, B.A., 1985, magna cum laude
Phi Beta Kappa

Bar Memberships

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

California, 1989

District of Columbia, 1991

Kentucky, 1997


Local & National Recognition

2014-2015 Corporate Intl Magazine Global Award: “Cross Border M&A Attorney of the Year in Kentucky”

The Best Lawyers in America®, Corporate Law, Mergers & Acquisitions, 2003-2022; Lexington Corporate Law/Mergers & Acquisitions Law “Lawyer of the Year,”, 2013, 2017, 2021

Chambers USA, Corporate/M&A, 2008-2016

Selected for inclusion in Kentucky Super Lawyers®, 2007-2009, 2012-2022

AV® Rated, Martindale-Hubbell®

Professional Affiliations

Professional Affiliations & Memberships

Kentucky Bar Association

American Bar Association

Fayette County Bar

District of Columbia Bar Association

California Bar Association

Bluegrass Peer Exchange Network

Kentucky World Trade Center, Board Member; Chair of Programs and Events Committee

Firm Committees

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

Business Department, Chair

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