John S. Egan

Member
Louisville
T 502.568.0224
F 502.581.1087
400 West Market Street
Suite 3200
Louisville, Kentucky 40202-3363

John represents lenders and borrowers in financial transactions and creditors in bankruptcies, complex foreclosures and receiverships. He also counsels the Firm's clients on a variety of municipal bond issues, serving as bond counsel or underwriter's counsel. He also serves as corporate counsel to a number of clients and advises companies on investment incentives available for new and expanded industry.

He is a frequent speaker and author of articles on financial transactions, bankruptcy and public finance topics. He is past Chairman of the Louisville Bar Association's Business Law Section and of the LBA's Bankruptcy Section.

Recent (last 18 months) representations:

  • Acted as bond counsel for a $330,000,000 tax exempt bond issue in which insured auction-rate bonds were redeemed and replaced by new fixed-rate tax-exempt debt.
  • Acted as bond counsel for a $146,000,000 tax exempt bond issue in which insured auction-rate bonds were redeemed and replaced by a mixture of new fixed-rate debt and variable rate letter-of-credit back debt
  • Represented one party in resolution of a dispute among a bond issuer, the letter of credit provider and the program administrator.
  • Represented the acquirer of assets of a financially-distressed manufacturer located in the southeastern United States; negotiated on behalf of the buyer with the seller's lender, equipment lessors and major customers and suppliers.

John is the leader of Frost Brown Todd's Lending and Commercial Services group.

Highlights & Recognitions

  • Kentucky Super Lawyers®2012-2014
  • The Best Lawyers in America® "Lawyer of the Year," Litigation - Bankruptcy, 2013
  • The Best Lawyers in America®, Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights Law/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, 2007-2015;   Public Finance Law, 2010-2015
  • AV® Rated, Martindale-Hubbell® 

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Kentucky Bar Association
  • National Association of Bond Lawyers
  • Subcommittee advising Joint Local Rules Commission of the Eastern and Western Districts of the United States District Court on bankruptcy related issues
  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Louisville Bar Association, Chairman Business Law Section, 2006

Non-FBT Publications and Events

"How to Handle a Client in Bankruptcy,"
Presentation to the Kentucky Society of CPAs (April 21, 2010)

"Practicing Under the New Bankruptcy Code-Changes to Chapter 11 Practice"
University of Kentucky CLE (September 2005)

"The Creditor’s Right of Reclamation and of Setoff and Recoupment"
University of Kentucky CLE (December 2002)

"Check Fraud: What is it? How does it happen? Who is liable?"
Joint presentation to bankers and clients, University Club, University of Louisville (December 6, 2001)

"How to Acquire and/or Assist Financially Troubled Nursing Homes"
Presentation to Kentucky Association of Not-for-Profit Homes and Services for the Aging, Inc. (June 1998)

"Financing the Transaction" 
Cambridge Institute Seminar on Buying and Selling Privately Held Companies in Kentucky, Louisville, Kentucky (October 1996)

"Selected Bankruptcy Cases from the Sixth Circuit 1994 and First Half 1995"
CLE presentation to the Bankruptcy Section of the Louisville Bar Association (September 1995)

"Theories in Lender Liability"
CLE presentation through the National Business Institute, Louisville, Kentucky (July 1995)

"UCC Pending Revisions and Current Developments"
CLE presentation through the National Business Institute, Louisville, Kentucky (July 1995)

"UCC Issues: Other Collateral"
CLE presentation to the Louisville Bar Association (December 1994)

Moderator: "The Bankruptcy Reform Act of 1994 and Other Current Developments"
Day-long CLE presentation, Louisville, Kentucky (February 1995)

Co-Author: "Ten Ways Revised Article 9 Will Change Your (Lending) Life,"
Kentucky Bankers Magazine (July 2000)

Co-Author: "The Sale of the Century or a Fraud on Creditors?: The Fiduciary Duty of Trustees and Debtors in Possession Relating to the Sale of a Debtor's Assets in Bankruptcy,"
The University of Memphis Law Review (July 1998)

Other Contact Info

Assistant

Loretta Sugg
Email
T 502.779.8546
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