Nick joined the corporate and business department in 2008. Nick was a summer associate at Frost Brown Todd during the summer of 2007. He is a 2008 graduate of the College of Law at the University of Kentucky, where he participated with the Kentucky Law Journal. Prior to law school, Nick earned his Bachelor of Arts in economics and government from Centre College in Danville, Kentucky. In his employment with Frost Brown Todd, he assists public and private companies with the legal aspects of general business matters, including compliance with state and federal statutes, mergers and acquisitions, equity financings, and organization and formation matters.
Summer Associate, Frost Brown Todd LLC, Louisville, KY (May-August, 2007)
Summer Associate, Dinsmore & Shohl, LLP, Lexington, KY (May-August, 2006)
Assistant to former University of Kentucky College of Law Professor Lori A. Ringhand on her research into United States Supreme Court nomination hearings
- Divestiture of 59 skilled nursing facilities operated by a publicly traded health care services company (prepared operations transfer agreements, closing documents, etc.)
- Serve as outside counsel to publicly traded health care services company on the sale of a long-term care hospital (drafting asset purchase agreement, closing documents, etc.)
- Assisted with sale and acquisition of whole banks and bank branches (drafted purchase agreements, closing documents, conducted due diligence and closing)
- Assisted with bank regulatory filings related to changes in bank control and changes in bank management for multiple financial institutions
- Assisted with revisions to articles of incorporation and bylaws of bank and bank holding company related to succession planning for a financial institution
- Conducted research into relevant franchise laws (both on behalf of franchisees and national franchisors) related to termination and non-renewal of franchises, consent to transfer of franchises and similar issues.
- Assisted with drafting of license agreements and IT services agreements, including acquisitions of IT systems and licensing of health care related software (includes the licensing of an ERP system for a national restaurant supply chain co-op; the licensing and purchase of a POS system and software for a national quick service restaurant franchisor; representation of a hospital system in the acquisition of electronic medical records processing software; representation of a licensor and developer of health care information processing software in the licensing of health care software to several health care plans.
- Reviewed and assisted with the negotiation of numerous supply and distribution agreements for a supply chain co-op in the food services industry
Highlights & Recognitions
- Order of the Coif
- Graduated in Top Ten of College of Law, University of Kentucky 2008 Class
- CALI Award (Highest Grade in Class) for my sections of: Civil Procedure I, Criminal Law, Torts, Constitutional Law I, Conflict of Laws, Employment Law
- Selected to join staff of the Kentucky Law Journal
- Best Oral Argument, Best Appellate Brief, Best Overall Advocate for 2005-2006
- Clay Legal Writing Club at UK College of Law
- Charles Campbell Prize for Economics (outstanding senior economics major)
- Samuel Robertson Cheek, Jr. Memorial Prize (outstanding senior government major)
- Phi Beta Kappa
- Pi Sigma Alpha (Political science honor society)
- Omicron Delta Epsilon (Economics honor society)
Non-FBT Publications and Events
Note: Mansion or Fortress?: The Legal Merits of Temporary Immunity from Criminal Prosecution for Kentucky’s Chief Executive, 96 Ky. L.J. 669 (2007).