Courtney Rogers Perrin

Managing Associate
Nashville
T 615.251.5592
F 615.251.5551
The Pinnacle at Symphony Place
150 3rd Avenue South, Suite 1900
Nashville, Tennessee 37201

As counsel to companies ranging from start-ups to public, Courtney assists clients with acquisitions, fundraising, and program documentation in the blockchain and electronic payments industries. She also regularly advises on the regulations impacting fintech, such as money services business and securities issues. Clients rely on her breadth of expertise and keen insight, and Courtney appreciates the opportunity to learn about evolving industries.

Prior to joining Frost Brown Todd, Courtney worked as a senior associate in corporate restructuring and municipal bankruptcy, representing clients in both transactional and litigation matters, and as finance counsel to healthcare companies. She also served as a distressed debt and special situations analyst at a large international bank.

Representative Matters

Blockchain Engagements

  • Bank Secrecy Act, anti-money laundering, and money services business regulatory compliance counsel for numerous cryptocurrency and blockchain clients, including Bitcoin ATM providers, utility-token-based platforms, and trading platforms
  • Associate counsel for initial coin offerings
  • General counsel assistance with non-compete agreements, vendor agreements, and fundraising documentation

Electronic Payments Engagements

  • Mergers and Acquisitions counsel in over $135 million worth of asset and stock acquisitions spanning the payments ecosystem
  • Counsel to numerous payments companies in program documentation with sponsor banks, payment processors, and clients

Other Engagements

  • Co-counsel to trustee for $5.7 billion in special revenue water and sewer bonds issue Detroit
  • Co-counsel to trustee for over $2 billion in sewer bonds in the Jefferson County, Alabama bankruptcy
  • Counsel to numerous creditors in the Lehman bankruptcy
  • Counsel to borrowers for credit facility compliance and procurement of health care financing
  • Counsel to automotive parts suppliers in the Chrysler bankruptcy

Memberships & Affiliations

  • BlockDrop Editorial Board
  • Women in Blockchain (Nashville)
  • Chamber of Digital Commerce
  • Nashville Bar Association
  • Formerly Series 7 and 63 Licensed 

Civic & Charitable Organizations

  • Board Member and Deacon, Eastwood Christian Church (2015-2018)
  • Mentor, Big Brother Big Sister Program (2013-2014)
  • Volunteer, Room In the Inn (2014-current)

Non-FBT Publications and Events

Podcast, "Energy: Lawyers, Guns, and Cryptocurrency?" The Motley Fool Industry Focus (Feb. 2019)

Co-author, "Op Ed: From Gray To Black and White: Traditional Regulations Come to Crypto" Bitcoin Magazine (Dec. 2018)

Co-author, "United States: What Prepaid Accounts Are Subject To The New Prepaid Rules?" Mondaq (April 2017)

Municipal Debtors: Cram Down of Special Revenue Debt, by David Lemke, Courtney Rogers, and Blake Roth

Lehman Limits Exercise of Setoff Rights in ISDA Pacts, co-authored by Courtney Rogers, Law360

In re Fedders North America, 405 B.R. 527 (Bankr. D. Del. 2009), by Courtney Rogers, 6 Int’l Corp. Rescue 307 (2009)

Tribune Bankruptcy, Presentation at The Royal Bank of Scotland Distressed Debt Conference, London, 2010

“What prepaid accounts are subject to new prepaid rules? What you need to know to be ready.” Article published in the May 2017 issue of DISCLOSURE by The Iowa Bankers Association.

Other Contact Info

Assistant

Ken Creamer
Email
T 615.743.6798
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