Kathryn (Kacy) R. Joy

T 615.251.5557
F 615.251.5551
The Pinnacle at Symphony Place
150 3rd Avenue South, Suite 1900
Nashville, Tennessee 37201

Kacy is an associate in Frost Brown Todd's Nashville office. She helps developers, investors and property owners go from funding to final inspection by assisting with acquisition and leasing transactions, property management relationships, and other land use and zoning matters. She also regularly represents corporate clients, focusing on the electronic payments and blockchain industries, with such matters as early stage capital formation, mergers and acquisitions, and exempt securities offerings. She further counsels payments clients in the negotiation of service agreements with their processing partners and in the establishment of company policies and customer agreements.

Representative Matters

Purchaser’s counsel in the $17 million purchase of both a fee and leasehold interest of industrial property, including financing and subleasing of the same.

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

HOA’s counsel in the revision of its collections and other policies.

HOA’s co-counsel in connection with replacing its property manager.

Issuer’s co-counsel in the formation of multiple qualified opportunity funds ranging in size from $1 million to $25 million, including the establishment of affiliated qualified opportunity zone businesses.

Issuer’s associate counsel in simultaneous Reg S and 506(c) offerings for the development of a blockchain-based platform in the financial services industry.

Issuer’s associate counsel in connection with settlement of a registration matter with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

Independent Sales Organization’s (ISO) counsel in connection with negotiating a service agreement with a payment facilitator.

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

Acquirer’s co-counsel in $3 million acquisition of software and other assets.

Highlights & Recognitions

  • 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

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Urban Land Institute, YL Pop-up Project Tours Committee and WLI Studio After Dark Committee
  • Nashville Bar Association, Community Relations Committee

Civic & Charitable Organizations

  • TN Achieves Mentor, TN Promise, 2016-present
  • Guardian ad Litem, Eighth Judicial Circuit Court of Florida, 2013-2014

Non-FBT Publications and Events

"Five Things to Know About Security Token Offerings," Distributed, February 11, 2019

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

Other Contact Info


Kelley Hughes
T 615.743.6755