Jerad Whitt practices in the firm’s Business Representation & Transactions Group with a concentration in commercial finance and banking. He assists lenders, borrowers, finance companies, lessors, lessees, and investors in connection with a variety of secured and unsecured lending and equipment financing. Jerad has experience representing commercial banks and other lenders and borrowers in diverse commercial loan structures, including single-lender loans, syndicated credit facilities, litigation finance and law firm lending, CMBS loans, working capital lines of credit and collateralized loan obligation (CLO) transactions. Jerad’s practice also includes representation of escrow agents, paying agents and trustees in connection with holdback escrows, indemnity escrows, retainage and paying agent agreements and private placements.
In addition to his experience with secured lending and other finance transactions, Jerad also provides practical advice and advocates for clients involved in venture capital transactions, mergers and acquisitions, and general corporate matters.
Prior to joining KMK, Jerad practiced law at Frost Brown Todd in their Louisville, Kentucky office. Jerad earned his law degree from the University of Cincinnati School of Law in 2017, cum laude, where he served as Articles Editor for the University of Cincinnati Law Review. While attending law school, Jerad worked as a law clerk at The Kroger Company, the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, and the Office of the Ohio Attorney General. Prior to law school, Jerad worked as a project manager overseeing large scale roll-outs and enterprise-level projects in the fields of information technology and healthcare.
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J.D., University of Cincinnati College of Law, cum laude, 2017
B.A., University of Kentucky, 2009