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Robert J. Penta

Counsel

P 502-562-7175 F 502-589-0309

500 West Jefferson Street
Suite 2800
Louisville, KY 40202

 

Rob Penta is a member of the Firm’s Corporate & Securities Service Team and the Real Estate & Lending Service Team.  Rob routinely represents corporate clients and institutional lenders in complex finance transactions, commercial and industrial real estate acquisitions and sales, commercial leasing negotiations, stock and asset purchases, liquor licensing, bank holding company financing, international and domestic arms transactions, mergers and acquisitions, contract negotiations and general corporate matters.

Robert J. Penta

Location

500 West Jefferson Street
Suite 2800
Louisville, KY 40202

Representative Matters

Commercial Lending, Corporate Finance and Real Estate Finance

 

  • Represented a national financial institution as lead arranger and sole bookrunner, in a $75,000,000 secured syndicated revolving loan to a publicly traded company.
  • Represented a large privately-held borrower in obtaining $220,000,000 in syndicated financing.
  • Represented a national manufacturer in obtaining a $70,000,000 secured syndicated revolving credit facility.
  • Represented numerous national financial institutions in financing the acquisition and development of commercial real estate shopping centers, office buildings, apartment complexes, and an upscale national hotel franchise.
  • Negotiated transactional opinions in connection with a $1.6 billion credit facility.
  • Provided local representation of a multinational lender in connection with a $1.7 billion credit facility.
  • Represented a large financial institution in making numerous bank holding company loans to other lenders secured by the stock of the operating bank.
  • Represented a New York venture capital firm in complex financing transactions.
  • Represented a foreign financial institution located in Dublin, Ireland in international financing transactions involving bloodstock.

Commercial Real Estate Acquisition, Sale and Leasing

 

  • Represented large hospital clients in real estate acquisitions and leasing negotiations.
  • Represented a client in the financing and acquisition of real estate and other company assets in numerous states, including New York, Illinois, Ohio, Indiana, California and Florida.
  • Represented numerous landlords and tenants in leasing negotiations for large office, retail, healthcare and restaurant properties.
  • Represented numerous corporate and individual clients in acquisitions of commercial office, restaurant, hospital and multi-family housing properties.
  • Represented a client in the sale of land to the federal government for the construction of a VA hospital.

Liquor Licensing and Restaurants

 

  • Represented numerous restaurants through all stages of their creation and operation, including formation, acquisition of real estate, negotiation of leases, liquor licensing, and contract negotiations.

Mergers, Acquisitions and General Corporate Representation

 

  • Assisted in the representations of multi-state coal producers in large merger and acquisition transactions.
  • Assisted in the representation of a multi-state specialty coal producer in its shareholder reorganization and recapitalization.
  • Assisted in the representation of the purchaser in a $140,000,000 acquisition of a 50% ownership interest in a large multi-state industrial production and distribution company.
  • Represented a client in the financing and acquisition of real estate and other assets in New York.
  • Represented numerous clients in general corporate matters, including formation, general contract matters, etc.

International and Domestic Arms Transactions

 

  • Currently serves as General Counsel of an international arms provider.
  • Represented domestic FFL licensed entities in maintaining and complying with Type 1, Type 7, Type 9, and Type 10 Federal Firearms Licenses.
  • Represented domestic FFL licensed entities in obtaining Type 8 and Type 11 Federal Firearms Licenses.
  • Represented client in negotiations and due diligence related to proposed acquisitions of a domestic ammunition manufacturer and a government contracted special weapons manufacturer.
  • Represented licensed arms provider in all stages of its bulk international acquisitions of foreign military surplus arms from a U.S. allied nation, including foreign military base site visit and weapons inspection, transaction negotiations and documentation, importation, and coordination of necessary security measures.

Representative Clients

  • Blue Equity, LLC
  • PNC Bank, National Association
  • Kusman-Trager Restaurant Group LLC
  • Village Anchor, LLC

(NOTE: the above list excludes certain material financial institutions and other clients whose policies prohibit specifically naming them in this context)

Honors

Rob Penta, RS

  • Recognized by his peers as a Kentucky Super Lawyers® Rising Star, 2015-2017

Education

2006 - J.D., Wake Forest University School of Law; member of the Wake Forest Intellectual Property Law Journal, the Law and Medicine Society, the Business Law Society, Phi Alpha Delta, and the Chief Justice Joseph Branch Inn of Court

2004 - Wake Forest International Law Summer Abroad Program, Comparative Taxation, Venice, Italy

2003 - B.A. (Political Science and Criminal Justice), Indiana University; recipient of the IU Faculty Award Scholarship each of his four years, recipient of the IU Founders Certificate and honorary member of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars

Publications

  • Co-authored "Condominiums," Kentucky Forms and Transactions, Chapter 28 (Banks Baldwin 1991, 2007 Update).
  • Co-authored "Commercial Purchase Agreements," Kentucky Real Estate Law and Practice, Vol. 1, Chapter 4 (UK/CLE 4th edition 2013).

Professional Activities and Memberships

  • Louisville, Kentucky and American Bar Associations
  • Leadership Louisville’s Ignite Louisville Class of 2011
  • GLI Economic Development Policy Committee, Committee Member (2010-present)
  • Pendennis Club, Archives Committee, Committee Chair (2012 - 2013)
  • GLI Capital Projects and Civic Amenities Advisory Committee, Committee Member (2008 – 2010)

Admissions

  • Kentucky, 2006

Civic Involvement

  • Greater Louisville, Inc.
  • Judge of the GLI Inc. Credible Awards (2009, 2011, 2012, 2013)

Representative Matters

Commercial Lending, Corporate Finance and Real Estate Finance

 

  • Represented a national financial institution as lead arranger and sole bookrunner, in a $75,000,000 secured syndicated revolving loan to a publicly traded company.
  • Represented a large privately-held borrower in obtaining $220,000,000 in syndicated financing.
  • Represented a national manufacturer in obtaining a $70,000,000 secured syndicated revolving credit facility.
  • Represented numerous national financial institutions in financing the acquisition and development of commercial real estate shopping centers, office buildings, apartment complexes, and an upscale national hotel franchise.
  • Negotiated transactional opinions in connection with a $1.6 billion credit facility.
  • Provided local representation of a multinational lender in connection with a $1.7 billion credit facility.
  • Represented a large financial institution in making numerous bank holding company loans to other lenders secured by the stock of the operating bank.
  • Represented a New York venture capital firm in complex financing transactions.
  • Represented a foreign financial institution located in Dublin, Ireland in international financing transactions involving bloodstock.

Commercial Real Estate Acquisition, Sale and Leasing

 

  • Represented large hospital clients in real estate acquisitions and leasing negotiations.
  • Represented a client in the financing and acquisition of real estate and other company assets in numerous states, including New York, Illinois, Ohio, Indiana, California and Florida.
  • Represented numerous landlords and tenants in leasing negotiations for large office, retail, healthcare and restaurant properties.
  • Represented numerous corporate and individual clients in acquisitions of commercial office, restaurant, hospital and multi-family housing properties.
  • Represented a client in the sale of land to the federal government for the construction of a VA hospital.

Liquor Licensing and Restaurants

 

  • Represented numerous restaurants through all stages of their creation and operation, including formation, acquisition of real estate, negotiation of leases, liquor licensing, and contract negotiations.

Mergers, Acquisitions and General Corporate Representation

 

  • Assisted in the representations of multi-state coal producers in large merger and acquisition transactions.
  • Assisted in the representation of a multi-state specialty coal producer in its shareholder reorganization and recapitalization.
  • Assisted in the representation of the purchaser in a $140,000,000 acquisition of a 50% ownership interest in a large multi-state industrial production and distribution company.
  • Represented a client in the financing and acquisition of real estate and other assets in New York.
  • Represented numerous clients in general corporate matters, including formation, general contract matters, etc.

International and Domestic Arms Transactions

 

  • Currently serves as General Counsel of an international arms provider.
  • Represented domestic FFL licensed entities in maintaining and complying with Type 1, Type 7, Type 9, and Type 10 Federal Firearms Licenses.
  • Represented domestic FFL licensed entities in obtaining Type 8 and Type 11 Federal Firearms Licenses.
  • Represented client in negotiations and due diligence related to proposed acquisitions of a domestic ammunition manufacturer and a government contracted special weapons manufacturer.
  • Represented licensed arms provider in all stages of its bulk international acquisitions of foreign military surplus arms from a U.S. allied nation, including foreign military base site visit and weapons inspection, transaction negotiations and documentation, importation, and coordination of necessary security measures.

Representative Clients

  • Blue Equity, LLC
  • PNC Bank, National Association
  • Kusman-Trager Restaurant Group LLC
  • Village Anchor, LLC

(NOTE: the above list excludes certain material financial institutions and other clients whose policies prohibit specifically naming them in this context)

Honors

Rob Penta, RS

  • Recognized by his peers as a Kentucky Super Lawyers® Rising Star, 2015-2017

Education

2006 - J.D., Wake Forest University School of Law; member of the Wake Forest Intellectual Property Law Journal, the Law and Medicine Society, the Business Law Society, Phi Alpha Delta, and the Chief Justice Joseph Branch Inn of Court

2004 - Wake Forest International Law Summer Abroad Program, Comparative Taxation, Venice, Italy

2003 - B.A. (Political Science and Criminal Justice), Indiana University; recipient of the IU Faculty Award Scholarship each of his four years, recipient of the IU Founders Certificate and honorary member of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars

Publications

  • Co-authored "Condominiums," Kentucky Forms and Transactions, Chapter 28 (Banks Baldwin 1991, 2007 Update).
  • Co-authored "Commercial Purchase Agreements," Kentucky Real Estate Law and Practice, Vol. 1, Chapter 4 (UK/CLE 4th edition 2013).

Professional Activities and Memberships

  • Louisville, Kentucky and American Bar Associations
  • Leadership Louisville’s Ignite Louisville Class of 2011
  • GLI Economic Development Policy Committee, Committee Member (2010-present)
  • Pendennis Club, Archives Committee, Committee Chair (2012 - 2013)
  • GLI Capital Projects and Civic Amenities Advisory Committee, Committee Member (2008 – 2010)

Admissions

  • Kentucky, 2006

Civic Involvement

  • Greater Louisville, Inc.
  • Judge of the GLI Inc. Credible Awards (2009, 2011, 2012, 2013)
Robert J. Penta