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James D. Walker III (Tracy)

Member - Louisville, Kentucky

Phone: 502.583.7400
Direct Fax: 502.403.1389

Tracy Walker is a transactional lawyer in Ackerson & Yann's Business Practice Group and is a member of the firm's Management Committee.  Mr. Walker primarily represents closely held businesses and their owners providing counsel as to various general corporate, merger and acquisition, and finance related matters and also in connection with the development of investment and operational structures. In addition, Mr. Walker regularly advises operators and investors with respect to the acquisition, financing, leasing, and disposition of real property. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Walker practiced in the Corporate/Tax Department of a regional law firm based in Atlanta, Georgia.

Born in Augusta, Georgia, Mr. Walker received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree with a major in finance from the University of Georgia and received Juris Doctor and Master of Business Administration degrees from Georgia State University. During law school, Mr. Walker worked in the Atlanta District Office of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and for the Executive Council of the Governor of Georgia. He also served as a Justice on the Georgia State University Honor Court. Mr. Walker is a graduate of the State Bar of Georgia Leadership Academy and has been recognized as a Rising Star in the area of Business/Corporate law.  In 2012, Mr. Walker was elected to serve as a City Councilman for the City of Northfield where he lives with his wife, Annie and 3 children.

Bar Admissions:

  • Georgia, 2004
  • Kentucky, 2010
  • New York, 2017
  • Georgia State University, College of Law, Atlanta, Georgia, J.D., 2004
  • Georgia State University, J. Mack Robinson College of Business, Atlanta, Georgia, MBA, 2004
  • University of Georgia, Terry College of Business, Athens, Georgia, B.B.A., Finance, 2000

Representative Transactions:

  • Outside general counsel to closely held business clients assisting with contract, employment and general corporate matters
  • Counsel to multi-family housing developers and operators in connection with asset acquisition, disposition and financing transactions
  • Counsel to commercial real estate developers and investors in connection with the acquisition, financing and leasing of retail, industrial and office assets and other commercial real estate
  • Counsel to various private physician groups in regard to general corporate, financing and employment related matters
  • Counsel to businesses in connection with negotiation and documentation of syndicated credit facilities
  • Recently represented a manufacturing company in the strategic acquisition of two Dutch B.V. holding companies with operating subsidiaries in the Netherlands and United Kingdom
  • Recently represented a surgical and medical equipment sales company in connection with the sale of its assets to a private equity purchaser
  • Recently represented leveraged lender in real estate development financing transaction involving Federal and State New Markets Tax Credits
  • Recently advised commercial real estate investors in connection with the purchase of an office park and related acquisition financing
  • Recently advised transportation manufacturing company in connection with recapitalization transaction and subsequent disposition of membership interests and preferred equity
  • Recently advised international pipe manufacturing and distribution company in strategic acquisition of national competitor with facilities in 7 states
  • Recently advised national agribusiness company in connection with the sale of its assets to a multinational strategic purchaser
  • Recently negotiated acquisition of a private aircraft, advised with respect to "Part 91" operations, and negotiated and documented "dry lease" arrangements with various third parties

Ackerson & Yann, PLLC is a regional law firm located in Louisville, Kentucky.  We represent clients throughout the State of Kentucky, the Southeast and the Midwest.