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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, PLLC's Business Practice Group and is a member of the firm's finance committee.  Mr. Walker represents a range of businesses and financial institutions providing counsel with respect to various general corporate, merger and acquisition, and finance related matters.  In addition, Mr. Walker regularly advises operators and investors with respect to the acquisition, financing, leasing, and disposition of real property and in the development, negotiation and documentation of various limited liability entity investment and operational structures. 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 business clients assisting with various contract, employment and general corporate matters
  • Borrower's counsel for operating businesses in connection with negotiation and documentation of asset based syndicated credit facilities
  • Counsel to acquiring manufacturing company in the strategic acquisition of two Dutch B.V. holding companies with operating subsidiaries in the Netherlands and United Kingdom
  • Counsel to target surgical and medical equipment sales and rental affiliate companies in connection with the sale of substantially all of their assets to a private equity purchaser
  • Counsel to transportation manufacturing company in recapitalization transaction and subsequent disposition of membership interests and preferred equity
  • Counsel to acquirer pipe manufacturing and distribution company in strategic acquisition of national competitor with facilities in 7 states in an asset purchase transaction
  • Counsel to private investors and other parties in connection with the acquisition, financing and leasing of apartment projects, business parks, shopping centers, and other commercial real estate
  • Counsel to leveraged lender in real estate development financing transaction involving Federal and State New Markets Tax Credits
  • Counsel to various restaurant and fitness club franchisees in connection with general corporate, leasing and financing transactions
  • Counsel to target national agribusiness company in connection with the sale of substantially all of its assets to a multinational strategic purchaser
  • Counsel to sole shareholder of instrumentation, valve and heat tracing company in a seller financed stock sale transaction
  • Counsel to acquirer engineering company in its purchase of intellectual property and products involving acoustic emissions monitoring in a cash and “earn out” purchase transaction
  • Negotiated acquisition of a private aircraft, advised with respect to "Part 91" operations, and negotiated and documented "dry lease" arrangements with various third parties
  • Counsel to gastroenterologists, general surgeons, and other physicians and physician groups in regard to general corporate and employment related matters
  • Lender's counsel in connection with regional lender's acquisition of a portfolio of senior secured credit facilities

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.