Kacy R. Joy
Kacy helps developers, investors and property owners go from funding to final inspection by assisting with acquisition and leasing transactions, property management relationships, and land use and zoning matters. She further counsels her real estate clients in their ongoing operations, assisting with both transactional and litigation matters.
Kacy also regularly represents corporate clients, focusing on the electronic payments industry, with such matters as early stage capital formation, mergers and acquisitions, and exempt securities offerings. She further helps payments clients negotiate service agreements with their processing partners and establish company policies and customer agreements.
Originally from Florida, Kacy is licensed in both Tennessee and Florida. She earned her law degree from Vanderbilt University Law School and graduated summa cum laude from the University of Florida with a B.S. in business administration. She is an active member of Urban Land Institute (ULI) Nashville and currently serves on the Young Leaders Pop Up Tours Committee and the Women’s Leadership Initiative Studio After Dark Committee.
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.
Vanderbilt University Law School, J.D., 2017, John W. Wade Scholar
Journal of Transnational Law: Authorities Editor
University of Florida, B.S., Marketing, 2014, summa cum laude
Thomas C. Banks Award for the Outstanding Jessup Team Member, Vanderbilt University Law School, 2017
Scholastic Excellence Award: Wills and Trusts, Vanderbilt University Law School, 2016
Homecoming Court, University of Florida, 2013
Urban Land Institute, YL Pop-up Project Tours Committee and WLI Studio After Dark Committee
Nashville Bar Association, Community Relations Committee
TN Achieves Mentor, TN Promise, 2016-present
Guardian ad Litem, Eighth Judicial Circuit Court of Florida, 2013-2014
Contracts for Small Businesses, Nashville Business Incubation Center, 2018-2019
Co-author, “Making the Most on the Sale of Your Business – An Owner’s Tax Considerations on Earnouts,” June 29, 2020.
Co-author, “Two offerings – one token: Simultaneous Rule 506© and Reg S offerings of security tokens,” April 01, 2019.
Author, “Five Things to Know About Security Token Offerings,” February 11, 2019
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