Kathi Allen is a transactional attorney with extensive experience in commercial financial services, creditors' rights and commercial transactions, focusing on structuring, negotiating and documenting complex financial arrangements, both before and after bankruptcy, with borrowers, lenders, syndicated lenders, buyers, sellers, trade vendors, shareholders, and competing creditors. She also has significant experience in matters covered by the Uniform Commercial Code, including sales of goods, leases of goods, negotiable instruments, banking and payment systems, letters of credit, investment securities, asset securitizations, consignments, and secured transactions. Kathi represents state, regional and national banks, asset-based lenders, leasing companies, finance companies and other financial institutions, advises suppliers, manufacturers, distributors, retailers and lenders in matters involving supply chain contracting, product distribution, electronic contracting and financing and also frequently advises non-Tennessee lenders on the intricacies of the infamous Tennessee recording tax/indebtedness tax.
Local Counsel — Acted as local counsel in numbers of large multi-state credit facilities
Financing Programs — Represented bank's leasing subsidiary in large and small vendor financing programs for varied products including computer equipment, garage equipment, printing presses, and telecommunications equipment
Committed Bonding Line — Assisted surety company in precedent-setting $100 million committed bonding line with 30 affiliated mining companies, secured by liens covering thousands of mine locations in several states
Supply Agreements — Represented manufacturer of automotive equipment in structuring, negotiating, documenting and reviewing supply agreements with major automotive manufacturers, retail distribution agreements with automotive manufacturers and other vendors, sponsorship agreements, inventory management agreements, financing arrangements and other matters
Electric Power Contracts — Working as part of a team of attorneys and consultants advising smelter clients in Kentucky on a complex arrangement of electric power contracts and related financial transactions