Lea is a Member in Stoll Keenon Ogden's Louisville office. She serves as the Chair of the Bankruptcy Practice. She is also a member of the Business Litigation Practice where she serves as the Co-chair of the Banking Litigation Practice. Lea focuses her practice on business bankruptcy and restructuring, informal liquidations, commercial foreclosures (including of conduit loans), lender liability matters and other credit facility disputes and commercial litigation. Lea has extensive experience in business bankruptcy matters and general commercial litigation including representation of creditors and debtors in the bankruptcy proceedings in industries including healthcare, construction, manufacturing, mining, entertainment, restaurant, equine and others related adversary proceedings. She represents clients in bankruptcy sales, including those related to intellectual property issues. She also has substantial experience in commercial foreclosure and workout matters and lender liability disputes, as well as with environmental, land use planning, contract and business tort issues. She regularly represents nationally known institutional lenders, as well as leasing companies, trade creditors and local businesses. She practices at the administrative, trial court (including bankruptcy court) and appellate levels. Lea is AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell® and is listed in The Best Lawyers in America®. She lives in Prospect, Kentucky with her husband and teenage daughter. Recent representative engagements include: In re Shreibman, Bankr Ct. M.D. Tenn (represents holder of largest secured claim in $60 million real estate Chapter 11); In re RW Louisville Hotel Associates, LLC (represented Debtor-In-Possession). In re Prajna, Inc., Bankruptcy Court, W.D. Ky (represented principal warehouse mortgage lender) In re Jockeys' Guild, Inc., Bankruptcy Court, W.D. Ky (represented debtor-in-possession, confirmed plan of reorganization) In re Black Diamond Mining Co., et al., Bankruptcy Court, E.D. Ky (represented secured lender on supply contract letters credit and reclamation bonding) In re Chrysler, et al., Bankruptcy Court., S.D.N.Y. (represented active supplier on post-petition credit relationship issues).
In re Shreibman, Bankr. Ct., M.D. Tenn (2012) — This is a $60 million individual Chapter 11 proceeding in which Ms.
Goff represents a major regional bank which holds the largest
secured claimant, with over 100 parcels of real property collateral.
There are over 16 secured lenders and over 350 real property
parcels involved, creating complexity in cash use, accounting and
PBI Bank, Inc. v. Frankfort Properties, Jefferson Circuit Ct. (2012) — Ms. Goff represents a Kentucky Bank in a multi-property
foreclosure with borrower counterclaims and a related loan
In re Corner Home Care, Inc., Bankr. Ct., W.D. Ky — Ms. Goff represented the successful purchaser of the assets of a
healthcare/pharmacy debtor over objections of a major unsecured