Spencer Fane appoints new leaders in financial services,

KANSAS CITY, Mo., March 28, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Spencer Fane LLP is pleased to announce that Nick Anderson, Jessica Merrigan and Andrea Perry have been appointed to group leadership positions with the firm. Anderson will chair the Tax Credit Finance and Opportunity Zones Practice Group, while Merrigan will join Jim Price as co-chair of the Environmental and Energy Practice Group, and Perry will join Eric Johnson as co-chair of the Banking and Financial Services Practice Group.

“We are thrilled to elevate these three lawyers to positions that reflect their commitment to the firm and its clients, as well as their exceptional talent for leading teams,” said Spencer Fane President Patrick J. Whalen. “Andrea, Jessica and Nick each possess a dedication to our culture and the company’s core values ​​of humility, collaboration and inclusiveness that will enable them to make meaningful contributions to our ongoing efforts to provide exceptional service to our clients.”

ABOUT THE LAWYERS

Nick Anderson, Chair, Tax Credit Funding and Opportunity Zones Practice Group

Familiar with tax credit transactions, Anderson advises real estate developers, lenders and investors in effectively structuring and closing real estate transactions, helping them take advantage of opportunities ranging from simple to extremely simple incentives and programs. complex. He has a strong background in Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credits, Low Income Housing Tax Credits, New Market Tax Credits, Opportunity Zones, renewable energy and a wide variety of state tax credit programs.

With a strong background in general corporate legal, federal tax, real estate, and financing, Anderson focuses on understanding clients’ business goals and objectives, helping them make the best use of corporate credit financing. tax, public-private partnerships and most beneficial community development entities. to a project.

Anderson joined Spencer Fane in 2021 as a partner in the firm’s Denver office. He completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Iowa before earning his Juris Doctor from Syracuse University College of Law. He then completed an LLM in taxation at the University of Denver.

Jessica Merrigan, Co-Chair, Environmental and Energy Practice Group

Merrigan advises clients on environmental matters regarding regulatory requirements and represents them in litigation relating to environmental claims, including contribution claims under the federal Superfund Act. She has significant experience assisting clients in administrative negotiations with the US Environmental Protection Agency and state agencies. She advises them on additional or equivalent state legal requirements and assists them with facility audits, compliance initiatives and waste reduction programs.

Throughout his career, Merrigan has worked with clients to monitor ongoing changes in chemical regulations and implement programs to manage evolving state, local and federal requirements for management, disclosure and chemical research. She also helps clients resolve environmental issues related to property redevelopment and real estate transactions, including reviewing environmental assessments and assessing potential environmental liabilities associated with transactions.

Merrigan joined Spencer Fane in early 2019 as an associate in the Kansas City, Missouri and Overland Park, Kansas offices. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of San Diego and her Juris Doctorate from the University of Washington School of Law. She is a Fellow of the American College of Environmental Lawyers.

Andrea Perry, Co-Chair, Banking and Financial Services Practice Group

Perry joined Spencer Fane in a combination with Nashville-based Bone McAllester Norton, finalized in October 2021. She is a partner who focuses her practice on representing financial institutions and borrowers in lending transactions involving all the types of guarantees and projects. She also provides general advice to corporate clients, from basic entity formation through all phases of their growth.

As a real estate lawyer, Perry regularly deals with matters relating to the disposal, acquisition and development of commercial properties, whether new developments or constructions. His experience includes representing clients in the development and acquisition of condominiums, apartments, office buildings and other commercial properties. She also represents landlords and tenants, both public and private, in the negotiation of commercial leases for a wide variety of uses.

A lifelong resident of Tennessee, Perry completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Memphis and earned her JD from Vanderbilt University School of Law. She is involved with many civic organizations including Rocketown, Nashville Children’s Theater and The Women’s Fund of The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee.

About Spencer Fane

Spencer Fane is a full-service business law firm focused on delivering results that move clients and their businesses forward. With direct access to firm management and a different approach to client engagement, its attorneys instill confidence and certainty that clients’ interests are the firm’s priority. The company has offices in Phoenix, Arizona; Colorado Springs and Denver, Colorado; Tampa, Florida; Overland Park, Kansas; Minneapolis, Minnesota; Cape Girardeau, Jefferson City, Kansas City, St. Louis and Springfield, Missouri; Omaha, Nebraska; Las Vegas, Nevada; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; Greenville, South Carolina; Dakota Dunes, South Dakota; Hendersonville and Nashville, Tennessee; and Austin, Dallas, Houston and Plano, Texas. For more information, visit spencerfane.com or follow @spencerfane on Twitter.

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