Kutak Rock Elects Attorneys
to Firm Partnership
Kutak Rock LLP has elected new partners from its attorney ranks in five of the firm’s offices - Atlanta, Denver, Minneapolis, Kansas City and Omaha. The promotions became effective on January 1, 2018.
“Our new partners have distinguished themselves in their practice areas and are being recognized for their outstanding efforts in support of the highest quality service to our clients, our firm and our communities,” said Jay Selanders, Chair of Kutak Rock. “We are sure they will continue to contribute to our collegial and positive culture and to the overall success, growth and development of Kutak Rock. We are proud to welcome them to the firm’s partnership.”
The attorneys elected to the partnership in Omaha are Andrew J. Whealy and Justin D. Young.
Whealy focuses his tax credit practice on new markets, historic rehabilitation, low-income and renewable energy tax credits as well as other related state and federal financing products. He also has significant experience structuring secured transactions, commercial financing and real estate lending projects.
Young focuses his practice on commercial lending and has experience with a variety of secured transactions, including commercial real estate loans, taxable and tax-exempt equipment financings and multi-family housing projects. In connection therewith, Young has represented numerous financial institutions in their diverse capacities as lender, letter of credit provider and bond purchaser, among other unique arrangements. He also frequently works with lenders, owners and investors in various real estate development matters, including the financing, leasing and disposition of a wide range of commercial, residential and mixed-use projects.
The attorneys elected to the partnership in other states are:
Thomas Lauth (Atlanta) focuses his practice primarily on public finance matters. For more than 25 years he has represented states, counties, cities, public authorities, hospitals, non-profit and for-profit corporations and limited liability companies, investment banking firms and other financial institutions in a variety of public finance matters as bond counsel, underwriter’s counsel, disclosure counsel, borrower’s counsel, letter of credit bank’s counsel, trustee’s counsel and issuer’s counsel. Mr. Lauth advises clients on a wide variety of business and legal issues, including state constitutional and statutory issues and federal tax and securities issues, primarily related to public finance matters.
Kenneth S. Witt (Denver) is a member of the firm’s Energy and Natural Resources Practice Group and represents energy and technology companies and institutional clients in public offerings, mergers and acquisitions and financing transactions. He works with clients in a number of industries including oil and gas exploration and production and services, cross-border investments, semiconductor technology, encryption, software and information technology. He also serves as lead counsel on a wide variety of sophisticated transactions, including venture capital investments, international finance (including joint ventures, cross-border finance and offshore family offices) and strategic alliances. Ranked “AV” (Preeminent) by Martindale-Hubbell®, Ken is a graduate of Harvard University and Harvard Law School.