Kevin Prohaska's practice includes representing developers, owners and lenders in the agricultural, renewable energy and real estate sectors. His agribusiness representation includes owners, producers and investors in seed, grain, livestock and other agribusiness ventures, including sunflower, canola, wheat, soybean, corn and other seed and grain production businesses; swine, poultry and egg processing; beef and other livestock production facilities; and feed mills, cooperatives and related agribusinesses. Kevin has advised agribusiness clients in large acquisitions, mergers and other purchase-and-sale transactions; joint ventures, asset and stock acquisitions and sales; grain and commodity contracting and hedging activities; negotiations of debt facilities and equity offerings; and development agreements and other business contracts. Prior to his law career, he spent six years with two international seed and chemical companies in various management, research and sales capacities, and has used that experience to advise seed companies and seed certification entities in various matters.
Kevin has participated in the startup, development, acquisition and financing of renewable energy projects totaling more than 750 million gallons per year of fuel-grade ethanol production capacity. His renewable energy clients are involved in biofuels, biomass and wind developments. He has represented clients in transactions involving registered and private exempt securities offerings; issuances of private company tax-exempt and corporate bonds, mergers and acquisitions; negotiations of real estate development agreements and related easement, lease and title documents; senior construction and term debt facilities; subordinated debt and convertible debt facilities; and risk management agreements. He has also counseled investors, off-take marketers and credit enhancers on such projects.
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