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Honors & Awards

The Best Lawyers in America®, 2023-2024 (International Mergers and Acquisitions)

Kentucky Super Lawyers®, 2023 (Mergers & Acquisitions)


Kentucky, 2008


University of Kentucky College of Law, Lexington, Kentucky, J.D., 2008

Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, B.S., 2003

  • Major: Economics


Keeana Sajadi Boarman chairs the Corporate and Business Practice Group and serves on the firm’s Executive Committee.  Her practice concentrates on mergers and acquisitions, general business law, and financing transactions across a variety of industries. She advises owners, executives, and in-house counsel on issues related to business formation, corporate governance, business operations, and business succession planning, including purchase agreements, supply agreements, real property transactions, operating agreements, and shareholder agreements. Keeana additionally advises companies in connection with capital-raising activities and is experienced with complex transactions, including acquisitions, divestitures, and financing transactions from all angles – as counsel to buyers, sellers, borrowers, and lenders.

Capabilities, Experience and Notable Assignments

  • Advises business and legal teams in connection with complex transactions, including acquisitions, divestitures, and credit facilities.
    • Examples include:
      • Represented seller of environmental consulting business.
      • Represented seller of pharmaceutical business to private equity firm.
      • Represented buyer in series of add-on acquisitions, ranging in size from $1 million to $39 million.
      • Represented buyer of established restaurant business.
  • Outside general counsel to bourbon start-ups, providing advice regarding tax and corporate structure, corporate governance, storage and supply contracts, real property leases and purchase agreements, and debt and equity transactions. 
    • Examples include:
      • Represented barrel investment company in connection with corporate and tax structure.
      • Advised bourbon brand in connection with management change and corporate restructuring.
      • Structured barrel investment companies and barrel investment programs.
      • Counseled Series A and Seed Stage companies in connection with private offerings of convertible debt and equity.
      • Advised boutique hotel and distillery in connection with real property purchase, complex debt financing, capital raises, tax credits, and general legal matters.
  • Borrower’s counsel in connection with multi-tranche loans and ongoing compliance matters involving significant real property collateral.
  • Counsels legal, accounting, cosmetology, and other personal service companies in connection with corporate and tax structures and succession planning. 

Additional Practice Experience


Professional Activities

  • Kentucky Bar Association, 2008
  • Fayette County Bar Association, 2008

Community/Civic Leadership

  • Commerce Lexington Executive Board, 2023 – present
  • Commerce Lexington Board of Directors, 2019 – present
  • Leadership Lexington, Class of 2012
  • Commerce Lexington Ambassador Committee, 2017
  • FBI Citizens Academy, 2018 Graduate
  • Junior League of Lexington, 2007 – 2019
  • Girls on the Run Central Kentucky Board of Directors, 2010 – 2018
  • Duke University Alumni Admissions Committee, 2008-2019

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