Dan Martin Rose Member


Location Lexington, Kentucky Email @ Phone 859-721-2271 Fax 859-523-3857


Dan is a founding member of Rose Grasch Camenisch Mains PLLC and has been licensed and actively practicing since 1984.

Dan is AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rated™ by Martindale-Hubbell® for 2021 and has been since 2003. Dan is listed in The Best Lawyers in America® for 2020 in the following practice areas: Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Real Estate Law, Real Estate Litigation and Securities/Capital Markets Law.

Dan was honored as a Kentucky Super Lawyer® for 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017 and 2016 and Top Attorney in Kentucky for 2019, 2018, 2017 and 2016 by American Registry.

Dan is a member of the Fayette County, Kentucky and American Bar associations. He was formerly President of the Commercial Property Association of Lexington and is also a Charters Fellow of the Fayette Bar Foundation.

Practice Areas

Dan’s areas of practice include:

  • Complex business and investment transactions
  • Commercial real estate purchases, sales, leasing and exchanges
  • Commercial lending, representing both lenders and borrowers
  • Mergers, acquisitions and divestitures
  • Equity and debt financings
  • Corporate and limited liability company structuring and operations
  • Securities offerings and compliance
  • Venture capital and private equity transactions
  • Business and financial restructurings
  • Contract negotiations
  • Outsourced general counsel
  • Real estate development and construction
  • Title insurance and escrow services
  • Equine transactions

Representative Transactions

A sampling of Dan’s experience includes:

Complex Business and Investment Transactions

  • Technology company in negotiation and sale to division of a public company
    • Technology company, in start-up phase including series A and B venture capital rounds, which eventually went public and achieved multi-billion dollar valuation
    • Start-up specialty apparel retailer in formation, capitalization, growth phase, operations and ultimate sale in just 4 years for 8 figure sum to public company subsidiary
    • A management led leveraged buyout of utility industry accessory equipment manufacturer which has grown exponentially
    • Private equity investor in stock acquisition of privately held specialty apparel retailer from second generation ownership
    • Private equity group in development and start-up of new concept fitness club that reached profitability in less than one year
    • Sale of medical practice to roll-up acquirer
    • Acquirer of chain of franchisor-owned national fast-food stores, which were turned around then later sold for multi-million dollar profit to another franchisee

Commercial Lending

  • Multiple national, regional and community banks in commercial and industrial loan facilities, including swap and letter of credit transactions
    • Regional bank in the documentation and negotiation of forbearance and workout terms for multi-million dollar credit facilities secured by commercial real estate properties located in Florida, Indiana, Kentucky and Alabama.
    • Merchant builder in land acquisition and construction loans for development of multiple class A multi-family apartment projects
    • Real estate “hard money” nationwide lender and developed overnight lending product employed during the financial crisis to facilitate multi-millions of dollars of short sales and property flips

Commercial Real Estate

  • Investor group in acquisition of bank-owned shopping center with non-recourse funding from life insurance company
    • Investor group in acquisition and redevelopment of shopping center, including ground lease to national franchisee
    • Large home builder in numerous land acquisitions and lending facilities, including participated facilities
    • Investor group in acquisition and operation of large portfolio of single family rental homes
    • Office property real estate developer in land acquisition and joint venture with medical related tenant
    • Developer of mixed-use office and residential condominium project
    • Real estate investment group in acquisition of land and development and eventual sale of golf course/residential development

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Bar Admissions

  • Kentucky, 1984
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Eastern District of Kentucky
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Kentucky
  • Supreme Court of Kentucky


  • University of Kentucky College of Law, Lexington, Kentucky
    • J.D. – 1984
    • Honors: Order of the Coif
    • Honors: With Distinction
    • Law Journal: Kentucky Law Journal, Staff Member
  • University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky
    • B.S. – 1981
    • Major: Accounting

Honors and Awards

  • Peer selected for inclusion in the 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, and 2016 edition of Best Lawyers in America® in the areas of: Corporate Law, Litigation – Real Estate, Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Real Estate Law, Securities / Capital Markets Law
  • AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell® for 2019 and has been since 2003.
  • Kentucky Super Lawyer® 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016
  • Top Attorneys in Kentucky 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016
  • Order of the Coif
  • Best Lawyers in America® 2020 and since 2007

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Fayette County Bar Association, Member
  • Kentucky Bar Association, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Commercial Property Association of Lexington, past-President
  • Fayette Bar Foundation, Charters Fellow