Jeffrey R. Sprain
Jeff Sprain has served as General Counsel and Secretary of Preferred Apartment Communities, Inc. since 2012, and has served as Executive Vice President since 2017. Prior to that time, he served as Legal Counsel and Secretary since the Company's formation in 2009. Mr. Sprain has over 17 years of experience in the real estate industry, including serving as legal counsel of Williams Realty Advisors, LLC and Corporate Holdings, LLC since 2006. From November 2001 to March 2005 Mr. Sprain was an associate at the law firm Faegre & Benson, LLP. From April 2005 until May 2006, Mr. Sprain was an associate at the law firm Kilpatrick Stockton, LLP. From 1994 to 1998 he was an officer on active duty in the United States Air Force where he was a research scientist. Mr. Sprain serves on the Advisory Council of Andrew P. Stewart Center and has served on the Board of Directors for the Minnesota Justice Foundation and the Loan Repayment Assistance Program of Minnesota. Mr. Sprain’s practice has focused on public and private securities offerings, securities regulation, general corporate counseling, mergers and acquisitions, leveraged buyouts, mezzanine lending, and secured and unsecured private debt financings advising both publicly-held and privately-held clients, in a variety of industries, including real estate. Mr. Sprain received his law degree from the University of Minnesota in 2001 where he graduated magna cum laude and order of the coif, and his BS from University of Wisconsin-Madison in electrical and computer engineering.