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Executive Vice President, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary

Jeff has served as Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of Preferred Apartment Communities, Inc. since 2012. Prior to that time, he served as Legal Counsel and Secretary since the Company’s formation in 2009. Mr. Sprain has over 15 years of experience in the real estate industry, including serving as legal counsel of Williams Realty Advisors, LLC and Corporate Holdings, LLC. Mr. Sprain previously served as an associate at the law firm Faegre & Benson, LLP and as an associate at the law firm Kilpatrick Stockton, LLP. He served four years as an officer on active duty in the United States Air Force. Mr. Sprain serves on the Advisory Council of the 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 Minneapolis where he graduated magna cum laude and order of the coif, and bachelor’s degree in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in Madison.