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Allison J. Donovan

Member, Lexington

Allison is a Member in Stoll Keenon Ogden's Lexington office and has been with the firm since 2006. She is a member of the Business Services practice with a focus on Mergers & Acquisitions, Banking and Securities & Corporate Governance. She is also a member of the Securities Litigation and Real Estate practices, and coordinates the Small Business Services program in the Lexington office.

Allison is a graduate of the University of Kentucky College of Law. During law school, she served as the Secretary and the Treasurer of the Moot Court. She also was the administrative editor of the Journal of Natural Resources and Environmental Law. Allison is honored as a Rising Star by Kentucky Super Lawyers for her many legal accomplishments.

The former Regional Director of the Kentucky High School Mock Trial Tournament, Allison is a member of the Fayette County, Kentucky and American Bar associations. She currently serves on the board of directors of the Kentucky Bar Foundation.

University of Kentucky College of Law
2006, J.D.
Eastern Kentucky University
2003, B.A., summa cum laude


  • Mergers & Acquisitions Attorney of the Year in Kentucky, Corporate Intl Magazine Global Award, 2014
  • Lawyers of Color “Hot List,” Southern Region, 2013
  • Kentucky Super Lawyers Rising Star, Business/Corporate


  • American Bar Association
  • Kentucky Bar Association
  • Fayette County Bar Association
  • Kentucky Bankers Association Bank Counsel Division, Member
  • Kentucky Bar Foundation, Director/Secretary-Treasurer
  • Leadership Central Kentucky, 2013-2014
  • American Heart Association, Lexington Chapter, former board member
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Work Highlights

Economic Incentives

Currently represent state economic development cabinet in the documentation and negotiation of tax incentives under the Kentucky Business Investment Program, the Kentucky Reinvestment Act and the Kentucky Jobs Development Act programs designed to assist companies in establishing or expanding...

Reorganization, Refinancing and Acquisition of Major Healthcare Entity

Stoll Keenon Ogden represented a major healthcare services entity, its affiliated upstream and sister companies, its owners and its founding management team in comprehensive reorganization, refinancing and acquisition transactions totaling more than $300 million. The matters resulted in the...

Sale of Racecourse Interest

Represented a racetrack association in the sale of a portion of its ownership interest.  We handled all aspects of the transaction for our client and obtained approval by the the governing horse racing commission for the sale. 

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News Publications Seminars
     Fiduciary Duties of the Board of Directors and Related Matters, Kentucky Bankers 
     Association Emerging Leaders, 2017
     Current Legal Issues in Banking and Bank Merger  and Acquisition Update, BKD
     Financial Services Symposiums, 2017
Choice of Entity Considerations When Forming a Business, Stoll Keenon Ogden, Women in Business Conference, 2008