Stoll Keenon Ogden PLLC | Advertising Material

Stoll Keenon Ogden PLLC | Advertising Material

Anthony L. Schnell

Member, Louisville

Tony has been with Stoll Keenon Ogden for more than 20 years. He is a Member with the firm, focusing primarily on Commercial Real Estate Law. His broad depth of experience in this area includes the structuring of buyout transactions involving assets totaling more than $100 million. He is also an experienced litigator and has represented clients in both state and federal courts in Kentucky.

Actively involved in the community, Tony has served as the chairman and the vice chair of the Real Estate Section of the Louisville Bar Association and on the Continuing Legal Education Committee.

Real Estate: For clients ranging from developers to health care providers, Tony provides counsel on the acquisition, leasing and zoning of properties. As part of these transactions, he consults on title examinations and insurance.

Mineral & Environmental Law: Tony leverages his expertise in real estate law to assist coal, oil and natural gas companies with the acquisition and sales of properties and mineral interests.

Alcohol & Hospitality: Tony routinely helps business owners, franchisors and other industry professionals with mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance and lending, and asset management transition.

University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law
1989, J.D., cum laude
Bellarmine University
1986, B.A., summa cum laude
U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Kentucky
U.S. District Court, Western District of Kentucky


  • Best Lawyers®, Real Estate Law, 2021-present
  • Kentucky Super Lawyers® Honoree, 2017-2019
  • Chambers USA, Leading Lawyer for Business, Real Estate, 2015-2017
  • Louisville Magazine, Top Lawyer, Land Use & Zoning Law and Real Estate Law, 2012-2014 and 2016
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  • Louisville Bar Association, Chairman and Vice Chair of Real Estate Section Continuing Legal Education Committee
  • Kentucky Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Kentucky CCIM, member
  • Kentucky Commercial Real Estate Conference, Planning Committee Curriculum Chair,  2014-present
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Work Highlights

Counsel for Local Developer

Acted as counsel for local developer in buyout of partner and restructuring of various entities and refinancings for numerous property loans relating thereto in excess of $100 million.

Statewide Real Estate

Statewide real estate counsel for local utility in several public bond financings and mortgage indenture filings totaling more than $100 million.

Hotel Sale and Defeasance

Represented five hotel property owners in the simultaneous sale of hotel assets and real estate in multiple states. As counsel to the hotel property, SKO negotiated and documented complex sales documents, served as title agent for certain hotel properties, closed two separate defeasance transactions prior to the closing of the asset sale, and ensured a smooth transition of the management of assets from the former owners to the purchasing entities.

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News Seminars


     Biennial Case Law & Legislative Update for the Real Estate Attorney, University of Kentucky J. David Rosenberg College of
     Law, 16th Biennial Real Estate Law & Practice Institute, Speaker, 2021