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Anthony L. Schnell

Member, Louisville

Tony is a Member in Stoll Keenon Ogden's Louisville office. He is a member of the Real Estate and Mineral & Environmental Law practices.

Tony's practice focuses on commercial real estate law including real property acquisitions, leasing, planning and zoning consultation and title examinations and insurance. He also has litigation experience and has represented clients in jury trials and courts in both state and federal courts in Kentucky.

Tony is a member of the Louisville, Kentucky and American Bar associations. He 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. Active within the community, he is a member of Future Fund Inc. and the St. Xavier High School Alumni Association. Married with two children, Tony is an assistant girls varsity basketball coach at Presentation Academy.

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


  • 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


  • Louisville Bar Association, Chairman and Vice Chair of Real Estate Section Continuing Legal Education Committee
  • Kentucky Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Kentucky Commericial 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...

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