Randy is a Member in Stoll Keenon Ogden's Louisville office. He chairs the firm's Trusts, Estates & Family Law practice, focusing his practice on estate and gift planning, estate administration, charitable planning, non-profit organizations, and tax and estate litigation.
Randy’s broad range of experience combined with his knowledge and technical experience allow him to assist individuals, organizations and families in accomplishing their planning goals. Randy is AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rated™ by Martindale-Hubbell®, listed in Best Lawyers in America® and honored as a Kentucky Super Lawyer.
Randy is a member of the Louisville, Kentucky and American Bar associations, as well as the Estate Planning Council of Louisville. He also is executive director and chair of the board of directors of Metro Christian Legal Aid and an associate of the Alliance Defense Fund. Randy is a member of Southeast Christian Church.
Previously, Randy served on the board of directors for the Metro United Way and the Southern Baptist Seminary Foundation. Randy is married with two children and enjoys hiking, biking, fly fishing and golf.
Represented husband and wife in planning for their business and estates by restructuring the company into voting and nonvoting shares, allowing them to transfer value while maintaining control, and preparing and implementing a stock restriction agreement, a multi-generation family protection trust, traditional A/B trust planning, essential planning, a qualified personal residence trust, a vacation home trust, and gifting trusts for each grandchild.
Represented husband and wife in planning for their family and multi-million dollar estates by preparing and implementing multi-generational spousal limited access irrevocable trusts, traditional A/B trust planning, essential planning, a charitable lead annuity trust and a private family foundation.
Represented multi-generation family in planning for their family and estates after the sale of the family business, including preparing and/or implementing Delaware Trusts, a charitable lead annuity trust, limited liability companies, sale to dynasty trusts and valuation discounts as well as assisting in the administration of the estates of several family members after their unexpected deaths.
Represented a multi-million dollar estate in an Internal Revenue Service audit of the Federal estate tax return and a family limited partnership structure. Successfully defended the validity of the family limited partnership, obtained a significant valuation discount and successfully used a Graegin loan to finance the payment of the Federal estate tax.
Represented a husband and wife in planning and implementing the reorganization of a multi-million dollar equine business; in the preparation of multi-generation irrevocable trusts for each of the children and the gifting of interests in the equine business on a discounted basis to the trusts; in planning and implementing a multi-million dollar life insurance trust; and in preparing and implementing a beneficiary defective irrevocable dynasty trust.
Represented a corporate trustee in amending multiple 1950s trusts to be directed trusts, transferring administration of the trusts to Delaware and obtaining a private letter ruling from the Internal Revenue Service to confirm the continuing applicability of the generation-skipping tax grandfathered exempt status of the trusts.