Emily joined Stoll Keenon Ogden in 2004 and is a Member in the Bankruptcy & Financial Restructuring, Banking Litigation and Business Litigation practice groups. In her years at the firm working with business debtors and lenders, among other commercial clients, Emily has become a reputable expert in bankruptcy law and has been recognized by Kentucky Super Lawyers as a Rising Star in this category for three consecutive years, beginning in 2014.
Emily frequently speaks on bankruptcy and creditors’ rights issues to various organizations, including the National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges and the American Bar Association.
Bankruptcy & Financial Restructuring: Emily counsels debtors, major secured lenders, utility providers, retailers, unsecured vendors and trade creditors in all aspects of troubled credit situations. She has an extensive background in Chapter 11 reorganizations (both commercial and personal) and Chapter 9 municipal debt adjustment proceedings. She also routinely defends clients against preferential avoidance actions throughout the U.S.
Banking Litigation: Emily represents major regional and commercial banks in foreclosures of office buildings, shopping centers, residential properties, warehouses and manufacturing facilities. Lender liability is another matter that Emily handles for clients. Among her successes in this area is winning a federal court summary judgment in a case involving a major regional bank.
Business Litigation: With a deep understanding of the challenges facing commercial enterprises, particularly in the realm of finance, Emily works with companies of all sizes faced with business disputes. She takes a strategic approach to resolving complex issues, counseling clients from the outset of a conflict through the trial process.
Obtained summary judgment from an Indiana federal court dismissing a lender liability action against a major regional bank and obtained dismissal of the borrower’s Chapter 11.
Represented major regional banks and community banks in foreclosures of office buildings, shopping centers, golf courses, subdivision property, multi-family residential properties, warehouses, manufacturing facilities and others. SKO served as local counsel for the Special Servicer for the Trust in two CMBS loan foreclosure actions one of which involved indebtedness of $31 million dollars secured by a shopping center which was successfully completed in August 2017 and the other involving indebtedness of $17 million dollars secured by a student housing complex and which was successfully completed in May 2018.
If You Don't Get Paid, You May As Well Stay Home, Association of Corporate Counsel,
What is a Limited Liability Company and Why Does It Matter in Bankruptcy?, National
Conference of Bankruptcy Judges, 2017
The Crossroads of LLCs and Bankruptcy - A Treacherous Intersection, panelist, ABA Business
Law Section Webinar, April 2016
Limited Liability Entities, ABA Webinar, March 2016
Handling the Collection Case--The 360 View, University of Kentucky CLE, May 2015 and April
Limited Liability Entities, ABA Annual Meeting, April 2015
The Crossroad of LLCs and Bankruptcy – A Treacherous Intersection, ABA Business Law
Section Spring Meeting, April 2015
Protecting Against the Troubled Customer and Minimizing Potential Bankruptcy Preference
Claims, 2Second Annual Issues for Corporate House Counsel CLE, April 2012
Use of Collateral and Guaranties to Increase Likelihood of Repayment of Loans: Minimizing
Risks of Lender Liability and Environmental Claims, SKO Corporate Seminar, April 2010
Dischargeability and Discharge, Louisville Bar Association, Oct. 2009