Gary L. Stage
Of Counsel , Indianapolis IN
Gary returned to Stoll Keenon Ogden, as Of Counsel in the Firm’s Indianapolis office, in early 2022. A former Partner of the Firm when it was known as Stoll Keenon & Park, he brings decades of experience as a private practice attorney, in-house counsel and executive.
Utilizing his extensive expertise in a wide range of business and corporate issues and transactions, Gary assists individuals and organizations in accomplishing their business objectives. His areas of expertise include entity selection and formation; contract negotiation and drafting; corporate finance; corporate governance; corporate, partnership, and limited liability company matters; employment law; mergers and acquisitions; private equity and real estate transactions; securities law; and succession planning.
Gary’s has represented individuals, small businesses, large companies, and non-profit organizations engaged in a diverse array of activities and industries such as professional services, Federal government contracting, gaming, healthcare, equine, banking, dealerships of various products, private equity, real estate investment trusts, and others.
Business Services: Gary provides a wide range of business services, including business entity selection, formation, organization, and structuring; contract negotiation, review and preparation; corporate governance; shareholder agreements and disputes; and employment law matters. Gary also provides on-demand outside general counsel services.
Corporate Finance: Gary assists individuals and businesses with negotiating, documenting, and restructuring loans, and other corporate financing transactions.
Mergers and Acquisitions: Gary represents buyers and sellers of businesses, whether in asset sale, stock purchase, or merger transactions, often working as part of a skilled team of attorneys to address the complex contractual, regulatory, tax, employment, environmental, real estate, and various other issues that can arise in these transactions.
Gary has presented at numerous continuing legal education and business seminars and conferences on a variety of business-related topics, including:
- Business entity selection
- Formation of corporations, limited liability companies and partnerships
- Buy-sell, voting, and other agreements among business owners
- Ethical issues encountered in business transactions
- Mergers and acquisitions
- Securities law matters such as:
– issuing securities using exemptions from registration
– Resale of restricted securities
– Issuer repurchases of securities.
Professional & Community Activities
Indiana State Bar Association, Clients’ Financial Assistance Fund Committee, Past Member & Chair
Indianapolis Bar Association, Business Law Section, Member & Past Chair
Kentucky Bar Association, House Counsel Section, Member: Business Law Section, Member; Securities Law Subsection, Past Member & Chair
Kentucky Securities Law Advisory Committee, Past Member
Kiwanis Foundation of Indianapolis, Inc., Past Member of Board of Directors & Chair of Scholarship Committee
Kids’ Voice of Indiana, Inc., Past Member of Board of Directors
Mapleton-Fall Creek Development Corporation, Past President, Treasurer & Member of Board of Directors
Lexington Hearing & Speech Center, Past President, Vice President, Treasurer & Member of Board of Directors
The Friends of the Arts School, Inc., Past Member of Board of Directors
United Way of the Bluegrass, Past Chair of Agency Relations Committee
AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rated™ by Martindale-Hubbell®
University of Kentucky College of Law, Editor-in-Chief of the Kentucky Law Journal, Order of the Coif
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