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Gregory D. Pavey

Member , Lexington KY


Gregory D. Pavey

Member , Lexington KY

Greg is a Member of Stoll Keenon Ogden’s Lexington office. He is a member of the Bankruptcy & Financial Restructuring, Banking Litigation, Real Estate, and Equine Transactional practices. He focuses his practice in the areas of bankruptcy, commercial law, and financial restructuring and workouts. Greg has represented secured and unsecured creditors, bidders, and successful purchasers at Section 363 sales, real estate lessees and lessors, equipment lessors, debtors, and unsecured creditors’ committees. He also has experience with bankruptcy litigation, including preferences, fraudulent conveyances, dischargeability, injunction litigation, and Chapter 11 Plan Confirmation issues.

Prior to working for the firm, Greg worked for the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission in Washington, DC, in the office of the General Counsel, Enforcement Section, as a trial attorney (1985 – 1987). He is also a graduate of the Enforcement Training Program of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and has also spoken at various seminars. He is AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rated™ by Martindale-Hubbell® and listed in The Best Lawyers in America® for his many legal accomplishments.

Greg is a member of the Fayette County, Kentucky, and American Bar associations as well as the American Bankruptcy Institute. Active within the community, he also conducts presentations on a variety of bankruptcy and commercial topics primarily directed at business professionals. His presentation topics include bankruptcy stay, preferential transfers/fraudulent conveyances, sale of assets in Chapter 11, and loan workout and foreclosure issues. In addition, Greg has served as an Adjunct Professor at Transylvania University and an Instructor at the American Institute of Banking.


University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law, 1984, J.D.

University of Louisville, 1981, B.A.


Admitted In

  • Pro Hac Vice: U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Delaware and U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Texas

  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of Kentucky

  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Western District of Kentucky

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit

  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Kentucky

  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Kentucky

  • Kentucky

Professional & Community Activities

  • American Bankruptcy Institute

  • Kentucky Bar Association

  • Fayette County Bar Association

  • American Bar Association

  • Liberty Ridge Senior Living, Inc., former Board of Directors


  • AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®

  • American Jurisprudence Award

  • Best Lawyers® 2020 Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law “Lawyer of the Year” in Lexington

  • The Best Lawyers in America®, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, 2015 – present

Work Highlights

  • Commercial Foreclosure

    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.


  • Speaker and writer for the Kentucky Bar Association, the National Business Institute and the University of Kentucky on topics including bankruptcy and foreclosure law

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