John is a Member in Stoll Keenon Ogden's Louisville office. He is a member of the Business Services practice with a focus on Healthcare, Corporate Finance & Lending, Trusts, Estates and Family Law and Mergers & Acquisitions. He is also member of the Banking Litigation practice. John has more than 24 years of experience in a wide range of business transactions and legal affairs, including senior housing and long term care facility acquisitions, financing, licensure and operations, and emerging company debt and equity capital formation, commercial lending, real estate and equipment leasing and general corporate law.
John is AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell© for his many legal accomplishments. Prior to joining SKO, he served as General Counsel to Trilogy Health Services, LLC, a mid-western based provider of senior housing and healthcare services. From 1998 to 2002, he served as General Counsel and Senior Vice President of Development to High Speed Access Corp., a member of Paul Allen's Wired World© of cable and broadband companies.
From 1995 to early 1998, John served as General Counsel and Development Officer for Normal Life, Inc., a multi-state assisted living provider, and 1991 to 1995, he served as Vice President of Legal Affairs to the Cardinal Group and Transitional Health Services, Inc.
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 transactions prior to the closing of the asset sale, and ensured a smooth transition of the management of assets from the former owners to the purchasing entities.
Stoll Keenon Ogden represented a major healthcare services entity, its affiliated upstream and sister companies, its owners and its founding management team in comprehensive reorganization, refinancing and acquisition transactions totaling more than $300 million. The matters resulted in the closing of a senior secured term loan and revolving credit facilities secured by owned senior care facilities in four states with a 9-member syndicate of commercial banks; the requisition of waivers, consents and estoppels from various property lessors on leased senior care facilities in four states; restructuring of upstream holding companies and combination of two upstream ownership groups and boards of managers; the creation of a management company; the introduction of healthcare facility management agreements; the migration of payroll and benefits for more than 7,000 employees; the related restructuring of multiple lease and debt financing and supplier relationships; the creation and reorganization of multiple SPE organizations accompanied by extensive non-consolidation analysis and issuance of a substantive non-consolidation opinion to the lending syndicate; the exercise of purchase option and acquisition of multiple senior care facilities; the contribution of additional equity capital from the client’s majority owners; and the amendment and restructuring of multiple Master Lease and inter-creditor agreements.