John is a Member in Stoll Keenon Ogden's Evansville office and has been with the firm since 1998. He serves as chair of the Mineral & Environmental practice and is also a member of the Tax and Trusts, Estates & Family Law practices.
John is a graduate of Vanderbilt University School of Law, where he served as an Articles Editor for the Vanderbilt Journal of Transactional Law. He also received a Master of Laws in Taxation from New York University School of Law, where he served as a Graduate Editor for the Tax Law Review. He attended Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota. While attending Carleton, he was a William Carleton Scholar. In 1992, he spent a semester living in Japan, Hong Kong and China.
John has had many successes throughout his legal career and is AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell® and listed in The Best Lawyers in America®. He is a member of the Henderson County (Kentucky) and Evansville (Indiana) bar associations. He is a trustee of the Energy and Mineral Law Foundation, a director of the Kentucky Oil and Gas Association, a member of the Tax Committee of the Kentucky Coal Association and a member of the West Kentucky Coal Association. He gives back to the community by serving on the boards of directors for the Young Men's Christian Association of Henderson and Habitat for Humanity of Henderson, St. Anthony's Hospice and the Henderson Water Utility. He is also an Eagle Scout. John is married with four children.
Series of transactions to acquire more than 450 million tons of Illinois Basin coal reserves; SKO served as lead deal counsel, performed due diligence.
An IPO for midstream gathering services for production from the Marcellus Shale. SKO performed due diligence and prepared transaction documents.
Acquisition of over one million gross oil and gas acres (primarily New Albany shale acreage in the Illinois Basin, but also including acreage in Northern Appalachia, the San Juan Basin, the Powder River Basin and the Rockies). SKO performed due diligence and prepared transaction documents.