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John H. Henderson

Member, Evansville

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.

Education
New York University School of Law
2001, LL.M. (in taxation)
Vanderbilt University Law School
1995, J.D.
Carleton College
1992, B.A.
Admissions
Illinois
Indiana
Kentucky
Ohio
Pennsylvania
Tennessee
West Virginia
U.S. District Court, Western District of Kentucky
United States Tax Court

Recognition

  • AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®
  • Listed in Best Lawyers in America®, Natural Resources Law

Affiliations

  • American Bar Association, 1995-present
  • Kentucky Bar Association, 1996-present
  • Kentucky Oil and Gas Association, 1998-present; director, 2012-present
  • Henderson County Bar Association, 1998-present, president 2007
  • Evansville Bar Association, 2013-present
  • Illinois Bar Association, 1999-present
  • Tennessee Bar Association, 2001-present
  • West Virginia Bar Assocation, 2013-present
  • Energy & Mineral Law Foundation, trustee, 2007-present
  • Kentucky Coal Association, Tax Committee, 2006-present
  • West Kentucky Coal Association, 1998-present
  • American Association of Professional Landmen, 2013-present
  • Tri-State Association of Professional Landmen, 2013-present
  • Young Men's Christian Association of Henderson, Kentucky Inc., director, 2002-present
  • St. Anthony's Hospice, director, 2011-present
  • Henderson Water Utility, commissioner, 2010-present
  • Habitat for Humanity of Henderson, Kentucky, Inc., director, 2004-2011
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Work Highlights

Acquisition of Coal Reserves

Series of transactions to acquire more than 450 million tons of Illinois Basin coal reserves; SKO served as lead deal counsel, performed due diligence.

Related Practices: Mineral & Environmental Law

Midstream MLP Initial Public Offering

An IPO for midstream gathering services for production from the Marcellus Shale. SKO performed due diligence and prepared transaction documents.

Related Practices: Mineral & Environmental Law

Acquisition of Illinois Basin Oil and Natural Gas Properties

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.

Related Practices: Mineral & Environmental Law

Acquisition of Appalachian Oil and Natural Gas Properties

Acquisition of 1.46 million oil and gas acres in eastern United States (primarily Pennsylvania and West Virginia) with more than 9,000 producing wells. SKO performed due diligence and prepared transaction documents.

Related Practices: Mineral & Environmental Law

Marcellus Joint Venture for Oil and Natural Gas Producer

A joint venture for a major oil and natural gas producer’s Marcellus shale acreage; the producer to receive aggregate payments of $3.4 billion; SKO performed due diligence and prepared transaction documents.

Related Practices: Mineral & Environmental Law

Utica Joint Venture for Oil and Natural Gas Producer

A joint venture for a major oil and natural gas producer’s Utica shale acreage; the producer to receive aggregate payments of $594 million; SKO performed due diligence and prepared transaction documents.

Related Practices: Mineral & Environmental Law

Development Transaction for Coal Producer

Transaction to support the development of a longwall mining operation in Hamilton County, Illinois; initial investment at closing of $69.5 million, total investment in the project in a range of $400-525 million; SKO served as lead deal counsel, performed due diligence.

Acquisition of Coal Mine

Acquisition of Illinois Basin coal mine with 40 million tons of coal; SKO served as lead deal counsel, performed due diligence.

News Seminars
“Fundamental Aspects of Oil and Gas Law,” Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum, Preparing for the Next Mini Boom in the Oil & Gas Industry, Evansville, Indiana May 2015
“Overview of Coal, Mineral, Oil and Gas Rights Laws in Kentucky,” Office of Continuing Legal Education, University of Kentucky College of Law, 13th Biennial Real Estate Law and Practice Institute, Lexington, Kentucky Apr. 2015
Title Issues in Acquiring Minerals in the Illinois Basin,” Energy & Mineral Law Foundation, 35th Annual Institute, White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia Jun. 2014
"Unmined Coal Property Tax: Assessment and Collection," Kentucky Society of CPAs, Natural Resources Conference, Lexington, Kentucky Aug. 2012
"Kentucky State Tax Issues," Kentucky Society of CPAs, Natural Resources Conference, Lexington, Kentucky Aug. 2011
"Coal Leases: Termination Issues," Energy and Mineral Law Foundation, 34th Mineral Law Conference, Lexington, Kentucky Oct. 2009
"Oil and Gas vs. Coal - Nuts and Bolts," Energy and Mineral Law Foundation, 33rd Mineral Law Conference, Lexington, Kentucky Oct. 2008
"Minimizing Manufacturer Sales and Use Tax Liability," National Business Institute, Lexington & Louisville, Kentucky Nov. 2007
"Like-Kind Exchanges in Mineral Properties under IRC 1031," Energy & Mineral Law Foundation, 30th Mineral Law Conference Oct. 2005
"Oil and Gas Update - Kentucky," Eastern Mineral Law Foundation 23rd Annual Conference on Mineral Law, October 1998 Oct. 1998