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Laura H. Pulliam

Member , Louisville KY


Laura H. Pulliam

Member , Louisville KY

Laura has been with Stoll Keenon Ogden’s Louisville office since 2000. She serves on the firm’s Board of Directors and is a leading member of several practice groups focusing on business and transactional services. Her work on behalf of SKO clients encompasses a wide variety of commercial, corporate, and intellectual property transactions and compliance matters, with a focus on developing efficient and cost-effective strategies for balancing competing business concerns.

Laura has been listed as a “Leading Lawyer for Business” by Chambers USA. She has been named a “Kentucky Super Lawyer” for Intellectual Property and a “Top Lawyer” by Louisville Magazine in the International Trade and Securities areas.

Business Services: Laura routinely drafts and reviews agreements that combine commercial and intellectual property issues, such as distribution, supply, joint venture, licensing, consulting, service arrangements, and internet terms of service. She also has significant experience with the organization of new business entities.

Intellectual Property: Laura’s intellectual property experience includes assistance with registration and enforcement of trademarks and copyrights, drafting and reviewing software and technology agreements, domain names, internet and e-commerce issues, and licensing relationships.

Securities & Corporate Governance: Laura advises public and private companies on a wide range of securities compliance matters, including proxy issues and beneficial ownership reporting.

Antitrust, Trade Regulation & Franchise: Laura has experience in the review of franchise and licensing arrangements and Hart-Scott-Rodino Act compliance.

Emerging Business and Venture Capital: As an advocate for emerging companies, Laura offers advice to help clients navigate legal complexities and drive innovation. The scope of her guidance includes the formation of new companies and partnerships, evaluation and registration of intellectual property, and drafting of agreements covering key commercial relationships, as well as a range of other services.

Mergers & Acquisitions: Laura assists clients from a variety of industries in completing and negotiating transactions related to the purchase or sale of their businesses.

Alcohol & Hospitality: Laura draws on her expertise to help businesses in the distilled spirits and hospitality industries manage a range of corporate, intellectual property, securities, and compliance issues.



Admitted In

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit

  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Indiana

  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana

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

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

  • Indiana

  • Kentucky

Professional & Community Activities

  • American Bar Association

  • Kentucky Bar Association

  • Louisville Bar Association

  • International Trademark Association

  • American Intellectual Property Law Association

  • Women Lawyers Association of Jefferson County

  • Greater Louisville Inc. Education Advisory Committee

  • Leadership Louisville Center

  • University of Louisville Board of Overseers Mentoring Program, mentor, 2008-2011

  • Every 1 Reads Initiative, volunteer, 2004-2005

  • Focus Louisville, participant, 2004


  • Chambers USA, Leading Lawyer for Business, Intellectual Property, 2015 – 2016

  • Louisville Magazine Top Lawyer, International Trade Law and Securities Law, 2012 – 2014, 2016

  • Kentucky Rising Stars® Honoree, 2013 – 2020

Work Highlights

  • Information Technology Agreements

    SKO reviews and negotiates agreements relating to clients’ information technology systems, including data security, privacy protections and service level agreements.

  • Acquisition of Multi-National Tobacco Supplier

    Represented a major corporation in its purchase of the shares of a multi-national tobacco supplier headquartered in Utrecht, the Netherlands. The supplier and its subsidiaries are major suppliers of tobacco to the cigar and smokeless products industry. The transaction involved operations located in Brazil, Cameroon, Columbia, Dominican Republic, Indonesia, Paraguay and The Philippines, with subsidiaries located in those and other jurisdictions.

  • Merger of Fire, Energy & Security Systems Companies

    Represented the owners of an installer and servicer of fire, energy and security monitoring systems for governmental customers in a merger.

  • Trademark Registration

    SKO prepares, files and prosecutes trademark applications for clients in a variety of industries including distilled spirits, manufacturing, healthcare, equine, restaurants, and nonprofit organizations.

  • Stock Split for Publicly-Traded Company

    Stock split in the form of a Stock Dividend for an NYSE-listed issuer with two classes of listed stock, including accompanying proxy solicitation, registration with NYSE and public disclosure guidance.


    • Selecting and Protecting Trademarks: Assumed Names and Domain Names in the United States, University of Kentucky Business Associations Law Institute, Feb. 2009
    • Protecting Your Intellectual Property, Greater Louisville Inc. Small Business Development Center, 2002
    • SKO Hemp Seminar, Oct. 29, 2019
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