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Lauren M. McElroy

Member, Evansville

Lauren is a Member in Stoll Keenon Ogden's Evansville office and has been with the firm since 2008. She is a member of the Mineral & Environmental Law practice.

Lauren, who received a B.S. in Accounting, earned her B.B.A and J.D. from the University of Kentucky. During law school she was involved with the Moot Court Board. A native of Morganfield, Kentucky, Lauren serves as Secretary on the KY Friends of Coal board. Lauren is licensed to practice in Kentucky, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia.

Education
University of Kentucky College of Law
2008, J.D.
University of Kentucky
2005, B.S. in Accounting, summa cum laude
University of Kentucky
2005, B.B.A., summa cum laude
Admissions
Illinois
Indiana
Kentucky
Ohio
Pennsylvania
West Virginia

Affiliations

  • Kentucky Bar Association, 2008 - present; Young Lawyers Division, at-large representative, 2011 - 2013
  • Henderson County Bar Association, 2008 - present; president 2011 - 2012
  • Indiana Bar Association, 2013 - present
  • Evansville Bar Association, 2013 - present
  • Illinois Bar Association, 2009 - present
  • Friends of Coal - Kentucky, director 2014 - present; board secretary 2014 - present
  • Energy & Mineral Law Foundation, 2008 - present
  • Kentucky Coal Association, 2008 - present
  • Western Kentucky Coal Association, 2008 - present
  • Kentucky Oil and Gas Association, 2008 - present
  • Indiana Oil and Gas Association, 2013 - present
  • Illinois Oil and Gas Association, 2013 - present
  • Tri-State Association of Professional Landmen, 2013 - present
  • American Association of Professional Landmen, 2013 - present
  • Habitat for Humanity of Henderson, Kentucky, Inc., director, 2011 - 2013
  • Distinguished Young Women of Henderson County, program chair, 2012
  • Indiana Bar Association, 2013 - present
  • Evansville Bar Association, 2013 - present
  • Illinois Bar Association, 2009 - present
  • Friends of Coal - Kentucky, director 2014 - present; board secretary 2014 - present
  • Energy & Mineral Law Foundation, 2008 - present
  • Kentucky Coal Association, 2008 - present
  • Western Kentucky Coal Association, 2008 - present
  • Kentucky Oil and Gas Association, 2008 - present
  • Indiana Oil and Gas Association, 2013 - present
  • Illinois Oil and Gas Association, 2013 - present
  • Tri-State Association of Professional Landmen, 2013 - present
  • American Association of Professional Landmen, 2013 - present
  • Habitat for Humanity of Henderson, Kentucky, Inc., director, 2011 - 2013
  • Distinguished Young Women of Henderson County, program chair, 2012
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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

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.

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