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Mary Garris

Member, Louisville

Mary is a Member in Stoll Keenon Ogden's Louisville office and has been with the firm since 2009. She is a member of the Business Services practice with a focus on Corporate Finance & Lending, Mergers & Acquisitions and Real Estate. Mary is also a member of the Business Litigation practice.

Mary works with new and existing businesses on all aspects of corporate organization and governance. Her familiarity with Kentucky’s Public Benefit Corporation statute helps businesses determine if the B Corps designation is beneficial for their organizations.

Mary is a graduate of the University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law, where she served as Managing Editor of the University of Louisville Law Review. She assisted in the drafting of the 2010 amendments to the various Kentucky business entity statutes and the Kentucky Business Entity Filing Act.

Actively involved within the community, Mary serves on the board of directors for Kentucky Refugee Ministries.

Education
University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law
2009, J.D., magna cum laude
University of Louisville
2006, B.S., summa cum laude
Admissions
Kentucky
U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
U.S. District Court, Western District of Kentucky

Affiliations

  • Kentucky Bar Association
  • Home of the Innocents, volunteer
  • Wayside Christian Mission, volunteer
  • Court Appointed Special Advocates, former volunteer
  • Kentucky Refugee Ministries, former volunteer
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Work Highlights

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 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.

Sale of California-based Wine Business

Represented a major wine and spirits corporation in the sale of its Hopland, California-based wine brands to another business based in Santiago, Chile. The $238 million transaction was structured as a stock purchase.

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.

Acquisition of Aggregate Processing & Handling Business

Represented a holding company in its acquisition of a business that designs, fabricates, installs and maintains aggregate processing and handling equipment.

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