David is a Member in Stoll Keenon Ogden's Lexington office and has been with the firm since 1975. He is a member of the Business Services practice where he focuses on Mergers & Acquisitions and Equine Transactions. David concentrates his practice in corporate law, business acquisitions, Uniform Commercial Code matters and healthcare law.
David is AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®, is listed in The Best Lawyers in America®, recognized by Chambers USA and is honored as a Kentucky Super Lawyer. In addition, he was named Best Lawyers® Corporate "Lawyer of the Year" in Lexington for 2009 and 2015, and Best Lawyers® Mergers and Acquisitions "Lawyer of the Year" in Lexington for 2011. David has made seminar presentations and written about a number of business law topics. He was also part of the Kentucky Bar Association Joint Subcommittee on Limited Liability Company Legislation and the Kentucky Bar Association Committee to draft Chapter 271B (business corporations).
David is a member of the Fayette County, Kentucky and American Bar Associations. He is a past chair of the Business Law Section of the Kentucky Bar Association. He has also served as either chair or co-chair of the UK/CLE Biennial Business Association Law Institute since its inception. To give back to the community, David has provided free legal services to not-for-profit organizations. David is married with four children, he enjoys playing golf in his spare time.
Represented sellers of significant natural gas production interests in series of large transactions with strategic buyers. Included negotiation with multiple prospective purchasers, NDAs, due diligence, regulatory issues, negotiation and closing of all purchase-related agreements.
Stoll Keenon Ogden represented a major healthcare services entity, its affiliated upstream and sister companies, its owners and its founding management team in comprehensive reorganization, refinancing and acquisition transactions totaling more than $300 million. The matters resulted in the closing of a senior secured term loan and revolving credit facilities secured by owned senior care facilities in four states with a 9-member syndicate of commercial banks; the requisition of waivers, consents and estoppels from various property lessors on leased senior care facilities in four states; restructuring of upstream holding companies and combination of two upstream ownership groups and boards of managers; the creation of a management company; the introduction of healthcare facility management agreements; the migration of payroll and benefits for more than 7,000 employees; the related restructuring of multiple lease and debt financing and supplier relationships; the creation and reorganization of multiple SPE organizations accompanied by extensive non-consolidation analysis and issuance of a substantive non-consolidation opinion to the lending syndicate; the exercise of purchase option and acquisition of multiple senior care facilities; the contribution of additional equity capital from the client’s majority owners; and the amendment and restructuring of multiple Master Lease and inter-creditor agreements.
Represented a publicly-traded client in a transaction to support the development of a longwall mining operation with a total investment in the project in a range of $400 – $525 million. Transaction featured several components, including a preferred equity investment, the acquisition and leaseback of reserves and surface rights, a coal handling and services agreement and an equipment financing facility.
SKO has represented numerous domestic and international clients with the acquisition and disposition of premier horse farms and related properties throughout the United States.