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Sarah K. Mills

Counsel to the Firm, Lexington

Sarah is Counsel to the Firm in Stoll Keenon Ogden's Lexington office and has been with the firm since 2003. She is a member of the Business Services practice with more than 29 years experience. Sarah has provided legal advice and prepresentation in a variety of areas including corporate governance, business transactions, healthcare, mergers and acquisitions, real estate and securities law, including 1934 Act complience. 

Prior to joining the firm, she served as in-house counsel to a health and life insurance company and worked for private law firms focusing in securities law compliance and banking and finance law. She has experience representing individuals, corporations, limited liability companies and partnerships in corporate governance matters, business startups, loan transactions, real estate acquisitions and financing, mergers and business combinations, securities compliance, banking compliance and healthcare compliance.

Sarah is admitted to practice in Kentucky, Ohio, Virginia, and West Virginia. She previously served as interim president of the United Way of the Bluegrass and currently serves as legal counsel. Sarah is married with two sons. In her free time, Sarah enjoys reading, walking her dog, attending and volunteering for her younger son's marching band performances.

Education
University of Virginia School of Law
1989, J.D.
Dartmouth College
1984, B.A.
Admissions
Kentucky
Ohio
Virginia
West Virginia

Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • Kentucky Bar Assocation
  • Ohio Bar Association
  • Virginia Bar Association
  • West Virginia Bar Association
  • Kentucky Bankers Association
  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • United Way of Kentucky, director, 2010-2015
  • Dartmouth College Alumni Admissions, interviewer of college applicants from Central Kentucky, 2004-present
  • Junior Achievement Classroom Instructor
  • GleanKY, chair of Corporate Governance Committee; January 2016 - present
  • Visually Impaired Preschool Services Advisory Board Member, October 2016 - present
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Work Highlights

Sale of Racecourse Interest

Represented a racetrack association in the sale of a portion of its ownership interest.  We handled all aspects of the transaction for our client and obtained approval by the the governing horse racing commission for the sale. 

Financial Institution Acquisitions

Represented financial institutions in both sale transactions and acquisitions of other financial institutions.

Venture Capital Investments

Represented a fund that makes convertible debt or preferred equity investments in numerous early-stage Kentucky business entities to facilitate the commercialization of innovative ideas and technologies.