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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 SKO since 2003. She is part of the Business Services practice and has significant expertise in a variety of areas, including corporate lending, business transactions, mergers and acquisitions, real estate, securities regulations and health care law.

Drawing on her extensive experience, Sarah offers advice and representation that gives clients confidence when confronting challenges, whether it’s a Section 16 issue related to stock trading or a matter of HIPAA privacy. She works with local companies and major corporations in Kentucky, Ohio, Virginia and West Virginia, across a range of industries.  

Business Services: Sarah assists clients with a broad scope of business needs, including review of all types of vendor contracts, drafting and negotiating of contracts, and entity formation.

Securities & Corporate Governance: Sarah has an accomplished track record representing publicly traded companies and assisting them with matters pertaining to corporate governance and executive compensation. Within the realm of compliance, she helps clients navigate provisions associated with the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, along with NYSE and NASDAQ stock exchange rules.

Health Care: Well versed on the HIPAA Privacy Rule, Sarah advises clients on how to address compliance issues and provides training in this area as well.

Mergers & Acquisitions: Sarah represents both sellers and buyers in the negotiation and finalization of complex transactions involving the sale of companies and business assets, including business divorces. Depending on the nature of the deal, she considers regulatory, contractual or other concerns.

Real Estate: Sarah drafts and negotiates leases on behalf of landlords and tenants. She also regularly handles the acquisition and disposition of commercial real estate.

Corporate Finance & Lending: Sarah offers borrowers services that include negotiating credit and accounts receivable facilities. For financial institutions, commercial lenders and equity investors, she helps negotiate and draft secured financings.

 

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

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.

Mergers and Acquisitions

Represented dozons of financial institutions in both sale transactions and acquisitions of other financial institutions in transactions ranging in size from $7,000,000 to $500,000,000. Represented other non-financial institution buyer and seller, including recent biotech seller in a $250,000,000...

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.