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Sarah Sloan Reeves

Member, Lexington

Sarah is a Member in Stoll Keenon Ogden's Lexington office and has been with the firm since 2010. She is a member of the Business Services practice with a focus on Healthcare, Equine and Mergers & Acquisitions. She is also a member of the Antitrust, Trusts & Estates, Tax and Real Estate practices. Prior to joining the firm, Sarah served as a law clerk to the Honorable Eugene E. Siler, Jr. During her clerkship, she assisted with cases before the Fourth, Sixth, Ninth, Tenth, and Eleventh Circuits.

Sarah is a graduate of the University of the Kentucky College of Law, where she was elected to the Order of the Coif and served as the editor-in-chief of the Kentucky Law Journal. Prior to attending law school, she taught high-school English.

Sarah is a member of the Kentucky Bar Association and American Bar Association. She is a member of Christ Church Cathedral.

Education
University of Kentucky College of Law
2009, J.D., cum laude
City University
2004, M.i.T.
University of Kentucky
2003, B.A., summa cum laude
Admissions
Fayette Circuit Court
Fayette District Court
Kentucky Supreme Court
U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Kentucky
U.S. District Court, Western District of Kentucky

Recognition

  • Law clerk to the Hon. Eugene E. Siler, Jr., Circuit Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • Kentucky Law Journal, Editor-in-Chief
  • Order of the Coif
  • CALI Award for Academic Excellence in Federal Courts, 2009
  • Colvin P. Rouse Award
  • Donald A. Winslow Memorial Scholarship
  • Best Brief Award, Harlan Writing Club
  • Roy Moreland Scholarship
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Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • Kentucky Bar Association
  • Fayette County Bar Association
  • FCBA Women Lawyers' Association
  • The American Health Lawyers Association, member
  • Central Kentucky Youth Orchestra, board member, 2013-2015
  • Leadership Lexington, 2012-2013
  • Junior Achievement, Fayette County Public Schools, volunteer teacher, 2011
  • FCBA Women Lawyers' Association, committee chair, community service committee, 2011
  • The Kentucky Law Journal Association, Lexington, KY, president of the board of directors, 2010-2011
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Work Highlights

Reorganization, Refinancing and Acquisition of Major Healthcare Entity

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.

Family Business Succession Planning- Sale to Grantor Trusts- Charitable Planning

Represented multi-generation family in planning for their family and estates after the sale of the family business, including preparing and/or implementing Delaware Trusts, a charitable lead annuity trust, limited liability companies, sale to dynasty trusts and valuation discounts as well as assisting in the administration of the estates of several family members after their unexpected deaths.

Related Practices: Business Services

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

Estate Planning & Administration

SKO administers the estates of notable horsewomen and horsemen and is actively involved in planning estates in the shifting economic climate.
News Publications Seminars
"Estate Planning for the Horse Owner" , National Conference on Equine Law, UK/CLE,, May 2016
"Understanding Charging Orders for Partnerships and LLCs" , ALI Video Presentation,, May 2015
"Protecting Assets: Charging Orders for Partnerships and LLCs" , ALI Webinar,, Nov. 2013
“Equine Sales & Use Taxation," KyCPA “Horsing Around” Seminar, Lexington, KY, Oct. 2012
Feb. 17, 2011, "Ethics Issues for In-House Counsel: Vignettes to Ponder, Pts. 1 & 2," presented with Thomas E. Rutledge, A.J. Singleton and Allison J. Donovan, 22d Annual Issues for Corporate House Counsel CLE Seminar
Aug. 24, 2010, "Creditors' Use of Charging Orders and Other Techniques," co-speaker, 13th Biennial Business Associations Law Institute, UK/CLE
"A Clinic for Precise Writing," How-to-Guide for Publishing, Department of Anesthesiology, University of Kentucky