Sharon is a Member in Stoll Keenon Ogden's Louisville office and has been with the firm since 1991. She is a member of the Labor, Employment & Employee Benefits practice as well as the Securities & Corporate Governance and Tax practices. Her practice focuses on the design and maintenance of qualified and nonqualified retirement plans, health and welfare plans, executive deferred compensation plans, employee benefit issues in mergers and acquisitions and the purchase and sale of businesses through employee stock ownership plans. She also has extensive experience working with the Internal Revenue Service and the Department of Labor on tax and ERISA compliance issues. Since the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act was signed into law in March, 2010, Sharon has worked with employers on the impact of the various components of the Act on their businesses and their employees.
Sharon is AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®, is listed in The Best Lawyers in America® and is honored as a Kentucky Super Lawyer for her many legal accomplishments. She is a frequent speaker at seminars and community meetings.
Sharon is a member of the Louisville, Kentucky and American Bar Associations. She is a current member and the former president of the Louisville Employee Benefits Council and is a member of the ESOP Association and the Women Lawyers Association of Jefferson County. She served on the executive committee and board of directors for the Kentucky Shakespeare Festival and was on the board of directors for the Business and Professional Women of River City. In addition she is a Focus Louisville alumnus. In her spare time, Sharon enjoys travel, flower gardening and shopping for antiques.
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.