Bill has been with the firm since 1980. He served as Stoll Keenon Ogden's Managing Director for 22 years and Chairman of the Board for an additional four years. He is currently Chairman Emeritus. Bill is a member of the Business Litigation practice with a focus on Equine Litigation, Eminent Domain & Real Estate Litigation and Trust & Estate Litigation. Bill is also a member of the Real Estate and Government Relations practices. His practice concentrates on real estate litigation, planning and zoning, government relations and thoroughbred racing regulations.
Bill 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 his many legal accomplishments. A State Representative in the Kentucky General Assembly from 1985 to 1994, he gained considerable experience in economic development and was recognized by the governor with the inaugural Economic Development Leadership Award.
Bill is a member of the Fayette County, Kentucky and American Bar associations. He gives back to the community and state by serving as a Trustee for the Keeneland Association, Board Member and Immediate Past Chair, Kentucky Chamber of Commerce. Board of Managers for the Commonwealth Seed Capital, LLC, Board of Directors Larry Gilbert-Dave Bunnell Foundation (The First Tee Link of Lexington). Bill is married with three children and six grandchildren. He enjoys golf, hunting and hiking in his free time.
Home Depot, U.S.A., Inc. v. Saul Subsidiary I Limited Partnership, Ky. App., 159 S.W.3d 339 (2005)
Represented owner of Lexington Mall and obtained injunction requiring Home Depot to remove its store and restore the Mall structure because Home Depot violated restrictive...
SKO obtained a zone change and all related development plan approvals for a national Retail Outfitter and Mixed-Use Development in Lexington.
SKO obtained a summary judgment at Fayette Circuit Court for a zone change appeal filed by protesting neighbors to a zone change and new development.