LOUISVILLE, KY (Aug. 1, 2016) –Stoll Keenon Ogden PLLC welcomes Walter R. Byrne to the firm’s office in Lexington. SKO’s members unanimously elected Byrne as a member of the firm.
Byrne’s legal career spans more than three decades and includes representing banks and financial institutions in Kentucky, Indiana and Tennessee. His practice has focused on financial institution law and regulation, mergers and acquisitions, chartering financial institutions, and corporate law.
Among Byrne’s professional accolades are Best Lawyers in America®, Banking & Finance Law and Financial Services Regulation Law (2007-16) and Kentucky Super Lawyers® (2007-16).
Before joining SKO, Byrne was a member of Stites & Harbison PLLC. Previously, he was a commercial banker at First National Bank of Louisville. He also served as a lieutenant in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War.
Byrne earned a bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in business administration from the University of Kentucky, and his law degree from the University of Louisville Louis D. Brandeis School of Law.
Byrne’s community involvement currently includes serving as a director of Peoples Exchange Bank of Beattyville and The Lexington Club.