Mary Garris is a Member in Stoll Keenon Ogden’s Louisville office and has been with the firm since 2009. She is part of several practice groups at the firm, with a focus on Mergers & Acquisitions.
Mary has negotiated multimillion-dollar sales of businesses, in both stock and sales assets. In 2010, she assisted in drafting amendments to various Kentucky business entity statutes and the Kentucky Business Entity Filing Act.
Mergers & Acquisitions: Mary draws on her accomplished track record in representing both sellers and buyers in the negotiation and finalization of complex transactions involving the sale of companies and business assets. Depending on the nature of the deal, she considers regulatory, tax, contractual or other concerns.
Public Benefit Corporation Services: Mary’s familiarity with Kentucky’s Public Corporation statute and her work with Canopy (the Kentucky Public Benefit Corporation Association) allows her to help business clients determine if a public benefit election and/or certification is beneficial for their organizations.
Business Services: Beyond Mergers & Acquisitions, Mary assists clients with a broad range of business needs, including all types of contract review, drafting and negotiation, as well as entity formation. She represents local companies and major corporations across a variety of industries.
Corporate Finance & Lending: For financial institutions, commercial lenders and equity investors, Mary offers services that include documenting and negotiating loan originations and restructurings.
Real Estate: Many of the business transactions that Mary helps shepherd involve the acquisition, development and disposition of commercial real estate, as well as lease drafting and negotiating on behalf of both landlords and tenants.
Ambulance Certificates of Need: Mary has developed a niche in guiding local fire protection districts through the certificate of need application process to obtain authorization to provide ambulance services.
- University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law 2009, J.D., magna cum laude
- University of Louisville 2006, B.S., summa cum laude
- U.S. Court of Appeals, 6th Circuit
- U.S. District Court, Western District of Kentucky
- Kentucky Bar Association
- Court Appointed Special Advocates, former volunteer
- Kentucky Refugee Ministries, former volunteer
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