Honors & Awards
The Best Lawyers in America®, 2021 (Employment Law - Management)
Bellarmine College, BA, Accounting, 1990
Georgetown University Law School, J.D., 1994
Certified Public Accountant, KY
For a Certified Public Accountant turned attorney, corporate law is perfect fit, combining my skill regarding financial transactions with my legal education. In my practice, I focus on mergers; stock sales and purchases; asset purchases and sales; securities work (private placements/stock sales and transfers); organizing new corporate entities; employment agreements; medical practice acquisitions and sales; securities work for deferred compensation plans; and some corporate taxation. These areas afford me ample opportunity to work out deals that have a tremendous impact on involved parties. I excel at striking the right compromise that works to the benefit of all involved, and I work hard to ensure that my clients understand all their options.
Throughout my entire career, I have done corporate and securities work, which has allowed me to work on very big deals. Those big transactions are what I love to do, and there’s something satisfying about a legal process where all sides are working together for mutual benefit on such a large scale. At the same time, some of my favorite transactions involve the sale of a family business; these typically carry an emotional component, so I try to make the transaction not only painless, but enjoyable.
I enjoy meeting and working with new people, which is a positive side effect of my area of practice. I take great care to make my practice fully client-centered. Being highly accessible to those clients is therefore important to me – they can call me 24 hours a day, seven days a week. I am always happy the make things as convenient as possible for them - whether it is going to their offices to pick up documents or handling an unusual issue – and I am conscientious with billing; I do my best to keep legal costs down to provide cost-effective service.
I was a double major in Accounting and Psychology in college. I worked at a large accounting firm (formerly Coopers & Lybrand) during college and for a year after college to get my CPA. During law school I worked for a small accounting firm in Washington, D.C. during tax season.
After law school, I took a job with a boutique firm in Louisville (Hirn Doheny & Harper – now Dinsmore). In 1996, I moved to Frost Brown Todd, then in 1998, I moved to Maine and worked for Verrill Dana in Portland. I moved back to Louisville in 2000 and joined Reed Weitkamp.
I am very involved with my children as well as my husband's medical practice. I am on various athletic boards at DuPont Manual High School. I am also a board member of the Bonnycastle Neighborhood Association.
- Kentucky Bar Association
- Maine Bar Association
- Louisville Bar Association
- American Bar Association
- American Association of Certified Public Accountants
- Kentucky Society of CPAs
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