Richard Adair Nunnelley

Richard Adair Nunnelley: Attorney with Stoll Keenon Ogden PLLC AV stamp icon
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Biography

Rick is a Member in Stoll Keenon Ogden's Lexington office and has been with the firm since 1991. He serves as Chair of the Real Estate practice and is also a member of the Business Services practice with a focus on Equine.

Rick's practice focuses on commercial real estate acquisitions, development, financing, leasing and condominium development, equine acquisitions, leasing, syndications, management agreements, service agreements, regulatory law and foreign ownership. While attending the University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law, Rick served as a member and as a manuscript editor of the Journal of Family Law, was elected as a Senator of the Student Government Association, was inducted into the Brandeis Honor Society, was a member of the Delta Theta Phi Law Fraternity and was a staff writer for the Louisville Law Examiner. Rick is AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell and is recognized by Chambers USA, Best Lawyers and Kentucky Super Lawyers for his many legal accomplishments.

Rick is a member of the Fayette County, Kentucky and American Bar associations as well as the International Council of Shopping Centers, The Kentucky Club, the Thoroughbred Club of America, the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association KTA/KTOB, the American Horse Counsel and The American College of Equine Attorneys. He also serves on the board of directors for the High Hope Steeplechase Association and Central Kentucky Riding for Hope and the planning committees for the National Equine Law Conference and the UK Biennial Real Estate Law and Practice Institute. He also served on the Personnel Committee and as a deacon for Crestwood Christian Church. He is married with two daughters. Rick has owned Thoroughbred racing and breed interests and enjoys Thoroughbred horse racing, golf and skeet, trap and sporting clays during his free time.

Recognition

•AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
•Best Lawyers in America , Lawyer of the Year, 2019
•Best Lawyers in America , 2009-present
•Kentucky Super Lawyers , 2015-present
Chambers USA, Leading Lawyer for Business, Real Estate, 2014-2017
•Brandeis Honor Society

Work Highlights

Landowner Defense

Represented numerous individual, agricultural, commercial and industrial landowners in negotiations and litigation against the Commonwealth of Kentucky, Department of Highways, in connection with acquisitions of right-of-way for road projects and other assorted road and highway issues.

Related Practices: Utility & Energy , Real Estate , Eminent Domain & Real Estate Litigation , Business Litigation

Acquisitions & Syndications

SKO represented clients in the acquisition of significant breeding interests in five Thoroughbreds which became ranked among the 10 leading sires of 2011 as well as three of the past six winners of the Kentucky Derby. SKO continued to be active in the syndication of stallions rotating...

Related Practices: Business Services , Equine Transactional

Mergers & Acquisitions

We have represented a number of clients in the acquisition of thoroughbred farms and related membership interests, including verification of environmental data and private development rights.

Related Practices: Business Services , Tax , Real Estate , Equine Transactional

News

Kentucky Super Lawyers Recognizes 52 Stoll Keenon Ogden Attorneys, Dec. 11, 2018

SKO Attorneys Recognized Among 2019 Best Lawyers in America, Aug. 15, 2018

SKO Attorneys Recognized Among Best Lawyers in America, Aug. 16, 2017

Five SKO Attorneys Recognized Among Top 50 Kentucky Super Lawyers, Nov. 18, 2016

Best Lawyers in America Chooses 61 SKO Attorneys for 2017 Publication, Aug. 30, 2016

Chambers USA Recognizes 24 SKO Attorneys, Feb. 22, 2016

Lea Pauley Goff and Richard G. Griffith named among Top 50 Kentucky Super Lawyers, Nov. 30, 2015

SKO Attorneys Recognized by Best Lawyers in America 2016, Aug. 17, 2015

28 SKO Attorneys Recognized by Chambers USA 2015, Apr. 1, 2015

Kentucky Super Lawyers Recognizes 57 Stoll Keenon Ogden Attorneys, Nov. 24, 2014

SKO Attorneys Recognized by Best Lawyers in America 2015, Aug. 18, 2014

25 SKO Attorneys Recognized by Chambers USA 2014, Mar. 12, 2014

SKO Attorneys Recognized by Best Lawyers in America 2014, Aug. 19, 2013

22 SKO Attorneys Recognized by Chambers USA 2013, June 5, 2013

22 SKO Attorneys Recognized by Chambers USA 2013, Feb. 10, 2013

61 SKO Attorneys Recognized by Best Lawyers in America 2013, Sep. 7, 2012

22 SKO Attorneys Recognized by Chambers USA 2012, June 7, 2012

SKO Attorneys Recognized by Chambers USA 2012, Feb. 28, 2012

53 SKO Attorneys Recognized by Best Lawyers in America 2012, Sep. 6, 2011

SKO Attorneys Ranked in Chambers USA 2011, June 10, 2011

SKO Attorneys Recognized by Chambers USA 2011, Mar. 16, 2011

SKO Receives 27 Top-Tier Rankings in the U.S. News - Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” Rankings, Sep. 15, 2010

53 SKO Attorneys Recognized by Best Lawyers in America 2011, Aug. 6, 2010

SKO Attorneys Recognized by Chambers USA, June 14, 2010

SKO Attorneys Recognized by Chambers USA 2010, Apr. 15, 2010

49 SKO Attorneys Recognized by Best Lawyers in America, Aug. 6, 2009

SKO Attorneys Recognized by Chambers USA 2009, June 15, 2009

Lawyers Honored by Chambers USA, June 19, 2008

Publications

Commercial Tenant & Landlord Issues, Feb. 1, 2013

Foreign Ownership of Real Property in Kentucky, Jan. 1, 2005

Seminars

An Overview of Ownership: What Every Owner Should Know, Second National Thoroughbred Owner Conference, panelist, 2016

Equine Real Estate: Buying and Selling a Horse Farm, 30th Annual National Conference on Equine Law, presenter, 2015

TOBA New Owners Seminar, Panelist, 2014

Buying and Selling Thoroughbred Horses, The Eighth Annual ABA GPSolo National Solo & Small Firm Conference, presenter, 2013

Downtown Expo, Legal & Practical Tips in Condominium Developments, presenter, 2007

7th Biennial UK Real Estate Law & Practice Institute, Foreign Ownership of Real Property, presenter;, 2000

Areas of Practice (5)

  • Equine Transactional
  • Real Estate
  • Business Services
  • Real Property Law
  • Equine Law

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
859-309-5447  Phone
859.231.3957  Phone
859.253.1093  Fax
www.skofirm.com
University Attended:
Transylvania University, B.A., 1988
Law School Attended:
University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1991
Year of First Admission:
1991
Admission:
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Kentucky; Fayette Circuit Court; Fayette District Court; 1991, Kentucky; Kentucky Supreme Court; Kentucky Court of Appeals
Memberships:

Affiliations

•Fayette County Bar Association, Equine Law Section, past chair
•Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association KTA/KTOB
•Kentucky Bar Association
•American Bar Association
•American Horse Counsel
•American College of Equine Attorneys
•International Council of Shopping Centers, member
•UKCLE Real Estate Law Institute and Practice, planning committee
•Central Kentucky Riding For Hope, Inc., board of directors
•High Hope Steeplechase Association, Inc., board of directors
•Crestwood Christian Church, personnel committee, 2006-2008; past deacon
•National Equine Law Conference, planning committee

Birth Information:
Lexington, Kentucky, January 11, 1966
ISLN:
901442510

Peer Reviews

Lexington, Kentucky

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