Stacy Charlotte Kula

Stacy Charlotte Kula: Attorney with Stoll Keenon Ogden PLLC AV stamp icon
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Stacy is Counsel to the Firm in Stoll Keenon Ogden's Lexington and Louisville offices and has been with the firm since 2010. She is a member of the Business Services practice. While Stacy has a wide range of experience, she focuses her practice on corporate law, with an emphasis in liquor licensing, hospitality law, mergers and acquisitions (M&A), entity formation, real estate purchases and leases, non-profit issues, general contract law and equine law.

Stacy is AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell for her many legal accomplishments. She works closely with the alcoholic beverage industry, representing, among others, national franchises, bars, night clubs, restaurants, caterers, grocery stores, big-box retailers, hotels, theaters, distillers, brewers, wholesalers, distributors and small farm wineries. Stacy regularly applies for all types of alcoholic beverage licenses and can obtain any license necessary to operate an alcoholic beverage establishment, assuming the applicant meets the criteria for the chosen license. She also assists her clients in defending actions brought by governmental and regulatory agencies, including defending licensees against allegations of misconduct and alcohol violations. She is a member of the National Association of Alcoholic Beverage Licensing Attorneys (NAABLA), National Association of Licensing Compliance Professional (NALCP) and the Academy of Hospitality Industry Attorneys (AHIA).

In addition, Stacy regularly advises physician practice groups and hospitals, farms and individual horse owners, and builders and developers in all aspects of their businesses, from the initial formation of their businesses through the life and dissolution of their businesses.

Stacy is a member of the Fayette County, Kentucky and North Carolina Bar Associations. She is a graduate of Focus Louisville and Leadership Lexington. She is a board member of Academy of Hospitality Industry Attorneys and Women Leading Kentucky.

She graduated with a B.S. from the University of Maryland in 1993 and a J.D. from North Carolina Central University in 1997. In addition, Stacy received her LL.M. in Taxation from the University of Florida in 1998.


•AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
•North Carolina Central Law Journal, Casenote Editor and Staff Coordinator
•North Carolina Central University, Susie Sharp Inn of Court
•North Carolina Central University, Trial Advocacy Board
•North Carolina Central University, Civil Procedure Teaching Assistant


Stoll Keenon Ogden Welcomes Attorney Stacy Kula, Aug. 2, 2010


What the Bottled in Bond Act of 1897 Means Today, Oct. 1, 2017

A Spirited Voyage: How to Avoid the Excise Tax by Exporting, Feb. 20, 2017

Avoiding the Pitfalls of Partnerships: Till Death or Litigation Do Us Part, Dec. 2, 2015

Remember These Alcohol Laws when Hosting a Party, July 23, 2014

Equal Protection of Grocery Stores in the Sale of Alcoholic Beverages, June 17, 2014

Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Tax Credit, Other Incentives Attract Craft Distillers, May 5, 2014

Lifting the Spirits of Kentucky: How the 2013 Legislative Changes Impact the Alcohol Industry, Nov. 26, 2013

The ABCs of Alcohol Beverage Control, Apr. 30, 2013

Bar and Restaurant Trendspotting, Apr. 30, 2013

Regarding the Disregarded Entity, Oct. 1, 2011


International Council of Shopping Centers, speaker

Jul. 2015

American Distilling Institute, speaker

Feb. 2015

Kentucky Bar Association Annual Convention, speaker

Jun. 2014

Areas of Practice (8)

  • Alcohol & Hospitality
  • Business Services
  • Emerging Business and Venture Capital
  • Equine Litigation
  • Equine Transactional
  • Healthcare
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Tax

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
859-309-5447  Phone
(859) 231-3054  Phone
859.246.3654  Fax
University Attended:
University of Maryland, B.S., 1993
Law School Attended:
University of Florida, LL.M., Taxation, 1998; North Carolina Central University, J.D., cum laude, 1997
Year of First Admission:
U.S. District Court, Western District of Kentucky; U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Kentucky; 1997, North Carolina; 1999, Kentucky; United States Tax Court


•Fayette County Bar Association
•Kentucky Bar Association
•North Carolina Bar Association
•American Bar Association
•National Association of Alcoholic Beverage Licensing Attorneys (NAABLA)
•National Association of Licensing Compliance Professionals (NALCP)
•Academy of Hospitality Industry Attorneys (AHIA), board member and CLE planning committee
•2012 Kentucky Governor's Alcohol Beverage Control Task Force, volunteer
•Women Leading Kentucky, vice chair, 2014-present
•Lexington Cancer Foundation Inc., former advisory board member
•Junior Achievement, former board member
•Leadership Lexington, 2004
•Focus Louisville


Peer Reviews

  • 4.6/5.0 (11 reviews)
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  • A Martindale-Hubbell Peer Rating reflects a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating.
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