William W. Davis

William W. Davis

Stoll Keenon Ogden PLLC

2000 PNC Plaza, 500 W. Jefferson St.
Louisville, KY 40202

Tel: (502) 560-4257 Fax: (502) 627-8757

Email: william.davis@nullskofirm.com

In Practice Since: 1965 ACBC Fellow Since: 2001

Specialties:
General obligation bonds, Exempt organization bonds (including health care, higher education, schools and cultural institutions), Bonds backed by corporate or project revenues, Tax planning, Securities law

Education:
B.A., Washington & Lee University, 1961 J.D., University of Louisville Law School, 1965

Professional Affiliations:
American, Kentucky and Louisville Bar Assns. Charter Life Fellow of the Kentucky Bar Foundation Life Fellow of the Louisville Bar Foundation Regular Fellow, American College of Bond Counsel National Assn. of Bond Lawyers

Biography:

Overview

Bill is Of Counsel in Stoll Keenon Ogden's Louisville office and has been with the firm since 2002. Prior to joining the firm, Bill was a partner at Harper, Ferguson & Davis until it merged with a predecessor of Stoll Keenon Ogden PLLC. Bill is a member of the Business Services and Public Finance practices. He is a nationally recognized bond counsel and concentrates his practice in municipal finance and tax-exempt securities.

Bill is AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell® and is listed in The Best Lawyers in America® for his legal accomplishments and has been named "Lawyer of the Year" for Public Finance in Louisville by Best Lawyers®. He has been a municipal finance attorney for over 40 years and has represented cities, counties and other governmental entities throughout Kentucky. He recently served as bond counsel on major financings for Baptist Healthcare System and the Louisville Arena Authority.

Bill is a member of the Louisville, Kentucky and American Bar associations, is a Charter Life Fellow of the Kentucky Bar Foundation and a Life Fellow of the Louisville Bar Foundation, is a Fellow of the American College of Bond Counsel and a member of the National Association of Bond Lawyers. Bill has served as Secretary-Treasurer of the Louisville and Jefferson County Riverport Authority, as a member of the boards of directors of the Cabbage Patch Settlement House and the Historic Homes Foundation, as a Trustee and President of the Episcopal Church Home of Kentucky, as Senior Warden of St. Francis in the Fields Episcopal Church and as a member of the U.S. Coast Guard Reserve. Married with two children and five grandchildren, Bill enjoys golf, reading and travel in his spare time.

Work Highlights

General Obligation Bonds
Served as bond counsel for a $10 million tax-exempt general obligation bond issued to finance municipal water and sewer improvements for a Kentucky city.

Related Attorneys: William W. Davis, Mark S. Franklin
Related Practices: Business Services, Public Finance
Related Industries: Public Utility

Health Care Support Facilities

Served as bond counsel for $11 million of tax-exempt and taxable revenue bond issues to refinance facilities used to provide services to health care providers located in downtown Louisville

Related Attorneys: Mark S. Franklin, William W. Davis, Scott W. Brinkman
Related Practices: Public Finance, Business Services

Hospital Facilities

Served as bond counsel for a $140 million tax-exempt revenue bond issue to finance new hospital and related health care properties and facilities for a state-wide health care provider

Related Attorneys: William W. Davis, Scott W. Brinkman, Mark S. Franklin
Related Practices: Public Finance, Business Services

Municipal Utilities

Served as bond counsel for a $11.35 million tax-exempt revenue bond issue to finance improvements to a municipal-owned electric generating plant

Related Attorneys: William W. Davis, Mark S. Franklin
Related Practices: Public Finance, Business Services
Related Industries: Public Utility

 Professional & Civic Activities

Louisville Bar Association
Kentucky Bar Association
American Bar Association
American College of Bond Counsel Fellow
National Association of Bond Lawyers
Kentucky Bar Foundation Charter Life Fellow
Louisville Bar Foundation Life Fellow
The Episcopal Church Home of Kentucky, past trustee and president
 The Cabbage Patch Settlement House, Inc., former member, board of directors
Historic Homes Foundation, Inc., former member, board of directors
Kentucky Registry of Election Finance, former chairman
St. Francis in the Fields Episcopal Church, former member of the Vestry and Senior Warden
U.S. Coast Guard Reserve, 1961-1968

Distinctions

AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®
Listed in Best Lawyers in America®, Public Finance Law
Louisville Magazine Top Lawyer, Project Finance Law, 2012 and 2013
American College of Bond Counsel, Fellow

Seminars

"Tax Exempt Financing," NABL Bond Attorneys Workshop
"Tax Exempt Financing," Kentucky Bar Association
"Tax Exempt Financing," University of Kentucky Law School

Publications

1966-1968 Kentucky Law Summary, founder and editor