Stoll Keenon Ogden is a law firm with a proud and storied history. It is also dynamic and forward-thinking with inspired, passionate attorneys who operate at the highest levels of their profession. SKO provides tailored legal solutions to even the most complex problems and challenges.

In a world that demands change and adaptation, innovation and creativity are not optional – they are essential to success in any field. Stoll Keenon Ogden recognizes that a viable firm for tomorrow cannot rest only on its track record.

Through creative engagement, interpretation, application of knowledgeand paying attention to every detail SKO works to win for its clients.

Founded in 1897

6 Offices

300 people in their team

Practice areas
Intellectual Property
Bankruptcy & Debt
Criminal Defense
Real Estate

Languages spoken

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Practice areas


Banking & Finance
Health Care
Merger & Acquisition

Stoll Keenon Ogden’s Business Services practice combines skilled practitioners, decades of experience and innovative solutions to help clients succeed in a complicated and turbulent marketplace. From local small businesses to international corporations, the firm represents clients involved in a broad range of business activities and has the personnel and experience to help achieve the clients’ legal objectives.

We have distinct and diverse skill sets which are blended to fashion appropriate solutions for the challenges confronting our clients. With strong consideration toward our clients’ time and financial situations, we offer alternative fee arrangements and never lose sight of our goal—client success.

Our practice and its attorneys are recognized as some of the best practitioners in their respective fields by such sources as Chambers USA, Best Lawyers in America®, Super Lawyers, and Martindale-Hubbell®.

We take a comprehensive and collaborative approach to client service in order to ensure favorable outcomes. Our practices include:

  • Banking
  • Corporate Finance & Lending
  • Equine Transactional
  • Healthcare Transactional
  • Immigration
  • Intellectual Property
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Public Benefit Corporation Services
  • Public Finance
  • Securities & Corporate Governance

Intellectual Property



Stoll Keenon Ogden’s Intellectual Property litigation practice has a national reach in all forms of intellectual property cases including patent, copyright, trademark, trade dress, trade secret and unfair competition.

SKO understands the critical role that intellectual property rights play in businesses, and we work closely with our clients to determine the best course of action. If litigation is warranted, SKO stands ready to move forward in an aggressive but efficient manner. We also understand the expense of litigation and the financial pressures our clients face, so we often provide alternative fee arrangements.

Transactional & Technology

SKO offers comprehensive transactional services in all areas of intellectual property including patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets and information technology. We counsel clients at every stage in the development, exploitation, protection and enforcement of intellectual property assets. We also regularly draft, review and negotiate information technology agreements, including software licenses, maintenance agreements, consulting agreements, and internet-related documents such as terms of use and privacy policies.

Our transactional services include:

  • Copyright registration
  • Drafting, negotiation and review of assignments and licenses of intellectual property
  • Enforcement of patents, trademarks, trade secrets and copyrights
  • Intellectual property due diligence and opinions
  • Non-infringement and freedom to practice opinions
  • Patent prosecution
  • Publishing disputes
  • Technology agreements, including software license and maintenance agreements, consulting agreements, data protection agreements, source code escrow agreements
  • Trademark prosecution, including federal, state and international registration
  • Website privacy policies and terms of use


Stoll Keenon Ogden’s Immigration practice focuses on employment-based immigration and providing legal advice and assistance to U.S. and international employers and their foreign national employees in the U.S. immigration sponsorship process. Our group also has experience representing individuals and families in family-based immigration and naturalization cases.

SKO represents clients in immigration matters on a local, national and international level in front of the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of Labor and U.S. consular posts worldwide.

Our Immigration practice has staff fluent in Japanese, and other firm attorneys are fluent in Spanish, Vietnamese, French and Portuguese. We use the most current technology available to us and our knowledge of practices and procedures at the U.S. Consulates worldwide to serve our clients. SKO also has the capability and experience to represent companies and individuals on all continents, from the Middle East and Africa, to Europe, Asia, Australia and the Americas.

Bankruptcy & Debt

Debt & Collection
Credit Repair

Stoll Keenon Ogden’s Banking practice provides a variety of services to financial institutions. Our attorneys’ years of experience in the industry allow us to serve clients effectively and efficiently. Our scope of services includes representing clients with respect to:

  • Acquisition and sale of community banks and bank-holding companies
  • Purchasing and selling branch banking offices
  • Assisting with raising capital
  • Complying with regulatory requirements
  • Negotiation in informal and formal enforcement actions by regulators
  • Converting institutions from national to state banks
  • Reorganizing holding companies, including transition to Subchapter S status
  • Forming new community banks
  • Holding company loans
  • Drafting and revising loan participation agreements
  • Responding to civil money penalty proceedings

Our Banking attorneys who provide these services come from a variety of legal disciplines, including lawyers well-versed in banking regulations, mergers and acquisitions, and securities offerings.


Child Abuse
Child Custody
Child Support
Child Visitation
Collaborative Law
Divorce & Separation
Domestic Violence
Father's Rights

Our Family Law attorneys are dedicated to meeting the needs of individuals and families in transition.

When changes in relationships occur, SKO can provide the legal assistance necessary to ensure the client and their family are protected for the present and the future in a manner that is compassionate, efficient and cost effective.

When business interests and other high-value assets are involved, SKO works with financial and valuation experts to assure that our client’s assets are protected.

Once the client’s needs are determined, we decide together with our client what steps are best suited for each individual case.

Our family law services include:

  • Adoption
  • Child custody and support
  • Dissolution of marriage and post-dissolution planning and enforcement
  • Domestic Violence Orders
  • Drafting and negotiating pre- and post-nuptial agreements
  • Grandparents’ rights
  • Guardianships
  • Legal Separation
  • Mediation Services
  • Parenting time coordination
  • Resolution of paternity disputes and issues

Criminal Defense

Stoll Keenon Ogden’s Criminal Law attorneys bring a range of skill and experience to their work. We have successfully defended clients charged with non-violent and violent offenses including tax evasion, insider trading, fraud, embezzlement, murder, arson, and others.

Several of our attorneys have served as prosecutors at the state and federal levels. They understand both sides of a case and are highly qualified to represent you and fight for your liberty.

Our scope of services includes:

  • Complex, white collar criminal defense
  • Tax evasion defense
  • RICO defense
  • Financial structuring defense
  • Criminal antitrust defense
  • Murder defense
  • Arson defense
  • Medicare/Medicaid Fraud Defense
  • Criminal Appellate Practice
  • Drug and Alcohol crimes defense
  • Weapons violations and endangerment defense
  • Theft and assault defense
  • Probation violations
  • Traffic defense

Real Estate

Commercial Real Estate
Housing, Construction & Development
Land Use & Zoning
Landlord & Tenant

Stoll Keenon Ogden’s Real Estate practice provides legal assistance to a variety of clients in nearly all aspects of real estate planning.

Our scope of services includes:

  • Zoning, rezoning, planning, variances, conditional uses, subdivisions and annexation
  • Acquisition, development and disposition
  • Office, retail, warehouse and industrial leasing for landlords and tenants
  • Representation of lenders and borrowers in financing real estate transactions
  • Shopping center, office and industrial park, and planned unit developments
  • Local counsel assistance in multi-state transactions
  • Construction lending documentation for lenders and representation of borrowers
  • Construction contracts, negotiation and documentation
  • Title examinations and title insurance
  • Real estate and commercial loan workouts and restructuring
  • Eminent domain representation for landowners, utilities and governmental bodies
  • State and local financial incentives, including loans, grants and credits, for business and industrial expansions, relocations and developments

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