Overview
Experience
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Emily Irwin is a member of Wyatt’s Corporate & Securities Service Team.  She concentrates her practice in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, banking, and corporate governance.  She is also a Certified Public Accountant.  Her legal, accounting and international studies give her a broad perspective in the areas of finance and tax matters.

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REPRESENTATIVE MATTERS

  • Representation of Banco Harlan, Inc. in connection with its sale to Monticello Bankshares, Inc.
  • Representation of South Central Bancshares of Kentucky, Inc. in connection with its acquisition of Kentucky National Bancorp, Inc.
  • Representation of Forcht Bancorp, Inc. in connection with its acquisition of MW Bancorp, Inc.
  • Representation of Bluegrass Bancorp, Inc. in connection with its sale to Monticello Bankshares, Inc.
  • Representation of Kentucky National Insurance Group, LLC in connection with its acquisition of Mountain Life Insurance Company.
  • Representation of First Guaranty Bank in connection with its sale to First Prestonsburg Bancshares, Inc.
  • Representation of University of Louisville in its acquisition of Jewish Hospital and certain other Louisville-area medical facilities
  • Representation of skilled nursing facilities in sale and acquisition transactions.
  • Representation of a durable medical equipment distributor in its sale to a strategic buyer.
  • Representation of a family office in connection with its acquisition of a majority interest in a restaurant franchise concept.
  • Representation of a restaurant franchisee in its sale to a strategic buyer
  • Representation of a concrete screed machine manufacturer in its sale to a private equity backed buyer.
  • Representation of an industrial ice machine manufacturer in connection with its sale to a private equity firm.
  • Representation of a lithium power systems manufacturer in its sale to a private equity backed buyer.
  • Representation of Heaven Hill Distilleries, Inc. in its acquisition of the Black Velvet Canadian Whisky brand
  • Representation of a cutting tool distributor in its sale to a strategic buyer
  • Representation of a global software development and distribution company in connection with regulatory and corporate governance matters worldwide.
  • Representation of a lithium power systems manufacturer in its sale to a private equity backed buyer.
  • Representation of a national retailer in acquisition of value-added software company
  • Representation of an alcoholic beverage distributor in its strategic acquisition of two distributorships.
  • Representation of Heaven Hill Distilleries, Inc. in its acquisition of the Black Velvet Canadian Whisky brand
  • Representation of a cutting tool distributor in its sale to a strategic buyer
  • Representation of an alcoholic beverage distributor in its strategic acquisition of two distributorships.
  • Representation of a durable medical equipment distributor in its sale to a strategic buyer.

EDUCATION

J.D., summa cum laude, University of Louisville, Brandeis School of Law, 2016

  • University of Louisville Law Review, Senior Notes Editor
  • Brandeis Honor Society
  • CALI Award recipient
  • William Marshall Bullitt Award recipient

M.B., The Australian National University; International Business Specialization, 2012

  • Graduate with distinction
  • 2011 Fulbright Scholar
  • High Distinction Master’s Research

B.S.B.A., University of Louisville, summa cum laude, 2011 (Accountancy)

  • Beta Gamma Sigma
  • College of Business Outstanding Senior
  • Outstanding Graduate in Accounting
  • Woodrow M. Strickler Leadership Award
  • Honors Scholar

ADMISSIONS

Kentucky

HONORS

Recognized by Best Lawyers® as “Ones to Watch” in Corporate Law and Mergers and Acquisitions Law, 2021

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • Corporate Accounting Intern, Humana, Inc., 2009 – 2011, 2013
  • Fulbright Research Scholar, The Australian-American Fulbright Commission, 2012

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES AND MEMBERSHIPS

  • American Bar Association
  • Kentucky Bar Association
  • Louisville Bar Association, Corporate Law Section, 2017 Vice-Chair, 2018 Chair
  • Young Professionals Association of Louisville

CIVIC INVOLVEMENT

  • Girls on the Run Kentuckiana, Board of Directors
  • Louisville Lemonade Day, Board of Directors
  • St. Paul United Methodist Church, Justice Ministry
  • Ignite Louisville, Class of Spring 2019