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Emily B. Irwin

Senior Associate

P 502-562-7269

F 502-589-0309

 

400 West Market Street

Suite 2000

Louisville, KY 40202

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.

  • Representative Matters 

    Financial Institutions

    • 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.

    Health Care

    • 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.

    Restaurants

    • 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

    Manufacturing

    • 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

    Technology

    • 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

    Spirits

    • 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

    Distribution

    • 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.

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

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

  • Education 

    2016 - J.D., summa cum laude, University of Louisville, Brandeis School of Law; University of Louisville Law Review, Senior Notes Editor; Brandeis Honor Society; CALI Award recipient; William Marshall Bullitt Award recipient

    2012 - M.B., graduate with distinction, International Business Specialization, The Australian National University; 2011 Fulbright Scholar; High Distinction Master's Research

    2011 - B.S.B.A., summa cum laude, in Accountancy, minor International Business, University of Louisville; Beta Gamma Sigma; College of Business Outstanding Senior; Outstanding Graduate in Accounting; Woodrow M. Strickler Leadership Award; Honors Scholar

  • 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
  • Admissions 

    Kentucky

  • 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