LEXINGTON, Ky. – Stacy C. Kula has joined the Steptoe & Johnson PLLC business department, practicing in the firm’s Lexington office. She will lead the firm’s Hospitality & Resorts Team.
“Our growth trajectory continues in Kentucky, and we are excited that Stacy is a part of it,” said Steptoe & Johnson CEO Susan S. Brewer. “Her experience in the alcohol and hospitality industries opens new doors for us to expand our services and build new relationships in an industry that is crucial to Kentucky’s economy.”
Kula’s practice is in the hospitality and tourism industry with a niche focus in the alcohol beverage industry. Her clients are a combination of alcohol manufacturers, distilleries, breweries, wineries, and retailers. She has experience with national franchises, bars and night clubs, themed restaurants, caterers, amusement parks, grocery stores, big-box retailers, hotels, and many others. She has a wide range of experience focused on corporate mergers and acquisitions and equine law. She assists manufacturers and retailers in obtaining alcoholic beverage licenses and defends clients accused of misconduct and alcohol violations by governmental and regulatory agencies.
Kula knows the needs of Kentucky and nationwide businesses in the hospitality industry and guides them through every phase of operation from formation to dissolution and all operations in between.
She earned her law degree from North Carolina Central University, her LL.M. in taxation from the University of Florida, and her bachelor’s degree from the University of Maryland, College Park. Kula is a board member of the Academy of Hospitality Industry Attorneys and participates in many industry affiliations.
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