Kerry Irwin

A member of the Corporate Department, Kerry counsels clients in a wide variety of industries on corporate matters, including governance, mergers and acquisitions, financing, and other transactions. She also works with for-profit and non-profit organizations, as well as several trade organizations, tailoring her approach to meet each client’s unique corporate needs.

Kerry’s practice includes a focus on the mining and natural resources sectors. She regularly works with mining companies and investors on acquisitions and dispositions of mineral reserves, mining projects, permits and mining companies, as well as project development and matters related to mine operations. Additionally, she counsels clients in the natural resources industry on all manners of contracts and agreements, including financing agreements, sales and lease agreements, joint venture agreements and operating agreements.

A lifelong horsewoman, Kerry grew up fox hunting and was a Jefferson and Echols scholar at the University of Virginia. After college, Kerry taught riding at Chatham Hall, a boarding school in Virginia, before attending Law School at the University of Kentucky, where she focused her studies on equine and transactional law. A member of Dinsmore’s Equine Law Group, Kerry has translated her passion for horses into her practice, where she counsels clients on equine law matters related to both the Thoroughbred and sport horse industries. Prior to joining the firm, she worked as a staff attorney for the Honorable Thomas D. Wingate in Franklin Circuit Court, where she gained experience in handling regulatory matters, including administrative appeals from the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission. She also has extensive experience in drafting equine contracts, specifically sale and lease contracts, as well as Thoroughbred and sporthorse syndication agreements.

Understanding the ties between the equine and gaming worlds, she also is adept at advising clients on internet gaming matters, including compliance with constantly-evolving rules and regulations. She has helped clients secure internet wagering licenses, and her gaming work also extends into the world of pari-mutuel wagering, charitable gaming, and sweepstakes and giveaways.

Kerry Irwin

Dinsmore & Shohl LLP
Associate