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For more than 10 years, Larry served as Group Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary to Bass Pro Group, LLC (BPG). BPG is the holding company for Bass Pro Shops® and Cabela’s®, retailers of outdoor recreational products; Big Cedar, LLC, operator of outdoor themed resorts; and White River Marine Group, LLC, the world’s largest builder of fishing and recreational boats with brands including Mako®, Nitro®, Triton®, Tracker®, Ranger® and Regency®.  

As General Counsel, he supported the company's $5.5 billion acquisition of Cabela's Incorporated. Larry also led the acquisition of Fishing Holdings, LLC, manufacturer of Ranger® and Triton® boats and asset purchase of Legend boats.

Larry was previously a Partner with Wyatt Tarrant & Combs, LLP, where he focused his practice on general business matters including mergers and acquisitions, SEC defense, corporate governance and crisis management. 

He also served as General Counsel and Secretary to Dollar General Corporation where he was responsible for the law, real estate, risk management and internal audit departments. He represented Dollar General in government affairs matters with the Senate Majority Whip, Senate Minority Leader, Speaker of the House, Chairman of House Appropriations Committee, other members of Congress and the Executive Branch.

Larry joined Calfee's Cincinnati office in 2019. 

Honors & Recognitions

  • Martindale-Hubbell, AV Preeminent Peer Rating

Education

J.D., Northern Kentucky University Salmon P. Chase College of Law, 1984

B.S., St. Louis College of Pharmacy, 1973

Courses:

“Advanced Negotiation”, Harvard Law School

“Negotiation”, Harvard Law School

“Mediation”, Harvard Law School

“Making Corporate Boards More Effective”, Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration

“Directors’ College”, Stanford Law School

Experience

Experience

Representation of Winners Industries Ltd as Administrative Vendor Claimant in Sears, Inc., Mega Chapter 11 Cases.  

Professional & Community

Professional & Community

  • McKinsey & Company's Online Executive Panel, Member
    • "Economic Conditions Snapshot," McKinsey & Company, Contributor (June 2020)
    • "The Coronavirus Effect on Global Economic Sentiment," McKinsey & Company, Contributor (July 2020)

Kentucky Authority for Educational Television, Director; Chairman, Finance Committee of Board of Directors (2004-2007)

    • KET is the largest public educational television network in the United States. Television service is provided to the Commonwealth of Kentucky and portions of seven contiguous states through eighteen transmission stations. More than 1,000,000 persons have earned a GED through educational programs developed by KET.
  • Allen County Kentucky Planning Commission, Chairman (1998-2007)
    • Sustainable, smart growth and environmental governance were the guideposts of this land use regulatory commission.
  • Allen County Kentucky Industrial Development Authority, Director (1991-2005)
    • Community industrial development authority created more than 2,000 new manufacturing jobs with companies such as Smucker's, Sumitomo and Halton Group Americas, Inc.
  • Leadership Kentucky, Director; Member Executive Committee (1996-2001)
    • Leadership Kentucky develops diverse persons to assume leadership roles in business, non-profits, government and education.

Publications

Publications

  • "Rights and Liabilities of Minority and Majority Shareholders," Kentucky Business Organizations, University Press of Kentucky. 
  • "One Size Does Not Fit All," Corporate Governance and Compliance Client Strategies, Aspatore Books. 

News & Events

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Licensed In

  • Kentucky
  • Tennessee
  • *Not licensed in Ohio

Court Admissions

  • Kentucky Supreme Court
  • Tennessee Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Kentucky
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit

"Larry is one of the best legal minds I have ever worked with. His ability to objectively analyze issues and present the legal implications is extraordinary. Importantly, Larry is a business person first and exceptionally practical. Additionally, Larry provides the personal support to those he works with. While Larry’s competence is a significant strength, I have found his integrity and true desire to make a positive contribution as characteristics that further set him apart."

Scott Northcutt, SVP Human Resources at Bacardi

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