Download PDF
James C. Seiffert

James C. Seiffert

Jim Seiffert is a Member of the firm based in its Louisville office, where he is a member of the Business & Corporate Services and Tax Service Groups. He has been with Stites & Harbison since 1986 and his practice focuses on venture capital financing, closely held business, taxation, mergers and acquisitions and general business law.

What Clients Say

. . . draws particular acclaim for his strengths in tax matters, with one impressed client saying: 'He is an expert on tax credit transactions. On such transactions with any complexity, James is a go-to!'
- Chambers Commentary (USA), 2016
. . . excellent results . . .
- Chambers USA

Recent News, Articles & Speaking Engagements

More Than Stites & Harbison

A widely respected authority on business entities, Mr. Seiffert was co-chair of the 1994, 1996, 1998 and 2000 Kentucky Limited Liability Company Act Committee, which drafted and amended KRS Chapter 275, the Kentucky Limited Liability Company Act. He was also the founding editor of the Innovation Newsletter for the firm.  Jim was President of the Kentucky Bar Association Business Law Section in 2006, is a member of the University of Louisville Entrepreneurial Council (2003-present), a director of the Executive Committee for the Kentucky Science & Technology Corporation (2001-present), director and member of the executive committee of the Kentucky World Trade Center (2008-present), and director of Association of Capital Growth Kentucky.

Professional Accolades

Martindale-Hubbell® AV-Preeminent® Peer Review Rated

Best Lawyers in America®, Corporate Law, Mergers & Acquisitions Law and Tax Law (2006-19)

Best Lawyers in America®, Louisville Area Lawyer of the Year for Tax Law (2017)

Best Lawyers in America®, Louisville Area Lawyer of the Year for Mergers & Acquisitions (2016)

Kentucky Super Lawyers® (2008-18)

ChambersUSA "America's Leading Lawyers for Business," Corporate/M&A (2003-18)

Louisville Magazine Top Lawyers (2016)

Community Involvement

  • University of Louisville Entrepreneurial Council, member
  • Kentucky Science & Technology Corporation, Director and Executive Committee
  • Kentucky World Trade Center, Director and member of Executive Committee
  • Association of Capital Growth Kentucky, Director

Press Releases