Member

David E. Saffer

Mr. Saffer is a transactional lawyer focusing on real estate and lending law, with an emphasis in commercial lending. He regularly represents institutional lenders in making all types of commercial loans. He also represents public and private borrowers in all types of secured and unsecured syndicated loan transactions. He also has represented clients in numerous asset acquisitions and dispositions, including those involving a number of coal companies.

Recent News, Articles & Speaking Engagements

6th and 8th Biennial Real Estate Law and Practice Institutes

co-presented

Real Estate issues

numerous presentations to Louisville Bar Association's Real Estate "Brown Bag" series

Mortgages

co-authored chapter, Kentucky Real Estate Law and Practice, University of Kentucky

Kentucky Forms and Transaction series

Authored several chapters, published by Banks Baldwin
Recent Assignments
Bar Admissions
Kentucky
Firm Leadership

Management Committee (2011-15) (2022-present)

Louisville Office Executive Member (2016-2020)

Business Acceptance Committee, Member

Opinions Committee, Member

Memberships
American Bar Association
American College of Mortgage Attorneys
Kentucky Bar Association, Past Chairman of Convention Committee, 2003
Louisville Bar Association, Past Chairman of Real Estate Section
Education
Before Stites & Harbison

Before becoming a lawyer, Mr. Saffer spent 10 years as a community banker in western Kentucky. He served as Senior Vice President in charge of all aspects of the bank's lending functions.

More Than Stites & Harbison

Mr. Saffer is a member of the American College of Mortgage Attorneys (ACMA) and the state chair in Kentucky for ACMA. He is also the chairman of the 9th Biennial Real Estate Law and Practice Institute. Mr. Saffer is past chairman of the Louisville Bar Association's Real Estate section. He was chairman of the Kentucky Bar Association's Convention Committee in 2003, and is a past board member of the Louisville Central Area. He is also past director of Junior Achievement of Kentuckiana, Inc.

Mr. Saffer is an avid motorcyclist and enjoys golfing and gardening.

Accolades

Martindale-Hubbell® AV-Preeminent® Peer Review Rated

Best Lawyers in America®, Banking & Finance Law and Real Estate Law (2007-23)

Best Lawyers in America®, Louisville Area Lawyer of the Year for Real Estate Law (2015, 2022)

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

Kentucky Super Lawyers® (2007-19)

Kentucky Super Lawyers®, Top 50 Lawyers in the state (2009-14)

Chambers USA, "America's Leading Lawyers for Business," Real Estate (2013-22)

Louisville Magazine, Top Lawyers, Banking Law (2016)

Testimonials

David Saffer is well regarded . . . in real estate transactional matters. He represents clients in acquisitions and dispositions as well as handling commercial lending issues.

- Chambers Commentary (USA), 2020

David Saffer 'can see both sides of the deal nicely' and 'has great contact with the banks,' interviewees report . . . maintains a fine track record for his commercial lending work . . . frequently acts for borrowers in secured and unsecured syndicated loan transactions.

- Chambers Commentary (USA), 2016

Outstanding - he's hard to beat for loan work.

- Chambers USA

Real estate wizard.

- Chambers USA
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LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Stites & Harbison, PLLC is pleased to announce that 98 of its lawyers are included in the 2023 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America©. Additionally, 11 Stites & Harbison attorneys are named as “Lawyer of the Year” and 19 attorneys are recognized in “Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch,” which recognizes attorneys early in their careers for outstanding professional excellence in private practice in the United States.

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LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Chambers USA selected 23 Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorneys in Kentucky and Tennessee for inclusion in their 2022 guide. The Chambers USA guide ranks the top law firms and leading attorneys in the United States.

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LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Stites & Harbison, PLLC is pleased to announce that 93 lawyers are included in the 2022 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America©. Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers® has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Additionally, 11 attorneys are named as “Lawyer of the Year” and 14 attorneys are recognized in “Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch,” which recognizes attorneys early in their careers for outstanding professional excellence in private practice in the United States.

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Chambers USA 2020 Honors 19 Stites & Harbison Attorneys

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Chambers USA selected 19 Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorneys in Kentucky and Tennessee for inclusion in their 2020 guide.

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LOUISVILLE, Ky.—The Best Lawyers in America© 2020 has recognized 75 Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorneys as selected by their peers in 49 areas of practice. Forty-three of those attorneys selected have been honored for 10 consecutive years or more.

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LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Chambers USA selected 16 Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorneys in Kentucky and Tennessee for inclusion in their 2019 guide.

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