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.

Recent News, Articles & Speaking Engagements

Updating Project Financing Options — Post-Pandemic

C-PACE FINANCING: An Uncommon Solution to Project Financing

Real estate veterans partner on West End condo project

SBA Issues Interim Final Rule for Paycheck Protection Program

Information You Need on the COVID-19 Coronavirus

IRS Finalizes Opportunity Zones Regulations

Global Executive Forum: Foreign Trade Zones, Optimizing Savings and Operations

panelist, presented by World Trade Center Kentucky, April 18, 2019

Structuring a Qualified Opportunity Zone Fund—What You Need to Know

IRS Issues the Opportunity Zone Regulations; The Race Is On

Six ways Louisville could attract investors to its Opportunity Zones

Guest Comment, co-author with Gill Holland, Louisville Business First, October 25, 2018

The Opportunity Zone - Do the Math

A Primer on the Kentucky Opportunity Zones Initiative

Chapter: Subchapter S Corporations: A General Tax Overview

author, Kentucky Corporate Law, 3d ed. (2018)

New Markets Tax Credits Aid in the Financing of Charter Schools

C.I. Agent Solutions owner talks about his decision to sell the business

by Steve Kaufman, Correspondent, Business First of Louisville, August 25, 2017

Learn How New Markets Tax Credits Stimulate Growth

Panel Member, Louisville, Ky., May 24, 2016

Drafting Considerations for Majority Owners of Limited Liability Companies

15th Biennial Business Associations Law Institute, Fiduciary Duties and Member Protections in Business Entity Law, University of Kentucky Continuing Legal Education, March 25, 2015

New Market Tax Credits can aid Georgia's Metro and Rural Areas

Daily Report, May 23, 2014

Filling the Gap with New Markets Tax Credit Financing

SAVE THE DATE: The 2013 ACG Mid-South Capital Connection

Crowdfunding: The preferred financing tool of the internet era?

Historic Boardwalk Hall - An Attack on Tax Equity Financing

New Markets Tax Credits: An Innovative Approach to Public/Private Financing

The EB-5 VISA Program

The EB-5 VISA Program: An Innovative Entrepreneurial Approach to Financing U.S. Economic Growth

IC-DISC: Exporting Savings

Bar Admissions
American Bar Association
Kentucky Bar Association
Louisville Bar Association
Community Involvement

University of Louisville Entrepreneurial Council, Member

Kentucky Science & Technology Corporation, Director and Executive Committee

Association of Capital Growth Kentucky, Director

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 of Association of Capital Growth Kentucky and a former member of the executive committee of the Kentucky World Trade Center (2008-20).


Martindale-Hubbell® AV-Preeminent® Peer Review Rated

Best Lawyers in America®, Corporate Law, Mergers & Acquisitions Law and Tax Law (2006-22)

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® (2008-19)

Chambers USA, "America's Leading Lawyers for Business," Corporate/M&A (2003-21)

IFLR1000 United States, Highly Regarded in Banking & Finance, Corporate and Mergers & Acquisitions (2020)

Louisville Magazine Top Lawyers (2016)


James Seiffert is noted for the scope of his practice, advising on matters such as venture capital financing and M&A. He also assists with taxation issues.

- Chambers Commentary (USA), 2020

. . . 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
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