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.
Global Executive Forum: Foreign Trade Zones, Optimizing Savings and Operations
panelist, presented by World Trade Center Kentucky, April 18, 2019
Six ways Louisville could attract investors to its Opportunity Zones
Guest Comment, co-author with Gill Holland, Louisville Business First, October 25, 2018
Chapter: Subchapter S Corporations: A General Tax Overview
Learn How New Markets Tax Credits Stimulate Growth
Drafting Considerations for Majority Owners of Limited Liability Companies
New Market Tax Credits can aid Georgia's Metro and Rural Areas
University of Louisville Entrepreneurial Council, Member
Kentucky Science & Technology Corporation, Director and Executive Committee
Association of Capital Growth Kentucky, Director
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 (2006-20)
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 (2003-19)
Louisville Magazine Top Lawyers (2016)
. . . 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!'
. . . excellent results . . .
Provisions of the Paycheck Protection Program of the Coronavirus/COVID-19 economic relief legislation remain subject to change. On Thursday, April 2, 2020, the SBA issued a 31-page interim final rules to update and clarify the existing requirements. The content of this article is current as of Tuesday, April 7, 2020.
When some people hear the phrase New Markets Tax Credits, they might think of an obscure tax incentive. However, other people, those who deal with the program or have been directly impacted by it, think of something completely different. These individuals think of a hydroelectric generating facility found on the Kentucky River, a new health and science building at a small college in Berea that offers students a debt-free education, a brand new state-of-the-art YMCA in West Louisville that offers increased community services to society’s most vulnerable, or a Winchester facility that manufactures bio-degradable plastic items while employing those desperately in need.
On December 19, 2019, nearly two years to the day since the enactment of the Opportunity Zones legislation (Pub. L 115-97), the U.S. Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service issued 544 pages of anticipated final regulations on the Opportunity Zones program.
Opportunity Zones are depicted as transformative tools created to stimulate employment and achieve economic growth in distressed low-income communities. Like a public-private partnership, eligible taxpayers are entitled to significant tax incentives in exchange for investing unrealized capital gains in Opportunity Zones.
Time: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Embassy Suites by Hilton Lexington/UK Coldstream, 1801 Newtown Pike, Lexington, KY 40511
Attorney Jim Seiffert will be a speaker at the Kentucky Chamber's Kentucky Tax Conference in Lexington, KY.
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.
Time: 8:45 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
The Omni, 400 Second Street, Louisville, KY
Jim Seiffert will be a speaker at this Real Estate summit in Louisville, KY, on September 19, 2019.
LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Chambers USA selected 16 Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorneys in Kentucky and Tennessee for inclusion in their 2019 guide.
Time: 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
The Olmsted, 3701 Frankfort Avenue, Louisville, KY 40207
Jim Seiffert will be part of a panel discussing the impact on trade and economic development in within the Commonwealth of Kentucky.
Time: 4:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Stites & Harbison, PLLC, 401 Commerce Street, Suite 800, Nashville, TN 37219
Please join the Stites & Harbison panel of national, state and local professionals to learn about the Tennessee Opportunity Zone Initiative.
Since the enactment of the Opportunity Zone program over a year ago, the focus has been on gaining a better understanding of the workings of the program and its various applications. While the education curve has been demanding, it has not deterred taxpayers from taking advantage of the program.
Time: 4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Stites & Harbison, PLLC, 400 West Market Street, Suite 1800, Louisville, KY 40202
Join Stites & Harbison to learn the basics of the NMTC program and more.
In anticipation of the announcement of the $3.5 billion of New Markets Tax Credits (NMTC) allocation awards by the U.S. Department of the Treasury's Community Development Financial Institutions Fund next month, Stites & Harbison will conduct its fifth annual New Markets Tax Credits Workshop on Wednesday, February 13th.
LOUISVILLE, Ky.—The 2019 edition of Kentucky Super Lawyers recently honored 42 Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorneys in the Covington, Frankfort, Lexington and Louisville, Ky., offices. The publication named 33 attorneys to the Super Lawyers list and nine attorneys to the Rising Stars list.
Stites & Harbison,PLLC, 400 West Market Street, Suite 1800, Louisville, KY 40202
Please join the Stites & Harbison Opportunity Zone team for a discussion on how the newly issued IRS proposed regulations provide clear and practical guidance on the scope and application of the Opportunity Zone program.
On October 19, 2018, the U.S. Department of Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service released the first set of the proposed regulations (the “Proposed Regulations”), along with Rev. Rul. 2018-29 and an updated Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) Frequently Asked Questions, which provide guidance on exactly how the Opportunity Zone program is intended to work.
Stites & Harbison, PLLC, 400 West Market Street, Suite 1800, Louisville, KY 40202
The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, Pub. L. 115-97 (the “Act”), signed into law on December 22, 2017, introduced the Opportunity Zone program (Internal Revenue Code §1400Z-1 and §1400Z-2) which provides a new federal framework for stimulating private investment in economically distressed areas across the country.
On March 22, 2017, Governor Matt Bevin signed into law the Kentucky Charter School bills which empower local Kentucky school boards with the rights and responsibilities of creating and operating charter schools.
LOUISVILLE, Ky.—The 2018 edition of Kentucky Super Lawyers recently honored 55 Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorneys in the Covington, Frankfort, Lexington and Louisville, Ky., offices. The publication named 39 attorneys to the Super Lawyers list and 12 attorneys to the Rising Stars list.
LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Chambers USA selected 22 Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorneys in Kentucky and Tennessee for inclusion in their 2017 guide. The Chambers USA guide ranks the top law firms and leading attorneys in the United States.
An Introduction to the New Markets Tax Credit Program.
Seminar presented by James C. Seiffert, Member at Stites & Harbison, Adel Elmankabady, Principal at Georgia Center for Foreign Investment on Development, and Nirupama Kulkami, Indus Law Firm, Immigration and International Business at the HUB Atlanta.