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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

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
Iowa
Kentucky
Memberships
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

Kentucky World Trade Center, Director and Member of Executive Committee

Association of Capital Growth Kentucky, Director

Education
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.

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® (2008-19)

ChambersUSA "America's Leading Lawyers for Business," Corporate/M&A (2003-19)

Louisville Magazine Top Lawyers (2016)

Testimonials

. . . 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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Press Releases

Chambers USA 2019 Honors Stites & Harbison

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

by Stites & Harbison, PLLC May 08, 2019
Events

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

Date: 4/18/19
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.

James C. Seiffert April 09, 2019
Events

Tennessee Opportunity Zone Initiative Workshop

Date: 3/21/19
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.

James C. Seiffert and J. David Wicker March 08, 2019
Client Alerts

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

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.

by James C. Seiffert February 18, 2019
Events

2019 New Markets Tax Credits Workshop

Date: 2/13/19
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.

James C. Seiffert February 04, 2019
Client Alerts

$3.5 Billion in 2018/2019 New Markets Tax Credits to be Awarded in March 2019

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.

by James C. Seiffert and Jameson M. Seiffert February 04, 2019
Press Releases

Kentucky Super Lawyers Honors 42 Stites & Harbison Attorneys for 2019

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.

by Stites & Harbison, PLLC December 07, 2018
Events

Kentucky Opportunity Zone

Date: 11/27/18

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.

James C. Seiffert November 27, 2018
Articles

IRS Issues the Opportunity Zone Regulations; The Race Is On

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.

by James C. Seiffert and Jameson M. Seiffert November 14, 2018
Client Alerts

The Opportunity Zone - Do the Math

On April 9, 2018, upon receiving certification of the 144 Kentucky Opportunity Zones by the U.S. Department of the Treasury, Governor Matt Bevin announced that “Kentucky will maximize this golden chance to attract economic development...
by James C. Seiffert and Jameson M. Seiffert October 23, 2018
Press Releases

Best Lawyers in America honors 72 Stites & Harbison attorneys for 2019

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—The Best Lawyers in America© 2019 has recognized 72 Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorneys as selected by their peers in 49 areas of practice. Forty-two of those attorneys selected have been honored for 1...
by Stites & Harbison, PLLC August 16, 2018
Events

Kentucky Opportunity Zone Initiative Workshop

Date: 9/11/18

Stites & Harbison, PLLC, 400 West Market Street, Suite 1800, Louisville, KY 40202

Please join the Stites & Harbison panel of national, state and local professionals to learn about the Kentucky Opportunity Zone Initiative. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 enacted the Opportunity Zone program, which...
James C. Seiffert August 09, 2018
Articles

A Primer on the Kentucky Opportunity Zones Initiative

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.

by James C. Seiffert and Jameson M. Seiffert July 26, 2018
Press Releases

Chambers USA 2018 Honors Stites & Harbison

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Chambers USA selected 18 Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorneys in Kentucky and Tennessee for inclusion in their 2018 guide. The Chambers USA guide ranks the top law firms and leading attorneys in the United...
by Stites & Harbison, PLLC May 08, 2018
Client Alerts

New Markets Tax Credits Aid in the Financing of Charter Schools

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.

by James C. Seiffert and Jameson M. Seiffert January 18, 2018
Press Releases

Kentucky Super Lawyers honors 51 Stites & Harbison attorneys for 2018

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.

by Stites & Harbison, PLLC December 11, 2017
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Best Lawyers in America honors 79 Stites & Harbison attorneys for 2018

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—The Best Lawyers in America© 2018 has recognized 79 Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorneys as selected by their peers in 51 areas of practice. The number of honorees increased since last year, 74 to...
by Stites & Harbison, PLLC August 17, 2017
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Chambers USA 2017 honors Stites & Harbison

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.

by Stites & Harbison, PLLC June 02, 2017
Events

Building Value Through Merger & Acquisition

Please join leaders in the investment banking, private equity, legal, accounting and tax fields as they discuss: The Case for M&A to Grow, Lessons from Private Equity Navigating the Deal Process Financing Options and Transaction...
James C. Seiffert February 09, 2017
Press Releases

Kentucky Super Lawyers honors 55 Stites & Harbison attorneys for 2017

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—The 2017 edition of Kentucky Super Lawyers recently honored 55 Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorneys in the Covington, Frankfort, Lexington and Louisville, Ky., offices. The publication named 41 attorneys to the Super Lawyers list...
by Stites & Harbison, PLLC November 22, 2016
Events

Learn How New Markets Tax Credits Stimulate Growth - Nashville

Presented by Stites & Harbison, PLLC; Chase; Novogradac & Company, LLP; and Reinvestment Fund 4:30-6:30 p.m. More than $7 billion of New Markets Tax Credits capital will be invested in business and real estate development...
James C. Seiffert August 31, 2016
Press Releases

Best Lawyers in America honors 74 Stites & Harbison attorneys for 2017

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—The Best Lawyers in America© 2017 has recognized 74 Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorneys as selected by their peers in 51 areas of practice. The Best Lawyers in America© is a nationally recognized referral...
by Stites & Harbison, PLLC August 29, 2016
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Best Lawyers names 16 Stites & Harbison attorneys as "Lawyer of the Year" for 2017

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—The Best Lawyers in America©, one of the oldest and most respected peer-review publications in the legal profession, has named 16 attorneys from Stites & Harbison, PLLC as “Lawyer of the Year” for 2017...
by Stites & Harbison, PLLC August 24, 2016
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Chambers USA 2016 Honors Stites & Harbison

(image) LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Chambers USA selected 21 Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorneys in Kentucky and Tennessee for inclusion in their 2016 guide. The Chambers USA guide ranks the top law firms and leading attorneys in the...
by Stites & Harbison, PLLC June 08, 2016
Events

Learn How New Markets Tax Credits Stimulate Growth - Louisville

Presented by Chase Community Development Banking, Community Ventures Corporation, Novogradac & Company, LLP and Stites & Harbison 4:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Nationwide, more than $43 billion of New Markets Tax Credit capital has been...
James C. Seiffert May 18, 2016
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Kentucky Super Lawyers honors 64 Stites & Harbison attorneys for 2016

(image) LOUISVILLE, Ky.—The 2016 edition of Kentucky Super Lawyers recently honored 64 Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorneys in the Covington, Frankfort, Lexington and Louisville, Ky., offices. The publication named 49 attorneys to the Super Lawyers...
by Stites & Harbison, PLLC December 08, 2015
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Best Lawyers names eight Stites & Harbison attorneys as "Lawyer of the Year" for 2016

(image) LOUISVILLE, Ky.—The Best Lawyers in America®, one of the oldest and most respected peer-review publications in the legal profession, has named eight attorneys from Stites & Harbison, PLLC as “Lawyer of the Year” for...
by Stites & Harbison, PLLC August 26, 2015
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Best Lawyers honors 72 Stites & Harbison attorneys for 2016

(image) LOUISVILLE, Ky.—The Best Lawyers in America® 2016 has recognized 72 Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorneys as selected by their peers in 50 areas of practice. The Best Lawyers in America® is a nationally recognized...
by Stites & Harbison, PLLC August 20, 2015
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Chambers USA 2015 honors Stites & Harbison

LOUISVILLE, Ky.— The Chambers USA guide ranks the top law firms and leading attorneys in the United States. The list is developed based on client and peer interviews discussing the skills of individual attorneys...
by Stites & Harbison, PLLC May 22, 2015
Press Releases

Super Lawyers honor Stites & Harbison's Kentucky Attorneys

(image) LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Super Lawyers names 52 Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorneys in the Covington, Frankfort, Lexington and Louisville, Ky., offices for inclusion on the 2015 Kentucky Super Lawyers list and 18 attorneys are named...
by Stites & Harbison, PLLC December 01, 2014
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Best Lawyers honors 89 Stites & Harbison attorneys for 2015

(image) LOUISVILLE, Ky.—The Best Lawyers in America® 2015 has recognized 89 Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorneys as selected by their peers in 57 areas of practice. The Best Lawyers in America® is a nationally...
by Stites & Harbison, PLLC August 22, 2014
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Chambers USA honors Stites & Harbison attorneys for 2014

LOUISVILLE, Ky.Chambers USA selected 34 Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorneys in Kentucky and Tennessee for inclusion in their 2014 guide. The Chambers USA guide ranks the top law firms and leading attorneys in the...
by Stites & Harbison, PLLC May 30, 2014
Presentations

Filling the Gap with New Markets Tax Credit Financing

An Introduction to the New Markets Tax Credit Program.

by James C. Seiffert January 15, 2014
Press Releases

Super Lawyers honors Stites & Harbison's Kentucky attorneys for 2013-14

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Super Lawyers names 53 Stites & Harbison attorneys in the Frankfort, Lexington and Louisville, Ky., offices for inclusion on the 2013-14 Kentucky Super Lawyers list and 19 attorneys are named on the inaugural...
by Stites & Harbison, PLLC December 17, 2013
Press Releases

Eighty-nine Stites & Harbison attorneys honored by Best Lawyers in America for 2014

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Stites & Harbison, PLLC, is pleased to announce that 89 of our attorneys were recently selected by their peers for their work in 57 areas of practice in The Best Lawyers in America®...
by Stites & Harbison PLLC August 27, 2013
Client Alerts

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

A Two-Day Event on Private Equity Many privately-held operating companies looking to grow find themselves facing constant and formidable challenges dealing with such issues as regulatory compliance, risk management, development of existing talent, expansion...
by James C. Seiffert April 17, 2013
Client Alerts

Crowdfunding: The preferred financing tool of the internet era?

Under30CEO.com, a media website focused on ambitious Generation Y members, is polling its readers as to which U.S. cities present the best opportunities for young entrepreneurs. There are 45 cities nominated in three categories...
by James C. Seiffert March 11, 2013
Client Alerts

Historic Boardwalk Hall - An Attack on Tax Equity Financing

On Thursday, January 17, 2013, a petition for a writ of certiorari was filed with the United States Supreme Court seeking reversal of the U. S. Third Circuit Court of Appeals’ opinion in the...
by James C. Seiffert February 21, 2013
Client Alerts

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

On Monday, February 11th, Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear and U. S. Congressman Hal Rogers joined other federal, state and local officials to announce a unique $29.3 million public and private financing package to assist...
by James C. Seiffert February 19, 2013
Presentations

The EB-5 VISA 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.

by James C. Seiffert February 15, 2012
Press Releases

Seventy-five Stites & Harbison attorneys honored in Best Lawyers in America

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Stites & Harbison announced today that 75 of its attorneys were recently selected by their peers for their work in 55 areas of practice in The Best Lawyers in America® 2012. Twenty-five of...
by Stites & Harbison, PLLC September 12, 2011
Press Releases

Thirty-five Stites & Harbison attorneys selected for inclusion on Kentucky Super Lawyers for 2001

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Super Lawyers has named Stites & Harbison’s Charles J. (Mike) Cronan IV, a health care and litigation attorney, as “Top Point Getter” on their 2011 Kentucky Super Lawyers list. A total of 3...
by Stites & Harbison, PLLC August 02, 2011
Presentations

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

When capital is scarce, business owners and entrepreneurs must be creative and seek financing which is unconventional or innovative. The EB-5 VISA Program, administered by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service, provides visas...
by James C. Seiffert July 27, 2011
Press Releases

Chambers USA honors 31 Stites & Harbison attorneys with inclusion in the 2011 guide

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Chambers USA selected 31 Stites & Harbison attorneys firmwide for inclusion in the 2011 guide. The Chambers USA guide ranks the top law firms and leading attorneys in the United States. Researchers interview...
by Stites & Harbison, PLLC June 17, 2011
Presentations

IC-DISC: Exporting Savings

Seminar presentation presented jointly by Stites & Harbison, PLLC, and Mountjoy Chilton Medley. Click here to view the PowerPoint presentation. Kevin Heyde, Partner, International Tax Services Director, Mountjoy Chilton Medley
by Kevin Heyde (Mountjoy Chilton Medley) January 19, 2011
Articles

Raising the bar on the community benefit standard for non-profit healthcare providers

While the objective of redesigning Form 990 and adding the new Schedule H is to improve compliance and provide transparency, it still remains as to whether the Form allows the IRS to objectively gauge...
by James C. Seiffert January 01, 2011
Press Releases

Chambers USA honors 32 Stites & Harbison attorneys with inclusion in the 2010 guide

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Chambers USA selected 32 Stites & Harbison attorneys firmwide for inclusion in the 2010 guide. The Chambers USA guide ranks the top law firms and leading attorneys in the United States. Researchers interview...
by Stites & Harbison, PLLC July 02, 2010
Press Releases

Seventy-two Stites & Harbison attorneys honored in "Best Lawyers in America"

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Stites & Harbison announced today that 72 of its attorneys were recently selected by their peers for their work in 33 areas of practice in The Best Lawyers in America® 2010. Those attorneys...
by Stites & Harbison, PLLC September 10, 2009