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.
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
Kentucky World Trade Center, Director and member of 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 and member of the executive committee of the Kentucky World Trade Center (2008-present), and director of Association of Capital Growth Kentucky.
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)
. . . 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 . . .
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.
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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.