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.
Piercing the Business Entity Veil
speaker, 19th Biennial Business Associations Law Institute, Lexington, KY April 18-19, 2023
IFLR1000 Honors Stites & Harbison and James C. Seiffert in 2022
by staff writer, Attorney At Law Magazine, September 16, 2022
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
C.I. Agent Solutions owner talks about his decision to sell the business
Learn How New Markets Tax Credits Stimulate Growth
Drafting Considerations for Majority Owners of Limited Liability Companies
Risk vs. reward: Attorney says new immigrant investor program has sound footing
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
University of Miami School of Law
University of Louisville
Minor in Education
University of Iowa
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 (2006-23)
Best Lawyers in America®, Louisville Area Lawyer of the Year for Tax Law (2017, 2022)
Best Lawyers in America®, Louisville Area Lawyer of the Year for Mergers & Acquisitions (2016)
Kentucky Super Lawyers® (2008-19, 2023)
Chambers USA, "America's Leading Lawyers for Business," Corporate/M&A (2003-22)
IFLR1000 United States, Highly Regarded in Banking & Finance, Corporate and Mergers & Acquisitions (2020-23)
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.
. . . 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 . . .
19th Biennial Business Associations Law Institute
Griffin Gate Marriott Golf Resort & Spa, 1800 Newtown Pike, Lexington, KY 40511
Stites & Harbison attorneys Trevor Graves, Jim Seiffert, Jack Seiffert and Patrick Torre will be presenters at this year's Business Associations Law Institute in Lexington May 18 & 19, 2023.
Kentucky Super Lawyers Honors 49 Stites & Harbison Attorneys for 2023
LOUISVILLE, Ky.—The 2023 edition of Kentucky Super Lawyers recently honored 49 Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorneys in the Covington, Frankfort, Lexington and Louisville, Ky., offices. The publication named 37 attorneys to the Super Lawyers list and 12 attorneys to the Rising Stars list.
IFLR1000 Honors Stites & Harbison and James C. Seiffert in 2022
LOUISVILLE, Ky.—IFLR1000 has announced that Stites & Harbison, PLLC and attorney James C. Seiffert have been honored in IFLR1000 United States for 2022. Seiffert is ranked as “highly regarded” in the practice areas of banking and finance as well as corporate and mergers and acquisitions. Stites & Harbison has been ranked Tier 1 in Kentucky for financial and corporate services, ranked Tier 3 in Georgia (US) for restructuring and insolvency and recommended in Tennessee for financial and corporate and real estate services.
Stites & Harbison, PLLC Lawyers Named to 2023 Best Lawyers® Publications
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.
Chambers USA Honors 23 Stites & Harbison Attorneys for 2022
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.
Tax Increment Financing – A Developer's Playbook
Jim Seiffert and Jack Seiffert take a look at Tax Increment Financing ("TIF") in this Stites & Harbison Client Alert.
Stites & Harbison, PLLC Lawyers Named to 2022 Best Lawyers® Publications
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.
Updating Project Financing Options — Post-Pandemic
As the pandemic begins to ease and everyday life is moving toward normalcy, whatever that may be, the pace of the economy’s resurgence, in the words of Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell, “… is about to accelerate much more quickly than anticipated with output approaching its pre-pandemic level.” Capital investment, especially in distressed economic communities, will be needed more now than ever, to enable for-profits and non-profits to start and grow businesses, accelerate job growth, and lessen economic hardships triggered by COVID-19.