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 (2006-22)
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)
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)
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 . . .
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.
Jim Seiffert and Jack Seiffert take a look at Tax Increment Financing ("TIF") in this Stites & Harbison Client Alert.
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.
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.
LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Chambers USA selected 22 Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorneys in Kentucky and Tennessee for inclusion in their 2021 guide.
What do New Markets Tax Credits (“NMTC”) mean to a qualifying project? Attorneys Jim Seiffert and Jack Seiffert take a look in this client alert.
Time: 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Please join Stites & Harbison for a webinar focused on what makes a project “shovel ready” for the purpose of attracting New Markets Tax Credit financing.
Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy (“C-PACE”) is an overlooked and underutilized solution to funding energy efficient capital improvements which commercial developers and building owners should consider when putting together their project’s capital stack. Attorneys Jim Seiffert and Jack Seiffert, along with Nick Maglasang, Vice President-Business Development at Twain Financial Partners, take a look at C-PACE)