Luke Ervin is a transactional attorney in the firm’s Louisville office where he is a member of the Business & Finance Service Group. Luke’s practice is devoted to a wide range of legal issues implicated by business transactions. He focuses on matters related to public finance and municipal bonds, mergers and acquisitions, organizational governance and general business and financial services.
Introduction to the Legal Aspects of Starting a Business
Louisville Office Recruiting Committee, Member
Kids Center for Pediatric Therapies, Board of Directors
Leadership Kentucky, ELEVATE Kentucky Program, Class of 2020
St. Xavier High School Emerging Leaders Society, Member
Luke, a Louisville native, graduated from St. Xavier High School, Centre College and the University of Louisville Louis D. Brandeis School of Law. Before deciding to become a transactional attorney focused on business and finance, he gained exposure to many areas of the law, in a variety of work settings. Luke worked or interned for a family court judge, a mid-size litigation boutique, a small land use and real estate law firm, the Kentucky Department of Public Advocacy, and a Fortune 500 healthcare services company. He joined Stites & Harbison in 2017 after participating in the firm’s summer associate program in 2016.
Luke’s hobbies and interests include, but are not limited to, cooking, exercising, being outdoors (especially at his family home on Nolin Lake), and supporting the University of Louisville Cardinals and Denver Broncos.
In its 2021 regular session, the Kentucky General Assembly passed, and ultimately overrode Governor Andy Beshear’s veto of, House Bill 312 to amend the Kentucky Open Records Act, KRS 61.870 to KRS 61.884. Effective as of June 29, 2021, among other changes, the amended Act will restrict inspection rights to Kentucky “residents,” require public agencies to accept emailed open records requests, and extend public agencies’ time for handling requests from three days to five days.
The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 (the “Appropriations Act”), one of the longest bills ever passed in the history of the U.S. Congress, was signed into law on December 27, 2020. This legislation provides approximately $900 billion in new stimulus funding, of which $284 billion has been allocated to the Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”).
On August 20, 2018, the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) announced that it adopted amendments to Rule 15c2-12 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Rule”).