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Richard A. Vance

Rick Vance's practice focuses on real estate law, antitrust, trade associations, financial institutions and the industrial hemp industry. He is based in the Louisville office.

Recent News, Articles & Speaking Engagements

Contracts Being Tested by COVID-19

Coronavirus and Association Meetings

Kentucky Society of Association Executives (KSAE) newsletter, March 16, 2020

State Comments on USDA’s Interim Final Rule Governing Hemp Production

Information You Need on the COVID-19 Coronavirus

Ask a Hemp Lawyer!

Panel member, Kentucky Hemp Industries Association Holiday Conference & Tradeshow, Murray State University, Murray, KY, December 20, 2019

Tips for Retailers: Banking and Credit Card Processing

Panel member, Kentucky Hemp Industries Association Holiday Conference & Tradeshow, Murray State University, Murray, KY, December 20, 2019

Into the Weeds of the USDA Hemp Regulations

Sowing the Seeds and Reaping the Benefits of Kentucky's Newest Booming Industry

Industrial Hemp: A Lender's Guide, Consumer Financial Services Committee Monthly Call-In Program, August 21, 2019

Kentucky's Industrial Hemp Opportunity and Banks

Panelist, Kentucky Bankers Association Conference, French Lick, Indiana, April 16, 2019

Kentucky General Assembly Approves Electronic Recording and Notarization

Industrial Hemp: A Lender's Guide

UK Conference on the Law of Financial Institutions, October 2018

2018 Farm Bill Finally Blossoms Into Law, Hemp Here to Stay

Banks, Loan Software, and UPL

Kentucky Banker, November/December 2017

Title Agencies Did Not Violate RESPA Affiliated Business Rule

The Title Insurance Law Newsletter, American Land Title Association, September 2017

RESPA Developments: CFPB v. Borders and Borders

Mortgage Bankers Association of America, Litigation Committee Conference, July 25, 2017

Regulatory Climate Under the Trump Administration

Developments before the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Keeneland, April 13, 2017

Securities and Antitrust Issues for HR Professionals?

Banking on Industrial Hemp

Hot Topics in Real Estate Litigation

University of Kentucky Conference on Financial Institutions Law, September 19, 2014

Judge Vacates $22 Million Verdict and Orders New Trial

Healthcare Mergers: Idaho Judge to Unwind Acquisition of Medical Practice

SCOKY to Review "Secret Lien" Case

Antitrust and Trade Associations

Thirsty Thursday, Stites & Harbison networking event, May 23, 2013

Antitrust and Employment Law

Employment Service Group, Stites & Harbison, February 26, 2013

Antitrust 101

Asphalt Institute, February 12, 2013

Kentucky Condemnation and Eminent Domain

a chapter in Kentucky Real Estate Law and Practice, University of Kentucky Monograph Series (4th ed. 2012)

Kentucky's Unique Guaranty Statute

Kentucky's New Predatory Lending Law

Recent Assignments
Bar Admissions
Kentucky
U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky
U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Kentucky
U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Kentucky
Firm Leadership

Opinions Committee, Chair

Audit Letter Response Committee, Member

Memberships
American Bar Association, Consumer Financial Services Committee
Kentucky Bar Association
Louisville Bar Association
Community Involvement

Homeless and Housing Coalition of Kentucky, Board of Directors

Kentucky Hemp Industries Association, Board of Directors

Kentucky Habitat for Humanity, Pro Bono Counsel and Volunteer

Education
More Than Stites & Harbison

Rick began his career as a consumer protection investigator with the Federal Trade Commission in Washington, D.C.

Rick is a former member of the Governing Committee of the Conference on Consumer Finance Law and a past board member for Kentucky Housing Corporation (KHC). He has built houses with Habitat for Humanity across the United States, as well as in Hungary, the Philippines and Mexico. He is also building an orphanage in Guatemala. Rick is the former President and current pro bono counsel for Kentucky Habitat for Humanity.

Rick likes outdoor activities such as kayaking and mountain biking.

Accolades

Martindale-Hubbell® AV-Preeminent® Peer Review Rated

Best Lawyers in America®, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law (2022)

Kentucky Super Lawyers® (2013-22)

Louisville Magazine Top Lawyers (2016)

M Hicon 2020
Vance Best Lawyers 2022
Vancersuperlaw
Kyhialogo Inverse For Web Small
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Press Releases

Kentucky Super Lawyers Honors 37 Stites & Harbison Attorneys for 2022

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—The 2022 edition of Kentucky Super Lawyers recently honored 37 Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorneys in the Covington, Frankfort, Lexington and Louisville, Ky., offices. The publication named 29 attorneys to the Super Lawyers list and eight attorneys to the Rising Stars list.

by Stites & Harbison, PLLC January 11, 2022
Press Releases

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.

by Stites & Harbison, PLLC September 01, 2021
Press Releases

Kentucky Super Lawyers Honors 41 Stites & Harbison Attorneys for 2021

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—The 2021 edition of Kentucky Super Lawyers recently honored 42 Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorneys in the Covington, Frankfort, Lexington and Louisville, Ky., offices.

by Stites & Harbison, PLLC December 21, 2020
Client Alerts

Contracts Being Tested by COVID-19

As the country takes action to slow the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus, sporting events, concerts, and business conferences are being cancelled at an astounding rate. Each day that passes since the outbreak brings new cancellations, government containment efforts, and complex legal questions. The initial visible impact in the United States has been predominantly to the hospitality and entertainment industries, with cancellations significantly affecting venues, attendees, hotels, and caterers; however, the impact of the coronavirus is sure to touch contractual agreements across all industries moving forward. How exactly will the coronavirus affect contracts? The answer: it’s complicated.

by Richard A. Vance and Alison M. Zeitlin March 18, 2020
Client Alerts

State Comments on USDA’s Interim Final Rule Governing Hemp Production

The comment period for the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Interim Final Rule (IFR) has closed. Over 3,000 comments were submitted by farmers, companies, hemp industry associations, and state agriculture departments. Given their regulatory experience and the uniformity of their pushback, it seems likely that the USDA will be most receptive to the comments from the state agriculture agencies.

by Richard A. Vance February 12, 2020
Client Alerts

Information You Need on the COVID-19 Coronavirus

Stites & Harbison has assembled a Coronavirus Response Team which consists of a cross-disciplinary task force of attorneys and critical staff members to ensure our firm remains “On the Job” for you. Updated 02/04/21

by Stites & Harbison, PLLC February 04, 2020
Creditors' Sidebar

It is still so Madden-ing!

We have posted twice before on the Second Circuit Court of Appeals’ incorrect decision in Madden v. Midland Funding, LLC, 786 F.3d 246 (2d Cir. 2015). There, the court of appeals reversed a district court ruling and refused to enforce a Delaware choice of law provision citing the public policy inherent in the New York criminal usury statute.

by Richard A. Vance December 31, 2019
Press Releases

Kentucky Super Lawyers Honors 45 Stites & Harbison Attorneys for 2020

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—The 2020 edition of Kentucky Super Lawyers recently honored 42 Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorneys in the Covington, Frankfort, Lexington and Louisville, Ky., offices. The publication named 32 attorneys to the Super Lawyers list and 13 attorneys to the Rising Stars list.

by Stites & Harbison, PLLC December 12, 2019