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.
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
Industrial Hemp: A Lender's Guide
UK Conference on the Law of Financial Institutions, October 2018
Banks, Loan Software, and UPL
Title Agencies Did Not Violate RESPA Affiliated Business Rule
RESPA Developments: CFPB v. Borders and Borders
Developments before the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
Hot Topics in Real Estate Litigation
Antitrust and Trade Associations
Antitrust and Employment Law
Kentucky Condemnation and Eminent Domain
Opinions Committee, Chair
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
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.
Martindale-Hubbell® AV-Preeminent® Peer Review Rated
Kentucky Super Lawyers® (2013-19)
Louisville Magazine Top Lawyers (2016)
The long-awaited hemp industry regulations have finally (mostly) dropped. At the end of October, the United States Department of Agriculture (“USDA”) finally issued its Interim Final Rule implementing the hemp-related provisions of the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (“the 2018 Farm Bill”).
The General Assembly recently passed Senate Bill 114 into law, which will reform Kentucky’s recording and notary laws in two significant ways: county clerks will soon be able to record real estate deeds, mortgages and other documents electronically, and notaries public will be able to notarize real estate documents electronically and remotely.
On December 20th, President Donald J. Trump signed the 2018 Farm Bill into law, ending any speculation surrounding the bill’s in-limbo status. Following a series of rejections and revisions, the bill’s newest version was overwhelmingly approved by the Senate 87-13 on December 11, 2018, and passed by the House in a lopsided 369-47 vote the next day.
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.
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.
Stites & Harbison attorneys Rick Vance, Brian Bennett, Blaine Early and Dustyn Jones discuss the regulatory climate under the Trump Administration in this presentation to a live audience at Keeneland Race Track in Lexington, Kentucky.
While many legislative proposals have stalled in Congress, President Obama has moved forward with a variety of labor and employment initiatives by means of Executive Orders.
Colorado has legalized marijuana for medical and recreational use. Kentucky has legalized the production of industrial hemp. Both substances are derived from the same species, cannabis sativa l., which Congress has declared unlawful under the Controlled Substances Act (CSA).
Stites & Harbison attorneys Rick Vance, Blaine Early, Chrisandrea Turner and Brian Pollock on Hot Topics in Banking and Real Estate Litigation.