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Business Services

In the field of Business Services, we regularly advise public and private companies, private equity firms, investment banks, government entities, middle-market companies, individual entrepreneurs, and other institutions in a broad spectrum of business and financial matters.

Recognized by Chambers USA and U.S. News – Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firms," as a leading law firm in the delivery of sophisticated corporate services, the attorneys of Stites & Harbison regularly counsel clients on a broad range of matters from strategic transactions to the day-to-day operations and success of their business.

We provide dedicated and cost-effective counsel on:

  • Administrative Law
  • Airport Law
  • Business Expansion, Relocation & Government Incentive Programs
  • Charitable & Nonprofits
  • Commercial Finance
  • Contract Drafting
  • Negotiations for Public & Private Partnerships
  • Succession Planning
  • Corporate Finance & Securities Offerings
  • Corporate Governance & Disclosure
  • Employee Benefits
  • Entertainment Law
  • Entrepreneurial Services
  • ESOPs
  • Joint Ventures
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Securities
  • Taxation
  • Trade Association Law

The lawyers of Stites & Harbison work collaboratively, across industries and practices, to provide the most comprehensive and thorough legal representation.

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Press Releases

Best Lawyers in America Honors 75 Stites & Harbison attorneys for 2020

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—The Best Lawyers in America© 2020 has recognized 75 Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorneys as selected by their peers in 49 areas of practice. Forty-three of those attorneys selected have been honored for 10 consecutive years or more.

by Stites & Harbison, PLLC August 22, 2019
Events

4th Annual Louisville Commercial Real Estate Summit

Date: 9/19/19
Time: 8:45 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

The Omni, 400 Second Street, Louisville, KY

Jim Seiffert will be a speaker at this Real Estate summit in Louisville, KY, on September 19, 2019.

James C. Seiffert August 14, 2019
Press Releases

Andrew Noland joins Stites & Harbison in the Louisville, Kentucky office

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Stites & Harbison, PLLC welcomes attorney Andrew Noland to its Louisville, Ky., office.

by Stites & Harbison, PLLC June 21, 2019
Press Releases

Stites & Harbison named to BTI Brand Elite 2019

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—BTI Consulting Group has named Stites & Harbison, PLLC as a best-branded law firm in its BTI Brand Elite 2019: Client Perceptions of the Best-Branded Law Firms.

by Stites & Harbison, PLLC May 29, 2019
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Chambers USA 2019 Honors Stites & Harbison

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Chambers USA selected 16 Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorneys in Kentucky and Tennessee for inclusion in their 2019 guide.

by Stites & Harbison, PLLC May 08, 2019
Press Releases

Stites & Harbison Welcomes Bill Joseph to the Atlanta office

ATLANTA—Stites & Harbison, PLLC welcomes attorney William M. Joseph (Bill) to the Atlanta office.

by Stites & Harbison, PLLC April 24, 2019
Events

Global Executive Forum: Foreign Trade Zones, Optimizing Savings and Operations

Date: 4/18/19
Time: 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

The Olmsted, 3701 Frankfort Avenue, Louisville, KY 40207

Jim Seiffert will be part of a panel discussing the impact on trade and economic development in within the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

James C. Seiffert April 09, 2019
Client Alerts

The Tennessee Supreme Court Finally Weighs in on Whether and How the Discovery Rule Applies in Breach-of-Contract Claims

For the last couple of years, Tennessee practitioners have been waiting for the Tennessee Supreme Court to resolve the debate as to whether the Discovery Rule applies to toll the six year statute of limitations in breach-of-contract cases.

by Michael B. Schwegler (Mike) February 28, 2019
Client Alerts

Structuring a Qualified Opportunity Zone Fund—What You Need to Know

Since the enactment of the Opportunity Zone program over a year ago, the focus has been on gaining a better understanding of the workings of the program and its various applications. While the education curve has been demanding, it has not deterred taxpayers from taking advantage of the program.

by James C. Seiffert February 18, 2019
Events

2019 New Markets Tax Credits Workshop

Date: 2/13/19
Time: 4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Stites & Harbison, PLLC, 400 West Market Street, Suite 1800, Louisville, KY 40202

Join Stites & Harbison to learn the basics of the NMTC program and more.

James C. Seiffert February 04, 2019
Client Alerts

$3.5 Billion in 2018/2019 New Markets Tax Credits to be Awarded in March 2019

In anticipation of the announcement of the $3.5 billion of New Markets Tax Credits (NMTC) allocation awards by the U.S. Department of the Treasury's Community Development Financial Institutions Fund next month, Stites & Harbison will conduct its fifth annual New Markets Tax Credits Workshop on Wednesday, February 13th.

by James C. Seiffert and Jameson M. Seiffert February 04, 2019
Press Releases

Stites & Harbison Welcomes Michael Schwegler to the Nashville Office

NASHVILLE, Tenn.—Stites & Harbison, PLLC welcomes attorney Michael Schwegler to the Nashville, Tenn., office. He joins the Real Estate & Banking Service Group as a Member (Partner) of the firm.

by Stites & Harbison, PLLC December 28, 2018
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Stites & Harbison Recognized as Client Service Leader in BTI Client Service A-Team 2019

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—BTI Consulting Group recently selected Stites & Harbison, PLLC as a client service leader in the prestigious BTI Client Service A-Team 2019: The Survey of Law Firm Client Service Performance.

by Stites & Harbison, PLLC December 27, 2018
Client Alerts

Trump Goes All In On Opportunity Zones with Recent Executive Order

President Trump’s recent executive order offers a full-throated endorsement of the Qualified Opportunity Zone Program. The Order, signed on December 11, 2018, establishes the White House Opportunity and Revitalization Council.

by John S. Wathen December 21, 2018
Press Releases

Kentucky Super Lawyers Honors 42 Stites & Harbison Attorneys for 2019

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.

by Stites & Harbison, PLLC December 07, 2018
Events

Kentucky Opportunity Zone

Date: 11/27/18

Stites & Harbison,PLLC, 400 West Market Street, Suite 1800, Louisville, KY 40202

Please join the Stites & Harbison Opportunity Zone team for a discussion on how the newly issued IRS proposed regulations provide clear and practical guidance on the scope and application of the Opportunity Zone program.

James C. Seiffert November 27, 2018
Articles

IRS Issues the Opportunity Zone Regulations; The Race Is On

On October 19, 2018, the U.S. Department of Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service released the first set of the proposed regulations (the “Proposed Regulations”), along with Rev. Rul. 2018-29 and an updated Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) Frequently Asked Questions, which provide guidance on exactly how the Opportunity Zone program is intended to work.

by James C. Seiffert and Jameson M. Seiffert November 14, 2018
Client Alerts

The Opportunity Zone - Do the Math

On April 9, 2018, upon receiving certification of the 144 Kentucky Opportunity Zones by the U.S. Department of the Treasury, Governor Matt Bevin announced that “Kentucky will maximize this golden chance to attract economic development...
by James C. Seiffert and Jameson M. Seiffert October 23, 2018