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Stites & Harbison's lawyers help emerging technology companies get great ideas to the marketplace. The firm's team provides help on everything the start-up needs, from finding capital to protecting intellectual property and much more.

What we provide. The firm's lawyers handle corporate and commercial matters for businesses of all kinds, from Fortune 500 giants to the newest Internet start-up. The firm advises its clients on business structure, labor, employment and employee benefit matters. Stites & Harbison's lawyers have dealt with venture capital, private placements, initial public offerings, recapitalization and various forms of debt and equity issues. Working closely with accountants and other professional advisors, the firm offers its clients the benefits of its experience with business entities of varying sizes, market segments and stages of growth.

The firm's lawyers are especially proud of their considerable work with private entrepreneurs and growth-oriented companies during their transition from small, closely-held enterprises to large, publicly-held ones. As a result, Stites & Harbison understands how to assist clients in raising any additional capital required for growth and acquisition strategies.

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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
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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
Events

Kentucky Opportunity Zone Initiative Workshop

Date: 9/11/18

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

Please join the Stites & Harbison panel of national, state and local professionals to learn about the Kentucky Opportunity Zone Initiative. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 enacted the Opportunity Zone program, which...
James C. Seiffert August 09, 2018
Events

Issues & Influencers: How State Tax Reform Impacts Business

Date: 6/19/18

Greater Louisville, Inc., 614 West Main Street, Suite 6000 (Boardroom), Louisville, KY 40202

Join GLI for an in-depth discussion of how recent changes to Kentucky’s tax code will impact business and economic growth in Greater Louisville.

Brian A. Cromer June 19, 2018