Real Estate

Real Estate Development & Finance

Apartments, condominiums, shopping centers, mixed-use projects, office buildings, hotels, industrial properties and golf course communities: our real estate lawyers have extensive experience handling sophisticated transactions for both domestic and non-U.S. clients involving all kinds of real estate assets. We regularly help both individual and institutional clients with the negotiation and structuring of equity joint ventures, and with the formation of limited-liability companies and general and limited partnerships.

From project inception to completion, developers and owner/operators including Ultima Holdings, The Muntzing Sattele Company, and ABG Development trust Stites & Harbison to stay on top of legal details including planning, acquisition, financing, construction, leasing, contract negotiation, and negotiating easements and access rights for a variety of properties.

Examples include:

  • Handling purchasing and refinancing matters for five shopping centers developed by one of its clients
  • Working closely with another client in developing rural land into booming residential subdivisions
  • We have also helped clients form equity joint ventures for developing vertical mixed-use projects in several states. The projects ranged in value from $25 million to $85 million each.
  • In another instance, our firm handled the $150 million purchase of 40 apartment complexes throughout the country on behalf of a public company, while at the same time helping a residential developer put together six tracts involving more than 20 legal descriptions for a mixed-use development of mid-priced homes for working families.

The real estate attorneys in our firm's Lexington office have helped several clients realize innovative mixed-use development projects throughout central Kentucky. Many of these are communities developed around golf courses, which incorporate the conservation of scenic land.

Other real estate deals the firm has handled include:

  • Retail and shopping centers
  • Airports
  • Low-income and multi-family housing developments
  • Multi-use developments
  • Office buildings
  • Business and industrial parks
  • Golf resort communities
  • Residential developments, including single family homes
  • Specialty properties such as hotels, mobile home parks and mini-storage warehouses

Lenders and borrowers count on Stites & Harbison to represent them in matters like mezzanine and mortgage financing, debt instrument conversion, joint ventures, and other arrangements. Our attorneys serve pension funds, institutional advisors, credit companies, insurance companies, and individuals.

Along with the traditional tasks of due diligence and document preparation, our real estate attorneys and paralegals "get the deal done" by taking a proactive approach to ensure that every detail is covered so the deal does not stall. We will never present a problem to a client without solutions in hand.

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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
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Hal Gill, Jr. named Office Executive Member for Stites & Harbison's Atlanta Office

ATLANTA—Stites & Harbison, PLLC real estate attorney Harold E. “Hal” Gill Jr. has been named Office Executive Member for the Atlanta office.

by Stites & Harbison, PLLC April 15, 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
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Dan Douglass and Walker Entwistle Recognized in 2019 Georgia Super Lawyers

ATLANTA—Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorneys Dan Douglass and Walker Entwistle were recently honored in the 2019 Georgia Super Lawyers magazine.

by Stites & Harbison, PLLC February 21, 2019
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Tom Breidenstein Elected to the Board of Trustees of the American Planning Association – Ohio Chapter

COVINGTON, Ky.—The American Planning Association – Ohio Chapter (APA Ohio) has elected Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorney Tom Breidenstein to its Board of Trustees.

by Stites & Harbison, PLLC January 18, 2019
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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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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

Fall Real Estate Symposium 2018

Date: 11/2/18

TopGolf, 500 Cowan Street, Nashville, TN 37207

This seminar provides an opportunity for real estate appraisers, brokers, mortgage lenders, and attorneys to meet their professional peers during an open discussion forum, facilitated by a discussion leader and covering several current real estate topics.

J. David Wicker July 24, 2018
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Walker Entwistle selected for Leadership Franklin's Class of 2018-19

FRANKLIN, Tenn.—Leadership Franklin has selected Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorney Walker Entwistle to join its 2018-19 class. Participants are chosen based on their leadership skills and community involvement. Since 1996, Leadership Franklin has been developing...
by Stites & Harbison, PLLC July 12, 2018
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David Wicker selected as a finalist for the 2018 Nashville Emerging Leader Awards

NASHVILLE, Tenn.—The Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce and YP Nashville recently selected Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorney David Wicker as a finalist for the 2018 Nashville Emerging Leader Awards (NELAs). The NELAs are presented annually...
by Stites & Harbison, PLLC June 19, 2018