Real Estate

Real Estate General Practice

Stites & Harbison’s real estate attorneys assist owners, developers, investors, municipalities and general business clients throughout the nation in land acquisition, zoning, development and leasing matters. We also have significant experience in the areas of real estate redevelopment, conduit lending, conservation easements and community development and revitalization.

The attorneys in our firm's Real Estate Service Group include fellows of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers, Best Lawyers in America®, and Tier 1 lawyers in Chambers USA, "America's Leading Lawyers for Business."

We strive to understand our clients' businesses to better help them achieve their objectives, and we place great emphasis on devising creative solutions to problems. Our group staffs each project efficiently, using a team approach to give clients comprehensive counseling. Because we integrate our firm's banking, business services, corporate, private equity, tax, construction, intellectual property, environmental and litigation practices, our clients enjoy the results of the team's experience.

Lenders, including SunTrust Bank, Regions Bank, Fidelity Bank, Main Street Bank, and JPMorgan, count on Stites & Harbison to "close the deal" on commercial and residential loans.

For example, our firm closed a $40 million loan for Uptown Square at Lindbergh Station in Atlanta, a “live-work-play” area built around a MARTA train station. Stites & Harbison also recently handled a $32 million loan for the construction of a new condominium project in Panama City, Fla. Both of these projects were financed by government-issued bonds enhanced by a letter of credit from Regions Bank.

In addition to conventional real estate practice, Stites & Harbison has worked extensively in all aspects of property acquisition, relocation, and condemnation law. Notable examples are our roles as counsel for the expansion of Louisville, Kentucky's primary airport and as condemnation counsel for the redevelopment of Louisville's riverfront. In our representation of the rehabilitator of Kentucky's largest domestic insurance company, our firm handled the review, packaging, and disposition of real estate assets of a major institutional lender. Our real estate practice group has also gained extensive experience in assembling large tracts of industrial property for major industries locating in Kentucky.

Some of the work of the Real Estate Service Group includes:

  • Eastpoint Business Center, Jefferson County, Ky.
  • Historic Scottish Rite, Decatur, Ga.
  • Indiana-American Water Company, Jeffersonville, Ind.
  • Kentucky Broad Street Portfolio Project, Louisville
  • Laurel House, Nashville
  • Louisville Slugger Museum
  • Park DuValle Revitalization Program, Louisville
  • SunTrust Center, Nashville
  • Wallace Farm Easement, Prospect, Ky.
  • Waterfront Park, Louisville
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"Stites & Harbison has been very responsive to our needs and have provided timely and accurate assessments on our real estate transactions."

Chambers USA 2017 (Kentucky Real Estate practice)
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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
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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
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Ten Stites & Harbison Attorneys Honored by 2018 Mid-South Super Lawyers

NASHVILLE, Tenn.—The 2018 edition of Mid-South Super Lawyers recently honored 10 Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorneys. Five attorneys were named to the Super Lawyers list and five were named to the Rising Stars list. Of...
by Stites & Harbison, PLLC November 27, 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
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Dan Douglass and Walker Entwistle honored in 2018 Georgia Super Lawyers

ATLANTA—Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorneys Dan Douglass and Walker Entwistle of the Atlanta office were recently honored in the 2018 Georgia Super Lawyers magazine. Douglass has been named to the Super Lawyers list eleven times...
by Stites & Harbison, PLLC May 23, 2018
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Chambers USA 2018 Honors Stites & Harbison

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Chambers USA selected 18 Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorneys in Kentucky and Tennessee for inclusion in their 2018 guide. The Chambers USA guide ranks the top law firms and leading attorneys in the United...
by Stites & Harbison, PLLC May 08, 2018
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Real Estate Essentials: The Ins and Outs of Titles

Date: 5/11/18

Tennessee Bar Center, 2nd Floor, 221 Fourth Avenue North, Nashville, TN

Learn how to avoid pitfalls as we look at all the players in a real estate transaction and review the ins and outs of real estate titles and contracts.

J. David Wicker April 23, 2018