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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Lunch & Learn: Codes 101

Date: 12/3/19
Time: 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Stites & Harbison, PLLC, 401 Commerce Street, Suite 800, Nashville, TN 37219

NAIOP Nashville event.

J. David Wicker, and Mary Lucille Noah (Mary Lu) November 22, 2019
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Morgan Ward appointed to Landmarks and Preservation Districts Commission

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer has appointed Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorney Morgan Ward to serve on Louisville Metro Government’s Historic Landmarks and Preservation Districts Commission.

by Stites & Harbison, PLLC November 11, 2019
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Brian Cromer elected to Kentucky Chamber Board of Directors

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—The Kentucky Chamber of Commerce has elected Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorney Brian Cromer to its Board of Directors.

by Stites & Harbison, PLLC October 28, 2019
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Stites & Harbison welcomes Mary Lu Noah to the Nashville office

NASHVILLE, Tenn.—Stites & Harbison, PLLC welcomes attorney Mary Lu Noah to its Nashville, Tenn., office.

by Stites & Harbison, PLLC September 12, 2019
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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
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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
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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
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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