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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Press Releases

John Weber Selected as President of YPAL Board of Directors for 2021-22

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—The Young Professionals Association of Louisville (YPAL) has selected Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorney John Weber to take over the President-elect position vacated by Cassidy Hyde, as she was hired as the organization’s Executive Director last month.

by Stites & Harbison, PLLC June 01, 2021
Client Alerts

New Markets Tax Credits - How to Go About Getting Your Project "Shovel Ready”

What do New Markets Tax Credits (“NMTC”) mean to a qualifying project? Attorneys Jim Seiffert and Jack Seiffert take a look in this client alert.

by James C. Seiffert and Jameson M. Seiffert April 15, 2021
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National Black Lawyers Names Jordan Gilliam to Top 40 Under 40 List

LEXINGTON, Ky.—The National Black Lawyers (NBL) has selected Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorney Jordan Gilliam as a Top 40 Under 40 honoree.

by Jordan Gilliam April 12, 2021
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Brian A. Cromer Named to 2021 Bingham Fellows Class

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Leadership Louisville recently announced that Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorney Brian A. Cromer is one of 47 community leaders selected for membership in the 2021 Bingham Fellows class.

by Brian A. Cromer January 29, 2021
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Morgan Ward Appointed as Chair of Landmarks and Preservation Districts Commission

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

by Stites & Harbison, PLLC January 25, 2021
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Stites & Harbison Promotes Three Attorneys

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Stites & Harbison, PLLC announced today that three attorneys have been promoted within the law firm effective January 2021.

by Stites & Harbison, PLLC January 04, 2021
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Legal Aid Society Honors Morgan Ward with Outstanding Volunteer Award for 2020

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—The Legal Aid Society has recognized Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorney Morgan Ward with its Outstanding Volunteer Award for 2020. Ward was one of three individuals honored with the award this year.

by Stites & Harbison, PLLC November 10, 2020
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Stites & Harbison Welcomes John Weber

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Stites & Harbison, PLLC welcomes attorney John Weber to the firm’s Louisville, Ky., office.

by Stites & Harbison, PLLC October 20, 2020
Events

Restart Kentucky: Payroll Protection Program Loan Forgiveness

Date: 9/11/20
Time: 10:00 a.m.

Louisville office attorney Brian Cromer will be a panelist for this webinar discussing the Payroll Protection Program on September 11, 2020.

Brian A. Cromer September 04, 2020
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The Tennessee COVID-19 Recovery Act

On August 12, 2020, the Tennessee General Assembly passed the COVID-19 Recovery Act (the “Act”), which was enacted into law by Governor Bill Lee’s signature on August 17, 2020.

by Michael B. Schwegler (Mike) August 18, 2020
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SAFE TO WORK Act Would Provide Liability Protections for Coronavirus-Related Claims

On July 27, 2020, Senator John Cornyn, for himself and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, introduced the SAFE TO WORK Act (the “Act”) as part of the Senate’s new $1 trillion stimulus proposal. This bill would provide significant liability protection for claims related to the coronavirus brought against businesses, educational institutions, health care providers, non-profits and government agencies.

by Brian A. Cromer July 30, 2020
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U.S. Senate Unexpectedly Passes Bill Extending PPP Application Deadline

On the evening of June 30, 2020, a few hours before the Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”) loan application deadline was set to expire, the U.S. Senate unanimously passed a bill amending the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (“CARES Act”) to extend the deadline from June 30 2020 to August 8, 2020.

by Brian A. Cromer July 01, 2020