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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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
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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
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Chambers USA 2020 Honors 19 Stites & Harbison Attorneys

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Chambers USA selected 19 Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorneys in Kentucky and Tennessee for inclusion in their 2020 guide.

by Stites & Harbison, PLLC May 05, 2020
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Stites & Harbison elects three attorneys to Management Committee

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Stites & Harbison, PLLC recently elected three members to the firm’s six-member Management Committee, replacing three attorneys who completed their terms of service. The new committee members are attorneys Erika Barnes, Carol Dan Browning and Richard Wehrle.

by Stites & Harbison, PLLC March 05, 2020
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Tom Breidenstein named to Cincy Leading Lawyers 2020

COVINGTON, Ky.—Cincy Magazine has named Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorney Tom Breidenstein to its list of Cincy Leading Lawyers 2020 for zoning.

by Stites & Harbison, PLLC February 14, 2020
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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