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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What others are saying about us

"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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Events

Real Estate Roundtable

Date: 10/20/21
Time: 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Baker Donelson, 1600 West End Avenue, Suite 2000, Nashville, TN 37203

Nashville office attorney David Wicker will be the moderator for this Nashville Bar Association seminar on October 20, 2021.

J. David Wicker September 16, 2021
Press Releases

Larry Droege Appointed to Advisory Council for Recovery Ready Communities

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Governor Andy Beshear has appointed Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorney Larry Droege to the Advisory Council for Recovery Ready Communities. His term will expire on June 29, 2025.

by Lawrence C. Droege September 13, 2021
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Jordan Gilliam Elected to OperaLex Board

LEXINGTON, Ky.—OperaLex has elected Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorney Jordan Gilliam to its Board of Directors.

by Stites & Harbison, PLLC August 16, 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