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Real Estate, Land Use and Environmental Law

For many decades, Tilford Dobbins & Schmidt, PLLC has skillfully assisted clients with the sale and acquisition of real property and development of commercial, residential, multi-use and industrial projects in Kentucky and Indiana.

Full-service Kentucky real estate law firm.

The firm’s attorneys help clients address a variety of zoning and land use issues and regularly aid them in structuring Section 1031 exchanges. Moreover, the firm has represented clients in negotiating leases of and options to purchase real estate. The firm also conducts closing work for a number of area banks within the Louisville metropolitan area, including southern Indiana.

Our attorneys counsel individuals and businesses on issues such as environmental liability and related governmental regulation. We also represent plaintiffs and defendants in environmental litigation.

Our comprehensive real estate, land use and zoning services include:

  • Land use planning
  • Municipal and private  redevelopment
  • Obtaining municipal, state and federal government approvals
  • Environmental law permits and approvals
  • Wetlands, coastal and historic site approvals
  • Procuring land use and zoning permits and approvals
  • Financing
  • Permanent loans
  • Purchase contracts
  • Contract preparation and formation
  • Deed and mortgage preparation
  • Lease agreements
  • Title searches
  • Environmental and government regulatory compliance
  • Government land use and zoning approvals
  • Foreclosures
  • Loan work-outs
  • Structured tax credits transactions
  • Historic rehabilitation transactions
  • New markets transactions

Skilled Litigators Advocating for Clients in Real Estate Disputes

When disputes arise over real estate transactions, clients rely on our proven litigation skills to protect their interests.  We deftly resolve an array of matters, including:

  • Landlord-tenant disputes
  • Contract disputes
  • Actions for specific performance
  • Quiet title actions
  • Partition actions
  • Title insurance claims and disputes
  • Disputes regarding the validity and priority of liens
  • Mechanic’s lien claims
  • Contractor negligence
  • Easement disputes

If you would like more information regarding the work which the firm conducts in real estate, land use and environmental law, please contact Charles W. Dobbins, Terrence L. McCoy, Edward L. Galloway, or Patrick T. Schmidt.


Tilford Dobbins & Schmidt, PLLC serves businesses and individuals throughout the Louisville, Kentucky metropolitan area and surrounding counties, including southern Indiana.