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How do I learn the zoning laws of Kentucky?

The zoning laws of Kentucky are in place to ensure that businesses do not overstep their bounds if they are operating close to a residential area. Zoning laws are divided into sections: commercial, residential and industrial. Each different section has laws that govern what can be built in those sections. So, how do you learn the zoning laws of Kentucky?

How a real estate attorney can help with a commercial purchase

Are you looking to purchase a commercial property in Louisville? If so, this is a serious investment you are making for yourself, your business or your family. Buying commercial property costs more than buying residential property. It is a more complex contract and you have to consider zoning ordinances and laws. That's why you need to hire a real estate attorney when buying a commercial property.

The benefits of owning commercial real estate in Kentucky

Have you ever wanted to own a piece of commercial real estate in Kentucky? Are you getting closer to pulling the trigger on such a purchase? Commercial real estate has plenty of advantages. Let's take a look at the benefits of owning a piece of commercial real estate in today's post.

How to draft a purchase agreement

The purchase agreement is one of the most important documents you will create when buying a commercial property in Louisville. This agreement is so important that one tiny mistake could nix the deal in a heartbeat. Make sure you know how to write a purchase agreement by following the tips.

Commercial lender funds Kentucky health care facilities purchase

As more baby boomers enter their senior years, the demand for senior living communities as well as skilled nursing and memory care facilities is growing. Baby boomers are the largest group ever to enter their senior years together. A Pew Research study estimates that by 2029, about 20 percent of Americans will be at least 65 years old.

'Opportunity zones' seek to bring new life to distressed areas

City and state officials are working to turn run-down, low-income sections of downtown Louisville into thriving business districts. They want to encourage long-term investment in these areas. This involves creating "opportunity zones." By designating areas as opportunity zones, those who invest in property there are eligible for significant tax breaks.

Easements may complicate your real estate deal

Whenever you consider leasing or buying a property, it is always important to understand any easements that another party may hold. In simple terms, an affirmative easement is a right to use a piece of property in a certain way, and a negative easement is a restriction against using property in a certain way.

Zoning restrictions can complicate commercial leases

Searching for the ideal location for your next commercial venture can be both exciting and infuriating, depending on your needs and the properties available in your area. Unfortunately, commercial property is often located in areas with specific restrictions on what types of businesses may operate. These are known as zoning restrictions.

Always look at zoning before you sign a commercial lease

Leasing a space for a commercial venture is only one aspect of an enormously complex process -- one where many things can go wrong before you even open the door for business. One of the most common complications that businesses run into with commercial leases is the matter of zoning restrictions. Failing to understand how zoning impacts your business may mean the difference between the perfect location and a total lemon.

Negotiate renovations carefully in a commercial lease

When it comes to commercial leases, the good news is that most of the terms are negotiable. However, the more difficult news is that certain issues require careful negotiation if you hope to avoid fines or legal repercussions. This is particularly true when it comes to making changes to a property that you lease.

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  1. Charles W. Dobbins, Jr.

    Charles earned his J.D. degree from the University of Virginia in 1974

    He was graduated from Washington & Lee University in 1970 with a B.A. with Distinction

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    Mark W. Dobbins

    Mark earned his B.A. from Emory University.

    He earned his J.D. from the University of Louisville.

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    Patrick T. Schmidt

    Patrick earned his B.S. in Accounting from the University of Kentucky in 1989.

    He earned his J.D. from the University of Kentucky in 1992.

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    Terrence L. McCoy

    Terry earned a B.A. from Dartmouth College in 1964.

    He earned his J.D. from Duke University in 1967.

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    Lisa Koch Bryant

    Ms. Bryant has extensive commercial litigation and bankruptcy experience. Prior to entering private practice, Ms. Bryant served as head of litigation for the Federal Land Bank of Louisville.

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    Thomas graduated from the University of Louisville Business School with a B.A. in 1973

    Thomas earned his J.D. degree from the

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    Sandra F. Keene

    Sandra earned her Bachelor of Health Science degree, with Honors, from the University of Louisville in 1982.

    She earned her J.D. degree from the

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    Elizabeth M. Jenkins

    Colgate University, B.A., Political Science, magna cum laude, 1983

    University of Virginia, J.D., 1992

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    Edward L. Galloway

    Ed graduated from Indiana University in 1967 with a degree in history.

    After obtaining a master’s degree in political science from the University of

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    Thomas G. Karageorge

    Thomas graduated from the University of Louisville Business School with a B.A. in 1973

    Thomas earned his J.D. degree from the

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  3. Tacasha E. Thomas

    Tacasha attended Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts during the summer of 2001, where she studied courses in law and psychology.

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    Ayala Golding

    Ayala received her J.D. in 1994 from the University of Louisville, Louis D. Brandeis School of Law, Louisville, Kentucky, where she was a member of the Brandeis Family Law Journal, and

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    Kacie A. Wilkinson

    Kacie A. Wilkinson recently joined Tilford, Dobbins & Schmidt, PLLC, where she practices in the areas of business law & transactions, real estate, estate planning and probate.

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    Gwendolyn Chidester

    Gwen recently joined the Firm after being employed by notable Louisville companies for over 15 years in a variety of capacities including Corporate Counsel, Director of Human Resources, and Risk Manager.

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    William A. Buckaway, Jr.

    Bill earned his B.A. from Centre College in Kentucky in 1956.

    He earned his J.D. from the University of Louisville in 1961 where he was a

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    Terrell L. Black

    Terry earned a B.S. in Social Science from Campbellsville College in 1966.

    In 1969, he attended graduate school at Eastern Kentucky University focusing on

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    John A. Wilmes

    John was admitted to the Kentucky bar in 1977 and admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court, Western District of Kentucky in 1979.

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