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John G. Treitz Jr.

Member, Louisville

John is a Member in Stoll Keenon Ogden's Louisville office. He is a member of the Real Estate practice as well as the Business Services practice with a focus on Corporate Finance & Lending. John is also a member of the Construction Law practice. His practice concentrates on complex finance transactions and commercial and residential real estate development.

John is AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®, is listed in The Best Lawyers in America® in several categories and is recognized as a Kentucky Super Lawyer and a "Top Lawyer" by Louisville Magazine. He has experience representing banks, borrowers and real estate developers in large commercial multi-party and multi-state transactions. He advises on the organization of businesses as general and limited partnerships, as well as corporations and limited liability companies, and advises directors, officers and shareholders of corporations regarding their respective rights and duties under various corporate laws.

Vanderbilt University Law School
1972, J.D.
Vanderbilt University
1968, B.A.
Pro Hac Vice: Court of Chancery, Delaware
U.S. District Court, Western District of Kentucky
United States Tax Court


  • AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®
  • Best Lawyers in America, 2012-present
  • Louisville Magazine Top Lawyer, Real Estate Law, 2013 and 2014
  • Kentucky Super Lawyer, Real Estate
  • Leadership Kentucky
  • Transnational Journal of Law, Vanderbilt University
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  • Kentucky Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Louisville Bar Association, chairman, Real Estate, Planning and Zoning Section
  • Meritas, Inc., Board Member; Executive committee; vice-chair, Finance and vice-chair Strategic Planning Committees
  • Greater Louisville Inc., Transportation Committee, member, 2011-present
  • Kentucky Tourism Development Finance Authority, board of directors
  • Episcopal Church Home, board member, Governance, Audit and Compliance, 2008-present
  • Mockingbird Valley Neighborhood Plan Task Force
  • Crane House, Inc., former board member
  • St. Marks Episcopal Church, Vestry, former junior warden
  • Legal Counsel, former (pro bono), Republican Party of Kentucky
  • Senior House, Inc., former board member
  • Jefferson County Board of Elections, former chairman (Government)
  • Chinese/Louisville Sisters Cities Planning Committee, former co-chairman
  • Jefferson County, Kentucky, Capital Projects Corporation, former board member
  • Kentucky Harvest, volunteer
  • Helped form Chamber of Commerce on Long Island, Bahamas 2013
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Work Highlights

Real Estate Development Protection

Worked on efforts to protect the largest residential real estate development in Louisville, Kentucky from intrusion by nearby competition and the local sewer district involving wetland, sewer, drainage, zoning and apartment development issues.

News Publications Seminars
Family Owned Business Strategies, 2002
Conducting Business Under Current Chinese Law, Chinese Tax Law Seminar, 1997
Boundary Law in Kentucky, Municipal Law, University of Kentucky, 1993