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John G. Treitz Jr.

Member , Louisville KY


John G. Treitz Jr.

Member , Louisville KY

A Member of Stoll Keenon Ogden’s Louisville Office since 1994, John contributes to several practice groups at the firm, concentrating primarily on complex finance transactions and commercial and residential real estate development.

For his extensive track record of success, particularly in the area of Real Estate Law, John has earned multiple professional distinctions on local, state, and national levels.

Actively involved in the legal community, John has served as Chairman of the Real Estate, Planning, and Zoning Section of the Louisville Bar Association. He has also been a board member and Vice Chair of Meritas, Inc., a consortium of international law firms that works collaboratively to assist clients in Kentucky and throughout the world.

Corporate Finance & Lending: John is well-versed in the intricacies of commercial real estate lending, and is particularly adept in counseling clients on loan restructurings and workouts.

Real Estate: As an extension of his substantial experience in corporate lending, John represents banks, borrowers, and real estate developers in multi-party and multi-state commercial transactions.

Business Services: Bringing his specialized skill set to this broader practice group, John advises on the organization of businesses as general and limited partnerships, as well as corporations and limited liability companies. He also counsels directors, officers, and shareholders regarding their respective rights and duties under various corporate laws.

Construction Law: During the planning phase, and throughout the course of a residential or commercial project, John works with business owners, developers, financial institutions, and contractors to resolve issues and achieve long-term goals.


Vanderbilt University Law School, 1972, J.D.

Vanderbilt University, 1968, B.A.


Admitted In

  • Pro Hac Vice: Court of Chancery, Delaware

  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Kentucky

  • U.S. Tax Court

  • Kentucky

Professional & Community Activities

  • 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

  • Salvation Army Board of Directors, 2013-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


  • AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®

  • The Best Lawyers in America®, Banking and Finance Law, Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law, Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law, and Real Estate Law, 2012 – present

  • Kentucky Super Lawyers® Honoree, 2012 – 2019

  • Louisville Magazine Top Lawyer, Real Estate Law, 2013 and 2014

  • Leadership Kentucky

  • Transnational Journal of Law, Vanderbilt University

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.


    • 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
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