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John G. Treitz Jr.

Member, Louisville

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 which 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.

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

Recognition

  • AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®
  • Best Lawyers in America, 2012-present
  • Kentucky Super Lawyers®, 2012-present
  • Louisville Magazine Top Lawyer, Real Estate Law, 2013 and 2014
  • Leadership Kentucky
  • Transnational Journal of Law, Vanderbilt University
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Affiliations

  • 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
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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