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Nick Nicholson

Member, Lexington

Nick Nicholson is a Member in Stoll Keenon Ogden’s Lexington office where he focuses on real estate development. Nick helps his clients through every stage of a real estate transaction and the entitlement phase of property ownership. He has worked in various aspects of the Bourbon Industry whether it is helping distillers or aging operations open new locations, helping their product find its way into the hands of the end users, or facilitating new tourism ventures that help promote the current Golden Age of Bourbon.

Whether he’s working with a local bank or large developer, Nick aims to develop a rapport with his client that’s focused on positive results and informed decisions. He serves property owners, developers, and businesses throughout Kentucky and represents them before state regulatory agencies and courts.

For his accomplishments on behalf of clients, Nick has been honored as a “Rising Star” by Kentucky Super Lawyers®.

Real Estate: Nick helps his clients through every stage of a real estate transaction and the entitlement phase of property ownership. He works with local officials to ensure that his clients are able to achieve their end goals for the development and use of their property.

Business Litigation: Nick provides responsive, knowledgeable counsel to a variety of businesses, across a range of matters. He guides clients tactically through every phase of a dispute, from initial hearings through settlement negotiation and trial.

Education
University of Kentucky College of Law
2007, J.D.
Wake Forest University
2004, B.S.
Admissions
U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Kentucky
U.S. District Court, Western District of Kentucky
Kentucky

Recognition

  • Best Lawyers®, Animal Law, Commercial Litigation, Construction Law, and Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law, 2022-present
  • Kentucky Rising Stars® Honoree, 2017, 2021-2022

Affiliations

  • Kentucky Bar Association
  • Fayette County Bar Association
  • American Heart Association’s Heart Ball, Board Member 
  • Commerce Lexington's Public Policy Council, Board Member
  • Homebuilders Association of Kentucky, Board Member
  • Horse Country, Secertary
  • KTA/KTOB Vision 2020 Committee, Steering Committee Member
  • Cardinal Hill Junior Board, former Chairman & Co-Founder
  • Downtown Lexington Management District, former Board Member
  • WEG Clean Zone Ordinance Committee
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Work Highlights

Zone Ordinance Text Amendment

SKO represented a client in obtaining approval for a text amendment completely rewriting the Office, Industry and Research Park (P-2) zone converting it into the University Research Campus (P-2) zone.

Tax Incremental Finance Approval

SKO represented a client throughout the Tax Incremental Finance approval process at the state and local levels for a mixed use development in a University Research Park.

Annexation and Zone Change for Multi-Family and Single-Family Residential

SKO represented multiple clients in the acquisition, annexation, zone change, and all related development plan approvals for several multi-family and single-family residential projects throughout Kentucky, most recently in Fayette County, Scott County, and Bourbon County.

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