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Nick Nicholson

Work Highlights

Solar Leases

SKO represented a client in the negotiation of a 500 acre solar farm in Western Kentucky.

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.

Zone Changes for Multi-Family Residential

SKO represented clients in the acquisition, zone change, and all related development plan approvals for several student housing apartment projects throughout Kentucky.

Equine Tourism

SKO aided in the creation and formation of a non-profit Equine Tourism entity designed to garner tourism onto Central Kentucky horse farms and increase fan support and awareness in the sport of horse racing.

Zone Change for Mixed-Use Development

SKO obtained a zone change and all related development plan approvals for a national Retail Outfitter and Mixed-Use Development in Lexington.

Zone Change for Enterprise Zone Mixed-Use Development and Distillery

SKO obtained a zone change and all related approvals for a new Mixed-Use Development and distillery on Whiskey Row in Downtown Louisville.

Real Estate Litigation

SKO obtained a summary judgment at Fayette Circuit Court for a zone change appeal filed by protesting neighbors to a zone change and new development.

Zone Change for Mixed-Use Development

SKO represented clients in the acquisition, zone change, development plan approvals, and all related permitting for a 50-acre Mixed-Use Development including retail, office space, and multi-family residential uses.

Directed Verdict in Criminal Case

SKO obtained a directed verdict of all criminal charges filed against a client following a jury trial in Circuit Court.

Assault & Battery Criminal Charges Dismissed

SKO obtained a dismissal of all criminal charges filed against a family law client following a successful a suppression hearing.

Criminal Representation Resulting in Dismissal of Five Felony Charges

SKO successfully reached a settlement with the U.S. Attorney on our client's behalf to dismiss five felony counts and prevent jail time and any associated fine.

Sixth Circuit Criminal Oral Argument

SKO successfully argued before the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals to overturn a conviction in the lower court. We argued that prejudicial evidence substantially outweighing probative value.

Kentucky Court of Appeals Criminal Appeal

Successfully argued before the Kentucky Court of Appeals to overturn the sex offender registration requirement for a client based on constitutional violations.

Criminal Charges Dismissed

Successfully obtained a dismissal of all criminal charges pending against manager for corporate client.