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Timothy J. Eifler

Member, Louisville

Tim is a Member in Stoll Keenon Ogden's Louisville office and has been with the firm since 1994. He serves as the chair of the Tax practice and is also a member of the Business Litigation practice with a focus on Appellate Law and Class Action. He is involved in all aspects of the firm's tax practice, but has concentrated in complex state and local tax planning, audit defense and federal, state and local tax controversies. A significant portion of Tim's practice has also focused on tax-motivated transactional matters and the negotiation and implementation of state and local tax incentives, including tax credits, wage assessments, sales and use tax refunds and property tax abatements.

Tim is AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®, is listed in The Best Lawyers in America® for Tax Law, and is honored as a Kentucky Super Lawyer for his legal accomplishments in the field of Tax Law. In addition to handling matters before the federal, state and local taxing authorities, administrative tribunals and federal and state courts, he has represented clients before the Kentucky General Assembly on legislative matters. Tim's work includes drafting legislation and preparing comments for legislative hearings for various trade groups.

Tim is a member of the Louisville, Kentucky, Indiana, Tennessee, and American Bar associations. Since 1994, he has been involved with the taxation sections of the Louisville, Kentucky and American Bar Associations. He also finds time to give back to the community by serving on the Boards of Directors of various nonprofit organizations.

Education
University of Richmond School of Law
1994, J.D., magna cum laude
University of Richmond
1994, M.B.A., magna cum laude
University of Virginia
1991, B.A., cum laude
Admissions
Indiana
Kentucky
Tennessee
U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
U.S. Court of Federal Claims
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Kentucky
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Indiana
U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana
U.S. District Court, Western District of Kentucky
United States Supreme Court
United States Tax Court

Recognition

  • AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®
  • Best Lawyers in America®, 2006 - present
  • Kentucky Super Lawyer, Tax
  • Louisville Magazine Top Lawyer, Tax Law, 2007-2016
  • Leadership Kentucky
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Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • Kentucky Bar Association
  • Louisville Bar Association
  • Indiana Bar Association
  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • Louisville Bar Association, Taxation Section, chair, 1998; co-chair, 1997
  • Council on State Taxation, practitioner member
  • Energy and Mineral Law Foundation
  • Kentucky correspondent for CCH Publishing's CCH State Income Tax Alert
  • Contributor to CCH Publishing's "Practitioner Comment" program for CCH Kentucky State Tax Reporter
  • Community Catholic Center, Inc., board of directors
  • Greater Louisville, Inc., member, Taxation Section
  • Kentucky Commission on Small Business Advocacy
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Work Highlights

Municipal Law

Berger Family Real Estate, LLC v. City of Covington, et al., 464 S.W.3d 160 (Ky. App. 2015). Holding that the City of Covington, Kentucky’s decision to circulate a petition to form a management decision was not actionable until the requisite signatures were obtained and the...

Library Taxing Districts

Campbell County Library Board of Trustees v. Charlie Coleman, et al; Kenton County Library Board of Trustees v. Garth Kuhhein, 475 S.W.3d 40 (Ky. App. 2015); (separate cases decided together) Holding library districts formed by petition when setting ad valorem (property) tax...

911 Flat Fee

Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Apartment Assoc., Inc., et al. v. Campbell County Fiscal Court, 479 S.W.3d 603 (Ky. 2015). (Holding Campbell County’s 911 flat fee on occupied residential and commercial units was not an unlawful flat property tax but a lawful fee authorized by KRS...

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News Publications Seminars
“Federal, State and Local Economic Development Incentives,” Louisville, KY Feb. 17, 2017
“Kentucky State and Local Tax Developments,” Louisville, KY June 22, 2016
“Kentucky Constitutional Franchises: Legal Overview and History,” Louisville, KY March 22, 2016
“Federal, State and Local Economic Development Incentives,” Louisville, KY March 10, 2016
“Federal, State and Local Economic Development Incentives,” Louisville, KY Feb. 28, 2016
“State Taxation: Ky. Dept. of Revenue Update, Costs of Goods Sold under the Ky. Limited Liability Entity Tax; and Kentucky State and Local Economic Development Incentives,” Ky. Society of CPAs Manufacturing Conference, Louisville, KY June 28, 2015
“State and Local Government Law: Regulating Taxes,” Lexington, KY Apr. 19, 2012
“Tax Credits, Government Loans, Government Guarantees and Other Incentives Available to Businesses,” Stoll Keenon Ogden PLLC 22 Annual Spring Keeneland Seminar, Lexington, KY Apr. 21, 2011
“Tax Credits, Government Loans, Government Guarantees and Other Incentives Available to Businesses,” Professional Issues Update, Kentucky Society of Certified Public Accountants 2011
“Local License Taxes in Kentucky – Overview and Update,” Kentucky State Tax Conference, Kentucky Society of Certified Public Accountants Louisville, KY Jan. 11, 2010
“Kentucky Property Tax,” Louisville, KY Mar. 19, 2008
“Minimizing Manufacturer Sales and Use Tax Liability,” Lexington, KY, November 8, 2007, and Louisville, KY Nov. 9, 2007
“Kentucky Sales and Use Tax,” Louisville, KY Jul. 13, 2007
“Recent Legislative Changes to the KY Tax Modernization Act and Litigation Update,“ University of Louisville School of Accountancy's 2006 Louis A. Grief Tax Institute, Louisville, KY Dec. 18, 2006
“Kentucky Tax Update,” 49th Annual Kentucky Institute on Federal Taxation, Kentucky Society of Certified Public Accountants, Louisville, KY Nov. 14, 2006
“Technical Corrections to Kentucky Tax Modernization,” Louisville, KY Jul. 7/12, 2006
“Sales and Use Tax in Indiana and Kentucky,” Evansville, INDec. 9, 2005
“Kentucky Sales and Use Tax Issues and Developments,” Louisville, KY Nov. 17, 2005
“Kentucky Sales and Use Tax Update,” Lexington, KY Jun. 20/Jul. 13, 2005
“Sales and Use Tax in Kentucky,” Lexington, KY Jan. 19, 2005
“Sales and Use Tax in Kentucky,” Lexington, KY Jul. 22, 2004
“Kentucky Sales and Use Tax Update,” Lexington, KY Jun. 7, 2004
“Nexus Developments,” Kentucky State Tax Conference, Kentucky Society of Certified Public Accountants, Louisville, KY Jan. 9, 2004