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Nick Nicholson

Direct Phone: 859.231.3950

Nick Nicholson

Nick is a Member in Stoll Keenon Ogden's Lexington office and has been with the firm since 2007. He is a member of the Real Estate practice with a focus on Land Use Planning and Real Estate Transactions. He is also a member of the Business Litigation practice with a focus on Appellate Practice, Equine Litigation, Construction Law, and Eminent Domain & Real Estate Litigation.

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.

Work Highlights

Solar Leases

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

Related Practices: Real Estate

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.

Related Practices: Real Estate

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.

Related Practices: Real Estate

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.

Related Practices: Real Estate

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.

Related Practices: Real Estate

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.

Related Practices: Real Estate, Equine Transactional

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.

Related Practices: Real Estate

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.

Related Practices: Real Estate

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.

Related Practices: Real Estate, Construction Law

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.

Related Practices: Criminal Law, Business Litigation

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.

Related Practices: Criminal Law, Business Litigation

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.

Related Practices: Criminal Law, Business Litigation

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.

Related Practices: Criminal Law, Business Litigation

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.

Related Practices: Criminal Law, Business Litigation

Criminal Charges Dismissed

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

Related Practices: Criminal Law, Business Litigation