Don’t Get Stuck Paying Your Ex-Partner’s Taxes: The New Partnership Audit Rules Now Apply

  The New Partnership Audit Rules apply for tax years beginning in 2018, so be sure you have reviewed and updated your partnership agreements and limited liability operating agreements. The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015, signed on November 2, 2015, made dramatic changes not only to the way the Internal Revenue Service audits partnerships but … Read more

Leasing Legalese

As we make our way into a new year, and the economy continues to improve, I find myself preparing and reviewing more and more commercial leases. There is always an adversarial relationship to some extent between the tenant and landlord. Generally speaking, the owner wants market rent, which increases over time while the tenant wants … Read more

Kinkead & Stilz Attorneys named 2018 SuperLawyers

Kinkead & Stilz is pleased to announce that Robert C. Stilz, Jr, Robert “Coley” C. Stilz, III and David A. Trevey have all been named to the 2018 Kentucky SuperLawyers List. Robbie is as a SuperLawyer in Real Estate and Banking, Coley is named as a Rising Star in General Litigation and David is named … Read more

Melanie S. Marrs named 2017 Defense Counsel of the Year by KDC

Kinkead & Stilz Attorney Member Melanie S. Marrs received her award for co-Defense Counsel of the Year from the Kentucky Defense Counsel on Friday, November 10, 2017. Melanie was honored by the KDC along with Ashley K. Brown of Ward, Hocker & Thornton, PLLC. The photo shows a group from Kinkead & Stilz that attended … Read more

Recent Kentucky Statutory Amendments of Note

For lawyers practicing in the areas of real estate, contract, and civil litigation, there are a couple of statutory amendments recently enacted by the Kentucky legislature that are important to understand and remember. First, KRS 382.135 is a statute governing the requirements for the contents of a deed in Kentucky. KRS 382.135(1) was amended in … Read more

Basics of 1031 Like Kind Exchanges

You may be able to defer capital gains tax on the sale of property which has appreciated in value through the use of a Section 1031 like kind exchange. It is a vehicle which can be employed by a taxpayer who sells property which has been held for productive use in a trade or business … Read more

LLC- Limited Liability Chameleons

Organizing a Limited Liability Company (LLC) has become a popular form in which to conduct business, but you won’t find an LLC Tax Return form on the IRS’ website. The Internal Revenue Code (the Code) doesn’t recognize an LLC as a type of entity with its own tax treatment. Instead, LLCs are taxed as if … Read more

Justin Baxter and Kara Prichard Join Kinkead & Stilz

Kinkead & Stilz is pleased to announce that Justin T. Baxter and Kara B. Prichard have joined the firm as associates. Justin completed a clerkship with Judge Gregory Lay in Knox and Laurel Counties and Kara completed a clerkship with Judge Scorsone in Fayette County prior to joining Kinkead & Stilz. … Read more

Out-of-State Manufacturing Client

In June, 2017, Thomas M. Todd was the title and real estate counsel assisting an out-of-state manufacturer in a $2,000,000 acquisition for industrial and distribution uses. This transaction involved multiple parcels with legal descriptions, dating back more than 100 years. It required obtaining easements from adjoining landowners, as well as granting reciprocal easements by the … Read more

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