Robert C. Stilz, Jr.

Intellectual challenge first drew me to the practice of law. It continues to not only hold my interest, but compels me to become better at my craft every day.

Practical Experience

Acquisitions and Dispositions. Handled the formation of business entity that acquired equine assets for what became one of the largest thoroughbred racing and breeding operations in Central Kentucky.

Development. Successfully represented the first developer in Central Kentucky to convert residential apartment project to condominium ownership and sell out the units in weeks after conversion.

Finance. Represents a wide variety of financial institutions and institutional lenders in connection with regulatory matters, debt transactions, permanent and construction financing and equine project financing.

Leasing. Negotiates and drafts office, retail, and agricultural leases.

Creditors’ Rights. Represents secured creditors of insolvent entities to restructure debt, resolve debt, and liquidate collateral by negotiation and through bankruptcy proceedings. Assisted persons and entities experiencing financial problems to restructure and resolve debt and claims.

Proven Expertise


JD, University of Kentucky, 1975
BA, Transylvania University, 1972


Admitted to Practice

U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Kentucky
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit


Professional Achievements

AV Preeminent Rating


Professional Memberships

Kentucky Bar Association
American College of Mortgage Attorneys
Chairman, Woodford County, Kentucky Planning and Zoning Commission
Director, Peoples Federal Savings and Loan Association, Lexington, Kentucky
Director, First Community Bank, Lewis County, Kentucky