David E. Saffer

David E. Saffer


Stites & Harbison, PLLC

Recognized since 2007

Louisville, Kentucky

Practice Areas

Banking and Finance Law

Real Estate Law

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2022 - Real Estate Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2017 - Banking and Finance Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2015 - Real Estate Law
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Mr. Saffer is a transactional lawyer focusing on real estate and lending law, with an emphasis in commercial lending. He regularly represents institutional lenders in making all types of commercial loans. He also represents public and private borrowers in all types of secured and unsecured syndicated loan transactions. He also has represented clients in numerous asset acquisitions and dispositions, including those involving a number of coal companies.

More Than Stites & Harbison

Mr. Saffer is a member of the American College of Mortgage Attorneys (ACMA) and the state chair in Kentucky for ACMA. He is also the chairman of the 9th Biennial Real Estate Law and Practice Institute. Mr. Saffer is past chairman of the Louisville Bar Association's Real Estate section. He was chairman of the Kentucky Bar Association's Convention Committee in 2003, and is a past board member of the Louisville Central Area. He is also past director of Junior Achievement of Kentuckiana, Inc.

Location

  • 400 West Market Street, Suite 1800
    Louisville, KY 40202-3352

Languages

  • English

Education

  • University of Louisville , J.D., graduated 1995
  • University of Evansville, BS, graduated 1992

Bar Admissions

  • Kentucky, State Bar

Affiliations

  • American Bar Association - Member
  • American College of Mortgage Attorneys - Fellow
  • Kentucky Bar Association - Member
  • Louisville Bar Association - Member

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2022 - Real Estate Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2017 - Banking and Finance Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2015 - Real Estate Law

Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:

  • Real Estate Law, Louisville (2022)
  • Banking and Finance Law, Louisville (2017)
  • Real Estate Law, Louisville (2015)

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2023 for work in:

  • Banking and Finance Law
  • Real Estate Law

Special Focus

  • COVID-19

Awards:

  • Martindale-Hubbell AV-rated
  • ChambersUSA America's Leading Lawyers for Business
  • Kentucky Super Lawyers (2007-present)
  • Kentucky Super Lawyers Top 50 Lawyers in the State (2009)

Lending

  • Led team that closed numerous structured finance transactions for JP Morgan and other national conduit lenders
  • Regularly represents institutional lenders in making all types of commercial loans.
  • Regularly represents public and private borrowers in all types of secured and unsecured loan transactions and capital and financial leasers for equipment and machinery including an $850 million secured term loan and revolving credit facility, a $250 million revolving credit facility and a $175 million unsecured term and revolving credit facility.
  • Has assisted in the documentation and closing of numerous asset and securities purchase and sale transactions and joint venture and venture capital transactions.

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