Dale E. Ahearn

T 502.568.0275
F 502.581.1087
400 West Market Street
Suite 3200
Louisville, Kentucky 40202-3363

Dale concentrates his practice in complex commercial transactions, focusing on commercial real estate, asset based lending and project finance. He regularly represents institutional lenders and borrowers in structuring, documenting and closing complex transactions on a national and international basis. A substantial portion of Dale's practice involves representing tenants, developers and lenders in commercial developments on a regional and national basis, and he has assisted clients in the development of campus housing costing over $1 billion. He also frequently represents clients in business matters involving a wide variety of other real estate transactions, including high-rise office buildings and industrial and manufacturing facilities. He has also worked on a substantial number of international real estate transactions.

Highlights & Recognitions

  • The Best Lawyers in America®, Real Estate Law, Project Finance Law, 2000-2019; Louisville Real Estate "Lawyer of the Year," 2013
  • Chambers USA, Real Estate, 2008-2017
  • Selected for inclusion in Kentucky Super Lawyers®, Real Estate, 2008-2016
  • AV® Rated, Martindale-Hubbell®

Press Releases

Non-FBT Publications and Events

Speaker: Various seminars on real estate lending and development topics for the University of Louisville and the University of Kentucky, and trade organizations such as the International Council of Shopping Centers, the Kentucky Board of Realtors, the Louisville Building Owners and Managers Association, and the Kentucky CCIM Association

Author: Written a chapter on “Use Restrictions on Real Estate” for the University of Kentucky, and he has been on the editorial board and has written articles for a national newsletter, Commercial Leasing Law and Strategy

Other Contact Info


Deborah Nelson
T 502.779.8518