Timothy W. Martin

T 502.568.0274
F 502.581.1087
400 West Market Street
Suite 3200
Louisville, Kentucky 40202-3363

Tim counsels the firm’s developer, banking and health care clients in connection with the acquisition, zoning, development, financing, leasing and conveyancing of commercial developments such as hospitals, shopping centers, office, warehouse, apartment and multi-family projects.  He has been responsible for many of the major real estate transactions handled by the Firm. As lead attorney, he has supervised other attorneys and paralegals in handling complicated legal issues involving the transfer, financing, acquisition, zoning and other governmental regulatory matters of major projects as well as negotiations involving purchase and sale agreements, leases, lease enforcement and defaults, and other landlord/tenant issues. He also has extensive experience in representing lenders involved both as “lender” and as "investor" in real estate developments. His background as “developer” counsel makes him particularly well suited in representing lenders in negotiating and documenting effective restructuring and workout agreements for distressed real estate.

Highlights & Recognitions

  • The Best Lawyers in America®, Real Estate Law, 1993-2019
  • Chambers USA, Real Estate, 2008-2017; Star Individual for Real Estate: Kentucky, a ranking given to lawyers with exceptional recommendations in their field 
  • Selected for inclusion in Kentucky Super Lawyers® 2007-2016, Top 50 Super Lawyers in Kentucky, 2011
  • AV® Rated, Martindale-Hubbell®

Memberships & Affiliations

  • American College of Real Estate Lawyers, Member
  • International Council of Shopping Centers, Member
  • UK-CLE Planning Committee for the First through Ninth Biennial Kentucky Real Estate Institute sponsored by the University of Kentucky College of Law Committee, Member, 1988-2008
  • Continuing Legal Education programs sponsored by the Louisville Bar Association and the University of Kentucky College of Law, Speaker and Chairman

Press Releases

Civic & Charitable Organizations

  • Preservation Alliance of Louisville and Jefferson County, Board of Directors, Chairman of the Board, 1987-1990
  • Louisville Jaycees, Board of Directors and Executive Committee
  • Humana Hospital Suburban, Board of Trustees
  • Louisville Central Area and the City of Louisville Policy Committee and the Urban Design Subcommittee for the “Downtown Development Plan”, Committee Member, Spring 1990
  • Cornerstone 2020 Project, Member of the Subcommittee for Livability
  • Spina Bifida Association of Kentucky, Board, Past President, 1994-1996
  • Kilgore Samaritan Counseling Center, Member, Past Chairman of the Board of Directors, 1993-2002
  • Harmony Landing Country Club, President, 2001-2003; Member of the Board, 1997-2004
  • The Healing Place, Member, Board of Directors, 2008-present

Non-FBT Publications and Events

"Federal Regulations Affecting Real Estate," Kentucky Real Estate Law and Practice Handbook

Other Contact Info


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T 502.779.8628