James A. Nitsche


P 502-562-7309

F 502-589-0309


400 West Market Street

Suite 2000

Louisville, KY 40202

Jim Nitsche is a member of the Firm's Corporate & Securities Service Team.  He concentrates his practice in federal, state and local tax matters, including the taxation of business entities and transactions.

  • Representative Matters 
    • Represented clients in various matters before the Internal Revenue Service, including audit, appeals and collections, and in connection with the 2009 and 2011 offshore voluntary disclosure initiatives, and before the United States Tax Court.
    • Represented clients in various matters before the Kentucky Department of Revenue and the Kentucky courts involving a variety of taxes, including income taxes, fuel taxes, and real and personal property taxes.
    • Represented clients in tax-deferred exchanges of business property, including real estate and aircraft.
    • Represented an energy consulting firm in connection with the federal and state tax aspects of its acquisition by a private equity firm as part of a management buyout.
    • Represented various companies in connection with management incentive compensation plans and deferred compensation plans.
    • Represented various non-profit organizations before the Internal Revenue Service in obtaining tax-exempt status.
    • Represented various taxpayers in obtaining private letter rulings from the National Office of the Internal Revenue Service on a range of matters, including corporate reorganizations, corporate separations and inadvertent subchapter S terminations.
  • Honors 

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    • Woodward/White’s The Best Lawyers in America® Tax Law, 2013-2021
    • Recognized as one of the "Top Lawyers" in the area of Tax Law by Louisville Magazine, March 2014
  • Education 

    1982 - Masters of Laws in Taxation, University of Miami

    1981 - J.D., University of Louisville School of Law; member of the Brandeis Society and an editor of The Journal of Family Law

    1971 - B.S., Geneva College

  • Publications 
  • Admissions 
    • Kentucky State Bar