Clifford H. Ashburner: Lawyer with Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs, LLP

Clifford H. Ashburner

Lexington,  KY  U.S.A.

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Practice Areas

  • Emerging Businesses
  • Zoning & Land Use
  • Sustainability
  • Construction
  • Real Estate Development
  • Financing
  • and Transactions
University James Madison University, B.A., English, 1995
Law SchoolUniversity of Kentucky, J.D., 1998
Admitted1999, Kentucky

Professional Activities and Memberships

•Kentucky Chapter-United States Green Building Council; Chairman, Board of Directors
•Homebuilders Association of Louisville, Affiliate Member, Green Building Committee and Land Development Committee
•Vision Louisville, Chair, Energy Team
•Greater Louisville, Inc., Energy and Environment Committee
•Kentucky Center for Renewable Energy Research and Environmental Stewardship, Board of Directors
•Urban Land Institute, Member
•Kentucky, Louisville and American Bar Associations

BornVirginia Beach, Virginia, March 22, 1972

Cliff Ashburner, LEED AP, is a member of the Firm's Real Estate & Lending Service Team. He advises and represents developers and others in appearances before planning commissions, boards of zoning adjustment, city councils and courts. He is also proficient in sustainable development issues, including US Green Building Council's LEED certification process for sustainable design and construction.

Professional Experience

• Former Partner, Bardenwerper, Talbott & Roberts, PLLC


•LEED Accredited Professional (First Kentucky attorney to obtain the accreditation)
Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use. A client interviewed byChambers USA describes Mr. Ashburner as knowledgeable, enthusiastic, and I hold him in high regard.
•Recognized as one of the Top Lawyers in the area of Land Use & Zoning Law byLouisville Magazine, March 2014
•Recipient of the SPIRE Award for having the greatest positive impact on Kentucky commercial real estate in 2011

Civic Involvement

•Leadership Louisville, Bingham fellows Program, Class of 2010, Topic-Positioning Louisville as a Green Leader
•Leadership Louisville's Focus Louisville Program, Class of 2010
•Leadership Kentucky, Class of 2011
•Bluegrass Tomorrow, Board of Directors

Related Events

•Wyatt'sFight Club Sponsors Fast Dozen Showcase
•Kentucky Commercial Real Estate Conference

Related News

•First rule of Fight Club: Wyatt Tarrant & Combs always talks about Fight Club
•Wyatt Attorneys Ranked as Leaders by Chambers and Partners USA
•Cliff Ashburner Named Chair of Vision Louisville's Energy Team
•40 Wyatt Attorneys Recognized as Top Lawyers by Louisville Magazine
•Wyatt Attorneys Ranked as Leaders by Chambers and Partners USA (Also at Louisville, Office)

Reported CasesRepresentative Matters: Successfully navigated a complex entitlement process for a large distribution facility, including annexation, amendments to local zoning ordinances and legislative approvals; Handled all legal work for a multi-family development from acquisition contract through zoning and other entitlements to construction financing; Worked with local businesses and property owners in land use related matters including securing permits and zoning approvals for building expansions, nonconforming uses, rezoning, variances, and defending zoning violation citations and property maintenance code enforcement matters; Authored several zoning regulation and code amendments in different jurisdictions to assist clients and/or industries; Successfully obtained 75% reduction in property assessment, resulting in corresponding reduction in property tax for former industrial site; Drafted several subdivision covenants and condominium master deeds; Represented borrowers in a variety of development financing transactions; Drafted access easements and operating covenants for a variety of commercial developments

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Office Information

Clifford H. Ashburner

250 West Main Street, Suite 1600
LexingtonKY 40507


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