Michael Vincenti is a member of the Real Estate & Lending Service Team (Past Chair), and former member of the Firm’s Executive Committee. Mr. Vincenti has more than 30 years experience in the areas of real estate leasing, development and lending law, particularly complex transactions involving multiple components.

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  • J.D., New York University, 1975
  • B.A., The Johns Hopkins University, 1972


  • Illinois
  • Kentucky


  • Woodward/White’s The Best Lawyers in America® Real Estate Law, 1997 – present
  • Best Lawyers® 2009 Louisville Real Estate Law “Lawyer of the Year”
  • Recommended by Chamber’s USA as a Kentucky Leader in Real Estate, 2002 to present.  Clients interviewed by Chambers USA describe Mr. Vincenti as “very knowledgeable, deeply experienced and displays an appropriate appreciation for nonlegal issues,” “clearly outstanding,” “top-notch,” “a diligent and excellent deal lawyer,” and “an excellent real estate attorney.”
  • Profiled by Who’s Who in American Law, for over 10 years
  • “AV Preeminent” rated by Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory
  • Recognized by his peers as one of the Kentucky Super Lawyers®, 2007-2024
  • Recognized as one of the 50 Top Attorneys in Kentucky by Kentucky Monthly Magazine (2008 to present)
  • Recognized as one of the “Top Lawyers” in the area of Real Estate Law by Louisville Magazine (2009 to present)


Associate with the Chicago law firm of Sonnenschein, Nath & Rosenthal, 1975-79


  • American College of Real Estate Lawyers (1992 to present)
    • Member of Title Insurance Committee (Past Chair), Leasing and Publications Committees
    • past Member of Finance, Membership Selection and Nominating Committees
  • American College of Mortgage Attorneys (1995 to present)
  • International Council of Shopping Centers
  • American Land Title Association (Lender’s Counsel Group)
  • Kentucky Land Title Association (Secretary and Director)
  • Kentucky Chapter of CCIM (Certified Commercial Investment Member), Board Member
  • American Bar Association (1975 to present)
  • Kentucky Bar Association (1979 to present)
    • past Chair of Real Property Section
  • Louisville Bar Association (1979 to present)
    • past Chair of Real Estate and Zoning Section
  • CREL (2000 to present)


  • Louisville Boat Club (past President, Secretary, and Board Member)
  • Christ Church (Episcopal) Cathedral, Chapter (Vestry) Board Member and Finance Committee Member
  • Louisville Science Center, Board Member and General Counsel for 10 years
  • Downtown Louisville Rotary Club
  • Greater Louisville, Inc.
  • Downtown Development Corporation, Board Member


Racquetball, trivia, travel


  • “Mortgages” chapter in UK/CLE Kentucky Real Estate Law and Practice Handbook (1990-2013 editions)
  • “Leases” chapter in Kentucky Forms and Transactions (1991-2009 editions)
  • “Work-outs from the Lender’s Perspective” (1992)
  • “Financially Distressed Construction Projects and Workouts” (1991)
  • “Loan Documentation in Kentucky” (1985 – 1989)


Mr. Vincenti has lectured at numerous seminars on commercial leasing, e-commerce’s impact on real estate, loan documentation workouts and real estate development matters.  He is also an Approved Instructor for the Kentucky Real Estate Commission (1992 to present).

  • “Selected Issues in Commercial Leasing,” UK/CLE’s 13th Biennial Real Estate Law & Practice Institute (April 2015)