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Alan N. Linker
Louisville, Kentucky
phone (502) 584-7400
fax (502) 371-9286
email alinker@derbycitylaw.com

Alan Linker has an extensive estate and gift planning practice representing corporate executives, their families and high net worth individuals in the implementation of their wealth transfer arrangements. In each matter, Alan focuses on the client's wishes for the practical disposition of his or her assets at death or during life, and the elimination or minimization of transfer taxes utilizing various acknowledged planning vehicles and techniques.

Alan also focuses his practice in corporate and business law, including acquisitions, mergers, business formation, entity structuring and commercial litigation, as well as domestic relations litigation for high net worth individuals. In the area of commercial litigation, Alan has achieved several significant decisions from the Kentucky Supreme Court.

2016 – Elected to the Board of Directors for Argent Trust Company.

Alan has a Martindale-Hubbell distinguished rating of AV Preeminent

Named in Kentucky Super Lawyers Magazine in the area of Business Litigation, 2013 through 2018.

Named in Kentucky Super Lawyers Magazine in the area of Estate Planning & Probate, 2008 through 2019.

Named in Kentucky Super Lawyers Magazine in the area of Business/Corporate, 2007 and 2013 through 2018.

Named as a Top Rated Lawyer in Kentucky’s Legal Leaders in the area of Trusts and Estates, 2008 and 2013. This honor is based on peer review.

Named in Louisville Magazine as a "Top Lawyer" in Trusts, Wills and Estate Law, 2012 and 2014 through 2016. The Top Lawyers were picked by their peers.

Named in Louisville Magazine in the practice of Business Law, Corporate Law, Commercial Law and Trusts and Estates, as one of the Best Lawyers in Louisville, 2011

Named in Louisville Magazine in the practice of Business Law and Business Litigation, as one of the Best Lawyers in Louisville, 2010

Kentucky Bar Association
Louisville Bar Association
Admissions and Courts
Kentucky, 1974
U.S. District Court Eastern District of Kentucky
U.S. District Court Western District of Kentucky
U.S. District Court Southern District of Indiana
U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit
U.S. Tax Court
University of Louisville School of Law, Louisville, Kentucky, 1974, J.D.
Honors: Cum Laude

Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, 1971, B.S
Honors: With Distinction
Major: Accounting

Estate and Gift Planning
Estate Administration
and Probate
Corporate and Business Law
Commercial Litigation
Domestic Relations Litigation for High Net Worth Individuals
Published/Notable Cases
Jewish Hospital v. Stewart Mechanical, 628 F.2d 971 (6th Cir. 1980)
Alcohol Beverage Control Board v. Taylor Drug Stores, 635 S.W. 2d 319 (Ky. 1982)
Armco, Inc. v. Revenue Cabinet Commonwealth of Kentucky, 748 S.W. 2d 372 (Ky. 1988)
Steelvest, Inc. v. Scansteel Service Center, Inc., 807 S.W. 2d 476 (Ky. 1991)
Steelvest, Inc. v. Scansteel Service Center, Inc., 908 S.W. 2d 104 (Ky. 1995)
Tile House, Inc. v. Cumberland Federal Savings Bank, 942 S.W. 2d 904 (Ky. 1997)
Camera Center, Inc. v. Revenue Cabinet, 34 S.W. 3d 39 (Ky. 2000)
Cherry Hill Vineyards, LLC v. Hudgins, 488 F.Supp.2d 601 (W.D. Ky. 2006)
Huber Winery v. Wilcher, 488 F.Supp.2d 592 (W.D. Ky. 2006)
Benjamin v. JP Morgan Chase Bank, 305 S.W.3d 446 (Ky. App. 2010)
Flooring Gallery, LLC v. Morel Const. Co., Inc., 2008 WL 4092864 (Ky. App. 2008)
Golden Foods, Inc. v. Louisville & Jefferson County Metropolitan Sewer Dist., 240 S.W.3d 679 (Ky. App. 2007)
McIntosh v. Oldham County Bd. of Educ., 2007 Ky. App. Unpub. LEXIS 625, 2007 WL 4277929 (Ky. Ct. App. Dec. 7, 2007)
Fuzailov v. State Realty Corp., 2017 Ky. App. Unpub. LEXIS 58 (Ky. App. Jan. 20, 2017)
Pro Bono Activities:
Founding Commissioner, City of Hurstbourne
Past Regional Director, Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Regional Board of the Anti-Defamation League

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