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Dale concentrates his practice in complex commercial transactions, focusing on commercial real estate, asset based lending and project finance. He regularly represents institutional lenders and borrowers in structuring, documenting and closing complex transactions on a national and international basis. A substantial portion of Dale’s practice involves representing tenants, developers and lenders in commercial developments on a regional and national basis, and he has assisted clients in the development of campus housing costing over $1 billion. He also frequently represents clients in business matters involving a wide variety of other real estate transactions, including high-rise office buildings and industrial and manufacturing facilities. He has also worked on a substantial number of international real estate transactions.

Other Info About Dale


Law School

University of Michigan Law School, J.D., 1977, with honors

Undergraduate School

Michigan State University, B.A., 1975

Bar Memberships

Dale is licensed to practice in the following state(s):

Kentucky, 1978


Local & National Recognition

The Best Lawyers in America®, Real Estate Law, 1993-2024, “Lawyer of the Year,” 2013; Project Finance Law, 2010-2024

Chambers USA, Real Estate, 2008-2017

Selected to Kentucky Super Lawyers®, Real Estate, 2007-2019

AV® Rated, Martindale-Hubbell®

Firm Committees

Dale serves or has served in the following leadership role(s) at Frost Brown Todd:

Strategic Planning Committee, Member

Recruiting Committee, Member


Dale was invited to speak at the following events:

Various seminars on real estate lending and development topics for the University of Louisville and the University of Kentucky, and trade organizations such as the International Council of Shopping Centers, the Kentucky Board of Realtors, the Louisville Building Owners and Managers Association, and the Kentucky CCIM Association.

Major Publications

Dale is an author or contributor to the following publications:

Wrote a chapter on “Use Restrictions on Real Estate” for the University of Kentucky, and he has been on the editorial board and has written articles for a national newsletter, Commercial Leasing Law and Strategy.