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Darnell practices in the area of finance and real estate representing developers and lenders in a wide range of commercial real estate transactions, leasing and governmental compliance matters. In addition to his corporate and commercial real estate practice, Darnell has significant experience with low-income housing tax credits. Darnell spent four years with the Jefferson County Attorney’s Office, where he was a member of the primary housing attorney group. During this time he was involved with drafting, reviewing and implementing federal and state housing program documents, policies and procedures for the Metro Office of Housing and Community Development, which serves low income individuals and families. Further, he collaborated with government personnel and low income housing developers regarding income housing projects under Title 24 CFR and other applicable laws and regulations.

Other Info About Darnell


Legal Work Highlights

Representation of tax credit investors in real estate transactions featuring the construction and/or rehabilitation of affordable housing multifamily developments.

General residential and commercial real estate matters including lender/seller/buyer transactions, leasing and financing.

Federal/state/local governmental compliance.


Law School

University of Kentucky College of Law, J.D., 2010
Award for Excellence in Administrative Law
Ashland Scholars Award Recipient
Low Income Tax Volunteer

Undergraduate School

University of Louisville, B.S., Business – Accounting, 2007, Dean’s List

Bar Memberships

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

Kentucky, 2010


Local & National Recognition

The Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch®, Real Estate Law, 2024

Civic Activities

Civic & Charitable Organizations

YouthBuild Louisville, Board of Directors

Firm Committees

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

Associate Recruiting Committee, Member

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