Cecil F. Dunn

Cecil F. Dunn

Location:
Lexington, Kentucky
Phone:
859-231-8780
Fax:
859-254-4319
Email:

For over 45 years, Mr. Dunn has served as attorney for non-profit corporations and for profit developers throughout Kentucky that have been funded for Section 202, 221 (d) (3), 221 (d) (4) and Section 811 Housing & Urban Development grants and United States Department of Agriculture Rural Development loans to build and rehab housing for low and moderate income individuals and families. Involvement has included preparation of Articles of Incorporation, Bylaws and resolutions and advice relative to various legal corporate matters such as conflict of interest questions, IRS tax exemption, contracts, regulatory matters, real estate matters and general legal advice.

While serving as General Counsel of the Kentucky Housing Corporation (KHC), Mr. Dunn was the primary legal advisor to the corporation and its staff and as such provided a broad spectrum of legal services. Not only did he research and provide opinions on legal questions which arose before the Board of Directors and its Chairman and various administrative departments within KHC which involved day-to-day operations, but also provided services with respect to many special legal matters.

Mr. Dunn graduated from the University of Kentucky College of Law in 1965 where he received his L.L.B. He is a member of the Kentucky and Fayette County Bar Associations and Special Legal Counsel to the Kentucky Housing Corporation and Executive Director of The Hope Center. He is actively involved in various organizations and community activities, including Kentucky Board of Tax Appeals, Member; Bluegrass Regional Mental Health/Mental Retardation Board, Inc., Board Member and past Chairman; Lexington Center Corporation (Rupp Arena), Board Member and Treasurer, past Chairman, past Vice Chairman and past Secretary, present Chairman.

Areas of Practice

  • 50% Development of Low and Moderate Income Multi-Family Housing
  • 25% Multi-Family HUD Loans
  • 25% Non-Profit and Tax Exempt Organizations
  • Corporate Counsel

Bar Admissions

  • Kentucky, 1965
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Kentucky, 1965
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Kentucky, 1965

Education

  • University of Kentucky College of Law, Lexington, Kentucky
    • LL.B., Bachelor of Law - 1965
  • Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, Kentucky
    • B.A., Bachelor of Arts - 1960
  • Lexington Theological Seminary, Lexington , Kentucky
    • M.A. - 1994

Representative Clients

  • Federation of Appalachian Housing Enterprises, Inc
  • Laurel Run Management Group
  • Winterwood, Inc.
  • Kentucky Housing Corporation

Honors and Awards

  • Henry Duncan Award, Fayette County Bar Association, 1997
  • Lexington Optimist Community Service Award, 1997
  • Kentucky Housing Corporation Excellence in Housing Award, 1996

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Kentucky Bar Association, Member, 1965 - Present
  • Fayette County Bar Association, Member, 1965 - Present

Past Employment Positions

  • Law Offices of Cecil F. Dunn, 2001 - 2011
  • Dunn, Franklin & Murphy, 1992 - 2001
  • Landrum & Shouse, 1990 - 1992
  • Murphy, King, Enlow & Dunn, 1971 - 1990
  • Kincaid, Wilson & Trimble, 1966 - 1971
  • Kentucky Court of Appeals, 1965 - 1966

Pro Bono Activities

  • Recovery Kentucky Task Force, 2008 - Present
  • Federal Home Loan Bank of Cincinnati, Advisory Council Member, 2000 - Present
  • Federal Home Loan Bank of Cincinnati, Chairman of Advisory Council, 2003 - 2007
  • Sayre School Trustee, Board Member & Past Vice Chairman
  • Bluegrass Regional Mental Health/Mental Retardation Board, Inc., Board Member and Past Chairman
  • Lexington Center Corporation (Rupp Arena) – Board Member and Treasurer, Past Chairman, Past Vice Chairman and Past Secretary, Present Chairman
  • Lexington-Fayette County Historic Commission- Past Board Member and Chairman
  • Downtown Lexington Committee – Past Board Member and Past Chairman and Executive Committee
  • Lexington Habitat for Humanity, Co-Director, 15 House Project, 1991 - Present
  • Lexington Habitat for Humanity, Co-Director, 20 House Project, 1992 - Present