Gregory P. Parsons
Location: Lexington, KY
Greg Parsons is a Member of the firm in the Lexington office and a member of the Construction Service Group. Greg has represented construction and business clients for thirty-five years. The construction clients he has represented include general contractors, owners, subcontractors and steel fabricators. He has also handled matters for various businesses, financial institutions, municipalities and universities. He regularly reviews, drafts and advises clients regarding construction contracts and other related agreements. Greg also counsels project participants on risk allocation, claim avoidance and resolution. He mediates disputes both as an advocate and neutral. He has litigated and arbitrated disputes involving various construction issues such as construction defects, design errors, delays, changes in scope and code compliance. He has handled construction/business litigation and arbitration matters in various jurisdictions, including Kentucky, Tennessee, Ohio, Minnesota, Connecticut, West Virginia, Texas, Georgia, Indiana, and the U. S. Court of Federal Claims in Washington, D.C.
- Arbitrated claims arising from construction of a large refrigerated distribution center.
- Handled federal court construction case concerning a municipal sewage facility that involved construction defects and engineering issues.
- Advised construction client regarding multi-million dollar claim for equitable adjustment and retainage.
- Prepared and negotiated construction contracts for university-client's facilities.
- Regularly review and advise publicly-traded company regarding its subsidiaries' contracts.
- Advises clients regarding both design and construction master services agreements.
- Served as co-counsel for a contractor in a multi-issue, multi-million dollar three-month arbitration involving a manufacturing facility resulting in a favorable award for client.
- Obtained a summary judgment for a large general contractor against an owner awarding our client $1.5 million in damages including out-of-pocket costs, lost profits, and attorney's fees.
- Won an arbitration award on behalf of a hotel owner against a contractor for negligent mispresentation regarding the construction budget and recovered substantial cost overruns, despite the fact that parties had a cost-plus contract with no guaranteed maximum price.
- Represented a bank at trial resulting in a judgment of approximately $2 million in favor of our client that included an award of compensatory damages and treble damages, plus attorney's fees for claims of fraud, breach of contract, conversion and piercing the corporate veil.
What Clients Say
I have the greatest respect for Greg Parsons and would highly recommend him.
His calm, respectful demeanor in the courtroom . . . great source of strength and confidence for me . . .
. . . one of the best attorneys that the Bank could have retained . . . very knowledgeable and well-prepared . . .
Recent News, Articles & Speaking Engagements
- "The steel tariff. What does it mean to the construction industry and to individual steel fabricators?," with Steven M. Henderson, David B. Ratterman, Stites & Harbison Client Alert, June 13, 2018
- "Making Sense of 2017 AIA Contract Documents," Stites & Harbison, PLLC, presentations in Covington and Lexington, Kentucky, June 2017
- "2017 Release of Revised AIA Standard Form Agreements," Stites & Harbison, PLLC Legal Update, May 3, 2017
- "U.S. Supreme Court enforces forum selection clause in a construction contract," Stites & Harbison Client Alert, December 16, 2013
- "How effective are forum selection clauses in design or construction contracts?," Stites & Harbison Client Alert, April 30, 2013
- "Green Law: A Collection of Case Studies and Lessons Learned," American Institute of Architects Trade Fair, Louisville, KY., February 26, 2013
- "The American Institute of Architects Releases New Sustainable Project Construction Documents - An Overview of the Recent Changes," Stites & Harbison, PLLC, Client Alert, May 2, 2012
- "Customized Arbitration Clauses," CPR International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution, spring meeting, 2006
- "Alternative Dispute Resolution in Equine Law," Annual National Conference on Equine Law sponsored by University of Kentucky College of Law, May 2005
- "Mediation and Arbitration, Getting Your Money’s Worth," Kentucky Society for Professional Engineers Annual Convention, April 2004
- "Getting Your Money and Your Money’s Worth," Associated General Contractors of Kentucky, March 2004
- "Getting Your Money’s Worth in Campus Construction," Morehead State University, October 2003
- "Kentucky Construction Law—Can this Job be Saved?," Lorman Education Seminar, August 2000
- "Mediating the Complex Dispute," presentation at the Kentucky Bar Association Annual Convention, June 1999
- "Construction Contracting for Public Entities in Kentucky," Lorman Education Services, March 1999
- "Kentucky Lien Law," National Business Institute, May 1998
- "Kentucky Lien Law," National Business Institute, May 1997
More Than Stites & Harbison
Greg currently serves as a member of the Kentucky Bar Association's Commission on the Future of Legal Services in Kentucky.
Besides Stites & Harbison
Greg enjoys music, fitness training, golf, movies and investing.
Martindale-Hubbell® AV-Preeminent® Peer Review Rated
Best Lawyers in America®, Construction Law and Construction Litigation (2007-19)
Best Lawyers in America®, Lexington Area Lawyer of the Year for Litigation - Construction (2012, 2015)
Best Lawyers in America®, Lexington Area Lawyer of the Year for Construction Law (2013)
Kentucky Super Lawyers® (2007-18)
Benchmark Litigation magazine, Litigation Star (2015-19)
- Lexington Forum, President
- Shriners Hospitals for Children, Corporate Council
- Kentucky Super Lawyers Honors 42 Stites & Harbison Attorneys for 2019
- Benchmark Litigation 2019 Honors 15 Stites & Harbison Attorneys
- Best Lawyers in America honors 72 Stites & Harbison attorneys for 2019
- Benchmark Litigation honors 16 Stites & Harbison attorneys for 2018
- Kentucky Super Lawyers honors 51 Stites & Harbison attorneys for 2018
- Best Lawyers in America honors 79 Stites & Harbison attorneys for 2018
- Kentucky Super Lawyers honors 55 Stites & Harbison attorneys for 2017
- Benchmark Litigation honors 14 Stites & Harbison attorneys for 2017
- Best Lawyers in America honors 74 Stites & Harbison attorneys for 2017
- Kentucky Super Lawyers honors 64 Stites & Harbison attorneys for 2016
- Benchmark Litigation names 14 Stites & Harbison Litigation Stars and Two Future Stars for 2016
- Best Lawyers honors 72 Stites & Harbison attorneys for 2016
- Lexington Forum Appoints Greg Parsons to Board of Directors
- Super Lawyers honor Stites & Harbison’s Kentucky Attorneys
- Benchmark Litigation names 15 Stites & Harbison Litigation Stars and two Future Stars
- Best Lawyers names 16 Stites & Harbison attorneys as “Lawyer of the Year” for 2015
- Best Lawyers honors 89 Stites & Harbison attorneys for 2015
- Super Lawyers honors Stites & Harbison’s Kentucky attorneys for 2013-14
- Eighty-nine Stites & Harbison attorneys honored by Best Lawyers in America for 2014
- Best Lawyers names Stites & Harbison attorneys as 2012 Lawyers of the Year
- Seventy-five Stites & Harbison attorneys honored in Best Lawyers in America
- Thirty-five Stites & Harbison attorneys selected for inclusion on Kentucky Super Lawyers for 2001
- Stites & Harbison names new Lexington Office Executive Member
- Seventy-two Stites & Harbison attorneys honored in “Best Lawyers in America”