Aaron is an attorney in the firm’s Louisville office and is a member of the Construction Service Group and Sports and Entertainment Service Group. His practice involves advising owners, contractors, subcontractors, design professionals, and materials suppliers in all phases of the building process. Aaron also advises athletes, institutions, and affiliated corporations and individuals in Name, Image and Likeness (“NIL), contract negotiations and litigation matters.
Introduction to Construction Business series, The Building Industry Association of Greater Louisville, March 23, 2021
TN & KY Contract Law and How It Affects Your Business
NUCA (National Utility Contractors Association), Tennessee Chapter, January 21, 2021
ARTBA 12th Annual Law & Regulatory Forum – Live Online
Webinar presented by American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA), June 4, 2020
Understanding Statutory and Contractual Duties of Design Professionals and Contractors in Green Construction
Construction Law, HalfMoon Education, Inc., Lexington, KY, March 29, 2019
American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division, Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Committee Newsletter, Summer 2018
Farmington Historic Plantation, Board of Regents (2019-present)
Uspiritus, Buddy Program volunteer
Advisement Board for local non-profit involved in Louisville, Kentucky, addiction services
Prior to joining Stites & Harbison, Aaron practiced with regional civil litigation firms in Kentucky and Tennessee. Aaron is a regular volunteer with local community and youth development organizations. He also serves as an advisor to local nonprofits. Outside of work Aaron enjoys all types of sports and spending time outdoors.
Kentucky Super Lawyers®, Rising Star (2020-22)
TIPS Now! Fellow, American Bar Association Tort, Trial & Insurance Practice (2019-20)
Next month, the Ohio High School Athletic Association (“OHSAA”) member schools will vote on whether to allow high school athletes to be paid for the name, image, and likeness (“NIL”). If approved, Ohio will join Alaska, California, Colorado, Kansas, Louisiana, Nebraska, New Jersey, New York, and Utah, which already allow high school athletes to profit from their NIL. Other states, like Tennessee and Mississippi, recently amended their NIL statutes in a manner that will likely allow for NIL in high school sports.
Aaron Klein and Rebecca Sherman take a look at Kentucky's "Pay to Portray Act" signed into law on March 9, 2022.
LOUISVILLE, Ky.—The 2022 edition of Kentucky Super Lawyers recently honored 37 Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorneys in the Covington, Frankfort, Lexington and Louisville, Ky., offices. The publication named 29 attorneys to the Super Lawyers list and eight attorneys to the Rising Stars list.
On July 1, 2021, several state laws allowing student athletes to profit from their name, image and likeness (“NIL”) went into effect. The NCAA also adopted an interim NIL policy allowing student athletes in any State to receive monetary compensation for their NIL.
On January 25, 2021, President Biden signed an executive order titled, Ensuring the Future is Made in All of America by All of America’s Workers. This executive order is designed to discourage federal agencies from obtaining waivers to existing Buy American Act (“BAA”)1 requirements and to encourage federal procurement of goods fabricated with American labor.
On April 26, 2021, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) officially sent to the White House a long awaited draft of their COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard (“ETS”). Once issued, OSHA’s ETS will be the most concrete guidance regarding COVID-19 received from OSHA to date. It will also provide OSHA the ability to issue citations to employers who fail to comply with the ETS’s requirements.
Construction attorneys Megan George and Aaron Klein are quoted in this Daily Commercial News article about how increased prefabrication and modularization is vital to improving the construction industry’s lacklustre productivity growth.