Aaron R. Klein

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.

Recent News, Articles & Speaking Engagements

OSHA Issues a Draft of the COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard

Construction Contracts

Introduction to Construction Business series, The Building Industry Association of Greater Louisville, March 23, 2021

Legal Notes: Modular construction growth will alter the insurance risk scenario

TN & KY Contract Law and How It Affects Your Business

NUCA (National Utility Contractors Association), Tennessee Chapter, January 21, 2021

State of the Union – Mitigating the Impact of COVID-19 on Infrastructure Projects

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

Pre-Bid Due Diligence

Offsite Construction #Trending

Getting to Know the Forum: Fall Meeting Recap through the Eyes of Young Lawyers

The Emerging Trend of Modular Construction

Tips for Effective Oral Advocacy

American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division, Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Committee Newsletter, Summer 2018

Recent Assignments
Bar Admissions
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Kentucky
American Bar Association, Forum on Construction Law, YLD Division 3 Liaison
American Bar Association, Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section, TIPS Now! Fellow (2019-20); TIPS Book Publishing Editorial Board
American Bar Association, YLD TIPS Committee
American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC)
Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc. (ABC), Indiana / Kentucky Chapter
Associated General Contractors of America (AGC)
Kentucky Bar Association, Construction and Public Contract Law Section
Kentucky Bar Association, YLD Alternative Dispute Resolution Liaison
Kentucky Defense Counsel, YLD
Kentuckiana Construction Users Counsel (KCUC)
Louisville Bar Association, YLD
Louis D. Brandeis Inn of Court, Associate Member
Community Involvement

Farmington Historic Plantation, Board of Regents (2019-present)

Uspiritus, Buddy Program volunteer

Advisement Board for local non-profit involved in Louisville, Kentucky, addiction services

More Than Stites & Harbison

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)

Klein Super Law
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Client Alerts

NIL Compensation for High School Athletes: The Future is Now

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.

by Aaron R. Klein, Michael Denbow, and Rebecca M.W. Sherman April 27, 2022
Client Alerts

Kentucky’s “Pay to Portray Act” Signed into Law March 9, 2022

Aaron Klein and Rebecca Sherman take a look at Kentucky's "Pay to Portray Act" signed into law on March 9, 2022.

by Aaron R. Klein and Rebecca M.W. Sherman March 10, 2022
Press Releases

Kentucky Super Lawyers Honors 37 Stites & Harbison Attorneys for 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.

by Stites & Harbison, PLLC January 11, 2022
Client Alerts

NIL Update – Should Student Athletes Seek Professional Advice?

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.

by Aaron R. Klein, Rebecca M.W. Sherman, and Michael Denbow August 27, 2021
Client Alerts

New Executive Directives by President Biden Strengthen Existing Buy American Act

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.

by Gregory P. Parsons, Andrew J. Poltorak, and Aaron R. Klein May 05, 2021
Client Alerts

OSHA Issues a Draft of the COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard

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.

by Aaron R. Klein April 28, 2021

Legal Notes: Modular construction growth will alter the insurance risk scenario

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.

by Megan K. George and Aaron R. Klein March 17, 2021
Press Releases

Kentucky Super Lawyers Honors 41 Stites & Harbison Attorneys for 2021

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—The 2021 edition of Kentucky Super Lawyers recently honored 42 Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorneys in the Covington, Frankfort, Lexington and Louisville, Ky., offices.

by Stites & Harbison, PLLC December 21, 2020