Allyson True Cook

Allyson True Cook is Counsel in the firm’s Covington, Kentucky office. Her practice focuses on construction, real estate, commercial finance, employment, healthcare, general business services and litigation. She routinely counsels clients in the acquisition, sale, development, leasing, construction and financing of industrial, commercial and residential properties. Her construction law practice includes the representation of owners, contractors, subcontractors, developers, design professionals and material suppliers in all phases of the construction process. Allyson also routinely advises and counsels minority and women owned businesses in obtaining minority/women owned certifications, as well as the structuring and creating of joint ventures and teaming arrangements to maximize business potentials as a minority/women owned business.

Recent News, Articles & Speaking Engagements

NLRB Final Rule on Joint Employer Standard

Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce Podcast

Podcast announcing that Allyson is the recipient of the 7th Annual Debbie Simpson Spirit of Achievement Award, January 2020

MBE's/DBE's/Certifying Entities/How to Stay out of Trouble; Legal Issues & Protocol

2019 Buckeye Regional Conference, CFMA Cincinnati Chapter, Cincinnati, OH, September 25-26, 2019

Nonprofit Boards: What You Should Know Before Serving on a Board

Kentucky Bar Association Bench & Bar, January/February 2018
Bar Admissions
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky
Kentucky Bar Association
Northern Kentucky Bar Association
Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce
Community Involvement

Northern Kentucky Society for Human Resource Management, Legislative Co-chair (2019-present)

Northern Kentucky Chamber, Employer Legal Strategies Committee (2018-present)

Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, Ladies Golf Outing Committee (2008-15); Women's Initiative Annual Breakfast, Chair (2017-18), Member (2009-present); Women's Steering Committee (2017-18); Women's Initiative On the Road Committee (2015-16)

NorthKey Community Care, Inc., Executive Committee (1998, 2000-18); Finance Committee (1998, 2007-18); Program Planning & Evaluation Committee (1998-99 and 2012-18); Past Board Chair (2012-14), Chair (2010-12);, Vice-Chair (2008-10), Secretary (2006-08), Treasurer (2004-06); Hospital/Inpatient Services Subcommittee, Chair (1998-2005), Member (2007-11); Mental Health Subcommittee (1998-2003); Nominations Committee (1998-2000); Personnel Committee (2002-02 and 2005-06)

Five Seasons Sports Country Club, Board of Governors (2001-14)

Ohio River Valley Women's Business Council, Volunteer (2009-17); Marketing Committee, Chair (2010-13); Steering Committee (2011-14)

Northern Kentucky MHMR Properties, Board of Directors (2010-18)

She's All That, Inc., Advisory Board Member (2015-16)

Women's Business Center of Kentucky, Advisory Board Member (2015-present), Board Chair (2017)

The Spirit of Construction Foundation, 2015 Annual Celebration of Construction Gala, Silent Auction Committee (2015)

More Than Stites & Harbison

Ms. Cook was named Corporate Advocate of the Year in 2015 at the Ohio Valley Women's Business Council Catch the Wave Conference. In 2011, she was a nominee for Outstanding Women of Northern Kentucky and received the Wilbert L. Ziegler Award in 2009.

Ms. Cook is very involved in her community. She is a past board chair for NorthKey Community Care, Inc. and served a significant stint on the Board of Directors for Northern Kentucky MHMR Properties. Allyson was chair for the Advisory Board for the Women's Business Center of Kentucky in 2015-16. Ms. Cook is very active with the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce where she is involved with several committees. She is an active volunteer with the Ohio River Valley Women's Business Council which is a regional partner organization with the Women's Business Enterprise National Council ("WBENC").


2020 Debbie Simpson Spirit of Achievement Award, Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce

Corporate Advocate of the Year, Ohio River Valley Women's Business Counsel Catch the Wave Conference, 2015

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Client Alerts

Coronavirus and Force Majeure Provisions In Construction Contracts: May I Be Excused?

The World Health Organization (WHO) officially declared COVID-19 a pandemic on Wednesday, March 11, 2020. While we have all experienced the effects the spread of the novel coronavirus has had on our daily lives, the total impact the virus will have is still unclear. As the virus continues to run its course, contractors and owners must begin to address concerns with project delays, liquidated damages clauses, and cost overruns on projects—to name a few.

by Allyson True Cook and Cassandra L. Welch (Casey) March 24, 2020
Client Alerts

NLRB Final Rule on Joint Employer Standard

On February 26, 2020, the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) issued its final rule on the standard for determining joint-employer status for businesses and employees covered by the National Labor Relations Act (“NLRA”).

by Allyson True Cook March 03, 2020
Press Releases

Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce honors Allyson True Cook with Spirit of Achievement Award

COVINGTON, Ky.—The Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce has announced that Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorney Allyson True Cook is the recipient of the seventh annual Debbie Simpson Spirit of Achievement Award.

by Stites & Harbison, PLLC December 20, 2019

Getting Talent Back to Work: Second Chance Hiring

Date: 10/17/19
Time: 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

The Gardens of Park Hills, 1622 Dixie Highway, Park Hills, Kentucky 41011

Covington office attorney Allyson Cook will be a speaker at the October Luncheon of the Northern Kentucky Society for Human Resource Management

Allyson True Cook October 16, 2019

2019 Buckeye Conference

Date: 9/25/19 - 9/26/19
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Anderson Pavilion, 8 East Mehring Way, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Construction attorney Bill Geisen is co-chair of the 2019 Buckeye Regional Conference presented by CFMA - Greater Cincinnati Chapter. Attorney Allison Cook will be a speaker.

William G. Geisen and Allyson True Cook September 13, 2019
Client Alerts

Doing the Right Thing, But Not Doing It Right, Can Be Fatal: The False Claims Act

Today, there are more programs than ever at the federal, state and local levels to ensure the participation of small businesses in contracting opportunities. Congress, as well as many state and local legislators, have enacted...
by Allyson True Cook May 11, 2018
Press Releases

Stites & Harbison welcomes attorney Allyson True Cook to the Covington office

COVINGTON, Ky.—Stites & Harbison, PLLC welcomes attorney Allyson True Cook. She is Counsel to the firm based in the Covington office. Cook is a member of the Construction and Real Estate Service Groups. Cook’s practice...
by Stites & Harbison, PLLC June 24, 2016