Counsel

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

Information You Need on the COVID-19 Coronavirus

COVID-19 Reopening: What should employers/employees expect?

co-speaker, NKY SHRM May Virtual Legal Rountable, May 19, 2020

Ask the Expert featuring Allyson Cook and Andrew Poltorak of Stites & Harbison, PLLC

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
Kentucky
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky
Memberships
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)

Education
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").

Accolades

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

Information You Need on the COVID-19 Coronavirus

Stites & Harbison has assembled a Coronavirus Response Team which consists of a cross-disciplinary task force of attorneys and critical staff members to ensure our firm remains “On the Job” for you. Updated 06/30/20

by Stites & Harbison, PLLC June 29, 2020
Presentations

Ask the Expert featuring Allyson Cook and Andrew Poltorak of Stites & Harbison, PLLC

Allyson Cook and Andrew Poltorak joined ABC Ohio Valley Chapter for an online chat.

by Allyson True Cook and Andrew J. Poltorak April 22, 2020
Presentations

WEBINAR: COVID-19 and Your Business — What You Need to Know

Stites & Harbison, PLLC recently presented a webinar covering the various impacts of COVID-19 on businesses. You can review the webinar at any time utilizing the link above.

by Brian A. Cromer, Allyson True Cook, S. Kelly Gilliam, Jamie F. Little, Shannon Antle Hamilton, Rebecca A. Weis, Rachel Dix Bishop, and William M. Joseph (Bill) April 14, 2020
Events

Ask the Expert-Legal Chat with Stites & Harbison

Date: 4/17/20
Time: 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

WEBINAR

Join ABC Ohio Valley Chapter for our online chat with Allyson Cook and Andrew Poltorak from Stites & Harbison Law.

Allyson True Cook and Andrew J. Poltorak April 14, 2020
Events

COVID-19 and Your Business — What You Need to Know

Date: 4/7/20
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.

WEBINAR

Please join us for a WEBINAR discussing the impacts of COVID-19 on your business. You can join the webinar at any time and attend whichever presentation(s) that are of interest to you.

Brian A. Cromer, Allyson True Cook, S. Kelly Gilliam, Jamie F. Little, Shannon Antle Hamilton, Rebecca A. Weis, Rachel Dix Bishop, and William M. Joseph (Bill) April 03, 2020
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
Events

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
Events

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