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Lexington Office Executive Member

Cassidy R. Rosenthal

Cassidy R. Rosenthal is the Lexington Office Executive Member and a Member of the Construction Service Group. Her practice focuses on advising clients throughout all phases of construction projects including planning, contract drafting and negotiation, and project administration. Cassidy consults with clients, advises clients on the appropriate project delivery methods and drafts related agreements including design-build, design-bid-build, and construction management. She regularly drafts and advises national clients on design, construction, commissioning, geotechnical, vendor agreements, purchase orders and other agreements. Cassidy successfully guides her clients through construction claims and disputes including informal negotiations, mediation, litigation in state and federal courts, and in arbitration throughout the country. In addition to leading the firm's Lexington office, Cassidy is a leader in the community serving as Chair-Elect of the Commerce Lexington Board, and a leader in the construction industry serving on the Associated General Contractors of Kentucky Board, and as Past-Chair for the American Bar Association Forum on the Construction Industry Division 1 Dispute Avoidance & Resolution Steering Committee.

Recent News, Articles & Speaking Engagements

Shining a Light on the Construction Issues Keeping In-House Counsel Up At Night

Forum on Construction Law 2022 Annual Meeting, New York, NY, May 4-7, 2022

The Art of Hot Tubbing

panel member, ABA Forum on Construction Law 2021 Fall Meeting, October 2021

Lexington legal firms tackle the pandemic pivot

by Greg Paeth, The Lane Report, October 29, 2021

Winter Warm-Up: A Forum Fireside Virtual Construction Conference

Conference Co-Chair, American Bar Association Forum on Construction Law, February 24-26, 2021

Information You Need on the COVID-19 Coronavirus

What to Do About Drug Use on the Job Site

Annual AGC of Kentucky Safety, Issues and Education Conference, Louisville, KY, November 1, 2019

Chapters 18 & 19: Kentucky Construction Lien and Bond Law

Co-author, Fifty State Construction Lien and Bond Law Book, Fourth Edition, 2018

Public Private Partnerships in Kentucky

Associated General Contractors of Kentucky and Construction Financial Managers, Moderator, May 2018

Has It Really Been a Decade? The 2017 AIA Contract Documents

American Bar Association Forum on Construction Law Fall Meeting, Program Chair, Boston, Mass., October 2017

Good Intentions, Scary Results: Avoiding the Money Pit in 'Green' Renovations

Earth, Wind, Fire & Water: Sustainable Construction in a Changing Environment, American Bar Association Forum on Construction Law Midwinter Meeting, Palm Desert, Calif., February 2017

First Steps in the Process

Moderator, Kentucky P3: Public-Private Partnerships Conference, Lexington, Ky., October 27, 2016

To Un-Jam Transportation Infrastructure Tenn. Tries P3s

Law360, May 26, 2016

Kentucky Enacts Public-Private Partnership Legislation

The Goods, Kentucky Association of Manufacturers, May 2016

AIA Documents from the Owner's Perspective: How to Best Protect Your Project

ABA Webinar, April 5, 2016

Young Lawyer Division Writing Practicum

Presenter, ABA Midwinter Meeting, Forum on Construction Law, January 2016

Kentucky Construction Law

Author, chapter on "Damages and Remedies," Second Edition, 2015

Capital Construction Process for Small Institutions

Presenter, NACUBO Seminar, July 2015

Important Construction Contract Considerations: Reducing Potential Sources of Dispute

Presenter, Van Meter Insurance Seminar, June 2015

Kentucky Enacts A New Project Delivery Method

Integrated Project Delivery Contact Documents

Presenter, Society for Marketing Professional Services, Kentucky Chapter, November 2014
Bar Admissions
Kentucky
Ohio
U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Kentucky
Firm Leadership

Lexington Office Executive Member

Business Acceptance Committee, Member

Memberships
American Bar Association, Litigation Section, Member
American Bar Association, Forum on Construction Law, Member; Division 1 Steering Committee Past Chair
American College of Construction Lawyers, Fellow
Associated General Contractors of Kentucky, Director (2016-present); Legislative Committee, Chair (2019-present)
Construction Lawyers Society of America, Fellow
Kentucky Bar Association, Public Contract and Construction Law, Member
Fayette County Bar Association, Past-president, Board of Directors, Executive Committee
Community Involvement

Commerce Lexington, Chair-Elect of Board of Directors; former General Counsel

Leadership Lexington, Graduate

Downtown Lexington Corp., Board of Directors

Lexington Opera Society, Board of Directors, 2004-09

Lexington Junior League, 2005-10

Education
More Than Stites & Harbison

In addition to leading the firm’s Lexington office, Cassidy is a leader in the community serving as Chair-Elect of the Commerce Lexington Board and she previously served as General Counsel. She also serves the construction industry as a Director for the Associated General Contractors of Kentucky (2016-present), and is Past-Chair for the American Bar Association Forum on the Construction Industry Division 1 Dispute Avoidance & Resolution Steering Committee. Cassidy is the past-president of the Fayette County Bar Association Board of Directors. She is a University of Kentucky Fellow and is active in her church.

Accolades

Best Lawyers in America®, Construction Law (2017-22)

Kentucky Super Lawyers® (2013-17)

Benchmark Litigation, Future Star (2018-22)

Benchmark Litigation, Under 40 Hot List (2016)

Rosenthal Best Lawyers 2022
Rosenthalsuperlaw
Benchmark Litigation Futurestar 2019
Benchmark Litigation Under40Hotlist
Clsa Fellow
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Press Releases

Commerce Lexington Appoints Cassidy Rosenthal as Chair-Elect for 2022

LEXINGTON, Ky.—Commerce Lexington has appointed Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorney Cassidy Rosenthal as Chair-Elect of its Board of Directors for 2022.

by Stites & Harbison, PLLC February 09, 2022
Press Releases

Benchmark Litigation 2022 Honors 15 Stites & Harbison Attorneys

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—The 2022 edition of Benchmark Litigation names 12 Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorneys as “Litigation Stars” and three as “Future Stars” in Kentucky.

by Stites & Harbison, PLLC October 08, 2021
Press Releases

Stites & Harbison, PLLC Lawyers Named to 2022 Best Lawyers® Publications

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Stites & Harbison, PLLC is pleased to announce that 93 lawyers are included in the 2022 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America©. Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers® has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Additionally, 11 attorneys are named as “Lawyer of the Year” and 14 attorneys are recognized in “Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch,” which recognizes attorneys early in their careers for outstanding professional excellence in private practice in the United States.

by Stites & Harbison, PLLC September 01, 2021
Events

Winter Warm-Up: A Forum Fireside Virtual Construction Conference

Date: 2/24/21 - 2/26/21

Virtual Conference

Cassidy R. Rosenthal, Office Executive Member of the Lexington Office and a Member of the firm’s Construction Practice Group, is pleased to Co-Chair this year’s American Bar Association’s Forum on Construction Law.

Cassidy R. Rosenthal February 02, 2021
Press Releases

Stites & Harbison, PLLC Lawyers Named to 2021 Best Lawyers® Publications

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Stites & Harbison, PLLC is pleased to announce that 82 lawyers are included in the 2021 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America©.

by Stites & Harbison, PLLC August 20, 2020
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 02/04/21

by Stites & Harbison, PLLC February 04, 2020
Press Releases

Cassidy Rosenthal to be inducted as Fellow of American College of Construction Lawyers

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Oct. 31, 2019)—Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorney Cassidy Rosenthal will be inducted as a Fellow of the American College of Construction Lawyers (ACCL) on February 22, 2020, at the Annual Meeting in Tucson, Ariz.

by Stites & Harbison, PLLC November 01, 2019
Press Releases

Best Lawyers in America Honors 75 Stites & Harbison attorneys for 2020

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—The Best Lawyers in America© 2020 has recognized 75 Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorneys as selected by their peers in 49 areas of practice. Forty-three of those attorneys selected have been honored for 10 consecutive years or more.

by Stites & Harbison, PLLC August 22, 2019