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Gregory P. Parsons

Greg Parsons is a Member of the firm in the Lexington office and a member of the Construction Service Group. Greg has represented construction and business clients for thirty-five years. The construction clients he has represented include general contractors, owners, subcontractors and steel fabricators. He has also handled matters for various businesses, financial institutions, municipalities and universities. He regularly reviews, drafts and advises clients regarding construction contracts and other related agreements. Greg also counsels project participants on risk allocation, claim avoidance and resolution. He mediates disputes both as an advocate and neutral. He has litigated and arbitrated disputes involving various construction issues such as construction defects, design errors, delays, changes in scope and code compliance. He has handled construction/business litigation and arbitration matters in various jurisdictions, including Kentucky, Tennessee, Ohio, Minnesota, Connecticut, West Virginia, Texas, Georgia, Indiana, and the U. S. Court of Federal Claims in Washington, D.C.

Recent News, Articles & Speaking Engagements

Navigating Legal Pitfalls in Municipal Construction Projects

Kentucky League of Cities 2018 Conference and Expo, Louisville, Kentucky, September 18, 2018

Making Sense of 2017 AIA Contract Documents

Stites & Harbison, PLLC, presentations in Covington and Lexington, Kentucky, June 2017

2017 Release of Revised AIA Standard Form Agreements

Capital Construction Process for Small Institutions

NACUBO 2015, Nashville, TN, July 21, 2015

U.S. Supreme Court enforces forum selection clause in a construction contract

Green Law: A Collection of Case Studies and Lessons Learned

American Institute of Architects Trade Fair, Louisville, Kentucky, February 26, 2013

The American Institute of Architects Releases New Sustainable Project

Customized Arbitration Clauses

CPR International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution, spring meeting, 2006

Alternative Dispute Resolution in Equine Law

Annual National Conference on Equine Law sponsored by University of Kentucky College of Law, May 2005

Mediation and Arbitration, Getting Your Money's Worth

Kentucky Society for Professional Engineers Annual Convention, April 2004

Getting Your Money and Your Money's Worth

Associated General Contractors of Kentucky, March 2004

Getting Your Money's Worth in Campus Construction

Morehead State University, October 2003

Kentucky Construction Law—Can this Job be Saved?

Lorman Education Seminar, August 2000

Mediating the Complex Dispute

presentation at the Kentucky Bar Association Annual Convention, June 1999

Construction Contracting for Public Entities in Kentucky

Lorman Education Services, March 1999

Kentucky Lien Law

National Business Institute, May 1998

Kentucky Lien Law

National Business Institute, May 1997
Recent Assignments
Bar Admissions
Kentucky
Firm Leadership

Office of General Counsel

Management Committee, 2006-10, 2014-17

Lexington Office Executive Member, 2011-15

Construction Service Group, past Chair

Recruiting Committee, past Chair

Memberships
American Bar Association
Kentucky Bar Association, Commission on the Future of Legal Services in Kentucky, member
Kentucky Bar Association, Inquiry Commission, Member (2011-17)
Kentucky Bar Association, Inquiry Commission, Chair (2013-17)
Fayette County Bar Association
American Bar Association, Forum on Construction Law
Construction Lawyers Society of America (CLSA), Fellow
Community Involvement

Lexington Forum, Director, Past President

Shriners Hospitals for Children, Corporate Council

Education
More Than Stites & Harbison

Greg currently serves as a member of the Kentucky Bar Association's Commission on the Future of Legal Services in Kentucky.

Besides Stites & Harbison

Greg enjoys music, fitness training, golf, movies and investing.

Accolades

Martindale-Hubbell® AV-Preeminent® Peer Review Rated

Best Lawyers in America®, Construction Law and Construction Litigation (2007-19)

Best Lawyers in America®, Lexington Area Lawyer of the Year for Litigation - Construction (2012, 2015)

Best Lawyers in America®, Lexington Area Lawyer of the Year for Construction Law (2013)

Kentucky Super Lawyers® (2007-19)

Benchmark Litigation magazine, Litigation Star (2015-19)

Testimonials

I have the greatest respect for Greg Parsons and would highly recommend him.

- Best Lawyers, 2009

His calm, respectful demeanor in the courtroom . . . great source of strength and confidence for me . . .

- Best Lawyers, 2009

. . . one of the best attorneys that the Bank could have retained . . . very knowledgeable and well-prepared . . .

- Best Lawyers, 2009
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Press Releases

Kentucky Super Lawyers Honors 42 Stites & Harbison Attorneys for 2019

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—The 2019 edition of Kentucky Super Lawyers recently honored 42 Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorneys in the Covington, Frankfort, Lexington and Louisville, Ky., offices. The publication named 33 attorneys to the Super Lawyers list and nine attorneys to the Rising Stars list.

by Stites & Harbison, PLLC December 07, 2018
Press Releases

Benchmark Litigation 2019 Honors 15 Stites & Harbison Attorneys

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—The 2019 edition of Benchmark Litigation names 11 Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorneys as “Litigation Stars” and four as “Future Stars” in Kentucky. The guide honors the firms and attorneys who have demonstrated the...
by Stites & Harbison, PLLC November 07, 2018
Press Releases

Best Lawyers in America honors 72 Stites & Harbison attorneys for 2019

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—The Best Lawyers in America© 2019 has recognized 72 Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorneys as selected by their peers in 49 areas of practice. Forty-two of those attorneys selected have been honored for 1...
by Stites & Harbison, PLLC August 16, 2018
Client Alerts

The steel tariff. What does it mean to the construction industry and to individual steel fabricators?

As of mid-June the administration’s Section 232¹ 25% steel tariff will have been a topic of discussion for over three months. Some aspects of the tariffs have become clearer than they were when the tariff was first announced in March.

by Steven M. Henderson, Gregory P. Parsons, and David B. Ratterman June 13, 2018
Press Releases

Benchmark Litigation honors 16 Stites & Harbison attorneys for 2018

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—The 2018 edition of Benchmark Litigation names 11 Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorneys as “Litigation Stars” and five as “Future Stars” in Kentucky.

by Stites & Harbison, PLLC January 26, 2018
Press Releases

Kentucky Super Lawyers honors 51 Stites & Harbison attorneys for 2018

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—The 2018 edition of Kentucky Super Lawyers recently honored 55 Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorneys in the Covington, Frankfort, Lexington and Louisville, Ky., offices. The publication named 39 attorneys to the Super Lawyers list and 12 attorneys to the Rising Stars list.

by Stites & Harbison, PLLC December 11, 2017
Press Releases

Best Lawyers in America honors 79 Stites & Harbison attorneys for 2018

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—The Best Lawyers in America© 2018 has recognized 79 Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorneys as selected by their peers in 51 areas of practice. The number of honorees increased since last year, 74 to...
by Stites & Harbison, PLLC August 17, 2017
Client Alerts

2017 Release of Revised AIA Standard Form Agreements

In April of 2017, the American Institute of Architects (“AIA”) released updated and revised versions of its standard form construction agreements as it does every 10 years. This newest release includes revised versions of the...
by Gregory P. Parsons May 03, 2017
Press Releases

Kentucky Super Lawyers honors 55 Stites & Harbison attorneys for 2017

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—The 2017 edition of Kentucky Super Lawyers recently honored 55 Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorneys in the Covington, Frankfort, Lexington and Louisville, Ky., offices. The publication named 41 attorneys to the Super Lawyers list...
by Stites & Harbison, PLLC November 22, 2016
Press Releases

Benchmark Litigation honors 14 Stites & Harbison attorneys for 2017

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—The 2017 edition of Benchmark Litigation names 12 Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorneys as “Litigation Stars” and two as a “Future Star” in Kentucky. The guide honors the firms and attorneys who have demonstrated...
by Stites & Harbison, PLLC November 16, 2016
Press Releases

Best Lawyers in America honors 74 Stites & Harbison attorneys for 2017

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—The Best Lawyers in America© 2017 has recognized 74 Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorneys as selected by their peers in 51 areas of practice. The Best Lawyers in America© is a nationally recognized referral...
by Stites & Harbison, PLLC August 29, 2016
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Kentucky Super Lawyers honors 64 Stites & Harbison attorneys for 2016

(image) LOUISVILLE, Ky.—The 2016 edition of Kentucky Super Lawyers recently honored 64 Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorneys in the Covington, Frankfort, Lexington and Louisville, Ky., offices. The publication named 49 attorneys to the Super Lawyers...
by Stites & Harbison, PLLC December 08, 2015
Press Releases

Benchmark Litigation names 14 Stites & Harbison Litigation Stars and Two Future Stars for 2016

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—The 2016 edition of Benchmark Litigation names 14 Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorneys as “Litigation Stars” and two as “Future Stars” in Kentucky. The guide honors the firms and attorneys who have demonstrated the...
by Stites & Harbison, PLLC November 03, 2015
Press Releases

Best Lawyers honors 72 Stites & Harbison attorneys for 2016

(image) LOUISVILLE, Ky.—The Best Lawyers in America® 2016 has recognized 72 Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorneys as selected by their peers in 50 areas of practice. The Best Lawyers in America® is a nationally recognized...
by Stites & Harbison, PLLC August 20, 2015
Press Releases

Lexington Forum Appoints Greg Parsons to Board of Directors

LEXINGTON, Ky.—The Lexington Forum recently elected Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorney Greg Parsons to its board of directors. Parsons will serve a three-year term. He has been serving on the group’s Program Committee for...
by Stites & Harbison, PLLC June 04, 2015
Press Releases

Super Lawyers honor Stites & Harbison's Kentucky Attorneys

(image) LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Super Lawyers names 52 Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorneys in the Covington, Frankfort, Lexington and Louisville, Ky., offices for inclusion on the 2015 Kentucky Super Lawyers list and 18 attorneys are named...
by Stites & Harbison, PLLC December 01, 2014
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Benchmark Litigation names 15 Stites & Harbison Litigation Stars and two Future Stars

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—The 2015 edition of Benchmark Litigation names 15 Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorneys as “Litigation Stars” and two as “Future Stars” in Kentucky. The guide honors the firms and attorneys who have demonstrated...
by Stites & Harbison, PLLC November 13, 2014
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Best Lawyers names 16 Stites & Harbison attorneys as "Lawyer of the Year" for 2015

(image) LOUISVILLE, Ky.—The Best Lawyers in America®, one of the oldest and most respected peer-review publications in the legal profession, has named 16 attorneys from Stites & Harbison, PLLC as “Lawyer of the Year”...
by Stites & Harbison, PLLC August 22, 2014
Press Releases

Best Lawyers honors 89 Stites & Harbison attorneys for 2015

(image) LOUISVILLE, Ky.—The Best Lawyers in America® 2015 has recognized 89 Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorneys as selected by their peers in 57 areas of practice. The Best Lawyers in America® is a nationally...
by Stites & Harbison, PLLC August 22, 2014
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Super Lawyers honors Stites & Harbison's Kentucky attorneys for 2013-14

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Super Lawyers names 53 Stites & Harbison attorneys in the Frankfort, Lexington and Louisville, Ky., offices for inclusion on the 2013-14 Kentucky Super Lawyers list and 19 attorneys are named on the inaugural...
by Stites & Harbison, PLLC December 17, 2013
Client Alerts

U.S. Supreme Court enforces forum selection clause in a construction contract

As 2013 rushes to a close, we pause to thank our clients, colleagues and friends for your interest in our Client Alerts and your feedback. It has been an exciting year. The construction industry...
by Gregory P. Parsons December 16, 2013
Press Releases

Eighty-nine Stites & Harbison attorneys honored by Best Lawyers in America for 2014

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Stites & Harbison, PLLC, is pleased to announce that 89 of our attorneys were recently selected by their peers for their work in 57 areas of practice in The Best Lawyers in America®...
by Stites & Harbison PLLC August 27, 2013
Client Alerts

How effective are forum selection clauses in design or construction contracts?

Construction and commercial contracts frequently include provisions that require any disputes under the contract to be litigated in a specifically named forum. Subject to certain state and federal statutory restrictions, courts have generally enforced...
by Gregory P. Parsons April 30, 2013
Client Alerts

The American Institute of Architects Releases New Sustainable Project

On May 17, 2012, the American Institute of Architects (the "AIA") released five new construction documents relating to sustainable project construction, or "green" related projects, and an updated scope of services documents for LEED®...
by Gregory P. Parsons May 22, 2012
Press Releases

Best Lawyers names Stites & Harbison attorneys as 2012 Lawyers of the Year

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—The Best Lawyers in America®, one of the oldest and most respected peer-review publications in the legal profession, has named eight Kentucky attorneys with Stites & Harbison as Lawyers of the Year for...
by Stites & Harbison, PLLC October 26, 2011
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Seventy-five Stites & Harbison attorneys honored in Best Lawyers in America

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Stites & Harbison announced today that 75 of its attorneys were recently selected by their peers for their work in 55 areas of practice in The Best Lawyers in America® 2012. Twenty-five of...
by Stites & Harbison, PLLC September 12, 2011
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Thirty-five Stites & Harbison attorneys selected for inclusion on Kentucky Super Lawyers for 2001

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Super Lawyers has named Stites & Harbison’s Charles J. (Mike) Cronan IV, a health care and litigation attorney, as “Top Point Getter” on their 2011 Kentucky Super Lawyers list. A total of 3...
by Stites & Harbison, PLLC August 02, 2011
Press Releases

Stites & Harbison names new Lexington Office Executive Member

LEXINGTON, Ky.—Stites & Harbison, PLLC, announced today that attorney Gregory P. Parsons is the new Office Executive Member of the Lexington, Ky., office. Parsons replaces attorney Kenneth R. Sagan, Member of the firm, in...
by Stites & Harbison, PLLC February 14, 2011
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Seventy-two Stites & Harbison attorneys honored in "Best Lawyers in America"

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Stites & Harbison announced today that 72 of its attorneys were recently selected by their peers for their work in 33 areas of practice in The Best Lawyers in America® 2010. Those attorneys...
by Stites & Harbison, PLLC September 10, 2009