Rebecca M.W. Sherman is the Firm’s Recruiting Chair and member of the Construction Service Group. Rebecca’s practice focuses on advising clients throughout all phases of construction projects including planning, contract drafting and negotiation, and project administration. She has also represented various construction stakeholders in construction disputes, arbitration, and litigation. Rebecca’s primary focus is representing developers, owners, and contractors in negotiating agreements related to the procurement, design, construction, and operation of hyperscale, enterprise, and colocation data centers across the United States. This includes project development, geotechnical, design, construction, commissioning, equipment, and other goods and services agreements. She has extensive experience in developing, negotiating, and managing contracts for leading companies in the data center industry.
Rebecca also routinely represents professional athletes and entertainers in contract negotiations, business advice, and litigation matters. She has also handled a variety of business and litigation matters for national corporations and local businesses.
Rebecca is a 2022 Diversity Fellow for the American Bar Association’s Forum on Construction Law and is an Associate Fellow inductee with the Construction Lawyers Society of America. She serves as Chair for the Board of Directors of the Lexington Humane Society, and is a member of the Steering Committee for Leadership Lexington. Rebecca is Past Chair of the Bluegrass Community Foundation 365 Steering Committee, and serves on various committees for LexArts, a nonprofit community organization that works for the development of a strong and vibrant arts community as a means of enhancing the quality of life in central Kentucky.
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Speaker, 2020 Construction Law Institute, UK/CLE, November 11, 2020
Firm Recruiting Committee, Chair
Lexington Office Recruiting Committee, Co-Chair
Diversity and Inclusion Task Force (2021)
Lexington Humane Society, Chair of the Board of Directors
LexArts, Board of Directors (2023-present); Corporate Giving Committee; Horse Mania Committee
Bluegrass Community Foundation, BGCF365 Steering Committee, Past Chair
Leadership Lexington, Steering Committee Member; Alumni Association Board Member
Leadership Lexington, Class of 2018-19
Elevate Kentucky, Class of 2017
Junior League of Lexington, Member
Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government, Housing Solutions Committee, past member
OperaLex, past Board Member
Prior to joining Stites & Harbison, Rebecca was an attorney for a large U.S. law firm, where she gained extensive experience in complex commercial litigation in federal and state trial and appellate courts. She earned her J.D. from the University of Kentucky College of Law, cum laude and Order of the Coif, and was Production Editor for the Kentucky Law Journal.
Best Lawyers in America®, Construction Law (2022-24)
Best Lawyers in America®, Ones To Watch, Construction Law; Entertainment and Sports Law; and Litigation - Construction (2021)
Kentucky Super Lawyers®, Rising Star (2017-23)
LEXINGTON, Ky.—LexArts recently elected Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorney Rebecca M.W. Sherman to its Board of Directors. She previously served on the organization’s Corporate Giving and Horse Mania Committees.
LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Stites & Harbison, PLLC is pleased to announce that 101 of its lawyers are included in the 2024 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®.
LOUISVILLE, Ky.—The 2023 edition of Kentucky Super Lawyers recently honored 49 Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorneys in the Covington, Frankfort, Lexington and Louisville, Ky., offices. The publication named 37 attorneys to the Super Lawyers list and 12 attorneys to the Rising Stars list.
LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Stites & Harbison, PLLC is pleased to announce that 98 of its lawyers are included in the 2023 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America©. Additionally, 11 Stites & Harbison attorneys are named as “Lawyer of the Year” and 19 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.
LEXINGTON, Ky.—The American Bar Association (ABA) Forum on Construction Law has selected Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorney Rebecca M.W. Sherman for its 2022 Diversity Fellowship. Sherman is one of six nationwide honorees to receive the three-year fellowship.
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.
Rebecca Sherman take a look at Kentucky's "Pay to Portray Act" signed into law on March 9, 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.