No matter how hard a business tries, commercial disagreements are inevitable. When these situations arise, dealing with them diverts valuable commodities of management time and resources that could otherwise be applied to growing the business. To help a business successfully navigate through these situations and get it back to focusing on running the business, the steady and experienced hand of a skilled litigator is needed. The attorneys in the Business Litigation Service Group at Stites & Harbison, located in offices in Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia, Virginia, Ohio and Indiana, make every effort to assist clients in working their way through these contentious situations as efficiently and effectively as possible.
We defend and prosecute claims arising from:
- the disposition of business entities
- plant closings
- insolvency and business failures
- trade secret and intellectual property issues
- insurance market misconduct
- claims asserted against financial professionals
- franchise terminations
- commercial real estate
- lender liability
- corporate directors and officers' duties, and
- securities and commercial disputes.
Stites & Harbison has represented clients in manufacturing, the service sector, professional service providers, utilities, the mineral, oil and gas industry, casualty, property and health insurers, and companies owning, financing or operating commercial real estate, to name a few.
COVINGTON, Ky.—Stites & Harbison, PLLC welcomes attorney Olivia C. Keller to the firm based in the Covington, Ky., office. She joins the Business Litigation Service Group.
COVINGTON, Ky.—The Diversity Law Institute has selected Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorney Bill Geisen as the recipient of the 2023 Diversity Award.
Knicely Conference Center, 2355 Nashville Road, Bowling Green, Kentucky 42101
IP attorney Mandy Decker will be a speaker at this year's 2023 KAM Manufacturers Summit in Bowling Green, Kentucky on Nov. 1-3, 2023.
Shannon Sprinkle and Evan Elam take a look at the enforceability of electronically executed arbitration agreements in this Stites & Harbison Client Alert.
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Live Video Webinar
Chad McTighe will be the speaker at this live video webinar discussing using LLC's to protect assets.
NASHVILLE, Tenn.—Chambers High Net Worth selected Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorney Gregory D. Smith for inclusion in its 2023 guide in the category of Family/Matrimonial for USA: Tennessee. He is one of only four attorneys honored for Tennessee. Chambers High Net Worth ranks top lawyers and law firms in the international private wealth market. This is Smith’s third time earning the honor.
LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Stites & Harbison, PLLC welcomes attorney W. Tyler Lloyd to the Louisville, Ky., office. He joins the Construction Service Group.
NASHVILLE, Tenn.—The Nashville Business Journal recently honored Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorneys Greg Smith and Lauren Paxton Roberts with the 2023 Best of the Bar awards. Smith has been honored nine times for family law. This is Roberts’ first time being honored in the litigation and dispute category.
For the second time in five years a split panel of the Georgia Court of Appeals decided that a post-employment restrictive covenant without any geographic limitations is unenforceable except in limited circumstances. The bottom line for employers is that while post-employment restrictions on efforts to solicit a former employer’s customers or restrictions on using trade secrets do not require geographic limitations, all other post-employment restrictions do. Employers should err on the side of caution if they want their agreements to be enforceable or capable of being blue-penciled under Georgia law.
LOUISVILLE, Ky.—The International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC) has appointed Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorney Whitney Frazier Watt as Chair of its Product Liability Committee. She will serve a two-year term.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (July 19, 2023)—Stites & Harbison, PLLC is pleased to announce that attorney Michael Denbow has been named Chair of the firm’s White Collar Practice Group.
FRANKLIN, Tenn.—Leadership Franklin has selected Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorney Lauren Paxton Roberts to join its 2023-24 class. Participants are chosen based on their leadership skills and community involvement.
The Sixth Circuit has significantly altered the way in which Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) collective actions are to be litigated in Kentucky, Ohio, Tennessee, and Michigan. Attorneys Kyle Schroeder and Robin McGuffin take a look at those changes in this Stites & Harbison Client Alert.
NASHVILLE, Tenn.—Stites & Harbison, PLLC welcomes attorney Joseph V. Ronderos, Jr., to the firm’s Nashville, Tenn., office. He joins the Business Litigation Service Group. His practice focuses on financial services, product liability and business litigation.
LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Leadership Kentucky recently selected Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorney Alisa Micu as one of 25 participants for the ELEVATE Kentucky Class of 2023.
Central Bank Center, 430 W Vine Street, Lexington, Kentucky 40507
Stites & Harbison attorneys Sarah Spurlock, Ameena Khan and Shea Luna will be speakers at this year's Kentucky Hospital Association Convention in Lexington, Ky.
LEXINGTON, Ky.—Stites & Harbison, PLLC welcomes attorney Caroline A. Augenstein to the firm’s Lexington, Ky., office. She joins the Construction Service Group.
Time: 4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Stites & Harbison, PLLC, 400 W. Market Street, Suite 1800, Louisville, Kentucky 40202
Join Michael Denbow on March 23rd for this Thirsty Thursday networking event in our Louisville office to learn more about the Name, Image, Likeness (NIL) topic!
The Breakers, One South County Road, Palm Beach, FL 33480
Don't miss the 56th GDLA Annual Meeting at The Breakers in Palm Beach, Florida from June 15-18. Earn CLE hours* and network with your friends and colleagues at various social events. Atlanta office attorney Jennifer Guerra will be a speaker at the event.