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Business Services

In the field of Business Services, we regularly advise public and private companies, private equity firms, investment banks, government entities, middle-market companies, individual entrepreneurs, and other institutions in a broad spectrum of business and financial matters.

Recognized by Chambers USA and U.S. News – Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firms," as a leading law firm in the delivery of sophisticated corporate services, the attorneys of Stites & Harbison regularly counsel clients on a broad range of matters from strategic transactions to the day-to-day operations and success of their business.

We provide dedicated and cost-effective counsel on:

  • Administrative Law
  • Airport Law
  • Business Expansion, Relocation & Government Incentive Programs
  • Charitable & Nonprofits
  • Commercial Finance
  • Contract Drafting
  • Negotiations for Public & Private Partnerships
  • Succession Planning
  • Corporate Finance & Securities Offerings
  • Corporate Governance & Disclosure
  • Employee Benefits
  • Entertainment Law
  • Entrepreneurial Services
  • ESOPs
  • Joint Ventures
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Securities
  • Taxation
  • Trade Association Law

The lawyers of Stites & Harbison work collaboratively, across industries and practices, to provide the most comprehensive and thorough legal representation.

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Amendments to Kentucky Open Records Act Set to Become Effective June 29, 2021

In its 2021 regular session, the Kentucky General Assembly passed, and ultimately overrode Governor Andy Beshear’s veto of, House Bill 312 to amend the Kentucky Open Records Act, KRS 61.870 to KRS 61.884. Effective as of June 29, 2021, among other changes, the amended Act will restrict inspection rights to Kentucky “residents,” require public agencies to accept emailed open records requests, and extend public agencies’ time for handling requests from three days to five days.

by Rachel Owsley, Luke F. Ervin, and Lucy Falkner, 2021 Summer Associate June 16, 2021
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“No Company is Safe” — White House Urges Private Sector to Act Now in Hardening Defenses Against Growing Ransomware Threats

Following the most recent slew of high-profile ransomware attacks, the White House deputy national security adviser for cyber and emerging technology, Anne Neuberger, issued an open letter to the private sector urging action to increase cyber defenses to match the nation’s increasing ransomware threat.

by Sarah Cronan Spurlock June 10, 2021
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John Weber Selected as President of YPAL Board of Directors for 2021-22

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—The Young Professionals Association of Louisville (YPAL) has selected Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorney John Weber to take over the President-elect position vacated by Cassidy Hyde, as she was hired as the organization’s Executive Director last month.

by Stites & Harbison, PLLC June 01, 2021
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Chambers USA Honors 22 Stites & Harbison Attorneys for 2021

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Chambers USA selected 22 Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorneys in Kentucky and Tennessee for inclusion in their 2021 guide.

by Stites & Harbison, PLLC May 21, 2021
Client Alerts

Equity Compensation Alternatives

For both established companies and new companies, it is often essential to allow key employees to participate in the company’s future growth and profitability through equity ownership. This helps align the interests of ownership and key employees.

by Andrew R. Jacobs May 10, 2021
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Dan Douglass and Bill Joseph Recognized in 2021 Georgia Super Lawyers

ATLANTA—Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorneys Dan Douglass and Bill Joseph were recently honored in the 2021 Georgia Super Lawyers magazine.

by Stites & Harbison, PLLC May 04, 2021
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Cybersecurity: Department of Labor Guidance for Retirement Plan Sponsors

As sponsors of 401(k) and other retirement plans, employers typically rely on plan service providers (i.e. recordkeepers, trustees, etc.) to maintain plan accounts, keep participant accounts secure and participant data confidential. As fiduciaries, employers must act with the care and diligence under the circumstances as would a “prudent” person.

by Andrew R. Jacobs April 26, 2021
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Stites & Harbison Opens First Ohio Office In Cincinnati Area

Kentucky-based Stites & Harbison PLLC has expanded its operations to Ohio for the first time in nearly 200 years with a new office in the Cincinnati suburb of Mason, the firm announced Friday. Led by member Robin D. Miller, the Cincinnati-area office is currently operating with the help of attorneys from the nearby town of Covington, Kentucky, but the firm said it hopes to hire more Cincinnati full-timers by the end of 2021.

by Robin D. Miller April 23, 2021
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Stites & Harbison Expands Footprint, Opens First Ohio Office

CINCINNATI—Stites & Harbison, PLLC announced today it has opened a Cincinnati, Ohio office to better meet the increased needs of its clients in the region. The office will be led by Member (Partner), Robin D. Miller.

by Stites & Harbison, PLLC April 23, 2021
Client Alerts

New Markets Tax Credits - How to Go About Getting Your Project "Shovel Ready”

What do New Markets Tax Credits (“NMTC”) mean to a qualifying project? Attorneys Jim Seiffert and Jack Seiffert take a look in this client alert.

by James C. Seiffert and Jameson M. Seiffert April 15, 2021
Events

New Markets Tax Credit-What it Takes to Have a “Shovel Ready” Project

Date: 4/22/21
Time: 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Webinar

Please join Stites & Harbison for a webinar focused on what makes a project “shovel ready” for the purpose of attracting New Markets Tax Credit financing.

James C. Seiffert and Jameson M. Seiffert April 08, 2021
Articles

C-PACE FINANCING: An Uncommon Solution to Project Financing

Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy (“C-PACE”) is an overlooked and underutilized solution to funding energy efficient capital improvements which commercial developers and building owners should consider when putting together their project’s capital stack. Attorneys Jim Seiffert and Jack Seiffert, along with Nick Maglasang, Vice President-Business Development at Twain Financial Partners, take a look at C-PACE)

by James C. Seiffert, Jameson (Jack) M. Seiffert, and Nick Maglasang Vice President-Business Development, and Twain Financial Partners March 16, 2021
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Stites & Harbison Welcomes Walter J. Dunn

ALEXANDRIA, Va.—Stites & Harbison, PLLC welcomes attorney Walter J. Dunn to the firm as a Member (Partner).

by Walter J. Dunn March 10, 2021
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Top Women in Business Spotlight: Marjorie Farris

The Lane Report takes a closer look at the women who are making a difference in Kentucky. Stites Chair and Louisville attorney Marjorie Farris is featured today.

by Marjorie A. Farris March 10, 2021
Events

James B. Beam Institute Industry Conference

Date: 3/10/21 - 3/12/21

Webinar

Environmental attorneys Bill Gorton and Jennifer Cave will be speakers at The University of Kentucky’s James B. Beam Institute's second Annual Industry Conference.

Jennifer J. Cave and William T. Gorton III February 18, 2021
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Brian A. Cromer Named to 2021 Bingham Fellows Class

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Leadership Louisville recently announced that Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorney Brian A. Cromer is one of 47 community leaders selected for membership in the 2021 Bingham Fellows class.

by Brian A. Cromer January 29, 2021
Articles

Real estate veterans partner on West End condo project

The development team behind a planned multifamily renovation of single-family residential condominiums in the Parkland area of West Louisville believes the project can be a springboard for more growth and give West End residents an...
by James C. Seiffert and Jameson M. Seiffert January 19, 2021
Client Alerts

The New Stimulus Package and the Next Round of Paycheck Protection Program Loans

The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 (the “Appropriations Act”), one of the longest bills ever passed in the history of the U.S. Congress, was signed into law on December 27, 2020. This legislation provides approximately $900 billion in new stimulus funding, of which $284 billion has been allocated to the Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”).

by Brian A. Cromer, Luke F. Ervin, William M. Joseph (Bill), and Alison M. Zeitlin January 12, 2021
Events

Paycheck Protection Program Loans Guidance

Date: 1/13/21
Time: 10:00 a.m.

Webinar

Stites attorney Brian Cromer will be one of the speakers discussing what has changed for this new round of funding and how to make use of the Paycheck Protection Program.

Brian A. Cromer January 08, 2021
Client Alerts

PPP Update: AGC Lawsuit Hammers Away at the SBA, Alleging Violations of Borrowers’ Constitutional Rights

The Associated General Contractors of America, Inc. (“AGC”), the U.S. construction industry’s largest trade association, has taken dead aim at the controversial Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”) loan necessity questionnaire (the “Questionnaire”) that was recently introduced by the U.S. Small Business Administration (“SBA”) and the so-called PPP “necessity” certification (the “Necessity Certification”). The Necessity Certification is the SBA requirement that PPP loan applicants certify in good faith that economic uncertainty makes the loan request necessary to support ongoing operations.

by Brian A. Cromer and Cassandra L. Welch (Casey) January 05, 2021