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Corporate General Services

Stites & Harbison provides advice on corporate and commercial matters to a number of the region's leading businesses. The firm's lawyers understand the importance of knowing their client's business. The firm advises its clients on business structure, labor, employment and employee benefit matters. Stites & Harbison's lawyers have dealt with venture capital, private placements, initial public offerings, recapitalization and various forms of debt and equity issues. Working closely with accountants and other professional advisors, the firm offers its clients the benefits of its experience with business entities of varying sizes, market segments and stages of growth. The firm's lawyers have considerable experience with private entrepreneurs and growth-oriented companies during their transition from small, closely-held enterprises to large, publicly-held ones. As a result, Stites & Harbison understands how to assist clients in raising any additional capital required for growth and acquisition strategies.

Our corporate attorneys have experience handling sophisticated transaction for leading businesses in a variety of industries. This experience includes:

  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Trade Association Law
  • Securities
  • Corporate Governance and Disclosure
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Press Releases

Stites & Harbison welcomes Andrew Battle Sanders to the Memphis office

MEMPHIS, Tenn.—Stites & Harbison, PLLC welcomes attorney Andrew Battle Sanders as Counsel to the firm based in the Memphis, Tenn., office.

by Stites & Harbison, PLLC June 13, 2019
Press Releases

Chambers USA 2019 Honors Stites & Harbison

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Chambers USA selected 16 Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorneys in Kentucky and Tennessee for inclusion in their 2019 guide.

by Stites & Harbison, PLLC May 08, 2019
Press Releases

Stites & Harbison Welcomes Bill Joseph to the Atlanta office

ATLANTA—Stites & Harbison, PLLC welcomes attorney William M. Joseph (Bill) to the Atlanta office.

by Stites & Harbison, PLLC April 24, 2019
Press Releases

David Ratterman earns 2019 AISC Lifetime Achievement Award

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—The American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) recently honored Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorney David B. Ratterman with the 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award at the North American Steel Construction Conference (NASCC) held in St. Louis from April 3-5, 2019.

by David B. Ratterman April 12, 2019
Press Releases

Oz Shariff Earns ABA Emerging Young Lawyers in Healthcare Award 2019

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—The American Bar Association’s Health Law Section recently honored Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorney Ozair Shariff with the 2019 Emerging Young Lawyers in Healthcare Award at the Annual Emerging Issues in Healthcare Law Conference held in Orlando, Fla.

by Stites & Harbison, PLLC March 28, 2019
Client Alerts

Structuring a Qualified Opportunity Zone Fund—What You Need to Know

Since the enactment of the Opportunity Zone program over a year ago, the focus has been on gaining a better understanding of the workings of the program and its various applications. While the education curve has been demanding, it has not deterred taxpayers from taking advantage of the program.

by James C. Seiffert February 18, 2019
Events

2019 New Markets Tax Credits Workshop

Date: 2/13/19
Time: 4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Stites & Harbison, PLLC, 400 West Market Street, Suite 1800, Louisville, KY 40202

Join Stites & Harbison to learn the basics of the NMTC program and more.

James C. Seiffert February 04, 2019
Client Alerts

$3.5 Billion in 2018/2019 New Markets Tax Credits to be Awarded in March 2019

In anticipation of the announcement of the $3.5 billion of New Markets Tax Credits (NMTC) allocation awards by the U.S. Department of the Treasury's Community Development Financial Institutions Fund next month, Stites & Harbison will conduct its fifth annual New Markets Tax Credits Workshop on Wednesday, February 13th.

by James C. Seiffert and Jameson M. Seiffert February 04, 2019
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
Articles

IRS Issues the Opportunity Zone Regulations; The Race Is On

On October 19, 2018, the U.S. Department of Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service released the first set of the proposed regulations (the “Proposed Regulations”), along with Rev. Rul. 2018-29 and an updated Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) Frequently Asked Questions, which provide guidance on exactly how the Opportunity Zone program is intended to work.

by James C. Seiffert and Jameson M. Seiffert November 14, 2018
Client Alerts

The Opportunity Zone - Do the Math

On April 9, 2018, upon receiving certification of the 144 Kentucky Opportunity Zones by the U.S. Department of the Treasury, Governor Matt Bevin announced that “Kentucky will maximize this golden chance to attract economic development...
by James C. Seiffert and Jameson M. Seiffert October 23, 2018
Client Alerts

SEC Amends Municipal Securities Disclosure Rule, Adding to List of "Event Notices"

On August 20, 2018, the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) announced that it adopted amendments to Rule 15c2-12 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Rule”).

by Luke F. Ervin and Alex P. Herrington Jr. (Mike) August 28, 2018
Events

Kentucky Opportunity Zone Initiative Workshop

Date: 9/11/18

Stites & Harbison, PLLC, 400 West Market Street, Suite 1800, Louisville, KY 40202

Please join the Stites & Harbison panel of national, state and local professionals to learn about the Kentucky Opportunity Zone Initiative. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 enacted the Opportunity Zone program, which...
James C. Seiffert August 09, 2018
Press Releases

Kentucky Horse Park Foundation elects Andy Jacobs as Vice-Chair

LEXINGTON, Ky.—The Kentucky Horse Park Foundation recently elected Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorney Andy Jacobs as Vice-Chair of its Board of Directors. Jacobs is a Member (Partner) of Stites & Harbison based in Lexington, Ky...
by Stites & Harbison, PLLC August 07, 2018
Client Alerts

Quick-Service Restaurant Chains Agree to End 'No-Poach' Restrictions

A typical provision in franchise agreements, known as a "no-poach" or "no-switching" clause, prohibits the franchisee from hiring employees employed by other franchisees in the same system. Seven (7) large fast-food franchisors have agreed to...
by Michael C. White July 16, 2018
Events

Issues & Influencers: How State Tax Reform Impacts Business

Date: 6/19/18

Greater Louisville, Inc., 614 West Main Street, Suite 6000 (Boardroom), Louisville, KY 40202

Join GLI for an in-depth discussion of how recent changes to Kentucky’s tax code will impact business and economic growth in Greater Louisville.

Brian A. Cromer June 19, 2018