The United States is experiencing a manufacturing renaissance with activity centered on the development of a lean, advanced manufacturing sector enhanced by evolving efficiencies and a drive to improve sustainability. Economic activity and employment growth continue to rise in the manufacturing industry with manufacturers contributing $2.37 trillion to the economy in 2019, according to the National Association of Manufacturers. Stites & Harbison represents manufacturers in many industry sectors and stands ready to assist in providing needed legal services.
Our clients include some of the world’s leading manufacturing companies including the pharmaceutical, construction materials, metals, medical device, chemical, energy generation, transportation, automotive, food and beverage and technology industries.
We have represented manufacturers throughout the United States in their diverse needs for decades and often counsel management on legal matters including:
- Mergers and acquisitions
- Due diligence
- Commercial contracts
- Intellectual property and technology
- Facility construction, expansion and relocation
- Corporate transactions and financing
- Employee benefits, pensions and executive and incentive compensation
- Employment and labor relations
- Environmental compliance, permitting and enforcement
- Brownfield re-development
- Sustainability and “Green” certifications
- Litigation and dispute resolution
- Affirmative Action
- Real estate
Whether our clients face a regulatory problem, workforce issue, or unique growth opportunity, we take time to listen and understand our clients’ business. From that initial platform, we work to identify the issues concerning and impacting our manufacturing clients. Our attorneys keep up with current and evolving legal issues in their fields and bring that base of information to each representation. Using a multidisciplinary approach to providing legal services allows the attorneys of Stites & Harbison to deliver manufacturing companies with sophisticated, seamless and comprehensive counsel in this evolving and growing segment of our economy.
LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Kentucky Intellectual Property Alliance (KYIPA) names Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorney Mandy Wilson Decker to its Executive Advisory Committee.
As the pandemic begins to ease and everyday life is moving toward normalcy, whatever that may be, the pace of the economy’s resurgence, in the words of Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell, “… is about to accelerate much more quickly than anticipated with output approaching its pre-pandemic level.” Capital investment, especially in distressed economic communities, will be needed more now than ever, to enable for-profits and non-profits to start and grow businesses, accelerate job growth, and lessen economic hardships triggered by COVID-19.
On April 26, 2021, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) officially sent to the White House a long awaited draft of their COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard (“ETS”). Once issued, OSHA’s ETS will be the most concrete guidance regarding COVID-19 received from OSHA to date. It will also provide OSHA the ability to issue citations to employers who fail to comply with the ETS’s requirements.