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.
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.
LOUISVILLE, Ky.—IFLR1000 has announced that Stites & Harbison, PLLC and attorney James C. Seiffert have been honored in IFLR1000 United States for 2020.
LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Managing Intellectual Property magazine recently selected Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorney Mandy Wilson Decker to the 2020 edition of Managing Intellectual Property’s “Top 250 Women in IP.” This is the sixth time Decker has been honored on this list, and she is the only attorney honored from Kentucky.
LEXINGTON, Ky.—The Boyle County Industrial Foundation (BCIF) Board of Directors recently elected Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorney David Longenecker as a new director. He will serve a three-year term.