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Manufacturing

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 $2.08 trillion to the economy in 2013, 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
  • Restructuring
  • Tax

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.

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Managing IP selects Mandy Wilson Decker to 2019 "Top 250 Women in IP" List

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Managing Intellectual Property magazine recently selected Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorney Mandy Wilson Decker to the 2019 edition of Managing Intellectual Property’s “Top 250 Women in IP.”

by Stites & Harbison, PLLC May 22, 2019
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22nd Annual Kentucky Environmental Permitting and Reporting Conference

Date: 8/14/19 - 8/15/19

Embassy Suites by Hilton Lexington/UK Coldstream, 1801 Newtown Pike, Lexington, KY 40511

Environmental attorney Jennifer Cave will speak at The Kentucky Chamber's environmental conference in Lexington, Kentucky, August 14-15, 2019.

Jennifer J. Cave May 17, 2019
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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
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17th Annual Kentucky Environmental Conference

Date: 3/14/19 - 3/15/19
Time: 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Griffin Gate Marriott Resort & Spa, 1800 Newtown Pike, Lexington, KY 40511

Jennifer Cave will speak at the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce's 17th Annual Environmental Conference held in Lexington, Kentucky.

Jennifer J. Cave February 18, 2019
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Cassidy Rosenthal Elected to Fellowship in Construction Lawyers Society of America

LEXINGTON, Ky.—The Construction Lawyers Society of America (CLSA) has elected Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorney Cassidy Rosenthal as a Fellow in its organization.

by Stites & Harbison, PLLC January 18, 2019
Client Alerts

Supreme Court Settles Age-Old Arbitrability Debate

Many construction contracts designate arbitration as the means to adjudicate disputes which are not resolved through executive negotiation, mediation or some alternate method. Occasionally, a question arises whether the claim falls within the scope of the arbitration clause.

by William G. Geisen January 14, 2019
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Kentucky Chamber Appoints W. Blaine Early, III as Chair of Energy & Environment Council

LEXINGTON, Ky.—The Kentucky Chamber of Commerce recently appointed Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorney W. Blaine Early, III as Chair of the Energy & Environment Council. He will serve a two-year term.

by Stites & Harbison, PLLC November 02, 2018