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Sustainability & Emerging Technology

  • Sustainability
  • Green Buildings Design
  • LEED Certification
  • Global Warming
  • Renewable Energy Technology
  • Alternative Energy Options
  • Climate Change

These terms are often used in association with a major movement here in the United States and abroad called the "Green Initiative.” This initiative addresses environmental stewardship and social responsibility, and is a rapidly evolving issue, with far-reaching effects that governments and industries are now beginning to seriously address. But it will receive ever-increasing scrutiny in the days ahead.

At Stites & Harbison, we understand the long-term financial impact these issues will have on companies and municipalities for years to come. The Sustainability & Emerging Technologies Group is designed to help our clients interpret what is taking place in this rapidly changing area and identify the opportunities and impact the Green Initiative will have on their businesses.

Our Green Law Approach

Any far-reaching issue requires a multidisciplinary approach. To this end, the Sustainability & Emerging Technologies Group has attorneys from our offices in Georgia, Kentucky, Tennessee, Virginia and Indiana whose experience and knowledge make them qualified to take part in this ever-evolving field of law. These individuals bring their vast knowledge and experience on "Green" issues to the table to the benefit of our clients.

Whether you desire interpretation of new rules or you are seeking out new opportunities, the Stites & Harbison Sustainability & Emerging Technologies Group can help you in the following areas:

  • Business and Corporate Services
  • Energy and Power
  • Environmental Concerns
  • Project Financing Options
  • Real Estate
  • Public Policy Tracking
  • Construction Law
  • Manufacturing
  • Government Incentives
  • LEED Certification
  • Regulatory Issues
  • Litigation Issues

Our group includes attorneys with an understanding of green building practices and principles and the LEED Green Building Rating System standards to design and building projects. Additionally, Stites & Harbison is a member of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).

The Stites & Harbison Sustainability & Emerging Technologies Group is ready to assist you by bringing our experience and knowledge to bear on issues you face in the ever changing landscape of green law and sustainability.

Stites & Harbison is a proud partner in the Law Office Climate Challenge Program, a joint effort of the American Bar Association and the EPA targeted at developing and implementing sustainable business practices in a law office setting.

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Events

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
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
Client Alerts

'Waters of the United States' What Next? Proposed 2019 Trump Administration WOTUS Rule

The latest iteration to replace the 2008 Rapanos Guidance and 2015 WOTUS Rule with a satisfactory definition of Waters of the United States was formally presented to the country on February 14, 2019 when the agencies published the Trump Administration’s Proposed Rule: “Revised Definition of Water of the United States” (“Proposed Rule”).

by William T. Gorton III March 07, 2019
Events

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
Events

28th Annual Business & Industry’s Sustainability & Environmental, Health and Safety Symposium

Date: 3/26/19 - 3/27/19

Sharonville Convention Center, 11355 Chester Road, Cincinnati, OH 45246

The 28th Annual Sustainability and EHS Symposium is the one conference you’ll want to attend. Attendance will give you the competitive edge in meeting today’s complex regulatory challenges and help you manage differently in the changing business world.

Jennifer J. Cave and W. Blaine Early III January 07, 2019
Press Releases

Jennifer Cave Appointed to GLI's Environment and Energy Committee

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Greater Louisville Inc. (GLI) recently appointed Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorney Jennifer Cave as Chair of its Environment and Energy Committee.

by Stites & Harbison, PLLC December 13, 2018
Press Releases

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