For decades, Stites & Harbison, PLLC has assisted clients in all facets of the gaming industry. Casinos, racetracks, sports betting companies, gaming manufacturers, distributors, gaming executives, and investment entities tied to the industry all rely on Stites & Harbison for sound legal advice and representation. Drawing significant media attention and government interest, the gaming industry is one that is highly regulated, requiring gaming companies and affiliated businesses to understand how best to appropriately navigate regulations and minimize risk.
In the field of Business Services, we regularly advise public and private companies, private equity firms, investment banks, government entities, middle-market companies, individual entrepreneurs, and other institutions in a broad spectrum of business and financial matters.
The attorneys of Stites & Harbison's Environmental, Natural Resources & Energy Service Group integrate their knowledge of complex statutory programs with an understanding of the principles of administrative law, constitutional law, and the common law to provide legal advice on issues that touch air, land, or water.
The attorneys of Stites & Harbison’s Trusts & Estate Planning Group routinely serve clients in a wide range of matters.
Stites & Harbison's Health Care Law attorneys draw on the firm's many years of experience to assist professionals, providers and suppliers in all aspects of the expanding health care industry.
As a full-service group whose practice spans the globe, Stites & Harbison’s Intellectual Property and Technology (IPT) Group counsels and represents both domestic and international clients across the full range of intellectual property including patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, and licensing.
Stites & Harbison attorneys have a thorough understanding of the complex legal issues impacting the sports and entertainment industries on a daily basis. We have worked with everyone from team owners, agencies, sports associations, universities, and players, to record labels, recording artists, television stations, arenas, and stadium facilities.
For nearly 40 years the attorneys of Stites & Harbison have served as trusted advisors to hundreds of fabricated steel industry participants, across the United States and internationally, involved in every aspect of design, detailing, fabrication, and erection of structural steel.
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.
Our attorneys are trusted privacy and information security advisors and advocates. We maintain strong relationships with local law enforcement officials and data breach response vendors to better serve clients by offering proactive advice and quick response in the critical time following a data breach. Whether you are a company needing help or a professional advisor seeking local assistance, we are ready to assist you with your compliance, incident response, or litigation needs.
Stites & Harbison represents a broad cross-section of product manufacturers in regional and national litigation. We are trial and appellate lawyers who focus on defending complex or high-profile lawsuits.
For more than 25 years, Stites & Harbison has handled aircraft-related matters throughout the United States. Representative clients have included aviation manufacturers, parts manufacturers, airlines, maintenance facilities, airports, fixed base operators, and pilots in aircraft-accident and product-liability litigation, both rotary and fixed-wing.
Stites & Harbison's Intellectual Property and Technology (IPT) Group includes more than 20 attorneys, many of whom are Registered U.S. Patent Attorneys. We counsel clients on matters relating to domestic and international intellectual property issues, and assist them in securing domestic and international patent rights.
Stites & Harbison's attorneys provide counsel and advocacy for media clients and businesses regarding First Amendment and related matters.
Stites & Harbison’s Intellectual Property and Technology attorneys represent clients in all types of licensing and technology transfer agreements.
Stites & Harbison's Intellectual Property (IPT) Group handles a wide range of copyright matters. We assist regional, national and international clients in registering and protecting their rights under copyright law, and in enforcing those rights through infringement actions and DMCA "take down" notices.
Stites and Harbison's Biotechnology/Life Sciences Law Group includes highly experienced and dedicated attorneys focused on intellectual property protection of all aspects of biotechnology and life sciences.
In a highly competitive consumer product environment, companies and advertising agencies require experienced legal counsel to review proposed marketing materials. This includes evaluating online content and “social media presence” for potential risk.
Stites & Harbison's Environmental attorneys counsel the health care industry on many types of matters.
Stites & Harbison’s employee benefit attorneys counsel health care clients in matters including COBRA health plans, cafeteria plans, other employee group plans such as VEBAs, and employee fringe benefit plans. Stites & Harbison's employee benefits group helps private-sector, tax-exempt, and governmental employers develop, implement, and maintain qualified pension plans.
We understand the unique and complex challenges and protocols of clinical research and clinical trials.
Federal and state agencies continue to scrutinize health care providers, particularly with respect to certain referral, compensation, and ownership arrangements and other relationship issues.
The attorneys of Stites & Harbison’s Creditors' Rights & Bankruptcy Service Group advise and represent clients in workout negotiations, default and foreclosure and actions in state courts, and in contested matters and adversary proceedings arising under Chapters 7, 11, 12 and 13 of the United States Bankruptcy Code. We also handle creditor defense and bankruptcy litigation.
Our attorneys advise and represent clients in workout negotiations, default and foreclosure and actions in state courts and in contested matters and adversary proceedings arising under Chapters 7, 11, 12 and 13 of the United States Bankruptcy Code.
Our Construction Service Group attorneys draft, review, and negotiate contracts for design and construction, and counsel a wide range of owners, developers, design builders and contractors about those contracts.
Facing increased government scrutiny, both businesses and individuals can find themselves in situations necessitating sophisticated compliance programs to minimize the risk of exposure. The attorneys of Stites & Harbison routinely assist clients in the development and implementation of compliance programs, facilitate cooperation with government regulators across jurisdictions, and when necessary, are poised to handle the most challenging of defenses on behalf of a client in trials, hearings and appeals.
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.
As states continue to struggle to locate additional revenue, state and local taxing authorities continue to pursue taxpayers to make up budget shortfalls. They use a variety of mechanisms, ranging from overly-broad interpretations of state statutes and local ordinances to aggressive, unyielding positions in litigation. Our State and Local Tax (SALT) attorneys are the "go-to" people for SALT controversies in Kentucky.
Stites & Harbison attorneys regularly serve clients in local and regional matters ranging from foreclosure and mechanics liens to federal relocation law. Our litigators have developed particularly strong practices in eminent domain, land title defense, planning and zoning, and litigation involving the preservation of historic properties.
Stites & Harbison has a 150-year history of engaging in litigation involving allegations of professional liability defense or misconduct. And, in recent history, the need for professionals to represent other professionals has never been greater. At Stites & Harbison, we do just that on a daily basis.
Stites & Harbison represents a broad cross-section of pharmaceutical companies and medical device manufacturers in complex and high-profile litigation. For over twenty years, we have provided our clients with sophisticated and experienced trial and appellate counsel at the local, regional, and national level.
Stites & Harbison is well equipped to advise insurers and insureds on a complete range of coverage, regulatory and alleged "bad faith" issues. Our firm's attorneys include a former general counsel and director of market conduct and enforcement for a state insurance department.
Stites & Harbison has a long-standing relationship with a number of major medical malpractice insurance companies. Our firm's attorneys try more than a dozen major medical malpractice claims through their verdict stage every year.
Businesses face ever-increasing government regulation and litigation. Located in three state capitals, and with government and regulatory experience stretching back more than 65 years, the firm combines firsthand knowledge of the regulatory process, a deep understanding of the administrative process, and creative regulatory thinking in representing its clients before regulatory bodies.
Stites & Harbison, PLLC’s attorneys regularly represent franchisors and franchisees in litigation, regulatory and transactional matters.
Stites & Harbison's financial services litigation team offers its clients advocates and counselors with rich experience in a wide variety practice areas.
Stites & Harbison has extensive experience in “trade secret” matters, from developing and implementing protection strategies for both start-up businesses and well-established companies to litigating when disputes arise.
Class actions and multi-district litigation (MDL) are different than traditional litigation. These cases often are textbook examples of bet-the-company litigation.
The skills exemplified by Stites & Harbison attorneys – excellent writing and analysis, and the ability to present matters in an interesting and understandable manner tailored for a variety of audiences – make our attorneys superb advocates for their clients in all aspects of litigation, including post-trial motions and appellate advocacy.
Stites & Harbison has a diverse and talented group of attorneys experienced in antitrust, unfair trade practice, and consumer protection law in both state and federal court. Practicing attorneys include a former investigator for the Federal Trade Commission and a former Commonwealth’s Attorney.
Stites & Harbison has a wealth of ADR experience conducting ADR sessions as either mediators or arbitrators, and in advocating on behalf of clients in the ADR setting. The firm's attorneys mediate and arbitrate all types of disputes.
The firm's lawyers provide legal advice to trade associations and similar organizations on a wide range of topics, including corporate governance and membership, contracts, employment law, benefit plans, tax, code interpretation and enforcement, and antitrust issues.
Stites & Harbison's tax-exempt finance attorneys have served as issuer counsel in connection with the issuance of airport revenue bonds. The firm has also served as industrial revenue bond counsel, company counsel, underwriter's counsel, trustee's counsel or letter of credit bank counsel in numerous industrial bond issues.
Our firm has provided legal support to some of the biggest urban infrastructure projects in the Southeast…and beyond. This includes work at some of the region's busiest airports, including Nashville International Airport, Hartsfield-Jackson International in Atlanta and Louisville International Airport.
With ten offices in five Southeastern states, Stites & Harbison maintains broad experience in financial institutions law. We provide a comprehensive range of regulatory, transactional, and litigation services to our financial institution clients, among them banks, thrifts, securities firms, insurance companies, and other financial services companies.
Stites & Harbison counsels institutional investors with respect to secured and unsecured debt private placements, mezzanine financings, cross-border transactions, asset-backed transactions utilizing trust structures, credit tenant loans, project financings, loan participations, credit enhancement facilities, aircraft lending and securitization of various types.
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.
Stites & Harbison has represented airports and their boards for more than 45 years. We have literally written the book on airport law in Kentucky, and are acquiring a national reputation from our involvement in one of the nation's largest and most complex airport construction and relocation projects.
Stites & Harbison offers clients firsthand knowledge and daily contact with the inner workings of state regulatory agencies and lawmakers in Indiana, Kentucky, Georgia and Tennessee. The firm has offices located in three states' capitals and has a reputation for providing ready access and strong contacts.
On March 30, 2020, Kentucky Senate Bill 150 became effective which addresses numerous issues arising from the COVID-19 state of emergency. Included in that new statute is a provision that for any health care provider who, in good faith, renders care or treatment of a COVID-19 patient during the state of emergency, those health care providers shall have a defense to civil liability for ordinary negligence for any personal injury resulting from that care or treatment or failure to provide or arrange further medical treatment.
Co-Author, Ameena R. Khan, Summer Associate. At the conclusion of a bankruptcy, the court typically enters an order discharging the debtor from personal liability for most pre-bankruptcy debts. This “discharge order” bars creditors from attempting to collect any debt covered by the order from the debtor personally. 11 USC § 524(a)(2).
MEMPHIS, Tenn.—Stites & Harbison, PLLC welcomes attorney Andrew Battle Sanders as Counsel to the firm based in the Memphis, Tenn., office.
In 1984, the Kentucky Legislature enacted KRS 341.407(3), permitting employers, including corporations and partnerships, to represent themselves or be represented by counsel in administrative unemployment proceedings. Thirty-five years later, on April 26, 2019, the Kentucky Court of Appeals declared that law unconstitutional and effectively held that a lawyer must represent corporations and non-natural entities in administrative unemployment proceedings.
This article highlights common, but often overlooked, terms routinely found in construction contracts. Understanding how each clause operates is critical to protecting your rights and interests on every project.
Presentation given by Ian Ramsey and K. Scott Barnhill, P.E., Investigative Forensic Specialists, PLLC at the DRI's Fire Science and Litigation conference in Washington, D.C.
One of the facts of modern life is that you will be the target of scams. Sometimes it's the son of the former defense minister of Nigeria. Sometimes it's someone trying to trick you into paying them money to do something with your trademark.
Stites & Harbison attorney Chrisandrea Turner discusses outside counsel attorney fees at a seminar presented to a live audience at Keeneland Race Track in Lexington, Kentucky.