Best Law FirmBest Law Firm 2016

A full service Southeastern-based law firm representing clients across the United States and internationally, Stites & Harbison PLLC is known as a preeminent firm managing sophisticated transactions, challenging litigation, and complex regulatory matters on a daily basis.  The firm represents a broad spectrum of clients including multinational corporations, financial institutions, pharmaceutical companies, health care organizations, private companies, nonprofit organizations, family-owned businesses and individuals.

The firm maintains 10 offices across the Southeastern region and is able to service the needs of international clients with its memberships in Business Counsel, Inc. and Lex Mundi. Additionally, Stites & Harbison is a member of The Harmonie Group, the national network of top litigation law firms, and is the Kentucky representative to the prestigious Southern Law Network.  The firm is a member of the American Property Tax Counsel (APTC) with membership in the organization limited to the preeminent property tax law firm in each state.

Main Location

400 West Market Street, Suite 1800
Louisville, KY 40202-3352
Phone: 502-587-3400
9 offices

Firm Attorneys

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Mark R. Overstreet Mark R. Overstreet Stites & Harbison, PLLC
Practicing in: Energy Law, Communications Law, Administrative / Regulatory Law
Practicing in: Energy Law, Communications Law, Administrative / Regulatory Law
Michele M. Whittington Michele M. Whittington Stites & Harbison, PLLC
Practicing in: Administrative / Regulatory Law
Practicing in: Administrative / Regulatory Law

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    "Top-Listed" State Awards
    "Top-Listed" in Kentucky in Construction Law with 6 lawyers.
    "Top-Listed" in Kentucky in Bet-the-Company Litigation with 5 lawyers.
    "Top-Listed" in Kentucky in Litigation - Construction with 7 lawyers.
    "Top-Listed" in Kentucky in Patent Law with 2 lawyers.
    "Top-Listed" Metro Awards
    "Top-Listed" in Lexington, Kentucky in Construction Law with 3 lawyers.
    "Top-Listed" in Louisville, Kentucky in Litigation - Construction with 3 lawyers.
    "Top-Listed" in Lexington, Kentucky in Litigation - Construction with 3 lawyers.
    "Top-Listed" in Louisville, Kentucky in Patent Law with 2 lawyers.
    "Top-Listed" in Louisville, Kentucky in Bet-the-Company Litigation with 5 lawyers.
    "Top-Listed" in Frankfort, Kentucky in Administrative / Regulatory Law with 2 lawyers.
    "Top-Listed" in Louisville, Kentucky in Construction Law with 3 lawyers.

    "Top-Listed" State Awards
    "Top-Listed" in Kentucky in Construction Law with 6 lawyers.
    "Top-Listed" in Kentucky in Bet-the-Company Litigation with 5 lawyers.
    "Top-Listed" in Kentucky in Litigation - Construction with 7 lawyers.
    "Top-Listed" in Kentucky in Patent Law with 2 lawyers.
    "Top-Listed" Metro Awards
    "Top-Listed" in Lexington, Kentucky in Construction Law with 3 lawyers.


    AEGON USA Investment Management, Inc.
    AFL Telecommunications
    Air Products and Chemicals (A/P)
    Akebono Corporation
    The Alliance of Community Hospices & Palliative Care Services, Inc.
    American Institute of Steel Construction, Inc.
    Appriss, Inc. formerly Interactive Systems, LLC (d.b.a. The VINE Company)
    Ashland Inc.
    The Beck Group
    Bluegrass Conservancy
    Boston Scientific
    Brown-Forman Corporation
    Caldwell Tanks, Inc.
    Cardiovascular Innovation Institute (CII)
    Center for Technology Transfer and Commercialiation
    Churchill Downs
    Commonwealth Bank & Trust Company
    Commonwealth Land Title Insurance Company
    The Cordish Company
    Corrections Corporation of America
    Delta Dental
    Emerson Electric Co.
    Fidelity Bank
    Fifth Third Bank
    Genscape, Inc.
    Gray Construction
    Greater Louisville Medical Society
    Grindmaster-Cecilware Corporation
    Hoover Precision Products
    Interactive Gaming Council (IGC)
    J.P. Morgan Chase Bank
    KFC Corporation
    Lexington-Fayette Urban County Airport Board
    Life Before Us (d/b/a YO)
    Louisville Ladder, Inc. 
    Louisville Metro Housing Authority
    Louisville Regional Airport Authority
    M.A. Mortenson Company
    Microsoft Corporation
    Pernod Richard USA, Inc. 
    Pizza Hut
    PNC Bank, N.A.
    Purdue Pharma, L.P.
    Reliastar Life Insurance Company
    Republic Bank & Trust Company
    River Fields, Inc.
    Robert Bosch Corporation
    The Sherwin-Williams Company
    Steel Technologies Inc.
    Stock Yards Bank & Trust Company
    Stonestreet Stables, LLC
    United Community Bank
    University Medical Center, Inc.
    University of Louisville, Office of TechnologyTransfer
    The University of Mississippi
    The University of Mississippi Medical Center
    Vanderbilt Minerals
    Vogt Power International
    W.W. Grainger, Inc.
    Wearwell, Inc.
    Yum! Brands

    Client Comments

    "Stuart Campbell is a very fine attorney and I would be pleased to recommend him to anyone."
    "Alfred Joseph is outstanding on all fronts."
    - Stephen Gault
    Stephen C. Gault Co.
    "Mr. Alfred Joseph is very dedicated to providing the best possible service to his clients. He is always responsive to inquiries and questions and is easily available by phone or email. He is very capable and knowledgeable in all aspects of real estate law as a result of several years practice. He is consistently thorough and provides sound legal advice and assistance in all matters."
    - Wavid Wray
    Louisville Metro Housing Authority
    "Throughout our organization, Anne is very well respected for her business-minded advice and construction law expertise. I would put her up against any construction lawyer in the country and feel I had a great chance at success. Gray values its relationship with such an outstanding professional."
    - Scott Parker
    Gray Construction
    "Anne Gorham is the best I have ever worked with in representing the best interests of the airport in construction law, contract development, contractor and consultant agreements, and dispute resolution. She is always very responsive and helps us understand the issues and concerns in layman's terms. She always has our best interest at the top of her list. Anne is also very knowledgeable regarding the Design-Build method of project delivery, and is very active in trade organizations promoting the D-B process. Anne is very easy to communicate with, and is a pleasure to work with."
    - John P. Slone
    Blue Grass Airport
    "Anne Gorham was our joint venture's lead counsel in a very complicated builder's risk matter with a large municipal waste water facility. Anne was always well prepared and logical in her approach. More importantly, she never lost sight of the goal of early resolution of the issue. I would give her the highest marks as a construction lawyer."
    - Bill Ernstrom
    Alberici Group
    "I have worked with Anne for about 10 years. In these 10 years, Anne has represented us in issues related to the subcontractor level and the owner level. Her approach to these issues is always very thorough, thoughtful, and time-sensitive. I cannot recall one instance through the years where Anne has failed to meet a deadline, or meet that deadline with a work product that meets our requirements. Many times, too many, I have called Anne to review a customer contract with less than 24 hours notice. She has always been able to accomplish the task, and accomplish the task pleasantly and with a great attitude. Finally, she is a pleasure to work with and we look forward to another 10 years of business together. "
    "I have worked with Brian for several years on a wide variety of matters and have had consistently great experiences. In addition to being outstanding on general corporate matters and corporate transactions, Brian is an extremely versatile lawyer with a broad experience base. He is a real professional and a pleasure to work with. "
    - Bryan Hudson
    Atria Senior Living, Inc.
    "Brian has exhibited the qualities that I consider essential in my outside counsel. He is highly responsive to my time requirements, creative in crafting solutions and willing to listen to his client. Brian represented my company in a complex property sale. He was always able to meet the time pressures of the transaction. In several instances Brian came up with creative and effective solutions to deal issues that ultimately enable us to consummate the transaction."
    - Kenneth James
    Pernod Ricard USA
    "Brian Cromer is an experienced and knowledgeable commercial transactions lawyer, who works effectively in direct contact with all levels of business management personnel. He is committed to client interests, and exercises excellent judgment in identifying issues requiring higher-level client decision-making. His integrity is without question. "
    "Buck Hinkle is one of the most knowledgeable construction attorneys that I have worked with. He typically knows the law and can advise without hours of research. I appreciate his approach of good common sense and fair resolutions."
    - Stephen Branscum
    Branscum Construction Company, Inc.
    "Buck is a conscientious, thorough, and practical lawyer whose judgment and sound counsel have always served our company well. He has represented us on a number of issues over the years, and he has always done so with the utmost in professionalism and skill. Buck is a pleasure to work with both on a professional level and a personal level."
    - Brad Gordon
    Gilbane Building Company
    "Buck has the reputation of being one of the very best attorneys in Kentucky because he is. His preparation is thorough and his strategies are insightful,effective, and flexible, as circumstances dictate. He is very responsive to his clients' needs and is their advocate in every respect."
    "Buckner Hinkle is very sharp and business minded, but low key and courteous. I appreciate the honest guidance that Buck provides without being overbearing. I also appreciate Buck's interest and knowledge in the industry that allows him to provide practical advice and approaches to issues."
    "Our Healthcare Claims Office uses Carol for a variety of needs related to defending healthcare entities in Kentucky. On defense of primary insureds, she is a skilled trial attorney as she has the ability to relate to a venue specific jury, even on complex cases. Our insureds rely on her for her accessibility and knowledge base. We also use Carol for monitoring cases in which an insured has a high self-insured retention and choice of counsel. Carol is well known in the legal community and is able to work well with various plaintiff and defense attorneys."
    - Jennifer Schmidt
    AIG DBG Healthcare
    "Carol is extremely professional and knowledgeable. She has very strong analytical skills, which enable her to quickly understand and articulate complex medical issues. We always look forward to working with Carol on all of our legal matters."
    - Sally Long
    University of Louisville Hospital
    "Mike Cronan is a very thoughtful resource for our association. He thinks through issues like no one I have ever met and always seems to have a suggestion on how to proceed with any issue. He is one of the greatest resources we have, and I value his counsel on a wide variety of matters. "
    - Patrick Padgett
    Kentucky Medical Association
    "David is an expert in matters involving Structural Steel Construction."
    - John Bailey
    Prospect Steel Company
    "David Ratterman has an excellent grasp of his practice area and provides excellent information of how far and at how much cost is involved to attack a legal issue."
    - Roger Ferch
    American Institute of Steel Construction
    "David has the rare ability to balance a deep and broad range of knowledge and experience in construction issues with the traditional roles of an attorney and counselor; that gives clients a great comfort level. His instinct for figuring out where to devote resources to solve problems created efficient, effective outcomes."
    - David Zalesne
    Owen Steel Company
    "David Nagle is the best there is in intellectual property. This guy knows his stuff and gets it done quickly and more effectively than any lawyer I deal with. I cannot recommend him more strongly."
    - Travis Cox
    Tarter Gate Company, LLC
    "David Nagle is a great lawyer -- very knowledgeable and responsive."
    "Doug takes great interest in understanding our business and working with our insurance companies toward resolutions. He is a genuinely kind and caring person."
    - S. Kay Manning
    YMCA of Greater Louisville, Inc.
    "Mr. Parsons has represented State Bank & Trust Company for over ten years. During that time he has proved to be one of the best attorneys that the Bank could have retained. He is very knowledgeable and well-prepared to answer questions at any time. He is extremely easy to work with and able to make one comfortable with the legal process during a stressful time. His courtroom presence is exceptional and very effective."
    - JoEtta Y. Wickliffe
    State Bank & Trust Company
    "Greg became our attorney a few years ago when we were trying to recover overages from a company that built a hotel for us. From the very beginning prospects didn't look bright, although ultimately we prevailed. When he delivered the news, he was as excited as we were. Since that time, he has continued to represent us. His firm now represents us in other matters. We appreciate Greg and all his efforts."
    "Greg Parsons became involved in our case in the late stages of preparation for trial. I was amazed at the speed with which he familiarized himself with the history of the case. He was able to make the most important strategic points clearer to me during preparation. His calm, respectful demeanor in the courtroom during direct examination was a great source of strength and confidence for me during a very difficult ordeal. I have the greatest respect for Greg Parsons and would highly recommend him."
    "Janet is a pleasure to work with. She has a tremendous amount of health care regulatory expertise and is always available when needed. She clearly takes an interest in her clients."
    "I have retained Joel Beres as a legal council for the last 10 years. Joel is one of the most responsive, effective legal advisers I have ever worked with. He always makes himself available, irrespective of growing demands for his time. He is quick to assess the scope of legal problems and is clear in articulating advice. I trust his judgments, not only because of his legal insights, but also because of his ability to maintain a high regard for business ethics. After moving my company from Kentucky to Oregon, I have continued to retain Joel and his firm as valuable counsel.."
    - David Lundahl
    InsightsNow, Inc.
    "John Tate is one of the best trial lawyers I have worked with."
    "It is always a pleasure to work with Joe Hamilton. He is proactive, thorough, knowledgeable, and bright -- a professional of the highest caliber."
    "Joe is an excellent litigator. He has a thorough understanding of the law and is able to identify essential issues and applicable law and legal theories quickly. More importantly, Joe invests his time and energy to learn about his clients and their business so that he may best apply his legal skill to enable his clients to achieve their business objectives. There are many fine litigators, but there very few skilled litigators like Joe that take the time to understand and appreciate the business context of litigation. I recommend Joe with enthusiasm and without reservation."
    - Jeff Berger
    McBride & Son Homes
    "Julian Bibb is the epitome of legal excellence. He is a most respected member of the community as well as a first-class father, husband, and friend. His passion and compassion is unsurpassed."
    - Gordon Inman
    Fifth Third Bank
    "Julian is not only a Great Lawyer (THE BEST) but also a great person who believes in giving back."
    - Gordon Inman
    First Bank
    "Julian is the ideal banker's attorney because, while naturally having an expected understanding of the law, he also uniquely has a business understanding of lender/borrower situations. I find him to be consistent in bringing business sense into the equation when drafting and negotiating loan documents."
    - Mark Mattson
    CapStar Bank
    "The Land Trust for Tennessee has received only the very highest quality work from Julian Bibb and from his firm. He could not be more effective in moving forward the mission of The Land Trust for the good of our state's communities. He has guided us with impeccable ethics and judgment."
    - Jeanie Nelson
    Land Trust for Tennessee
    "Julian Bibb is the lawyer I feel most confident having represent me in any negotiation. If there is an obstacle to overcome, or a creative compromise needed to be found, I am supremely confident that Julian's years of experience and unparalleled knowledge of Banking Law will provide for the best chance of finding success with my clients."
    - Jason Reierson
    SunTrust Bank
    "Julian Bibb is the best real estate attorney in the Nashville market."
    - Chris Wilson
    Tennessee Bank & Trust
    "Julian is a very bright individual and has a personality that makes him easy to work with. He is excellent in his ability to take complicated documents and help you get a clear understanding of them and your options. As a client I always feel confident when I have Julian on my side."
    "We have worked with Julian Bibb for two decades, both from a banking perspective and the local civic perspective. Professionally, he has always been responsive, proficient, and attentive. As importantly, he is vital to many of the local civic organizations that make our community so special."
    "Julian understands the business side of a transaction as well as the legal side, which helps promote positive, business friendly solutions."
    "Julian Bibb has always had an excellent ability to keep a group focus on the important issues, especially when we have an adverse situation. We always know going into any meeting that we are represented by one of the best attorneys in the industry. I will always have admiration and respect for Julian, not only as an attorney but as a person."
    "Julian is one of the most respected real estate attorneys in Nashville. His expertise and reputation is invaluable during the loan documentation process. Julian truly understands his position in helping the bank to facilitate a client relationship. I appreciate the fact that he has never allowed his fee to stand in between the bank-client relationship."
    "Julian has a keen ability to coordinate relationships, empower others, and delegate while maintaining a lead role. He has exceptional talent to ameliorate conflict, help remedy tough negotiations, and provide solutions and positive outcomes. His non-profit and community contributions are indicatively notable as well. "
    "Julian Bibb does great work for us. He is very experienced, and he cares about his clients. He has great attention to detail, and I would not hesitate to refer any Tennessee matter to him."
    "Marjorie is an excellent litigator, and I would highly recommend her."
    - Karen Hensel
    Baptist Healthcare Systems, Inc.
    "Marjorie Farris is one of my favorite attorneys to work with. She is a very strong advocate for our company whether in court, deposition, or in negotiating settlements. Marjorie writes clearly and effectively, such that I usually have few changes, if any, to make to filing, which saves me time. If I were a teacher, I would give her an "A"."
    "I have worked with Mark for years and have always been pleased and impressed with his representation. I would highly recommend him and his associates."
    - Kimberly Bennett
    Windstream Communications
    "Mark has represented our company in numerous matters for 25 years and has become an invaluable resource and member of our team, particularly in appellate matters. We would not engage him as often as we do if he were not as knowledgeable, responsive, and effective as he is. His commitment to providing the best legal services in such an expeditious way is exceptional. In addition to his legal expertise, Mark is also an excellent resource on strategy and procedure. He has practiced before, and is comfortable in, various venues, including the Public Service Commission, state court, and federal court. He has established himself as a well-respected and credible lawyer with both the "bench and bar." He does it all and does it well. I would highly recommend him."
    - Mary Keyer
    AT&T Kentucky
    "Our company has worked with Mr. Overstreet for several years. He has consistently provided our company with outstanding service. He has displayed great substantive expertise, not only on telecommunications subjects, but also on general commercial and business issues. Mark is very personable, easy to work with, flexible, and innovative in his strategic approaches. His accessibility to our company on a variety of diverse issues has proven to be invaluable."
    - Kimberly Bennett
    Windstream Communications
    "Matt Breetz is awesome. He is personable, knowledgeable, persuasive, and results-oriented. You can trust Matt to get the job done right and at a competitive price."
    - Don Becker
    Yum Brands, Inc.
    "Matthew Breetz is aggressive and committed. He enjoys his craft and it shows."
    - J.P. Kelly
    Triangle Enterprises, Inc.
    "I have worked with Bob Beck for several years and find him to be a pleasure to work with. He brings clarity to the subject, offers strategic alternatives, is very timely in his response, and is extremely easy to work with. He is a lawyer who does not stand in the way of a deal, but works to facilitate a deal. I strongly recommend Bob Beck."
    - Robert Clay
    Three Chimneys
    "Bob has worked with our bank for over 15 years and has provided excellent counsel over a wide variety of commercial issues. He is an astute business person, which means he has a very practical approach to understanding legal matters. He is also personally great to work with, which is why we entrust our very best clients to work with Bob."
    - Lee Hess
    "I have worked with Bob for 15 years, and besides providing great counsel for our company (which is a trade magazine for owners and breeders involved in Thoroughbred racing), he has unique expertise in the business. Bob represents a number of owners and farms in this specialized industry, and they turn to him because he is acknowledged as one of the best in the field. Bob stands out with his impeccable credentials, ethics, and business acumen. When I add in the fact that he is also the most personable lawyer I have ever known, it clearly makes him the best."
    - Mark Simon
    Thoroughbred Times
    "Mr. Beck is extremely knowledgeable and very practical in his approach. He is very efficient in working through issues."
    "Bob has been providing legal services for my bank and my department for over six years. He is not only a very competent and knowledgeable attorney, but also has a deep understanding of the specialty business we deal in. He brings to the table the unique quality of understanding the transaction and how to make it work for the client and the bank. This is very important to the success of closing the transaction. He has, on many occasions, gone above and beyond to make a critical timetable work. Without question, he stands out in his field in our region and in the equine industry."
    "Mr. Ehrhard is outstanding on all fronts."
    - Stephen Gault
    Stephen C. Gault Co.
    "Mr. Ehrhard is also very dedicated to providing the best possible service to his clients. He is very knowledgeable in all areas of Real Estate Law and has always provided very sound and thorough legal advice. He is a very capable attorney."
    - Wavid Wray
    Louisville Metro Housing Authority
    "I have worked with Tom Halbleib more than any attorney with the firm over the years, and we have never come upon a situation where Tom did not know the answer or at least knew where to find the information very quickly. Tom is always willing to literally go the extra mile. During a rare power outage in downtown Louisville, Tom climbed the steps of two office towers to deliver loan documents for execution."
    - Rob King
    Wells Fargo Bank
    "Skip is very knowledgeable and thorough in his practice of real estate law. We have used him for years and value his services highly. Skip is creative and has an innate ability to get the job done, even under difficult and trying circumstances."
    - John W. Campbell, Jr.
    Raskin Holdings, LLC
    "Skip Wild will do his best for his clients no matter the request. I have found him to be responsive, attentive, thorough, and competent. I have found him to lack very little over the 20 plus years he has represented me in matters."
    "Skip Wild has been our real estate attorney for almost thirty years. Throughout that time he has handled our purchases, sales, and refinancing with the utmost professionalism. The information provided by Skip and his firm, Stites & Harbison, is always well-reviewed, thorough and up-to-date. Skip, himself, is personable, widely read, knowledgeable and down-to-earth, especially with his stories about his youth in Mississippi. We certainly appreciate the efforts he has made to insure the success of our firm."
    "I have worked with Skip Wild for over 20 years. His attention to detail is exceptional. He is particularly tuned in to the needs of his clients' position and success as opposed to just "doing another deal"."
    "Bill is the best attorney I've had the honor of working with. His ability to differentiate between legal and business matters is unparallelled."
    - William Leffew
    Commonwealth Bank & Trust Company
    "Bill is about the most responsive attorney I work with. I like it because he answers his own phone, he knows what he's doing, he hits deadlines when we need him to, and he's a person of integrity."
    - Paul Markwell
    J.P. Morgan Securities Inc.
    "William Haden is an excellent attorney. He epitomizes the definition of counselor."
    - Louis Straub
    JPMorgan Chase Bank N.A.
    "Bill is very detailed. He has prompt responses and he puts in the hours required to finish contracts. Bill gives very good advice and he works well with other attorneys."
    - Dawson Horn
    Process Machinery Inc.
    "I am the owner of a 105-year-old family business. When I took over the business four years ago, I went shopping for a lawyer/strategic partner. We interview several attorneys to see who might fit. After eight interviews with various attorneys, William Haden stood a head taller than the rest. This was one of our best moves in building a smart, capable member to our advisory group. Having Mr. Haden as a part of our team, we have successfully overcome some serious, potentially damaging circumstances that could have resulted in our company's downfall. Mr. Haden's advice and leadership in our legal decisions were priceless. He has become a friend and a trusted advisor."
    - Paul Buddeke
    River Road Terminal
    "My company has worked with Bill Haden for over 10 years. As professional advisors go, Bill is one of the most capable, knowledgeable, and customer-driven persons that we have ever partnered with. His strengths include integrity, knowledge, aptitude, problem-solving skills, communication skills, organization skills, and, above all, work ethic. In my mind, he is the complete package. He is a trusted partner to our company who meets commitments and deadlines. His work is complete and well thought out. His communication skills are absolutely the best. This attorney is a no-BS, no-excuses, get-it-done work horse. "
    - David Miles
    Process Machinery Inc.
    "After working with Mr. Haden for several years now, in my capacity as a commercial real estate lender, two working characteristics exemplified by Mr. Haden come to mind. First, Mr. Haden has never missed a deadline or performance criteria. This trait is often overlooked and the word "never" is often overused; however, in the case of Mr. Haden, both are valid. Being able to relay a timetable to a customer and have counsel deliver on the same timetable generates trust and credibility that only enhances my customer relationships. Second, I have never caught Mr. Haden "playing deal." This is a typical knock on attorneys when "business people" are trying to close a deal. Mr. Haden is brief in his analysis of risk and effectively outlines this risk for me to consider on behalf of the bank. In my opinion, this is the best definition of "counsel." It has been an honor and a privilege to work with and be associated with Mr. Haden. "
    - William Leffew
    Regions Financial Corporation
    "Bill and I have worked together for the past six years. His professional demeanor and integrity shine through on every transaction. Bill's knowledge and his command of real estate law have established him as a leader in his field. I enjoy working with Bill because his style enables him to advocate his clients' interest in a passionate manner, but also enables him to provide creative solutions that otherwise could derail negotiations. I believe Bill is a credit to his profession and I feel lucky to team with him on any project."
    - Powell Spears
    Colliers Harry K. Moore
    "My company and another company owned by family members have used Mr. Haden on numerous occasions for many years. His legal services to both companies have been of exceptional quality, creative, and of great value. His direct and to-the-point communications, excellent knowledge of the law, persistence, and patience with us have made him a valuable member of our advisory team. He has gotten us out (and kept us out) of hot water on numerous occasions. Please don't tell him I said he was worth every penny... "
    - Charles Buddeke
    Buddeke Industries, Inc.
    "I have had the privilege of working with Bill Haden for over 15 years. Bill is perhaps the most honest, efficient, thorough, and hard-working real estate attorney I have ever worked with. Having closed over $2.5 billion of commercial real estate loans during the last 20 years, I have worked with numerous attorneys and would place Bill at the top of the list."
    - Gregory Solomos
    Capstone Realty Advisors
    "Bill is an excellent lawyer. He understands that the bank and the client have a common goal and he takes a very logical approach to completing the transaction. He does not get hung up on minor details and always outlines the potential implications of negotiations in a clear manner. In my six years of experience with Bill, he has never missed a deadline."
    - Gregory Buckhout
    Regions Bank
    "Bill Haden is a lawyer of extremely high qualifications. Not only has he guided us through several complicated real estate and financing legal matters, he is also our primary point of contact for all general legal matters, including copyright, trademark, litigation defense, construction, complicated contracts, employment, employee benefits, and many other general corporate law issues. Bill is very responsive; he always returns a call or e-mail right away, usually within minutes. He is resourceful, always quick to involve a member of his firm with the particular expertise that we need. Although he knows the "legal-speak," he explains it in a way that is understandable to laypersons. He's an excellent communicator and every client's dream. "
    - Cynthia Coffee
    Southeast Christain Church
    "Bill has a combination of a mining engineering background, in addition to his legal background. Bill has a thorough knowledge of the regulatory and administrative landscape."
    - Robert Lavitt
    The Travelers Companies, Inc.
    "Bill's knowledge and experience in environmental regulations, natural resource issues, land acquisition, construction, and nonprofit organizations have been irreplaceable assets to our company. His advice is conveyed in terms that are easy to understand. Bill is always available, pleasant, and helpful. The past two years simply would not have been possible without his help!"
    - Janet Bridges
    Riverwoods Environmental Education Center
    "Our Botanic Garden project is long term and complex, with "lots of moving parts" and more committees than sometimes seems manageable - just ask Bill!! He's adept not only at understanding all of those parts, but also at making the appropriate connections between them, while providing exceptional leadership in guiding us through the maze. I've been impressed with his ability to see and explain both sides of an issue - that's very important to us, since our project is based more on partnerships than on "winning" at the expense of another party. That said, he stands his/our ground when he needs to, advocating - and educating - for our project when circumstances require it. We could not have chosen - and the selection process was very competitive - a better attorney to help us with this project."
    - Lindsay Totten
    Horticultural Society of Western Pennsylvania
    "Stuart Campbell is a very fine attorney and I would be pleased to recommend him to anyone."
    "Alfred Joseph is outstanding on all fronts."
    - Stephen Gault
    Stephen C. Gault Co.
    "Mr. Alfred Joseph is very dedicated to providing the best possible service to his clients. He is always responsive to inquiries and questions and is easily available by phone or email. He is very capable and knowledgeable in all aspects of real estate law as a result of several years practice. He is consistently thorough and provides sound legal advice and assistance in all matters."
    - Wavid Wray
    Louisville Metro Housing Authority
    "Throughout our organization, Anne is very well respected for her business-minded advice and construction law expertise. I would put her up against any construction lawyer in the country and feel I had a great chance at success. Gray values its relationship with such an outstanding professional."
    - Scott Parker
    Gray Construction

    Stites & Harbison, PLLC

    Main Location

    400 West Market Street, Suite 1800
    Louisville, KY 40202-3352
    Phone: 502-587-3400
    9 offices


    Chairman of the Firm
    Director of Marketing & Business Development
    Executive Director
    Management Committee
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    Business & Finance Service Group
    Business Litigation Service Group
    Construction Service Group
    Creditors' Rights and Bankruptcy Service Group
    Employment Service Group
    Environmental, Natural Resources & Energy Service Group
    Health Care Service Group
    Insurance Regulatory
    Intellectual Property & Technology Service Group
    Intellectual Property & Technology Service Group
    Real Estate and Banking Service Group
    Torts and Insurance Practice Service Group
    Trust & Estate Planning/Domestic Service Group


    Partners: 120
    Associates: 48
    Other Lawyers: 28

    Practice Areas

    Administrative / Regulatory Law
    Antitrust Law
    Appellate Practice
    Aviation Law
    Banking and Finance Law
    Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
    Bet-the-Company Litigation
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