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Walter S. Robertson

Walter S. Robertson

Walt Robertson is a Member in the firm's Lexington office and a member of the Business & Corporate Services Group.  His practice focuses on equine law, commercial finance, corporate finance and securities, corporate general services and mergers and acquisitions.

Recent Assignments

  • Assisted in the representation of several Central Kentucky Thoroughbred breeding firms in the acquisition of and syndication of thoroughbred horses
  • Assisted in the representation of several banks in the lending of money secured by Thoroughbred bloodstock
  • Counsel to a company that is an industry leader in Thoroughbred racing partnerships
  • Counsel to Thoroughbred breeding and sales farms

Recent News, Articles & Speaking Engagements

  • "Issues For International Sale of Goods," with Robert M. Beck, Jr.,  UK Equine Law Seminar, (presentation and paper), Lexington, KY, May 4, 2017
  • "Legal issues applicable to equine transactions," Horsing Around Equine Update, Kentucky Society of CPAs, November 4, 2015
  • "The Essential Elements of an Equine Sales Contract—From A to Z," The 24th Annual National Conference on Equine Law, Lexington, Ky., 2009
  • "A Day in the Life—Who Are Our Clients and What Legal Issues Arise Every Day for Them," The 22nd Annual National Conference on Equine Law, Lexington, Ky., 2007
  • "Issues in Equine Law," Regular contributor of articles, Thoroughbred Times magazine

Before Stites & Harbison

Walt has a lifetime of experience in the Thoroughbred horse industry, having worked on horse farms throughout school and then going to work for a leading Thoroughbred horse selling company in Eaton Sales and a leading auction company in Fasig Tipton.

More Than Stites & Harbison

Walt is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Kentucky teaching Equine Law in the College of Agriculture.

Professional Accolades

Kentucky Super Lawyers®, Rising Star (2015-17)

Community Involvement

  • Kentucky Horse Park Foundation, Board of Directors
  • Leadership Kentucky, Class of 2015