Walter S. Robertson

Walt Robertson is a member of the Business & Corporate Services Group. He represents clients in all matters of business including commercial lending, mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, securities regulation and equine law.

Recent News, Articles & Speaking Engagements

Brass Tacks: Legal Services

Global Entrepreneurship Week 2019, Lexington, Kentucky, November 18, 2019

Equine Sales and Use Tax

UK Equine Law Seminar, Lexington, Kentucky, May 3, 2018

Chapter: Business Combinations: Non-Tax Considerations

Kentucky Corporation Law, 3d ed. (2018)

Issues For International Sale of Goods

UK Equine Law Seminar, (presentation and paper), Lexington, Kentucky, May 4, 2017

Graduate and Professional Education

2017 Equine Summit: Developing Tomorrow's Equine Workforce, University of Kentucky AG Equine Program, Lexington, Kentucky, April 26, 2017

2016 Equine Law Update

Horsing Around Equine Update, Kentucky Society of CPAs, Lexington, Kentucky, October 19, 2016

Legal issues applicable to equine transactions

Horsing Around Equine Update, Kentucky Society of CPAs, November 4, 2015

Securities Laws Issues Applicable to Horse Racing Syndicates

15th Annual Saratoga Institute on Equine, Racing & Gaming Law Conference, Saratoga Springs, New York, August 11, 2015

The Nexus between Securities Law and Equine Law Practices

28th Annual National Conference on Equine Law, Lexington, Kentucky, May 1, 2013

Negotiation Tactics: How to Negotiate So You Don't Lose Your Shirt at the Races

University-Industry Demonstration Partnership (UIDP) Annual Meeting, Lexington, Kentucky, October 2012

The Thoroughbred Auction Process from Start to Finish

26th Annual National Conference on Equine Law, Lexington, Kentucky May 4, 2011

The Essential Elements of an Equine Sales Contract—From A to Z

The 24th Annual National Conference on Equine Law, Lexington, Kentucky, 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
Recent Assignments
Bar Admissions
Firm Leadership

Management Committee, Member (2018-present)

Lexington Office Recruiting Committee, Member

Opinions Committee, Member

American Bar Association
Kentucky Bar Association, Equine Law Section, Chair
Fayette County Bar Association
Thoroughbred Club of America
Community Involvement

Kentucky Horse Park Foundation, Board of Directors

Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance, Board of Directors, Executive Committee and Secretary

University of Kentucky National Conference on Equine Law, Planning Committee

Leadership Kentucky, Class of 2015

Before Stites & Harbison

Walt has a lifetime of experience in multiple breeds of the equine industry. Prior to practicing law, he worked as a bloodstock agent for a leading commercial agency specializing in the sale of Thoroughbred horses at public auction and as a bid spotter and announcer for several horse auction companies. During college, he worked on a Thoroughbred horse farm in New Zealand.

More Than Stites & Harbison

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


Best Lawyers in America®, Banking & Finance Law; Commercial Finance Law; Corporate Law; and Mergers & Acquisitions Law (2018-22)

Kentucky Super Lawyers®, Rising Star (2015-18)

Robertson Best Lawyers 2022
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