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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
Kentucky
Firm Leadership

Audit Letter Response Committee, Member

Opinions Committee, Member

Escrow Committee, Chair

Lexington Office Recruiting Committee, Member

Management Committee, Member (2018-21)

Memberships
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

Education
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.

Accolades

Best Lawyers in America®, Banking & Finance Law; Commercial Finance Law; Corporate Law; and Mergers & Acquisitions Law (2018-23)

Best Lawyers in America®, Lexington Area Lawyer of the Year for Banking and Finance Law (2023)

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

Robertson Best Law2023
Robertson Best Law LOY2023
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Press Releases

Stites & Harbison, PLLC Lawyers Named to 2023 Best Lawyers® Publications

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Stites & Harbison, PLLC is pleased to announce that 98 of its lawyers are included in the 2023 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America©. Additionally, 11 Stites & Harbison attorneys are named as “Lawyer of the Year” and 19 attorneys are recognized in “Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch,” which recognizes attorneys early in their careers for outstanding professional excellence in private practice in the United States.

by Stites & Harbison, PLLC August 18, 2022
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Stites & Harbison, PLLC Lawyers Named to 2022 Best Lawyers® Publications

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Stites & Harbison, PLLC is pleased to announce that 93 lawyers are included in the 2022 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America©. Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers® has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Additionally, 11 attorneys are named as “Lawyer of the Year” and 14 attorneys are recognized in “Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch,” which recognizes attorneys early in their careers for outstanding professional excellence in private practice in the United States.

by Stites & Harbison, PLLC September 01, 2021
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Stites & Harbison, PLLC Lawyers Named to 2021 Best Lawyers® Publications

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Stites & Harbison, PLLC is pleased to announce that 82 lawyers are included in the 2021 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America©.

by Stites & Harbison, PLLC August 20, 2020
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Best Lawyers in America Honors 75 Stites & Harbison attorneys for 2020

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—The Best Lawyers in America© 2020 has recognized 75 Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorneys as selected by their peers in 49 areas of practice. Forty-three of those attorneys selected have been honored for 10 consecutive years or more.

by Stites & Harbison, PLLC August 22, 2019
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Best Lawyers in America honors 72 Stites & Harbison attorneys for 2019

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—The Best Lawyers in America© 2019 has recognized 72 Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorneys as selected by their peers in 49 areas of practice. Forty-two of those attorneys selected have been honored for 1...
by Stites & Harbison, PLLC August 16, 2018
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Kentucky Super Lawyers honors 51 Stites & Harbison attorneys for 2018

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—The 2018 edition of Kentucky Super Lawyers recently honored 55 Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorneys in the Covington, Frankfort, Lexington and Louisville, Ky., offices. The publication named 39 attorneys to the Super Lawyers list and 12 attorneys to the Rising Stars list.

by Stites & Harbison, PLLC December 11, 2017
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Best Lawyers in America honors 79 Stites & Harbison attorneys for 2018

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—The Best Lawyers in America© 2018 has recognized 79 Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorneys as selected by their peers in 51 areas of practice. The number of honorees increased since last year, 74 to...
by Stites & Harbison, PLLC August 17, 2017
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Kentucky Super Lawyers honors 55 Stites & Harbison attorneys for 2017

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—The 2017 edition of Kentucky Super Lawyers recently honored 55 Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorneys in the Covington, Frankfort, Lexington and Louisville, Ky., offices. The publication named 41 attorneys to the Super Lawyers list...
by Stites & Harbison, PLLC November 22, 2016