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.
Group Ownership Issues in the Equine Industry
Speaker, 37th Annual National Conference on Equine Law, Lexington, KY, May 3-4, 2023
Brass Tacks: Legal Services
Global Entrepreneurship Week 2019, Lexington, Kentucky, November 18, 2019
Equine Sales and Use Tax
Chapter: Business Combinations: Non-Tax Considerations
Kentucky Corporation Law, 3d ed. (2018)
Issues For International Sale of Goods
Graduate and Professional Education
2016 Equine Law Update
Legal issues applicable to equine transactions
Securities Laws Issues Applicable to Horse Racing Syndicates
The Nexus between Securities Law and Equine Law Practices
Negotiation Tactics: How to Negotiate So You Don't Lose Your Shirt at the Races
The Thoroughbred Auction Process from Start to Finish
The Essential Elements of an Equine Sales Contract—From A to Z
A Day in the Life—Who Are Our Clients and What Legal Issues Arise Every Day for Them
Serves as counsel to multiple banks and lending institutions in asset-backed financing transactions.
Serves as counsel to industry leader in Thoroughbred racing partnerships.
Serves as counsel to start-ups and other early-stage companies in capital raising and other corporate organizational matters.
Represented the seller in the sale of assets of a regional food service business.
Represented the buyer in the purchase of assets of an international agricultural products business.
Represented the seller in the sale of assets of a nationally recognized wood turning business.
Represented buyers and sellers in the purchase, sale and syndication of Thoroughbred stallions that have won multiple Kentucky Derbies, Preakness Stakes, the Belmont Stakes, Breeders' Cup races, the Dubai World Cup and other Grade I races.
Audit Letter Response Committee, Member
Opinions Committee, Member
Escrow Committee, Chair
Lexington Office Recruiting Committee, Member
Management Committee, Member (2018-21)
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
University of Kentucky College of Law
Minor in History
University of Kentucky
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.
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 (2018-23)
Best Lawyers in America®, Lexington Area Lawyer of the Year for Banking and Finance Law (2023)
Kentucky Super Lawyers®, Rising Star (2015-18)
37th Annual National Conference on Equine Law
Marriott Griffin Gate Golf Resort & Spa, 1800 Newtown Pike, Lexington KY 40511
Attorneys Walt Robertson and Ali Zeitlin will be discussing group ownership issues in the equine industry at the 37th Annual National Conference on Equine Law on May 3, 2023.
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.
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.
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©.
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.
Best Lawyers in America honors 72 Stites & Harbison attorneys for 2019
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.
Best Lawyers in America honors 79 Stites & Harbison attorneys for 2018