Member

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

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

Management Committee, Member (2018-present)

Lexington Office Recruiting Committee, Member

Opinions Committee, Member

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

Kentucky Horse Park Foundation, Board of Directors

Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance, Board of Directors

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 I in the College of Agriculture.

Accolades

Best Lawyers in America®, Corporate Law, Mergers & Acquisitions Law (2018-19)

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

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Press Releases

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
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Kentucky Super Lawyers honors 64 Stites & Harbison attorneys for 2016

(image) LOUISVILLE, Ky.—The 2016 edition of Kentucky Super Lawyers recently honored 64 Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorneys in the Covington, Frankfort, Lexington and Louisville, Ky., offices. The publication named 49 attorneys to the Super Lawyers...
by Stites & Harbison, PLLC December 08, 2015
Events

Horsing Around Equine Update

Presented by the Kentucky Society of Certified Public Accountants Overview This event is designed for CPAs and other finance professionals who wish to update their general knowledge about trends and current issues in the equine...
Walter S. Robertson October 30, 2015
Press Releases

Walter S. Robertson, II, elected to Kentucky Horse Park Foundation's Board

LEXINGTON, Ky.—The Kentucky Horse Park Foundation recently elected Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorney Walter S. Robertson, II, as a member of its Board of Directors. Robertson is a Member (Partner) of Stites & Harbison in...
by Stites & Harbison, PLLC October 21, 2015
Press Releases

Walt Robertson selected for Leadership Kentucky's Class of 2015

LEXINGTON, Ky.—Leadership Kentucky has selected Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorney Walt Robertson as a member of the 2015 Leadership Kentucky program. The 51-member class participates in monthly two-day sessions from June through December at...
by Stites & Harbison, PLLC July 10, 2015
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Stites & Harbison promotes 15 attorneys in 2015

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Stites & Harbison, PLLC announced today that 15 attorneys have been promoted within the law firm. Thirteen have been elected to membership and two have been elected to Counsel, effective January 2015. The...
by Stites & Harbison, PLLC January 27, 2015
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Super Lawyers honor Stites & Harbison's Kentucky Attorneys

(image) LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Super Lawyers names 52 Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorneys in the Covington, Frankfort, Lexington and Louisville, Ky., offices for inclusion on the 2015 Kentucky Super Lawyers list and 18 attorneys are named...
by Stites & Harbison, PLLC December 01, 2014