Walter S. "Walt" Robertson

Walter S. "Walt" Robertson


Stites & Harbison, PLLC

Recognized since 2018

Lexington, Kentucky

Practice Areas

Banking and Finance Law

Commercial Finance Law

Corporate Law

Mergers and Acquisitions Law

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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.

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.

Location

  • 250 West Main Street, Suite 2300
    Lexington, KY 40507-1758

Education

  • University of Kentucky , B.B.A., graduated 2001

Bar Admissions

  • Kentucky, Kentucky State Bar

Affiliations

  • American Bar Association - Member
  • Fayette County Bar Association - Member
  • Kentucky Bar Association - Member
  • Thoroughbred Club of America - Member

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2022 for work in:

  • Banking and Finance Law
  • Commercial Finance Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Mergers and Acquisitions Law

Special Focus

  • COVID-19

Awards:

  • Kentucky Super Lawyers, Rising Star (2015-present)

Asset-backed financing

Serves as counsel to multiple banks and lending institutions in asset-backed financing transactions.

Equine law

  • Serves as counsel to industry leader in Thoroughbred racing partnerships.
  • 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.

Start-ups

Serves as counsel to start-ups and other early-stage companies in capital raising and other corporate organizational matters.

Purchase/Sale of Assets

  • 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.

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