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Robert A. Heath

Partner

P 502-562-7201 F 502-589-0309

500 West Jefferson Street
Suite 2800
Louisville, KY 40202

 

Bob Heath is Chair of the Firm’s Corporate & Securities Service Team.  He concentrates his practice in the various areas of business law, including securities, corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, antitrust and health care law. 

Robert A. Heath

Location

500 West Jefferson Street
Suite 2800
Louisville, KY 40202

Representative Matters

  • Acquisition of Methodist-Evangelical Hospital and formation of Alliant Health System, Inc.
  • Acquisition of Arlington International Racecourse, Inc. by Churchill Downs Incorporated
  • Acquisition of Calder Race Course, Inc. by Churchill Downs Incorporated
  • Acquisition of Fairgrounds Race Course by Churchill Downs Incorporated
  • Acquisition of Admiral Nelson brand by Heaven Hill Distilleries, Inc.
  • Acquisition of Domaine de Canton brand by Heaven Hill Distilleries, Inc.
  • Acquisition of Cohen Fashion Optical by Houchens Industries, Inc.
  • Acquisition of Tampico Beverages by Houchens Industries, Inc.
  • Churchill Downs Incorporated $80,000,000 underwritten public offering
  • Owensboro Medical Health System, Inc. $527,000,000 tax exempt financing
  • Sypris Solutions, Inc. $61,000,000 underwritten public offering
  • Sypris Solutions, Inc. $72,000,000 underwritten public offering

Representative Clients

  • Ebonite International, Inc.
  • Heaven Hill Distilleries, Inc.
  • Houchens Industries, Inc.
  • Kindred Healthcare, Inc.
  • Owensboro Health, Inc.
  • Springstone, Inc.
  • Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association, Inc.
  • Trover Solutions, Inc.

Professional Experience

  • Passed Uniform CPA Examination, 1981

Honors

 Best Lawyers Generic Honor LogoBest Lawyers of the Year Honors LogoBob Heath, SL

“A good listener and seems to be able to get right to the root cause of what is most needed in the situation.”  Sources report that he “goes above and beyond to make sure that the work gets done correctly.”  Chambers USA America’s Leading Lawyers for Business

  • Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Corporate/Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Recognized by his peers as one of the Kentucky Super Lawyers®
  • Woodward/White’s The Best Lawyers in America® in the areas of Corporate Law, Mergers & Acquisitions Law, and Securities/Capital Markets Law, 2007-2017; Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships), 2017
  • "AV" rated in Martindale-Hubbell
  • Recognized as one of the "Top Lawyers" in the areas of Antitrust Law (2013), Business-Commercial Law (2013-2014), Corporate Law (2013-2014), Mergers & Acquisitions Law (2013-2014) and Securities Law (2013-2014) by Louisville Magazine
  • Best Lawyers® 2012 Louisville Securities/Capital Markets Law "Lawyer of the Year"

Education

1984 - J.D, cum laude, University of Michigan, Senior Judge, University of Michigan Law School

1981 - B.S. (Accounting), with high distinction, Beta Gamma Sigma, Indiana University Bloomington

Presentations

Mr. Heath has lectured on various business law and health care issues. 

Publications

  • "Antitrust Law in Health Care Industry," Kentucky Health Law (5th Ed. 2009 UK/CLE).
  • "Antitrust Law in Health Care Industry," Kentucky Health Law (4th Ed. 2004 UK/CLE).

Professional Activities and Memberships

  • Louisville, Kentucky and American Bar Associations
  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • 2005 Inaugural Class of the Healthcare Fellows of the HealthEnterpriseNetwork/Louisville

Admissions

  • All Kentucky state courts
  • United States District Courts for the Western District of Kentucky, Eastern District of Kentucky and District of Columbia
  • United States Courts of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit and the District of Columbia
  • United States Supreme Court

Civic Involvement

  • Active member of Our Lady of Lourdes Parish
  • Board of Directors, Nazareth Home, Inc.

Representative Matters

  • Acquisition of Methodist-Evangelical Hospital and formation of Alliant Health System, Inc.
  • Acquisition of Arlington International Racecourse, Inc. by Churchill Downs Incorporated
  • Acquisition of Calder Race Course, Inc. by Churchill Downs Incorporated
  • Acquisition of Fairgrounds Race Course by Churchill Downs Incorporated
  • Acquisition of Admiral Nelson brand by Heaven Hill Distilleries, Inc.
  • Acquisition of Domaine de Canton brand by Heaven Hill Distilleries, Inc.
  • Acquisition of Cohen Fashion Optical by Houchens Industries, Inc.
  • Acquisition of Tampico Beverages by Houchens Industries, Inc.
  • Churchill Downs Incorporated $80,000,000 underwritten public offering
  • Owensboro Medical Health System, Inc. $527,000,000 tax exempt financing
  • Sypris Solutions, Inc. $61,000,000 underwritten public offering
  • Sypris Solutions, Inc. $72,000,000 underwritten public offering

Representative Clients

  • Ebonite International, Inc.
  • Heaven Hill Distilleries, Inc.
  • Houchens Industries, Inc.
  • Kindred Healthcare, Inc.
  • Owensboro Health, Inc.
  • Springstone, Inc.
  • Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association, Inc.
  • Trover Solutions, Inc.

Professional Experience

  • Passed Uniform CPA Examination, 1981

Honors

 Best Lawyers Generic Honor LogoBest Lawyers of the Year Honors LogoBob Heath, SL

“A good listener and seems to be able to get right to the root cause of what is most needed in the situation.”  Sources report that he “goes above and beyond to make sure that the work gets done correctly.”  Chambers USA America’s Leading Lawyers for Business

  • Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Corporate/Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Recognized by his peers as one of the Kentucky Super Lawyers®
  • Woodward/White’s The Best Lawyers in America® in the areas of Corporate Law, Mergers & Acquisitions Law, and Securities/Capital Markets Law, 2007-2017; Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships), 2017
  • "AV" rated in Martindale-Hubbell
  • Recognized as one of the "Top Lawyers" in the areas of Antitrust Law (2013), Business-Commercial Law (2013-2014), Corporate Law (2013-2014), Mergers & Acquisitions Law (2013-2014) and Securities Law (2013-2014) by Louisville Magazine
  • Best Lawyers® 2012 Louisville Securities/Capital Markets Law "Lawyer of the Year"

Education

1984 - J.D, cum laude, University of Michigan, Senior Judge, University of Michigan Law School

1981 - B.S. (Accounting), with high distinction, Beta Gamma Sigma, Indiana University Bloomington

Presentations

Mr. Heath has lectured on various business law and health care issues. 

Publications

  • "Antitrust Law in Health Care Industry," Kentucky Health Law (5th Ed. 2009 UK/CLE).
  • "Antitrust Law in Health Care Industry," Kentucky Health Law (4th Ed. 2004 UK/CLE).

Professional Activities and Memberships

  • Louisville, Kentucky and American Bar Associations
  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • 2005 Inaugural Class of the Healthcare Fellows of the HealthEnterpriseNetwork/Louisville

Admissions

  • All Kentucky state courts
  • United States District Courts for the Western District of Kentucky, Eastern District of Kentucky and District of Columbia
  • United States Courts of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit and the District of Columbia
  • United States Supreme Court

Civic Involvement

  • Active member of Our Lady of Lourdes Parish
  • Board of Directors, Nazareth Home, Inc.
Robert A. Heath