Overview
Experience
Credentials
Perspectives

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.

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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.

EDUCATION

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

  • Senior Judge

B.S. with high distinction, Indiana University Bloomington, 1981 (Accounting)

  • Beta Gamma Sigma

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

HONORS

  • Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Corporate/Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Recognized by his peers as one of the Kentucky Super Lawyers®
  • Best Lawyers® 2021 Louisville Securities/Capital Markets Law “Lawyer of the Year”
  • Best Lawyers® 2019-2020 Louisville Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) “Lawyer of the Year”
  • Best Lawyers® 2018 Louisville Mergers and Acquisitions Law “Lawyer of the Year”
  • Best Lawyers® 2012 Louisville Securities/Capital Markets Law “Lawyer of the Year”
  • Woodward/White’s The Best Lawyers in America® in the areas of Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law, and Securities/Capital Markets Law, 2007-2021; Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships), 2017-2021
  • “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

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Passed Uniform CPA Examination, 1981

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES AND MEMBERSHIPS

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

CIVIC INVOLVEMENT

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

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).

PRESENTATIONS

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