Robert’s experience includes comprehensive counseling on a variety of corporate law matters across a variety of industries, with clients ranging from individual investors and executives to private equity funds and publicly-traded companies.  Robert takes the time to understand his clients’ goals and takes a practical and responsive approach to achieving them.Robert has guided companies through all stages of the corporate life cycle, from formation to sale. His extensive M&A experience includes complex cross-border transactions, sophisticated for-profit/non-profit joint venture arrangements, leveraged buyouts, minority investments and sales to both strategic and financial acquirers. He has counseled numerous companies on day-to-day corporate matters, including SEC compliance, commercial contracts, debt financing, and the negotiation and drafting of employment agreements and incentive awards.

A 2014 cum laude graduate of the University of Michigan Law School, Robert previously had a distinguished 11-year career as a police officer and was an adjunct professor of criminal justice, as well as an invited speaker and trainer on both the legal and practical aspects of policing.  


Mergers & Acquisitions

  • Significant experience drafting and negotiating all key M&A documents from LOI stage to post-closing integration and management, including shareholder/LLC agreements and other equity documents, as well as board- and investor-facing communications.
  • Deals have ranged from $500K-$300M in size, with significant experience representing both buyers and sellers. Client representations include public companies, middle-market PE funds, family offices, small businesses and HNWIs.
  • Lead attorney on numerous roll-up acquisitions of a Fortune 500 building products supplier, which included coordinating with client’s C-suite and division managers on integration matters.
  • Lead attorney on a Fortune 20 company’s divestiture of a nuclear power facility to a foreign buyer.

General Corporate Counseling

  • Counsel on general corporate matters, including drafting/negotiating agreements with investors, loan/credit facility documents, key commercial agreements, employment/separation and incentive equity documents, commercial leases and settlements of outstanding disputes and litigation.
  • Client industries include, healthcare, manufacturing, construction and a variety of service industries.
  • Significant experience representing both franchisors and franchisees (including in their negotiations with landlords and exits from the franchise model).

Early- and Growth-Stage Corporate Counseling

  • Significant experience counseling both investors and entrepreneurs on early- and growth-stage legal matters, including securities law compliance and negotiating favorable exit/liquidation options.
  • Joint venture arrangements have included debt financing, sophisticated preferred equity waterfalls and convertible securities (including SAFEs), among others.



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

Boston University, M.Sc. Criminal Justice

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, B.S. Psychology

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