Rob advises financial institutions and investors in financial companies on strategic corporate transactions. His practice often involves the implementation of creative solutions to address regulatory, tax, and corporate needs.
Rob has counseled community banks in a number of combinations, including purchasers, sellers, and mergers of equals, as well as branch transactions and asset lift-outs. He has advised on all aspects of numerous bank recapitalizations, including negotiations with preferred equity and debt holders, bankruptcy court protections, capital raising, net operating loss preservation, and regulatory oversight. He also represents bank investors in structuring investments, due diligence, and regulatory compliance matters.
Rob has also regularly advised on the government’s response to various financial crises, including the Trouble Asset Relief Program and the Paycheck Protection Program, representing investors, bank holding companies, banks, and borrowers.