Rob is a partner in Levenfeld Pearlstein’s Corporate & Securities Group and has been with the firm since its inception.

Rob helps his clients structure, negotiate and close complex business transactions for a variety of matters. This includes company formation, business/strategic planning, mergers and acquisitions, restructurings and recapitalizations, technology, vendor and customer contracts, corporate governance, debt and equity financings, fund formation, and private securities offerings.

In particular, Rob works with experienced entrepreneurs, fast growth companies, and mature companies in the middle market across a variety of industries, including: technology, cloud computing/software-as-a-service, web-based companies, consulting and professional service firms, real estate, consumer services, distribution and manufacturing.

Rob’s areas of concentration include:

  • Mergers and Acquisitions, with a particular focus on sell-side transactions between $5mm and $75mm
  • Growth Equity Investments, Restructurings and Recapitalizations
  • Joint Ventures, Capital Raises and Private Placements
  • Private Investment Fund Formations
  • IT Agreements (consulting, SaaS/"cloud", managed services, outsourcing).
  • Complex Commercial Agreements
  • Corporate Governance and Partnership/Shareholder Agreements

Rob’s representative clients include:

  • Middle market companies (generally $1mm to $200mm in revenue)
  • Portfolio companies of private equity firms
  • Business services and professional services firms
  • Technology companies and enterprise SaaS providers
  • Web-based companies
  • Fast-growing bootstrapped companies and venture-backed startups
  • Sophisticated entrepreneurs
  • Bar Admissions: Illinois, 2008

    Education: Iowa State University, B.A., 1997, Political Science
    John Marshall Law School, J.D., 2008, cum laude

  • Memberships: The John Marshall Law Review
    American Bar Association
    Illinois State Bar Association
    Chicago Bar Association

  • Honors & Awards: Emerging Lawyer in Corporate Finance Law, Mergers & Acquisitions and Securities & Venture Finance, Leading Lawyers, 2015
    -2008 Recipient, Order of John Marshall
    -Member, The John Marshall Law Review
    - Illinois Super Lawyers, 2017 Rising Stars