Emory University, B.B.A., First Honors Graduate, 1974.
Law School: University of Virginia, J.D., 1977.
Bar Admissions: Georgia and South Carolina.
Memberships: State Bar of Georgia; South Carolina Bar.
Biography: Rob specializes in Business and Corporate Law, including Securities Law. Rob joined Ellis Funk as a shareholder in 1992. He graduated first in his class at the Emory University Business School in 1974 where he majored in accounting. He passed the CPA exam while still in undergraduate school receiving national recognition for his scores on the exam. Rob graduated from the University of Virginia School of Law in 1977 and taught undergraduate accounting courses while he was there.
Rob performs regular legal services for a relatively small number of clients, in some cases effectively performing the function of in-house counsel. Services performed run the gamut of corporate representation – equity and debt financings, mergers and acquisitions, negotiation of commercial agreements, preparation of stockholder agreements, employment agreements, operating agreements, incentive compensation plans, corporate organizational documents and, for publicly held clients, 1934 Act annual, quarterly and current reports and proxy statements.
During his career, Rob has taken three different airlines public along with other companies. Noteworthy transactions include a half billion dollar public offering of common and preferred stock, negotiation of a billion dollar equipment purchase agreement and mergers involving publicly held companies.
With his business and accounting education and extensive experience of over 30 years of legal practice, Rob is well suited to advise small and larger companies through all stages of their life cycles.