Robert B. Goldberg
Charleston, South Carolina.
Emory University, B.B.A., First Honors Graduate, 1974.
University of Virginia, J.D., 1977.
Georgia and South Carolina.
State Bar of Georgia;South Carolina Bar.
Rob specializes in Business and Corporate Law, Corporate Finance, Securities Law and Mergers and Acquisitions. 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.
“I have worked with Rob for over 20 years. As a former attorney (with over 25 years of legal experience) I have particular appreciation of Rob's skill and professionalism. He has supported my companies while I served as General Counsel or CEO, and has always delivered sound, valuable, and reasonably priced legal advice. I highly recommend him for any of your business' legal needs.”
“Rob has represented me and my various companies for almost 25 years now. His representation has included private investments, M&A transactions, company formations, negotiating commercial agreements and whatever other business matters which have come up along the way. Rob understands business, and my businesses in particular, is responsive, experienced and does so in a reasonable cost effective manner. Rob is always part of my team in any business transaction. You won’t get anyone better!”
“I have known Rob and worked with him for over 15 years. His practice brought a balance and perspective to our efforts by leaning in heavily during our start-up, legal actions, internal stockholder issues and ultimately through the sale of our closely held business. Rob brought seasoned legal help but also brought an unbelievable balance to business issues. His thought leadership allowed me to count him as a trusted and true MVP. His practical perspective, thoughtful insight, experience and responsiveness were invaluable. He treated me like a Fortune 50 CEO even when we had 5 employees.”
“Rob represented us from incorporation to our successful sale 16 years later. He essentially was our Chief Counsel for all legal matters including customer and vendor contracts, several acquisitions and internal stockholder issues. Rob is smart, dedicated and possesses the highest moral character and integrity. The best attorney with whom I’ve ever worked.”
“Rob has been my go-to legal resource and trusted advisor for more than 30 years. He has represented me in private investments, corporate transactions and M&A transactions, including purchasing businesses out of bankruptcy. He helped me from start-up to successful IPO in two different companies and everything in between. He is highly qualified, has exactly the type of experience I look for and his fees are reasonable. He gets my highest recommendation.”