Partner – Shareholder
Robert began practicing law as a second career. A native of Virginia, he graduated from James Madison University in 1984. He returned to school to obtain his law degree after several years of working in corporate sales and marketing. Robert attended Florida State University (FSU) College of Law, where he graduated in 1995 with High Honors, and was selected to the Order of the Coif. While at FSU, Robert was a member and executive board member of the Journal of Land Use & Environmental Law. Robert has remained active in the College of Law Alumni Association and has served as its president. He is a member of the Florida and District of Columbia Bars, and admitted to practice in the courts of those jurisdictions, as well as the United States District Courts of the Northern and Middle Districts of Florida and the District of Colorado. He is the author of Florida’s Troubled Inland Protection Trust Fund: Common Law Actions as Alternative Remedies for an Innocent Buyer of Contaminated Commercial Land, 11 J. Land Use & Environmental. Law. 139 (1995).
Robert manages the Firm’s growing transaction group, which focuses on dealership mergers and acquisitions, commercial real estate transactions, dealer business planning, dealer succession planning, and business law. Robert has represented automobile, motorcycle, powersports, boat and watercraft, and heavy-truck dealers, and he has been involved in, and the firm has closed over, 700 dealership transactions. These transactions have occurred in over 40 states and run in size from small rural dealerships to large metropolitan market dealerships to multi-line auto mall operations. His working knowledge of the dealership transaction process extends to nearly every automobile brand retailed in the U.S., as well as Harley-Davidson and most of the powersports brands.
Outside the office, Robert enjoys travel, cycling and participating in gravel cycling events, all modes of travel through the mountains, and engaging in other outdoor sports and activities. He is an avid FSU Seminoles and Utah Utes fan.