Rob Klingler regularly counsels financial institutions, with an emphasis on mergers and acquisitions, capital raisings, regulatory compliance and securities law issues. He advises community banks, as well as their officers, directors and investors, concerning strategic corporate transactions.
Mr. Klingler has served as the lead attorney on numerous merger and acquisition transactions, as well as branch transactions, representing both purchasers and sellers. His active transactional practice significantly contributes to Bryan Cave’s position on the top of the SNL league tables for Financial Institutions M&A. Mr. Klingler has advised on all aspects of numerous bank recapitalizations, including negotiations with preferred equity and debt holders, bankruptcy court protections, capital raising, and regulatory oversight. He also represents bank investors in both due diligence and regulatory compliance matters.
Mr. Klingler also advises public companies, including those listed on the New York Stock Exchange and the NASDAQ Stock Market, as well as private companies, on a wide variety of securities-related issues, including raising capital, the preparation and filing of annual, quarterly and current reports, Section 16 compliance, proxy solicitations and going private transactions.
He is the founder and principal editor of BankBryanCave.com, Bryan Cave's legal blog focused on banking law issues for community banks, and co-host of The Bank Account, Bryan Cave's podcast on banking law issues.
Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Klingler was an assistant coach of the University of Florida Speech and Debate Team. He initiated the University of Florida's parliamentary debate program and led it to national prominence.