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Bob Newmark concentrates his practice in the areas of business and transactional counseling. Mr. Newmark has experience representing primarily closely held businesses and their owners in a range of transactional matters, including mergers and acquisitions, general commercial counseling, joint ventures and strategic alliances, cross-border structuring, and issues arising under federal and state securities laws.  He also counsels business owners and their families on business succession and estate planning, employing highly sophisticated techniques and concepts.  Clients include investment partnerships, private equity firms and financial institutions, and he has considerable experience representing portfolio companies of these firms.  He counsels companies in a number of industries, including manufacturing, finance, nutritional supplements, retail/luxury and telecommunications.

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Newmark was a management consultant with Mercer Management Consulting in Washington, D.C., where he advised Fortune 200 companies on business strategy issues. He also was an associate with another law firm in St. Louis, Mo.

Civic Involvement & Honors

    • Royal Vagabonds Foundation, Corporate Executive Leadership Award, 2017
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Representative Experience

Representative recent engagements include:

  • Advised public company in ~$60 million acquisition of a privately-held branded apparel company staged over a 3-year period
  • Advised nutritional supplement manufacturer in ~$240 million joint venture/acquisition
  • Advised multi-national private equity firm and its portfolio company in connection with ~$70 million refinancing and cross-border restructuring project in the British Virgin Islands and the Netherlands
  • Advised strategic investor in $15 million preferred equity infusion in customer’s business
  • Advised minority shareholders in connection with squeeze-out transaction under Delaware law
  • Advised strategic investor in connection with management of a controlling position in a public company subsidiary
  • Advised strategic investor in complex international joint venture/buyout in the consumer products industry
  • Advised board of directors regarding fiduciary duties in connection with a leveraged recapitalization project
  • Serve as outside general counsel to several industry-leading companies in the nutritional supplements, media and advertising, and consumer products industries
  • Manage internal corporate governance compliance for privately-held manufacturing business with numerous affiliated companies
  • Advised private equity firm in connection with ~$50 million leveraged acquisition of software company
  • Advised family-owned business in connection with sale of control to private equity firm
  • Advised buyer in connection with acquisition of assets through bankruptcy proceeding in section 363 sale process
  • Advised private equity portfolio company and sponsor firms in establishment of complex equity plan for senior management
  • Advised third generation-owned family business in connection with stockholders’ agreement, voting trusts, and management issues
  • Advised family-owned business in bolt-on acquisition to support growth of product lines
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Robert Newmark concentrates his practice in the areas of business and transactional counseling. His practice includes mergers and acquisitions, general commercial counseling, private offerings of securities and other issues arising under federal and state securities laws. Mr. Newmark has particular experience representing financial institutions in connection with mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures of national banks, state banks, and thrifts. He also has experience working with financial institutions on compliance-related matters involving the federal securities laws and banking laws.

Mr. Newmark also advises public companies, closely held businesses (including technology start-ups), venture capital firms and investment partnerships on a variety of commercial and technical matters. Prior to joining the firm, he was a management consultant with Mercer Management Consulting in Washington, D.C., where he advised Fortune 200 companies on business strategy issues. He also was an associate with another law firm in St. Louis, Mo. Mr. Newmark is an adjunct professor of law at Washington University in St. Louis, where he teaches a course on mergers and acquisitions law.

Select Representations

Representative recent engagements include:

  • Advised public company in ~$60 million acquisition of a privately-held branded apparel company staged over a 3-year period
  • Advised nutritional supplement manufacturer in ~$240 million joint venture/acquisition
  • Advised multi-national private equity firm and its portfolio company in connection with ~$70 million refinancing and cross-border restructuring project in the British Virgin Islands and the Netherlands
  • Advised strategic investor in $15 million preferred equity infusion in customer’s business
  • Advised minority shareholders in connection with squeeze-out transaction under Delaware law
  • Advised strategic investor in connection with management of a controlling position in a public company subsidiary
  • Advised strategic investor in complex international joint venture/buyout in the consumer products industry
  • Advised board of directors regarding fiduciary duties in connection with a leveraged recapitalization project
  • Serve as outside general counsel to several industry-leading companies in the nutritional supplements, media and advertising, and consumer products industries
  • Manage internal corporate governance compliance for privately-held manufacturing business with numerous affiliated companies
  • Advised private equity firm in connection with ~$50 million leveraged acquisition of software company
  • Advised family-owned business in connection with sale of control to private equity firm
  • Advised buyer in connection with acquisition of assets through bankruptcy proceeding in section 363 sale process
  • Advised private equity portfolio company and sponsor firms in establishment of complex equity plan for senior management
  • Advised third generation-owned family business in connection with stockholders’ agreement, voting trusts, and management issues
  • Advised family-owned business in bolt-on acquisition to support growth of product lines

Bar and Court Admissions

Missouri, 1994

New York, 2007

United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit

United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri

Education

Washington University, J.D., Order of the Coif, 1994

Princeton University, A.B., 1988

Civic Involvement & Honors

    • Royal Vagabonds Foundation, Corporate Executive Leadership Award, 2017
Read More

Representative Experience

Representative recent engagements include:

  • Advised public company in ~$60 million acquisition of a privately-held branded apparel company staged over a 3-year period
  • Advised nutritional supplement manufacturer in ~$240 million joint venture/acquisition
  • Advised multi-national private equity firm and its portfolio company in connection with ~$70 million refinancing and cross-border restructuring project in the British Virgin Islands and the Netherlands
  • Advised strategic investor in $15 million preferred equity infusion in customer’s business
  • Advised minority shareholders in connection with squeeze-out transaction under Delaware law
  • Advised strategic investor in connection with management of a controlling position in a public company subsidiary
  • Advised strategic investor in complex international joint venture/buyout in the consumer products industry
  • Advised board of directors regarding fiduciary duties in connection with a leveraged recapitalization project
  • Serve as outside general counsel to several industry-leading companies in the nutritional supplements, media and advertising, and consumer products industries
  • Manage internal corporate governance compliance for privately-held manufacturing business with numerous affiliated companies
  • Advised private equity firm in connection with ~$50 million leveraged acquisition of software company
  • Advised family-owned business in connection with sale of control to private equity firm
  • Advised buyer in connection with acquisition of assets through bankruptcy proceeding in section 363 sale process
  • Advised private equity portfolio company and sponsor firms in establishment of complex equity plan for senior management
  • Advised third generation-owned family business in connection with stockholders’ agreement, voting trusts, and management issues
  • Advised family-owned business in bolt-on acquisition to support growth of product lines