Robert is a member of HMB’s Business and Finance Group. He focuses his practice on general corporate matters, M&A transactions and debt and equity financing matters.
Partnering with privately-held companies, start-ups, lenders, private equity and other investment vehicles and their associated stakeholders, Robert counsels clients on organizational and capital structure, along with general corporate and compliance issues. He serves as outside counsel for a broad spectrum of entities in various fields, from a multinational company in the healthcare industry to a local non-profit organization in the EdTech field. He also represents high-growth clients in the technology industry on data privacy and protection matters.
Robert’s financing practice focuses on representing start-ups in obtaining financing through equity and convertible debt funding rounds, as well as representing commercial banks lending through more traditional facilities.
Navigating the Unexpected in an Ever-Evolving Environment
Clients rely on Robert for solution-oriented advice that accomplishes business goals while aptly navigating the obstacles that come from an ever-changing legal and regulatory environment.
Indiana University, B.A., English and Political Science
Chicago-Kent, Illinois Institute of Technology, J.D.
United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
The original case was brought in California federal district court in 2017 by a company (hiQ) trying to protect its business of using publicly posted user data on LinkedIn. The California federal district court awarded a temporary restraining order against LinkedIn. This order allowed hiQ to keep scraping data off of LinkedIn’s platform on employees in connection with one of…
HMB represented Ascent in a $19.3 Million Series B Funding Round, led by Drive Capital. Ascent is an AI-driven solution company. Their goal is to help customers automate regulatory compliance by delivering customers regulatory knowledge in the form of a dynamic obligations register. This approach reduces the mundane and error-prone manual efforts of regulatory research and analysis. With Series B…