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Robert S. Green is Counsel to the Firm in its New York City office. His corporate practice has run the gamut from representing listed public companies and large financial institutions to small businesses, and from major international mergers and acquisitions to start-up venture capital investments. Of particular interest to Mr. Green is the organization and financing of early-stage enterprises, where, in addition to providing sophisticated legal services, he can contribute a working lifetime of both experience and relationships to "mobilize resources" for the Firm's clients.

After clerking for Judge Harold R. Medina of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, Mr. Green served for five years as a trial attorney in the Appellate Section, Civil Division, of the U.S. Department of Justice, and then entered private practice. He was a founding partner of Green, Sharpless & Greenstein, which merged with Nixon Hargrave Devans & Doyle (now Nixon Peabody) to create that firm's New York Office. He retired after 14 years as a partner of Nixon Hargrave and then served as counsel for five years with Pepper Hamilton and for four years with Wollmuth, Maher & Deutsch.

  • General corporate representation, including advising start-up and early-stage companies in their organization, operations and financings; acting as general counsel and board member of public companies and handling their equity and debt financings, NASDAQ and Stock Exchange listings, reorganizations, recapitalizations, rights offerings, acquisitions and dispositions of subsidiaries, and other corporate matters.
  • Cross border transactions and general representation of U.S. companies abroad and foreign companies in the U.S.
  • Mergers, acquisitions and financings, leveraged buyouts, venture financings, and private placements and public offerings of securities.
  • Representing financial institutions, such as underwriters in public offerings, public venture capital funds, mutual funds and financial services firms, including broker dealers, financial advisory organizations, and merger and acquisition specialists.

Mr. Green graduated from Cornell University as a Phi Beta Kappa in 1948, after serving in the U.S. Navy in World War II. He earned his law degree in 1953 from Columbia Law School, where he was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar. He has written numerous articles on the securities laws, including how to comply with rules governing private placements, public offerings, proxy statements and sales of restricted securities, and on international licensing, immigration and other subjects. A founding director of Citizens for Clean Air and of Art for Refugees in Transition, he also served for twenty years as a trustee of the William Allanson White Institute of Psychiatry, Psychoanalysis and Psychology. He was admitted to the bars of New York, Florida and the District of Columbia, is a Life Member of the American Law Institute, and is listed in "Who's Who in America."