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Robert P Zinn

Pittsburgh, USA USA Guide 2022 Ranked in 1 departments
Ranked in : Corporate/M&A & Private Equity
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Robert Zinn co-heads the firm's global corporate and transactional group. He is noted for his work across a range of matters including financings, acquisitions and restructurings.
''He is a very smart guy.''
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Bob Zinn is a board-level strategic corporate legal advisor. He provides transactional and interdisciplinary advice on important business challenges and opportunities. Bob's experience includes M&A, financial restructuring (typically out of court), corporate finance (including strategic and venture capital investments, debt financings and public offerings), as well as corporate governance and commercial matters.

Bob’s practice is global and includes private as well as public middle market and large companies, start-ups and other emerging growth companies. He also represents restructuring advisors, investment banks and private equity and other investors in transactions and financial restructurings. Industries served include manufacturing and industrials, technology, metals and mining, financial services (including fintech), healthcare, and events.

Bob has served as lead counsel on hundreds of domestic and cross-border transactions, from very small deals to those valued up to approximately $5 billion. Publicly announced transactions in 2019 in which he was lead counsel include a € 2.25 billion restructuring of a global metals company, a carve-out divestiture of an advanced manufacturing company with operations on four continents, and a $145 million cross-border sale of a leading events industry company.

Bob has particular experience with large family owned enterprises. Working with multiple stakeholders and other advisors, he regularly assists with the design and implementation of needed transitions and navigating challenging business and industry conditions.

Bob has represented numerous operating companies and investors, including private equity and hedge funds, in acquisitions and dispositions of distressed companies, including 363 sales. He has substantial experience in debt and equity restructuring, modification of executive compensation and employment arrangements, disclosure issues, tax planning, fraudulent conveyance, look-through and successor liability analysis and planning, including with respect to environmental, toxic tort and pension funding liabilities, director and officer liability issues, insurance coverage litigation (solely on behalf of companies), related party transactions, and fairness, solvency, and valuation opinions.

Publications

“Fintech Guide Overview,” Chambers & Partners, 2019

FinTech in Canada, Digital Finance Institute; McCarthy Tétrault LLP, 2016

8 (Not So Innocent) Questions to Ask Your D&O Insurance Advisors, NYSE’s Governance Insights Newsletter, 6 June 2016

M&A Guru on What's Driving Deals, Paybefore, Spring 2015

Education

Stanford Graduate School of Business, Advanced Management College

Certificate

0 - 2002

Yale Law School

J.D.

0 - 1982

University of Michigan

B.A.

0 - 1978

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Robert P Zinn

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