Robert E. Burwell: Lawyer with Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.

Robert E. Burwell


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Experience & Credentials

Practice Areas

  • Private Equity
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Corporate & Securities
  • Manufacturing
  • Venture Capital & Emerging Companies
  • Retail & Consumer Products
  • Technology, Communications & Media
Contact InfoTelephone: 415.432.6107
Fax: 415-432-6001
University Stanford University, B.A., with departmental honors/distinction, 1991
Law SchoolStanford University, J.D., with distinction, 1994
Admitted1995, California

Professional & Community Involvement

•Co-chair, Stanford Law Society of San Diego (2006 - 2008)
•Member, Stanford Law School Board of Visitors (2006 - 2008)


Rob represents middle-market companies and private equity firms in mergers and acquisitions, equity financings, and other corporate and securities matters. He focuses on retail and consumer companies, with clients that include an international retailer that owns and operates membership warehouse clubs in Latin America and the Caribbean and various branded personal care and lifestyle companies. Before joining the firm, Rob was a partner in the San Francisco office of another international law firm. Prior to that, he clerked for Judge John S. Rhoades of the US District Court for the Southern District of California.


• Quoted in Mintz Levin Adds Latham & Watkins Private Equity Pro in SF, Law360 (03.06.2013)
• Mintz Levin Continues San Francisco Office Growth with Addition of Robert Burwell, (03.06.2013)
• Quoted in Mintz Takes Private Equity Partner from Latham, The Recorder (03.06.2013)


• Co-author, Making “Material Adverse Change” Mean What You Choose It to Mean - Neither More nor Less, Private Equity Alert (04.09.2014)
• Co-author, When a Non-binding Term Sheet Becomes Binding, Corporate & Securities Alert (07.08.2013)

Speaking Engagements

• Panelist, Retail Investment: Adapting to a New Reality?, The 12th Annual Winter Forum on Real Estate Opportunity & Private Fund Investing, Information Management Network (IMN), Laguna Beach, CA (01.22.2015)

Recognitions & Awards

San Diego Super Lawyers: Corporate and Securities Law (2007 - 2010)
Lawdragon Magazine: “500 Leading Dealmakers in America” (2007)

Reported CasesRepresentative Matters: Represented an Australian skincare company controlled by a private equity firm in connection with its $335 million sale to a Japanese buyer; Represented a private equity firm, focused on consumer and marketing-driven growth companies, on its investments in 12 different companies; Represented a private equity firm focused on middle market companies on its leveraged acquisitions of a spring manufacturer and a leading supplier of enterprise software and software as a service (SaaS) solutions for health services providers; Represented an Illinois-based agricultural equipment company controlled by a private equity firm in connection with its $195 million sale to an international manufacturer of outdoor products, industrial and power equipment, and lawnmowers; Represented a mid-sized asset manager in connection with its acquisition of a truck leasing business in Mexico; Represented a music publisher, a private equity portfolio company, in connection with its sale to a leading music rights management company; Represented North America's largest branded seafood company on acquisition matters; Represented a privately held food service company in its acquisition of the franchisor of a global chain of pizza restaurants
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Robert E. Burwell

44 Montgomery Street, 36th Floor
San FranciscoCA 94104


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