Attorney Profile:

Robert L. Grossman

Robert L. Grossman: Attorney with Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Biography

Bob Grossman began practicing securities, M&A and corporate law in the firm's Miami office in 1982. With wide-ranging experience taking companies public, acquiring and selling companies, and as a business advisor, Bob brings a practical business-oriented approach to his clients' problems, focusing on accomplishing his clients' objectives effectively and efficiently. He has represented a diverse collection of public and private companies, including companies in the medical device, pharmaceutical, biotechnology, health care, energy and natural resources, technology and software, and communications industries.

Bob is the Co-Chair of the firm's Israel Practice and is a frequent business visitor to Israel. In addition to representing Israeli companies seeking to do business outside of Israel, the firm's Israel Practice Group provides assistance to Israeli and U.S. companies in all legal aspects as well as through introductions to strategic partners.

Concentrations

•Public and Private Offerings
•Mergers and Acquisitions
•Agriculture and Ad-tech
•Pharma
•Israeli Businesses
•Other Diverse Industry Representations

Articles, Publications, & Lectures

Articles

•Quoted, Fast-Paced Health Care Deal Pushed by Greenberg Traurig Team , Daily Business Review, September 20, 2016
•Featured, Tight Timeline Didn't Disrupt Trio in $1.5B Deal, Daily Business Review, May 7, 2016
•Mentioned, 10 Years On, South Florida Dealmakers on Bigger Stage, Daily Business Review, May 7, 2016
•Featured, Greenberg Traurig Trio Fast-Tracks $1.5B Opko Acquisition , Daily Business Review, September 15, 2015
•Mentioned, Greenberg Traurig Guides Opko in $1.47B Buy for Lab Co., Law360, June 4, 2015
•Quoted, Greenberg Traurig Israel Network Paying Off, Jerusalem Post, July 2, 2006
•Mentioned, American and Canadian Institutional Investors, Managing Over $1 Trillion, to Participate in the Annual High-Tech and Venture Capital Conference of the Israel Venture Association (IVA), Forbes.com, May 25, 2006
•Quoted, Law Firm Reaches Out to Startups in Israel, Miami Daily Business Review, November 19, 2002

Lectures

•Panelist, Testing the Pulse of Life Sciences, Israel M&A and Private Equity Forum 2016, Mergermarket Events, Tel Aviv, Israel, November 30, 2016
•Panel Moderator, Preparing for Exit or M&A from the Beginning (Pre-Exit Planning), Medical Start-Up Company - How You Get Selected! Bio-Executive Forum Event, Tel Aviv Stock Exchange Conference Center, Tel Aviv, Israel, June 19, 2016
•Panel Moderator, Biopharmaceutical and Medical Device Licensing, Partnering and Strategic Alliances, Lahav Executive Education, Tel Aviv, Israel, December 15, 2015
•Panel Moderator, Essential Dimensions in Partnering - Goal - Strategy - Target Selection - Doing the Deal, Therapeutic Area Partnerships, Boston, MA, November 18, 2015
•Panel Moderator, Post Due Diligence - A Law Firm's Perspective, BioExecutive Forum Foundation, Tel Aviv, Israel, November 15, 2015
•Panel Moderator, Delivering the U.S. to the World/Business Climates in the United States and Israel, Brothers & Partner, Paris France, September 4, 2015
•Panel Moderator, Exit Strategies in Life Science Companies, BioJerusalem, Jerusalem, Israel, December 10, 2014
•Panel Moderator, Preparing for Exit or M&A from the Beginning (Pre-Exit Planning), Lahav Executive Education, Tel Aviv, Israel, December 8, 2014
•Lecturer, Recent Growth in Transactions in the Israeli Market with a Focus on Life Science and Agriculture - Reasons and Issues, College of Management Academic Studies (COMAS), April 2014

Awards & Recognition

•Selected, Daily Business Review, Top Dealmaker of the Year - Corporate Domestic Category, 2016
•Listed, South Florida Legal Guide, Top Lawyer, 2007-2016
•Listed, Chambers Global, Corporate/M&A (Foreign Experts - USA and Experts Based Abroad - Israel), 2011-2016
•Recognized, BDICoface 2016 (Israel), International Commercial - Outstanding Leaders, 2016
•Recognized, Dun's 100, 2016 (Israel), International Commercial - Prominent Team, 2016
•Recognized, IFLR , Corporate & M&A,Israel, Other Notable, 2016
•Selected, Life Science Star, LMG Life Sciences, 2016
•Listed, Martindale-Hubbell and ALM, 2013 Top Rated Lawyer - Securities Law, 2013
•Team Member, Corporate Board Member magazine and FTI Consulting Inc., one of America's Best Corporate Law Firms, 13th Annual Legal Industry Study, 2013
•Listed, Chambers & Partners USA Guide, Top Corporate/M&A Lawyer in Florida, 2006-2008, 2013
•Member, team ranked as a top corporate law firm in Miami as selected by corporate directors, in the annual Legal Industry Research Study by Corporate Board Member magazine and FTI Consulting Inc. (10th year), 2002-2009, 2011-2012
•Finalist, Daily Business Review, Top Dealmaker of the Year - Corporate (Domestic) Category, 2012
•Recommended, PLC Which Lawyer? Yearbook, 2009
•Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, Florida Super Lawyers, 2006
•Listed, Daily Business Review, South Florida's Top Dealmakers of the Year in Mergers & Acquisitions, 2005
•Recipient, Put Something Back Corporate Award, Eleventh Judicial Circuit and Dade County Bar Association, 2003
•Recipient, Greater Miami Jewish Federation
• Stanley C. Myers Presidents' Leadership Award, 1999
• Robert Russell Leadership Award, 1998
•Listed, South Florida Business Review, Most Effective Lawyers
•Rated, AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5

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Associated News & Events

Press Releases

03.28.17 Greenberg Traurig Attorneys, Practices Recognized by Prestigious Chambers Global Guide

09.27.16 Greenberg Traurig's Robert Grossman and Barry Schindler to Speak at AgriVest Conference in Israel Sept. 27

09.08.16 13 Greenberg Traurig Shareholders Named “Life Science Stars” in LMG Life Sciences 2016 Guide

05.09.16 Four Greenberg Traurig Deal Teams Named Top Dealmakers of the Year by Daily Business Review

03.23.16 Greenberg Traurig Attorneys, Practices Recognized by Prestigious Chambers Global Guide

01.22.16 Greenberg Traurig's Life Sciences & Medical Technology Group Holds Deal-Making Workshop and Networking Reception in San Francisco

11.13.15 Attorneys in Greenberg Traurig's Life Sciences & Medical Technology Group to Present at Therapeutic Area Partnerships 2015 Conference

11.05.15 Greenberg Traurig Represents SciVac Therapeutics in Agreement to Acquire VBI Vaccines

06.09.15 Greenberg Traurig Represents Longtime Client OPKO Health In $1.47 Billion Merger Agreement with Bio-Reference Laboratories

05.15.15 Greenberg Traurig is a Sponsor of the 15th Annual Conference of the Israel Bar Association

Alerts

06.07.16 Life Sciences & Medical Technology Newsletter, Spring/Summer 2016

Areas of Practice (10)

  • Securities
  • M&A
  • and Corporate
  • Life Sciences & Medical Technology
  • Health & FDA Business
  • Technology
  • Media & Telecommunications
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Emerging Technology
  • Global - Israel Practice

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
305.579.0756  Phone
305-961-5756  Fax
www.gtlaw.com/People/Robert-L-Grossman
University Attended:
The Ohio State University, B.A., 1975 Recipient, Esteemed Senior Award; The Ohio State University, M.A., 1979 Recipient, Ohio State University Fellow
Law School Attended:
The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, J.D., with honors, Order of the Coif
Admission:
1978, Ohio; 1982, Florida
Memberships:

Professional & Community Involvement

•Member, Greater Miami Jewish Federation, Yerucham Development Committee, 2007-2013
•Board Member, Board of Directors and Executive Committee
•Chairman, Agency, Day School and Synagogue Campaign, 2003-2005
•Past Chairman, South Dade Branch
•Board Member, Project Interchange, Board of Directors, 2005-2013
•Board Member, Jewish National Fund, Board of Directors, 2005-Present
•Board Member, Children's Bereavement Center, Board of Directors, 2001-Present
•Board Member, Temple Beth Am, Board of Directors, 2003-2005
•Chairman, Executive Institute of Organization for Leadership Advancement in Miami, 2001-2003
•Chairman, South Dade Israel Task Force (formed first Victims of Terror in Israel Fund and developed South Dade Israel Awareness Week), 2001-2003
•Member, Florida Bar, Corporate Law Subcommittee, 1995-1997
•Member, American Bar Association
•Member, Dade County Bar Association
•Past Chairman and Co-Founder, South Dade Jewish Leadership Council
•Past Chairman, National UJA Young Leadership Cabinet, Miami Division
•Past Member, Dave and Mary Alper Jewish Community Center, Board of Directors and Executive Committee
•Past Member, The Beacon Council, Executive Committee

Birth Information:
Cleveland, Ohio, December 20, 1954
Reported Cases:
Significant Representations: Represented a Japanese public technology company in the acquisition of an Israeli technology company for over $200 million.; Representing a leading pharmaceutical company in a $2.3 billion acquisition.; Represented OPKO Health, Inc. in the $1.4 billion acquisition of Bioreference Labs.; Represented Intec Pharma Ltd. in its initial public offering.; Represented Scivac Ltd. in its merger with Levon Resources Ltd.; Representing Scivac Ltd. in its acquisition of VBI Vaccines Inc.; Represented numerous U.S., Israeli and other private life science and technology companies in various private placements.; Represented Orbimed Israel in registered direct investment in BiolineRx, Ltd.; Represented Orbimed Israel in PIPE investment in Red Hill BioPharma Ltd.; Representing Galmed Pharmaceuticals, Ltd. in its initial public offering.; Represented Prolor Biotech, Inc. in its acquisition by OpKo Health, Inc.; Represented Castle Brands, Inc. in an ATM offering.; Represented Glasses Off, Inc. in a reverse merger and private placement pursuant to which the Company went public.; Represented OPKO Health, Inc. in an investment in RXI Pharmaceuticals and the transfer of certain technology and sale of certain assets to RXI.; Represented Israeli pharmaceutical company Immune Pharmaceuticals Ltd. in a reverse triangular merger with EpiCept Corporation, a U.S. and Swedish publicly traded biopharmaceutical company, whereby Immune became a wholly owned subsidiary of, and Immune's shareholders obtained a controlling interest in, EpiCept, which is now known as Immune Pharmaceuticals Inc.; Represented Enlivex Therapeutics Ltd. in various private placements.; Represented Prolor Biotech, Inc. in a public offering.; Represented a mobile virtual network operator (MVNO), a subsidiary of a public company, with its approximately $120 million acquisition of substantially all of the assets and assumption of certain of the liabilities of another MVNO that provides prepaid SIM cards to its customers.; Represented Integrity Applications, Inc. in becoming a publicly reporting company.; Represented an Israeli pharmaceutical company in listing Level II ADRs.; Represented Castle Brands, Inc., developer and international marketer of premium and super premium alcoholic beverage brands, in a private placement (PIPE) of convertible preferred stock and warrants to various investors, including the conversion of various tranches of the issuer's existing debt into preferred stock.; Represented the representative of the shareholders of Beeologics in its sale of all the stock of Beeologics Holdings Limited, a Cyprus entity, and Beeologics, Inc., a BVI entity, to Monsanto Company.; Represented OPKO Health, Inc. (NYSE: OPK) in connection with its acquisition of Claros Diagnostics, Inc. a private company engaged in the development and marketing of medical diagnostic devices.; Represented Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services, Inc. in its acquisition of Securities America and its subsidiaries.; Represented IVAX Corporation in its merger with TEVA Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.; Represented Frost Group in investment in Protalix and in the transaction by which Protalix became a public company.; Represents various life science companies in license and distribution agreements and corporate transactions and matters.; Represents various public companies as outside securities counsel.; Represented UBS in a public offering of Protalix Ltd.; Represented Devcon International Corp. in its acquisition of Adelphia electronic security services assets.; Represented Orthodontix, Inc. and The Frost Group in a reverse merger with and investment into Protalix Ltd. pursuant to which Protalix became a publicly reporting company.; Represented various underwriters in public offerings, including public offerings of Israeli companies.
ISLN:
906842698

Peer Reviews

  • 5.0/5.0
  • A Martindale-Hubbell Peer Rating reflects a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating.

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