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Robert S. Bick

Practice areas:

Business, Mergers & Acquisitions, Contracts & Agreements, Corporate & Incorporation

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Representative Transactions:

Sale of equity interests in a National Basketball Association team and sports arena to a U.S. based private equity group.

Sale of U.S. based aerospace tooling manufacturing companies to U.K. based publicly traded company.

Recapitalization and acquisition of controlling interest in U.S. based publicly traded company by European based private equity group.

Acquisition of division of NYSE listed company engaged in the business of manufacturing and selling medical products and devices.

Sale of equity interests in affiliated group of companies engaged in the business of owning and operating manufactured housing communities located throughout U.S. to publicly traded REIT.

Recapitalization of NASDAQ listed financial services company engaged in the business of providing and servicing loans used to finance commercial real estate and manufactured homes.

Sale of software licensing company to NASDAQ listed software licensing and networking company.

Sale of equity interests in a food industry equipment manufacturing company with world-wide operations to strategic buyer.

Recapitalization and refinancing of affiliated companies engaged in the business of inter-coastal oil barging.

Sale of regional industrial roofing companies to roofing industry consolidator in roll-up transaction.

Acquisition of manufacturer and distributor of aluminum extrusions with national operations by private equity group.

Sale of equity interests in manufacturer and distributor of optical lens and optical lens coatings to publicly traded strategic buyer.

Recapitalization and financing of automotive leather supplier with international operations.

Recapitalization and acquisition of controlling interest in U.S. based machine tool manufacturing company by China based equipment manufacturing company with world-wide operations.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1986

  1. Business: 40%
    28 years
  2. Mergers & Acquisitions: 30%
    28 years
  3. Corporate & Incorporation: 15%
    28 years
  4. Contracts & Agreements: 15%
    28 years

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Contact Info

380 N Old Woodward Ave Ste 300
Birmingham, MI, 48009

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
MIActive And In Good Standing198606/27/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Michigan SuperLawyers - Business Law and Corporate LawThompson Reuters2013
Top Lawyers in Metro Detroit - Business, Corporate and M&A LawDBusiness2013
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2013
Top Lawyers in Metro Detroit - Business Law and Corporate LawDBusiness2012
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2012
Michigan SuperLawyers - Business Law and Corporate LawThompson Reuters2012
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2011
Michigan SuperLawyers - Business Law and Corporate LawLaw & Politics Magazine2011
Top Lawyers in Metro Detroit - Business Law and Corporate LawDBusienss2011
Top Lawyers in Metro Detroit - Business Law and Corporate LawDBusiness2010
Michigan SuperLawyers - Business Law and Corporate LawLaw and Politics Magazine2010
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2010
Top Lawyers in Metro Detroit - Business Law and Corporate LawDBusiness2009
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2009
Michigan SuperLawyers - Busienss Law and Corporate LawLaw and Politics Magazine2009
Deal Maker of the Year (Europe) - (Co-Recipient)M&A Advisor2009
U.S. Cross-Border Deal of the Year - (Co-Recipient)M&A Advisor2009
Michigan SuperLawyers - Busienss Law and Corporate LawLaw and Politics Magazine2008
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2008
Michigan SuperLawyers - Business Law and Corporate LawLaw and Politics Magazine2007
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2007
Financing Transaction of the Year (Mixed) - (Finalist)M&A Advisor2006

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Shareholder and Corporate OfficerWilliams, Williams Rattner & Plunkett, P.C.1988 - Present

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Anti-Defamation League, Detroit Regional OfficeMember, Board of Directors and Executive Committee2010 - 2012
Association for Corporate GrowthCo-Chair, ACG Cup Competition - University of Michigan2009 - Present
Association for Corporate GrowthJudge, ACG Cup Competition - University of Michigan2009 - 2009
Oakland County Bar FoundationFellow2009 - Present
American Jewish Committee, Detroit Regional OfficeMember, Board of Directors2009 - 2012
American Bar AssociationMember, Committee on Venture Capital and Private Equity1996 - 2000
American Bar AssociationMember, Committee on Mergers & Acquisitons1996 - 2000
American Arbitration AssociationMember, Board of Arbitrators1991 - 1998
National Association of Securities DealersMember, Board of Arbitrators1989 - 1999
Oakland County Bar AssociationMember, Continuing Legal Education Committee1988 - 1990
State Bar of MichiganMember, Corporate Laws Subcommittee1988 - 1990
Oakland County Bar AssociationMember, Busienss Law Committee1986 - 1996
State Bar of MichiganMember, Business Law Section1986 - Present
Financial Management Association National Honor SociatyMember1986 - 1987
The Student Conservation AssociationParticipant, Yosemite National Park1979 - 1979

Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
Michigan Bar Journal (reprinted in Laches)Insider Guarantees: Emerging Theories of Preference Recoveries1991
Michigan Bar JournalCOBRA Revisited: IRS Regulations Shed New Light on COBRA Requirements1988
Michigan Bar JournalThe Effect of COBRA on Group Health Plans1987

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Michigan Law SchoolCorporate LawJD1986
University of Michigan - Stephen M. Ross School of BusinessFinanceBBA, with Distinction1983