Mr. Roberts's experience in corporate finance includes representing public and private companies, including publicly traded REITs, non-publicly traded REITs and underwriters in transactions such as IPOs, follow-on and shelf offerings and 144A offerings of equity and debt securities. He has been involved in raising more than $5 billion in public and private equity and debt capital for the firm's clients. He also has experience in representing public companies in connection with merger and acquisition transactions.
Mr. Roberts has served as ongoing corporate and securities counsel for public companies, primarily focusing on REITs. He has counseled these clients in all aspects of corporate governance and securities law compliance and a wide variety of general corporate and securities matters.
Mr. Roberts is the editor of the REITs Practice Area on The Corporate Counsel.net, an online resource of The Corporate Counsel and The Corporate Executive publications. He is also a member of the American Bar Association.
Mr. Roberts is a former staff member of the SEC’s Division of Corporation Finance. While at the SEC, he assisted registrants in complying with Securities Act, Exchange Act and Sarbanes-Oxley Act disclosure and certification requirements. In addition, Mr. Roberts examined multiple underwritten and non-traded REIT initial public offerings, domestic equity offerings by business services related companies, and underwritten primary ADS offerings by foreign private issuers.
Prior to attending law school, Mr. Roberts was a supervising senior accountant at PricewaterhouseCoopers, where he was a member of the Technology Group.
Mr. Roberts is a certified public accountant.