Robby Stein

Robert J. Stein

Robert J. Stein
New York
+1 212 459 7150
Robby Stein is a partner in Goodwin’s Debt Finance and Private Equity groups. His practice focuses primarily on representing private equity sponsors, their portfolio companies, and other public and private companies in connection with acquisition, venture, and other debt financings.


Robby has extensive experience advising middle-market borrowers, early-stage companies, financial institutions, and other market participants in connection with the structuring, negotiation, and documentation of a wide range of complex and routine domestic and international debt financing matters, including leveraged buyouts, debt commitments, unitranche, first-lien and second-lien term loans and revolving credit facilities, bridge loans, mezzanine financings, venture-debt financings, fund-level financings, asset-based loans, working capital facilities, warehouse facilities, securitizations, factoring and other receivables financings, leasing transactions, recapitalizations, debt restructurings, special situations and workouts, high-yield transactions and general corporate finance matters, both secured and unsecured, and related intercreditor matters.

His work involves a wide array of industries, throughout the US and in international markets, including advertising, biotechnology, business services, cannabis, consumer, digital assets and blockchain, financial services and fintech, food and healthy living, hospitality, leisure and travel, healthcare, industrials, insurance, manufacturing, media, retail, restaurants, security, small business, telecommunications, transportation and technology. He has represented clients in transactions ranging in size from several millions of dollars to billions of dollars.

Professional Experience

Prior to joining Goodwin, Robby was most recently partner and co-chair of the Corporate Finance and Lending Practice at Akerman LLP in New York. Prior to his tenure at Akerman, he was a partner in the Debt Finance Practice at Kirkland & Ellis LLP and an associate at Crowell & Moring LLP. He began his legal career as an associate at Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP.

While in law school, Robby served as Executive Editor for the Columbia Journal of Environmental Law.




Columbia Law School

(Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar)


University of Michigan



  • New York

Recognition & Awards

Robby has been named as the recommended attorney in New York for 2023 by The Banking & Finance Lawyers. He is also listed for Banking and Finance Law as “One to Watch” by The Best Lawyers in America 2021 and as a “Rising Star” in New York for Banking by Super Lawyers Magazine (2013-2022).