Robert C. Emerson is a partner in Goodwin’s Private Equity and Private Investment Funds practices, where he advises private equity firms and their senior management on a wide variety of legal, compliance and business issues.
Rob counsels clients on fund transactional projects, having led numerous secondaries and strategic transactions on both the buy-side and sell-side in connection with portfolio companies, co-investments and sponsor level transactions. In addition, he has significant experience in managing and negotiating strategic relationships, joint ventures, minority sales, spin-outs and innovative co-investment regimes.
In addition to fund transactional matters, Rob is well-seasoned in traditional fund formation activities by having led fundraises for both foreign and domestic based products that scale to over $15 billion in size. As part of this role, he actively counsels sponsors in managing their ongoing governance, structuring and economic arrangements as well as guiding their platforms through the ever-evolving regulatory environment applicable to the private equity industry and registered investment advisors.