Rob Fore is a partner in Goodwin's Private Investment Funds group. With over twenty years of experience in the field of fund formation and operations, Mr. Fore advises venture capital funds, buyout funds, funds-of-funds and other private equity funds and their management companies in connection with structuring, formation and operations. He also represents institutional investors in venture capital and private equity funds. Over the course of his career, Mr. Fore has participated in the formation of over 400 domestic and non-U.S. funds.

Mr. Fore's practice also includes representing venture capital funds and private equity funds in their investment activities and has extensive experience in venture capital financings. He also has experience with limited partnerships, limited liability companies, joint ventures, private placements and mergers and acquisitions.

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Mr. Fore’s representative clients include:

  • Cervin Ventures
  • Craft Ventures
  • Founders Circle Capital
  • Gotham Green Partners
  • Leerink Revelation Healthcare Partners
  • Mobilitie, LLC
  • Pinnacle Ventures
  • Rembrandt Venture Partners
  • Saints Capital
  • Tower Arch Capital
  • Translink Capital

Mr. Fore's deal experience includes the representation of:

  • Mobilitie in its $1.1 billion sale of cell tower assets to SBA Communications, a transaction recognized as The Deal Pipeline’s Deal of the Day
  • Various venture capital and private equity funds in direct investments into growth-stage companies
Professional Experience

Prior to joining Goodwin, Mr. Fore was the co-head of the Fund Services practice at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati. He joined WSGR from Banc of America Securities LLC, where he was an investment banker with the technology group focusing on corporate finance.

Mr. Fore also served for nearly eight years as the general counsel to a major bank's world-wide private equity and venture capital businesses. His practice focused on investments by the bank in private equity funds, direct investments in venture-backed companies, subordinated debt investments and equity investments in foreign companies. He began his legal career at O'Melveny & Myers in Los Angeles, where he concentrated on mergers and acquisitions, securities law and general corporate matters.

Outside Activities

Mr. Fore has served on the board of directors and advisory boards of youth baseball organizations in the Bay Area, offering his business and organizational expertise to benefit these all-volunteer organizations. Mr. Fore is a former president of Hillsborough Little League (2013-2015). He previously served as president of San Mateo American Little League from 2009-2011, shepherding that league through a significant reorganization and restructuring to address financial issues and achieve a more youth-centric focus.


Mr. Fore has been selected in several leading publications recognizing outstanding practitioners, including U.S. News-Best Lawyers and Northern California Super Lawyers. In 2017 Mr. Fore was named "Lawyer of the Year" for Private Funds / Hedge Funds Law in San Jose from Best Lawyers. For 16 consecutive years, Mr. Fore has been listed in “The International Who’s Who of Private Fund Lawyers” by Law Business Research (2003-present). He was an editor of the Loyola of Los Angeles Law Review, while attending law school.

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M.B.A., 1999
Kellogg School of Management
J.D., 1988
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles

(Order of the Coif, St. Thomas More Law Honor Society)

B.S., 1985
University of Southern California



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