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 and other debt financings.





Mr. Stein 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-backed loans, working capital facilities, leasing transactions, recapitalizations, debt restructurings 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 U.S. and in international markets, including business services, cannabis, consumer, financial services and fintech, food and healthy living, hospitality, leisure and travel, healthcare, industrials, insurance, manufacturing, restaurants 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, Mr. Stein 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 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, Mr. Stein served as Executive Editor for the Columbia Journal of Environmental Law.


Mr. Stein is listed for Banking and Finance Law as “One to Watch” by The Best Lawyers in America 2021. He is also listed in New York as a “Rising Star” for Banking by Super Lawyers Magazine (2013-2021).

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University of Michigan



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