Whether closing an acquisition of a large business, or providing legal counsel on day-to-day operations, Bob Dockery strives to provide clients with the highest possible level of legal service. His practice centers on corporate and real estate transactions, public and private capital raises and general business advice. Bob has represented clients in a number of complex transactions, including merger and acquisition transactions for both purchasers and sellers, formation of strategic joint ventures, investment transactions for both issuers and investors, and securities transactions, including private placements and underwritten public offerings. He also has significant experience in advising clients regarding secured and unsecured corporate debt and real estate financings. Bob commonly advises companies and their boards of directors and management on corporate governance issues and general corporate matters. He has advised clients in a number of industries, including:

  • Real estate, including multi-family, residential and student housing
  • Resorts and hospitality
  • Healthcare 
  • Technology
  • Chemical manufacturing

His representative transaction experience includes:

  • Corporate and real estate acquisitions and sales, including stock and asset purchase transactions and merger transactions
  • Joint venture formations and related acquisitions 
  • Public and private offerings of common and preferred equity and debt
  • Special counsel to boards of directors or independent special committees in connection with conflict of interest transactions
     

Selected transaction representations include the following:

  • A private healthcare service company in the sale of a controlling interest to a private equity fund through a merger transaction with a total value of $78 million
  • A real estate developer sponsor in the formation of multiple qualified opportunity funds and the related capital raises for the funds, and the subsequent formation of opportunity zone joint ventures with capital partners
  • Multiple private equity fund sponsors in the formation of strategic joint ventures (using limited liability companies and limited partnerships) to acquire real-estate related assets
  • A large provider of home medical equipment and supplies in connection with various strategic acquisitions
  • Public hotel REIT in its $1.2 billion merger with another public hotel REIT
  • lead investor in a private technology company in its investments in common stock and convertible notes issued by the company
  • A private medical device company in multiple private offerings of preferred stock
  • A large chemical products manufacturer in connection with the sale of a line of business and related assets to another large international chemical products manufacturer
  • A private restaurant company in the sale of all of its assets to a national owner of fast-casual restaurants
  • A private specialty chemical producer in connection with its acquisition of a chemical plant and related business from a large multinational conglomerate