Robert B. Heller

Partner at Winston & Strawn LLP

Robert B. Heller

Robert B. Heller

Partner at Winston & Strawn LLP

Biography

Robert Heller has extensive experience with structuring and negotiating domestic and international M&A transactions and strategic joint ventures for both corporate and investment fund clients. In addition to advising private equity funds in connection with their M&A activity, he also represents private equity sponsors in connection with the formation of investment funds and related matters.

Robert also provides tax advice to clients on internal restructuring transactions with a specific focus on rationalizing corporate structures in advance of, or following, large corporate events such as acquisitions or dispositions. He often advises issuers and underwriters in both domestic and foreign capital market transactions. His client experience spans a broad range of industries, including life sciences, financial institutions, sports and media.

Experience

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Prior to joining Winston & Strawn, Robert's representative experience included:

* Represented a private equity firm in the simultaneous acquisition of three portfolio companies of another fund
* Represented a private individual in connection with a $2 billion acquisition of a West Coast NBA team
* Represented a private equity fund in its strategic investment in another fund
* Represented a publicly traded pharmaceutical company in a $2.1 billion acquisition
* Regularly represent pharmaceutical clients in connection with formation of collaborations to develop and commercialize pharmaceutical products.

Some of the experience represented here may have been handled at a previous firm.

Honors & Awards

* Legal 500 US, Tax (2015-2016, 2018)
* Rising Star - Tax, New York Super Lawyers (2011-2013)

Credentials

Robert received a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania in 1995 and a J.D., summa cum laude, from the University of Pennsylvania Law School in 1998, where he achieved Order of the Coif, the Peter McCall Prize for graduating first in his class, The Bernard A. Chertcoff Prize for Taxation, and the John H. Maurer Memorial Prize for Criminal Law. He also served as Articles Editor of the Law Review.

Publications & Speaking Engagements

Publications

* "Recent Developments in the Continuity of Proprietary Interest Requirement," January 31, 2012, District of Columbia Bar Association Taxation Section, Corporate Tax Committee

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Robert B. Heller
Partner at Winston & Strawn LLP
Education
J.D., summa cum laude, Order of the Coif
Class of 1998

The University of Pennsylvania Law School, located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is the law school of the University of Pennsylvania. A member of the Ivy League, it is among the oldest and most selective law schools in the nation. It is currently ranked 7th overall by U.S. News & World Report, and 1st in terms of career prospects by the Princeton Review, a rank awarded also by the National Law Journal based on placement of graduates in top law firms.It offers the degrees of Juris Doctor (J.D.), Master of Laws (LL.M.), Master of Comparative Laws (LL.C.M.), and Doctor of the Science of Law (S.J.D.).

B.A.
Class of 1995

The University of Pennsylvania (commonly referred to as Penn or UPenn) is a private, Ivy League university, located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Penn considers itself the fourth-oldest institution of higher education in the United States, as well as the first university in the United States with both undergraduate and graduate studies.

Memberships
Articles Editor
Prior

The University of Pennsylvania Law Review (Bluebook abbreviation: U. Pa. L. Rev.) is a law review focusing on legal issues, published by an organization of second and third year J.D. students at the University of Pennsylvania Law School. It is the oldest law journal in the United States, having been published continuously since 1852.

Career History
Partner
Current

Winston & Strawn LLP provides legal services. The company's practice areas include antitrust & trade regulations, employment & labor relations, intellectual property, taxation & trusts, and estates. It was founded in 1853 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

Partner
Prior

Covington & Burling LLP provides legal consulting services. They represent clients in litigation, white collar defense, transactional, governmental affairs, international, life sciences and other matters. The firm offers legal services related to intellectual property, international trade, mergers & acquisitions and tax practices. The company was founded by J. Harry Covington and Edward B. Burling on January 1, 1919 and is headquartered in Washington, DC.

Attorney
Prior

Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP offers legal solutions to areas such as capital markets, mergers and acquisitions, credit, insolvency, and restructuring, investment management, tax, and litigation. Based in New York, the company was founded by Francis N. Bangs in 1849.

Political Donations
$2,300
2008

Former President of United States

$500
2008

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May River Capital LLC purchases Kason Corp. from Fifth Street Capital LLC, Baird Capital Partners

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Atkins Nutritionals, Inc., The Simply Good Foods Co. purchase Quest Nutrition LLC from VMG Equity Partners LLC, Voyage Holdings Ltd.

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Boxwood Merger Corp. purchases Atlas Technical Consultants LLC from Bernhard Capital Partners Management LP

Awards & Honors
2018
The Legal 500 United States - Tax Law
2016
The Legal 500 United States - Tax Law
2015
The Legal 500 United States - Tax Law
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