Robert P Zinn

Practice Area Leader - Corporate

K&L Gates Center, 210 Sixth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15222-2613

United States of America

Bob Zinn is a board-level strategic corporate legal advisor. He provides transactional and interdisciplinary advice on important business challenges and opportunities, Mr. Zinn's experience includes M&A, financial restructuring (typically out of court), corporate finance (including strategic and venture capital investments, debt financings and public offerings), as well as corporate governance and commercial matters.

Mr. Zinn’s practice is global and includes private as well as public middle market and large companies, start-ups and other emerging growth companies. He also represents restructuring advisors, investment banks and private equity and other investors in transactions and financial restructurings. Industries served include manufacturing and industrials, technology, metals and mining, financial services (including fintech), healthcare, and events.

Mr. Zinn has served as lead counsel on hundreds of domestic and cross-border transactions, from very small deals to those valued up to approximately $5 billion. Publicly announced transactions in 2019 in which he was lead counsel include a € 2.25 billion restructuring of a global metals company, a carve-out divestiture of an advanced manufacturing company with operations on four continents, and a $145 million cross-border sale of a leading events industry company.

Mr. Zinn has particular experience with large family owned enterprises. Working with multiple stakeholders and other advisors, he regularly assists with the design and implementation of needed transitions and navigating challenging business and industry conditions.

Mr. Zinn has represented numerous operating companies and investors, including private equity and hedge funds, in acquisitions and dispositions of distressed companies, including 363 sales. He has substantial experience in debt and equity restructuring, modification of executive compensation and employment arrangements, disclosure issues, tax planning, fraudulent conveyance, look-through and successor liability analysis and planning, including with respect to environmental, toxic tort and pension funding liabilities, director and officer liability issues, insurance coverage litigation (solely on behalf of companies), related party transactions, and fairness, solvency, and valuation opinions.

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