Robert A. Schroeder

Partner

Dallas
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Overview

Through his practice, Rob Schroeder advises clients on domestic and international mergers and acquisitions, as well as other significant corporate and transactional matters. His experience includes providing counsel on private equity buyouts, joint ventures and numerous general corporate initiatives. Additionally, he knowledgeably advises clients on commercial contracts and in addressing fiduciary duties and shareholder rights. Rob applies his thorough understanding of corporate transactions to a broad range of industries, notably the technology, manufacturing, energy, retail and financial services sectors.

A strong negotiator with a clear view of his clients' priorities, Rob combines his attention to detail and results-driven approach to achieve results that align with his clients' overall business goals.

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  • Represented Marriott Vacations Worldwide in the $470 million acquisition of Welk Resorts.
  • Represented family business in acquisition of two construction service companies.
  • Represented founder in establishing virus testing company and establishing international supply agreements.
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Experience

  • Represented Marriott Vacations Worldwide in the $470 million acquisition of Welk Resorts.
  • Represented family business in acquisition of two construction service companies.
  • Represented founder in establishing virus testing company and establishing international supply agreements.
  • Represented family office for various transactions, including acquisitions of portfolio companies, general corporate matters for portfolio companies, restructuring of investments and joint venture formations.
  • Served as counsel to family business that designs and manufactures soft goods and textiles, with retail and wholesale operations in the U.S.
  • Represented an industry leader of manufactured precast concrete structures in its recapitalization by equity fund.
  • Represented a specialty manufacturer of fluid end expendables for plunger pumps and centrifugal pumps in merger with pump manufacturer.
  • Represented a Houston-based concrete supplier in sale to statewide concrete provider.
  • Represented buyer of Texas-based leading provider of regional high-end custom architectural millwork.
  • Represented Canadian private equity firm in first U.S. acquisition, an acquisition of a specialty glass company.
  • Represented a regional hardwood and building materials supplier in sale to a worldwide wholesaler of fastening tools and other construction accessories.
  • Represented an oil and gas equipment manufacturer in acquisition of a Texas-based oilfield equipment manufacturer.
  • Represented international specialty packaging company in acquisition of competitor in the U.S.
  • Represented institutional investor in sale of propane business.
  • Represented a North American coffee roaster, wholesaler and distributor in its acquisition of a tea wholesaler.
  • Represented family office in a variety of private equity investments, including a medical and cosmetic dermatology provider, a veterinary hospital system and a clinical laboratory company.
  • Represented a private equity firm in sale of continuing education solutions provider to a diversified software company.
  • Served as legal counsel to a builder of custom, move-in ready data centers in formulating and executing growth initiatives to develop up to $3 billion in new data center campuses.
  • Represented a builder of custom, move-in ready data centers in the acquisition of Canadian wholesale data center provider.
  • Served as counsel for multiple joint ventures for real estate investment/development firm.
  • Represented founders in establishing real estate investment firm and related joint venture with non-U.S. investors.
  • Represented public real estate firm in dozens of joint ventures and acquisitions.
  • Counseled IT solutions provider in the formation and implementation of a strategic partnership with multinational data center in order to execute cloud and other managed services.
  • Represented North American Datacenter in acquisitions of two ancillary businesses.
  • Advised a national electronics retailer in its sale of over 1,000 U.S. company-owned stores to a large investment firm in a Section 363 process supervised by the court in a bankruptcy case.
  • Advised a subsidiary of a U.S. multinational corporation based in Wichita, Kansas in its acquisition of a regional ethanol business.
  • Advised a developer of solar power and storage systems in the acquisition of a leading provider of in-furnace and post-combustion control technologies.
  • Advised an international communications and information technology company in connection with the sale of its global broadcast communications division to a global private equity firm for $225 million consisting of $160 million in cash, a $15 million subordinated promissory note and up to $50 million in an earnout.
  • Advised the agricultural and environmental science arm of a global enterprise in its acquisition of biotechnology company and its Mexican subsidiary for $425 million (€340 million) plus milestone payments.
  • Advised a leading manufacturer of semiconductor manufacturing equipment in connection with its acquisition of a leading provider of cleaning and surface preparation equipment for $252.5 million.
  • Advised one of the world’s largest engineering, procurement and construction firms in connection with its acquisition of a majority interest in an Oregon-based small modular reactor technology company and subsequent $30 million in further investments and commitments.
  • Advised a U.S. technology company, defense contractor and information technology services provider in its $155 million acquisition of a workflow and analytics solution provider.
  • Advised a U.S. technology company, defense contractor and information technology services provider in its joint venture to develop cloud-computing-based medical image management solutions with a world-renowned teaching hospital and research facility.
  • Represented the telcoms investment arm of a Russian consortium in the $23.8 billion transaction with an international provider of tele, data and media communications services to combine their respective holdings in a multinational telecommunications company and Ukrainian telecommunications company.
  • Advised an integrated marketing company  in its acquisition of the sales and merchandising operations of a Canadian company.
  • Represented non-U.S. investors with their acquisition of a license of technology to assist shoppers, retailers and advertisers with the in-store shopping process.
  • Represented a privately owned and operated Texas grocery store chain in its sale of brand and 37 stores to a grocers' group.

Recognitions and Memberships

Recognitions

  • Texas Super Lawyers "Rising Star" (2013 to 2014)

Memberships

  • State Bar of Texas
  • Dallas Bar Association

Community

  • Dallas Entrepreneur Center Ambassador Program

Admissions

  • Texas

Education

  • J.D., Harvard Law School, 2004
  • M.B.A., Oklahoma City University, 1999, with honors
  • B.S., Civil Engineering, Oklahoma State University, 1992