Robert J. Stemler is a shareholder with Keesal, Young & Logan. Bob has approximately 30 years of experience as a business/corporate real estate lawyer, culminating in his present transaction-focused practice, which includes corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, real estate transactions, entity formation, corporate finance, commercial transactions, licensing agreements and technology transfers.
Bob counsels companies at all stages of their evolution – from business creation to day-to-day governance, exit strategies, liquidity events and dissolution. He has advised clients in operational, strategic, employment, corporate governance and commercial matters, including business combinations, recapitalizations and reorganizations. In addition, Bob has significant experience structuring and negotiating joint ventures and partnerships as well as secured lending facilities.
Bob is currently serving on the boards of The California Conference for Equality and Justice, FuturePorts, The Long Beach Chamber of Commerce, The Long Beach Community Foundation, The Molina Foundation.
Bob obtained his B.A. degree in 1984 and his J.D. in 1987 from the University of Southern California. Bob was admitted to the California Bar in 1987.
On behalf of clients, Bob has negotiated nearly every form of commercial contract, including employment, licensing, investor rights, registration rights, services and franchise agreements, debt instruments and indentures.
Mergers & Acquisitions
Bob represents buyers and sellers in a broad range of mergers, acquisitions and other business combinations. His clients include both international and domestic clients. Clients rely on Bob’s sophisticated judgment and advice in structuring joint ventures and other strategic alliances.
Real Estate Transactions
Bob handles real estate work on the transactional side, including sales, purchases, leases and property development. Bob takes an integrated approach to offering substantial value, drawing on his experience with the many legal dimensions of the real estate industry, from transactional real estate, to corporate issues, to government relations, to land use and zoning issues and the litigation that can arise from the ownership and management of real property.
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