Robert M. Steinberg


Bar Admissions

State Bar of California


J.D., Harvard Law School

A.B., Harvard University, magna cum laude

With a reputation among clients as an effective and responsive advocate, Rob Steinberg serves as outside general counsel and transaction advisor to a wide variety of middle-market companies. From formation through exit, Rob has deep expertise in guiding clients through mergers and acquisitions (buy- and sell-side), equity/debt financings and private placements, restructurings, as well as formation and capitalization of early-stage companies. Rob also brings to Elkins Kalt extensive experience in securities law, including assisting publicly-traded companies and their executives on SEC compliance, corporate governance, securities offerings, and compensation and incentive plans.

Rob’s industry expertise is diverse, including technology (software and hardware), consumer products, retail, restaurants and hospitality and financial services. Clients include public and private companies, funds and other investors, financial services professionals, management groups, entrepreneurs and shareholders.

Offering his clear, articulate guidance in often complicated legal problems and sensitive business affairs, clients have turned to Rob for nearly 30 years for trusted counsel regarding all aspects of their business affairs – a partner who is always available, always responsive, and always on-time and within budget.

Career Highlights

Representation of a NASDAQ-listed restaurant company from its formation through its IPO including ongoing representation in securities offerings, debt financings, corporate governance and SEC compliance

Representation of a workforce software company in a $50 million sale to a private equity fund

Representation of a producer of industrial chemicals in its $100 million sale of a division to a strategic buyer

Representation of a producer of branded hair care products in a $250 million sale to a German consumer brands conglomerate

Representation of a frozen seafood products company in a $80 million sale to a private equity fund

Representation of a credit-card processor in connection with a $125 million sale to a public software company

Representation of a private equity portfolio company in numerous acquisitions across the radio and digital media industries

Representation of an NYSE-listed technology company in SEC compliance, over $1 billion on transactions, and a $600 million merger