Robert L. Bodansky is the managing partner in the Washington, DC office of Seyfarth Shaw LLP and Chair of the firm’s Institutional Investor Practice. His practice emphasizes mergers and acquisitions, alternative investments and real estate transactions. Mr. Bodansky serves as investment counsel to some of the largest public and private pension funds in the country, representing them in connection with their investments in private equity funds, hedge funds, direct equity, separate accounts, club deals, fund of funds and other pooled investments.
Mr. Bodansky’s real estate practice focuses on the sale, acquisition, development, financing and leasing of commercial properties. The investments cover all sectors and include both domestic and off-shore transactions. The emphasis of his M&A practice is the government contractor sector in general and, in particular, those government contractors involved in defense or homeland security.
In the business arena, Mr. Bodansky works with businesses and investors in connection with all manner of commercial and financial transactions. He is regularly called upon to represent companies in connection with mergers, acquisitions, sales and financing (including both traditional and venture capital financing) and serves as outside general counsel to a number of privately held businesses.
He represents U.S. and foreign buyers and sellers. Mr. Bodansky also is involved in the co-location of foreign companies to the United States and in cross-border transactions. His clients include a broad range of local, regional and national businesses, as well as multinational companies operating in the United States, Canada, Europe, the Far East and Latin America.
In addition to his work with private owners and developers, Mr. Bodansky represents public pension funds in their acquisition, disposition and management of real property, and helps them structure joint ventures and other transactions in a way that addresses the tax and other issues specific to these funds. He also represents national and regional office, retail and industrial tenants in their development and leasing of space around the country.
- J.D., George Washington University Law School (1977)
- B.A., Syracuse University (1974)
- American Bar Association
- District of Columbia Bar Association
- National Association of Public Pension Attorneys
- Pension Real Estate Association
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