Robert Dewar focuses his practice on mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, venture capital, private equity, secured lending and general corporate and commercial transactions, with a concentration in international transactions and the senior housing industry.
During his 25-year career, he has regularly been involved in transactions throughout Europe and the United States on behalf of U.S. and European clients involving mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, corporate finance, venture capital and private equity. Before joining the firm’s office in Richmond, Virginia, Bob practiced in Edinburgh, Scotland; London, England; and Warsaw, Poland.
Throughout the last 13 years, he has advised clients on transactions relating to the senior housing industry and, in particular, the acquisition and finance of portfolios of skilled nursing, assisted living and independent living facilities in the United States. He has developed significant experience in a number of industries, including cable television, telecommunications, food production and tobacco. He also has had extensive exposure to the software and technology sectors.
Bob is an active member of Globalscot network and has assisted a large number of companies from his home country of Scotland to establish and develop their business interests in the United States. Following the completion of an Honours degree in law at Edinburgh University in 1984, Bob completed his legal training in Edinburgh and qualified as a solicitor in Scotland in 1986.
He completed a stage training course with the Commission of the European Communities in Brussels, Belgium, before being awarded his masters of comparative law by the George Washington University. In 1990, he was admitted to practice law in Virginia. He was admitted as a solicitor in England and Wales in 1995 and as a member of the District of Columbia bar in 2002.
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