Mr. Robert Johnson—a corporate attorney focusing on mergers and acquisitions, and a former Assistant Counsel to the Governor of New Jersey from 2010 to 2012—relies on his corporate training and experience to inform his comprehensive corporate practice. He also has represented clients in negotiations with the New Jersey Department of Banking and Insurance for specific exemptions and obtaining certain licenses.
Helping business clients expand their markets and establish significant presence throughout the region, Mr. Johnson represents public and private companies, commercial banks, and governmental agencies in connection with mergers and acquisitions, stock and asset purchase transactions, securities regulations, corporate governance matters, credit facilities, public finance, contract drafting, cross-border transactions, and general corporate matters.
In keeping with his service to the state of New Jersey, he handles private placements matters for the New Jersey Division of Investment, and he is assisting firm client Rowan University in its complex, high-profile acquisition of the School of Osteopathic Medicine at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey.
In July 2014, the New Jersey Law Journal selected Mr. Johnson among its 2014 “New Leaders of the Bar.” In June 2013, The Network Journal (TNJ), the New York tri-state area’s premier magazine for Black professionals, corporate executives, and small business owners, honored Mr. Johnson with one of its annual “40 Under Forty” Achievement Awards.
Mr. Johnson was responsible for advising Governor Christie on numerous pending legislative and regulatory issues, coordinating with state legislators, department commissioners, and lobbyists to obtain the most comprehensive picture of the matter at hand. He also dealt frequently with the Department of Banking and Insurance, Division of Consumer Affairs, Division of Alcohol and Beverage Control, Department of Military and Veterans Affairs, and State Law Review Commission.
In addition, Mr. Johnson advised the Governor’s press offices on the many media inquiries received, explaining details and providing substantive information pertaining to certain issues in which the press was interested.
- Seton Hall University School of Law (J.D.)
- Thurgood Marshall School of Law
- Rice University (B.A.)
- Leadership Rice Participant
- Academic All-Conference WAC
- 1st Team WAC Men’s College Basketball
- State of New Jersey
- State of New York
- New Jersey State Bar Association
- Banking Law Section
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