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Robert C. Hussle

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Kerry Weege
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Education

  • J.D., magna cum laude, Indiana University School of Law, Associate Editor, Indiana Law Review, 1990
  • A.B., cum laude, Wabash College, 1987

Judicial Clerkships

Bar Admissions

  • Georgia
  • New York
  • Indiana

Languages

Overview

Bob Hussle is a partner in Rogers & Hardin’s corporate group and advises private and public companies in their merger and acquisition, capital raising, and securities compliance activities.

Recognized as a top-rated corporate and mergers and acquisitions attorney by Best Lawyers, Super Lawyers and Chambers & Partners, with over 25 years of experience, Bob regularly represents a variety of buyers and sellers in their corporate transactions, including the acquisition or disposition of companies, divisions or assets. These representations for both private and public buyers and sellers have ranged in size from less than $2 million to more than $1 billion, and have taken the form of stock acquisitions, asset acquisitions, mergers, recapitalizations, leveraged buy-outs and other sophisticated forms. His extensive experience also includes public offerings and private placements of both debt and equity securities, venture capital transactions, IPOs, secondary offerings of common and preferred securities, forming investment funds and a variety of other corporate financings.

Bob's experience in both mergers and acquisitions and securities matters provides clients with a single resource for their most significant corporate matters. As the Chairman of the Securities Committee of the Business Law Section of the State Bar of Georgia, Bob has authored a Guide to Registration Exemptions for Capital Raising and regularly advises public companies regarding their disclosure and other reporting obligations.

Representative Experience

  • Representation of NYSE-listed corrugated and consumer packaging solutions company in connection with its acquisition of a number of privately held businesses and in connection with its 144A senior note offering and subsequent registered exchange offer
  • Representation of global enterprise application software and services company in connection with its acquisition of a privately held retail analytics company and other acquisition initiatives
  • Representation of NYSE-listed financial services company in connection with its initial public offering and subsequent registered senior note and secondary offerings
  • Representation of international telecommunications tower company in connection with formation, capital raising and ongoing operations
  • Representation of premier Atlanta-based private equity fund in connection with its acquisition and disposition of a human resources software and services company
  • Representation of Nasdaq-listed telecommunications companies in multiple private placements, raising significant amounts of capital
  • Representation of one of the country’s largest timberland investment funds in connection with its formation and capital raise
  • Representation of Nasdaq-listed telecommunications company in connection with its acquisition of several public companies and the disposition of several operating divisions
  • Representation of large private technology company in connection with its venture capital investing activities
  • Representation of several publicly traded telecommunications companies in connection with their acquisitions of privately held businesses
  • Representation of NYSE-listed steel products company in connection with its senior secured note offering and related exchange offer

Professional & Community Activities

  • Chairman of the Securities Committee of the Business Law Section of the State Bar of Georgia
  • Past Chairman of the Business Law Section of the State Bar of Georgia
  • Past Chairman of the Business & Finance Section of the Atlanta Bar Association
  • Member, Business Law Section of the American Bar Association
  • Member, Mergers & Acquisitions Committee of the American Bar Association
  • Member, Trust Indenture and Indenture Trustees Committee of the American Bar Association
  • Member, Society of Corporate Secretaries and Governance Professionals
  • Immediate Past Board President of Nicholas House, Inc.

Speeches & Presentations

  • Conducted Webinar addressing "M&A Auctions: Successful Bidding Strategies" on January 9, 2015.
  • Moderator at the 33rd Annual Business Law Institute, held October 29, 2014. Mr. Hussle's panel addressed recent securities law trends and disputes
  • Faculty presenter for Strafford Publications' CLE program "M&A Auctions: Successful Bid Strategies" held on January 8, 2015 
  • Program Chair and Moderator of the "Intermediate Securities Law" seminar held on February 20, 2014 for the Business Law Section of the State Bar of Georgia
  • Moderator at the 32nd Annual Business Law Institute, held on October 30th, 2013. Mr. Hussle's panel addressed recent securities law trends and developments.
  • Presented on “Overview of the Georgia Uniform Securities Act” at the October 17, 2008 Georgia Business Law Institute for the Business Law Section of the Georgia State Bar Association
  • Presented on “Special Considerations in Issuing Public Company Stock” at the January 10, 2008 Negotiated Acquisitions seminar for the Business Law Section of the Georgia State Bar Association
  • Chairman of the “Advanced Securities Law” seminar held on March 27, 2009 for the Business Law Section of the Georgia State Bar Association
  • Chairman of the “Basic Securities Law” seminar held on March 28, 2008 for the Business Law Section of the Georgia State Bar Association
  • Chairman of the “Planning for Dispute Resolution in Contracts” seminar held on February 4, 2009 for the Business & Finance Section of the Atlanta Bar Association
  • Chairman of the “Basic Securities Law” seminar held on March 26, 2010 for the Business Law Section of the Georgia State Bar Association
  • Chairman of the "Advanced Securities Law" seminar held on March 25, 2011 for the Business Law Section of the Georgia State Bar Association
  • Program Chair of the 2011 Georgia Business Law Institute held on October 20 and 21, 2011
  • Chairman of the "Basic Securities Law" seminar held on March 23, 2012 for the Business Law Section of the Georgia State Bar Association

Professional Recognition

  • Recognized as 2018 Atlanta "Lawyer of the Year" in Securities/Capital Markets Law
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® - Corporate Law, Mergers & Acquisitions Law, Securities/Capital Markets Law  
  • Listed in Chambers USA - Corporate/Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Listed in Super Lawyers - Securities & Corporate Finance, Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Listed in Georgia's Top Rated Lawyers

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