Robert F. (“Bob”) Dow is a Shareholder in Maynard Cooper's Corporate, Securities and Tax Practice Group.
A seasoned securities attorney, Bob brings to the firm over 20 years of experience handling securities and transactional matters for both public and private companies. Bob is also a Certified Public Accountant, with experience as a financial analyst, corporate controller and in “Big 4” public accounting. Bob serves on the Board of Advisors of CorporateCounsel.net and frequently speaks on securities and corporate governance matters.
As a member of the firm’s Corporate Practice Group, Bob advises clients and their senior leadership and board members on corporate governance issues and Securities and Exchange Commission compliance issues. His practice focuses on several industries: financial institutions, internet services, software companies, REITs, wireless telecommunications, medical devices, pharmaceuticals, logistics and transportation, and professional services.
Bob comes to Maynard Cooper from the Atlanta based Arnall Golden Gregory LLP firm, where his practice focused on securities and transactional matters including public and private securities offerings, 1934 Securities Act periodic reporting compliance, NYSE and Nasdaq listing standards, corporate governance, private equity financing, and mergers and acquisitions. During his tenure with Arnall Golden, Bob assisted public company clients with numerous sophisticated securities transactions including IPOs, going private transactions, tender offers and merger related stock offerings. He has extensive experience working with banks, having worked in banking at First American Bank of Georgia and Wachovia from 1982-1991 before becoming a lawyer. Bob’s securities experience includes assisting public and private companies with securities advice, compliance under the 1993 Act and 1934 Act (including public disclosures) and structuring capital raises. Further, Bob has experience with mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, strategic alliances, and finance work – including assisting public and private companies with public and private offerings, reorganization, restructuring and lending.
Bob is recognized in The Best Lawyers in America© in the area of Securities/Capital Markets Law, and he has received the Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent® Rating. He was also named the 2016 Outstanding Member in Industry by the Georgia Society of CPA's. Bob earned his J.D. from Georgia State University College of Law and his Master of Professional Accountancy from Georgia State University. He holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Florida.