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Robert F. Dow
Shareholder
PROFILE
EXPERIENCE
AWARDS
AFFILIATIONS
SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

Bob's Profile

Bob is a Shareholder in Maynard Cooper’s Corporate, Securities and Tax Group and a member of the Public Company Advisory practice.

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.

He does phenomenal work. He is an expert, very good to work with, good at protecting our interests and finding loopholes. They work on anything that helps us and protects our interests. –Client Testimonial

Bob's Experience

  • Provided corporate governance and SEC disclosure advice for a campus housing REIT in connection with a $354 million underwritten initial public offering
  • Provided corporate finance and real estate advice, including a nonconsolidation opinion, in connection with the sale of a majority equity interest in the largest temperature-controlled warehousing and logistics services company and related financing
  • Represented a Fortune 500 distribution company in $500 million registered offering of notes
  • Represented a pharmaceutical company in a registered at-the-market offering
  • Represented a healthcare software company in a going private transaction
  • Provided advice on a private offering for a private real estate fund focusing on healthcare properties
  • Represented an NYSE-listed life sciences company in tender offer and acquisition of small public company
  • Advised a private family office on SEC beneficial ownership reporting obligations
  • Represented a manufacturing company in an issuer self-tender offer
  • Advised an OTC-traded technology company on Sarbanes-Oxley compliance and other corporate governance matters
  • Advised a NASDAQ-listed bank holding company on a money-registered public offering

Bob's Awards

  • The Best Lawyers in America© for Securities / Capital Markets Law (2016-present)
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent® Rating
  • Georgia Society of CPA’s, Outstanding Member in Industry (2016)
  • “Volunteer Lawyer of the Month,” Georgia Online Justice Community (September 2011)

 

Bob's Affiliations and Civic Involvement

Affiliations

  • Board of Advisors, TheCorporateCounsel.net
  • American Bar Association
  • Georgia Society of CPAs
    • President Elect, Atlanta Chapter
    • Member of Leadership Council
  • Society of Corporate Securities and Governance Professionals
  • Institute of Management Accountants

Civic Involvement

  • Georgia Law Center for the Homeless
  • Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation’s Domestic Violence Victim Assistance Program

Bob's Speaking Engagements

“Recent Developments in the COVID-19 Crisis and the Stimulus Bill” – The Georgia Society of Certified Accountants, Webinar, 04/29/2020

“Negotiating M&A Deals: Keys to Success in a Hot Market” Event Moderator, Accountants One,  02/21/2019

“Ethical Challenges for Accountants” – Institute of Management Accountants Birmingham Chapter, 09/13/2018

“Recent SEC and PCAOB Accounting, Auditing and Reporting Developments” – Georgia Society of CPAs Atlanta Chapter Accounting and Auditing Seminar, 12/5/2017

“Audit Committees and Critical Auditing Matters” – Financial Executives International Atlanta Chapter, 11/15/2017

“The CFOs speak: Navigating the Company through Challenges and Opportunities” – Panel Moderator, Georgia Society of CPAs Atlanta Chapter, 10/17/2017

“Corporate Governance in the Modern Era” – Institute of Management Accountants, Birmingham Chapter, 04/2017

“SEC Reporting and Compliance Issues” – Frazier & Deeter Seminar, 12/08/2015

“Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance: What Accountants Need to Know Now” – Lorman Education, 09/21/2015

“Recent SEC and PCAOB Accounting, Auditing and Reporting Developments” –  Georgia Society of CPAs Decision Makers Conference, 04/24/2015

“Due Diligence in the Acquisition of the Closely-Held Business” – University of Georgia MBA Program, 02/27/2015

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BAR ADMISSIONS
State Bar:Alabama, Georgia
U.S. District Court:Georgia (Northern)
EDUCATION

Georgia State University College of Law (1992, J.D., magna cum laude, Editorial Board, Georgia State University Law Review, 1990-1992)

School of Banking of the South (1987)

Georgia State University (1984, Master of Professional Accountancy)

University of Florida (1980, Bachelor of Science in Accounting )

August 20, 2020
168 Maynard Cooper & Gale Attorneys Listed in The Best Lawyers in America© 2021
Birmingham, AL. (August 20, 2020) Maynard Cooper & Gale is pleased to announce that 168 of the Firm’s attorneys have been recognized in the 2021 edition of The Best Lawyers in America©, a peer-review guide...
July 8, 2020
SEC Snapshots Q2 2020
The members of Maynard Cooper’s Public Company Advisory Practice counsel public companies, as well as companies aiming to become public, on the full range of matters shaping their operation in the public markets. As a continued service to our clien...
May 28, 2020
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On May 21, 2020, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) adopted amendments to its financial disclosure requirements under Regulation S-X (Reg. S-X) for acquisitions and dispositions of businesses by public companies. The amendments...
April 29, 2020
Live Stream: Recent Developments in the COVID-19 Crisis and the Stimulus Bill
April 3, 2020
SEC Snapshots from Maynard Cooper: Q1 2020
The members of Maynard Cooper’s Public Company Advisory Practice continue to monitor the business and legal implications of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation so that we can advise public companies, as well as companies aiming to become public, o...
March 26, 2020
SEC PROVIDES ADDITIONAL EXTENSION OF FILING DEADLINES AND OTHER GUIDANCE FOR COMPANIES AFFECTED BY THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC
On March 25, 2020, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) issued a press release and an exemptive order (the “Extension Order”)1 to provide additional relief for SEC registrants affected...
March 6, 2020
SEC EXTENDS FILING DEADLINES AND GIVES OTHER GUIDANCE FOR COMPANIES AFFECTED BY THE CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK
October 10, 2019
SEC Snapshots - Third Quarter 2019
August 15, 2019
130 Maynard Cooper & Gale Attorneys Listed in The Best Lawyers in America© 2020
Maynard Cooper & Gale is pleased to announce that 130 of the Firm’s attorneys have been recognized as leaders in their practice areas in the 2020 edition of The Best Lawyers in America©, a peer-review guide highlighting att...
July 9, 2019
SEC Snapshots - Second Quarter 2019
June 17, 2019
Take It Easy: The SEC Proposes Reforms to its Disclosure Requirements for Business Acquisitions and Disposals
The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) recently proposed amendments to the financial disclosure requirements included in SEC Regulation S-X (Reg. S-X) for acquisitions and disposals of businesses by public companies. The amendments1...
September 12, 2018
Client Alert: Simplified and Updated Disclosure Requirements for SEC Filings
The Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) announced on August 17, 2018 that it has adopted amendments in order to simplify and update certain disclosure requirements applicable to a wide variety of SEC filings, including registration sta...
August 15, 2018
116 MAYNARD COOPER & GALE ATTORNEYS RECOGNIZED IN THE 2019 BEST LAWYERS IN AMERICA©
Birmingham, AL. Maynard Cooper & Gale is pleased to announce that 116 of the Firm’s attorneys have been recognized as leaders in their areas of practice in the 2019 edition of The Best Lawyers in America©. Included in the dis...
December 19, 2017
DEAR PUBLIC COMPANIES: HAVE YOURSELF A SIMPLE LITTLE PAY RATIO
As 2018 quickly approaches, blood pressures might be rising at public companies.  Outside and in-house counsel alike are contemplating what has to be done in order to disclose the CEO pay ratio for the first time – from finalizing the calculation...
November 16, 2017
SEC APPROVES NEW PCAOB AUDIT STANDARD CALLING FOR SIGNIFICANT CHANGES TO THE FORM OF AUDITOR’S REPORT
On October 23, 2017, the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) approved a new audit standard of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (“PCAOB”) that significantly modifies and expands the form of auditor’s report to be issu...
October 23, 2017
THE LONG AND WINDING ROAD TO MODERNIZATION AND SIMPLIFICATION OF SEC RULES AND FORMS
Section 72003 of the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act (the “FAST Act”), enacted in December 2015, directed the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) to carry out a study of the SEC’s disclosure requirements, with a vie...
September 26, 2017
“A SIGHT FOR SORE EYES”: NEW SEC PAY RATIO GUIDANCE
What do public companies working to implement the pay ratio rules before next proxy season and Vince Gill circa 1989 have in common?  They have both seen a sight for sore eyes, as the guidance released by the SEC on September 21st provide...