Robert Nederhood

Partner

Overview

Robert Nederhood is a partner and business lawyer with Foley & Lardner LLP where he focuses his practice on mergers and acquisitions, and represents public and private companies in connection with transactions, corporate restructurings, and commercial contracting. He also has experience representing both debtors and purchasers in connection with the sale of companies in bankruptcy, and assists clients with a variety of Michigan state government matters.

Prior to joining Foley, Mr. Nederhood served as deputy director of the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs, where he managed Governor Rick Snyder’s regulatory reform initiative, the Office of Regulatory Reinvention, and coordinated the administrative rulemaking process for state government. Mr. Nederhood was also responsible for overseeing the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA). He has presented frequently on Michigan administrative law and regulatory reform.

Representative Experience

  • In-house assignment with energy industry client in Tennessee, coordinating firm representation on acquisition of coal company and working on various commercial matters.
  • Represented troubled tier one automotive supplier in conversion of debt to equity and eventual sale of its equity to a European competitor.
  • Represented Henniges Automotive and Wynnchurch Capital on the sale of Henniges Automotive to Littlejohn & Co, a private equity fund.
  • Represented tier one automotive supplier in acquisition of a troubled competitor.

Recognition

Mr. Nederhood was named a “2013 Up and Coming Lawyer” by Michigan Lawyers Weekly.

Education

Mr. Nederhood is a graduate of Northwestern University School of Law, where he was a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Criminal Law & Criminology. He received his bachelor’s degree from Calvin College.

Community Involvement

Mr. Nederhood’s community involvement includes serving on the board of directors of the Grosse Pointe Woods-Shores Little League.

Professional Memberships and Affiliations

His professional affiliations include memberships in the Association for Corporate Growth, Detroit Metropolitan Bar Association, State Bar of Michigan, and American Bar Association.

Mr. Nederhood is a Michigan Political Leadership Program Fellow, Class of 2014.

Admissions

Mr. Nederhood is admitted to practice in the State of Michigan.

Representative Matters

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Foley attorneys represented Amcor's U.S. subsidiary, Amcor Rigid Plastics, in its purchase of (1) the manufacturing assets and intellectual property of Eco-Groupe, Inc., a privately held preform manufacturing operation with four manufacturing sites in the United States; and (2) a minority equity interest in EnKon, LLC, a woman-owned business enterprise affiliate of Eco-Groupe, Inc.
Foley represents the owner of an NBA team, in its internal reorganization aimed at separating non-sports entertainment properties from the NBA-related holdings. The restructuring and reorganization involves a unique structure and an understanding of the NBA’s revenue sharing rules. Foley’s experience understanding the NBA’s regulations, as well as our clients’ expectations has been instrumental in overcoming challenges pertaining to the matter. Foley is also helping this organization explore options for renovations to modernize their sports arena and find solutions for gaining public support of a renovation project.
Represented a leading software company in the educational enterprise space in the sale of its business via a merger with a larger strategic partner. The target shareholders were paid out in a combination of cash and warrants to purchase shares of common stock of acquirer. Foley also assisted the client in the corporate governance process of the merger and the process for dissenting shareholders to obtain a cash payment for their shares and an appraisal in lieu of the merger consideration.