Rob Nederhood is a partner and business lawyer with Foley & Lardner LLP, where he advises public and private companies and their shareholders, as well as private equity firms, in connection with mergers and acquisitions (M&A), asset purchases, joint ventures, corporate governance, and state government regulatory matters. He is experienced in general corporate matters, including incorporation, organization, operating agreements and shareholders’ agreements. He is a member of the firm’s Transactions Practice Group and Government Solutions Practice Group, and its Automotive, Manufacturing and Cannabis Industry Teams.
Rob’s clients benefit from his extensive experience and relationships in Michigan government. He is a registered lobbyist who was formerly a deputy director of the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs, where he where he helped launch, develop and manage the governor’s regulatory reform initiative, the Office of Regulatory Reinvention (ORR). He also had responsibility for administering the rulemaking process for all of state government.
Mergers & Acquisitions
While Rob has deep experience representing manufacturing, automotive and defense clients, he has represented clients on significant transactions in the energy services, technology and software services, and food and beverage industries. Rob has represented clients on transactions with an aggregate value well in excess of $3 billion. Representative transactions include:
Rob is a graduate of Northwestern University School of Law. He received his bachelor’s degree from Calvin College.
Rob’s community involvement includes serving as Chair of the State of Michigan Environmental Rules Review Committee, to which he was appointed by the Governor.
Professional Memberships and Affiliations
His professional affiliations include memberships in the Association for Corporate Growth, Detroit Metropolitan Bar Association, and State Bar of Michigan.
Rob is a graduate of Leadership Detroit, Class XLI, and is a Michigan Political Leadership Program Fellow, Class of 2014.
Rob is admitted to practice in the State of Michigan.