Overview

Robert J. Grammig is a partner in Holland & Knight's Tampa office and leader of the firm's Corporate, M&A and Securities Practice Group. Mr. Grammig has practiced for more than 30 years in the areas of public company mergers and acquisitions, securities law, general corporate law and international business transactions. He serves on the firm's Directors Committee.

Mr. Grammig has represented both companies and underwriters in numerous public company offerings. He has also led legal teams on behalf of acquirors, target companies and special committees in a large number of publicly announced merger and acquisition transactions. Mr. Grammig regularly advises boards of directors, audit committees and special committees regarding corporate governance matters, including defending against shareholder activism and advising during proxy fights. He has devoted a substantial part of his practice to international business transactions, representing both United States and foreign entities, including representations involving significant transactions in Asia, Europe and Latin America. He served as general counsel to the Host Committee for the 2012 Republican National Convention. Mr. Grammig regularly participates as a panelist in KPMG's Audit Committee Institute. He is currently the Chairman of the Florida Chamber of Commerce and also serves as secretary of the Florida Chapter of the German American Chamber of Commerce.

Prior to joining Holland & Knight, he served as a law clerk to the Honorable Thomas A. Clark, United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth and Eleventh Circuits.

Experience

Credentials

Education
  • Harvard Law School, J.D.
  • University of Pennsylvania, B.A., summa cum laude
  • University of Pennsylvania, M.A., Diplomatic History
Bar Admissions/Licenses
  • District of Columbia
  • Florida
Memberships
  • Florida Chamber of Commerce, Chairman, 2017-Present
  • Florida Chamber of Commerce, Tampa Bay Regional Board, Chair, 2014-2016
  • Florida Chamber of Commerce, Board of Directors, 2011-2019
  • Crisis Center of Tampa Bay, Board of Directors
  • German American Chamber of Commerce, Leadership Committee
  • The Florida Bar
  • District of Columbia Bar Association
Honors & Awards
  • Florida 500, Florida Trend, 2018
  • The Best Lawyers in America guide, Corporate Governance Law, Corporate Law, International Trade and Finance Law, Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law, Securities/Capital Markets Law, Securities Regulation, 1995-2019; Mergers & Acquisitions Law, 2014-2019
  • The Legal 500 USA, Government Relations, 2019
  • Chambers USA - America's Leading Business Lawyers guide, Corporate/M&A & Private Equity, 2003-2019
  • Who's Who Legal 100: Mergers & Acquisitions, 2014
  • The Best Lawyers in America guide, Tampa Mergers & Acquisitions Law Lawyer of the Year, 2019
  • The Best Lawyers in America guide, Tampa Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Lawyer of the Year, 2013, 2016, 2018 
  • The Best Lawyers in America guide, Tampa Securities Regulation Lawyer of the Year, 2014
  • The Best Lawyers in America guide, Tampa Corporate Lawyer of the Year, 2009, 2013
  • The Best Lawyers in America guide, Tampa International Trade and Finance Lawyer of the Year, 2013
  • The Best Lawyers in America guide, Tampa Corporate Governance Lawyer of the Year, 2012, 2015, 2018 
  • The Best Lawyers in America guide, Tampa Securities/Capital Markets Law Lawyer of the Year, 2012 
  • The Legal 500 Latin America, Corporate/Mergers and Acquisitions, 2013, 2019
  • Florida Super Lawyers magazine, 2006-2019
  • Top Lawyer, Securitization & Structured Finance Law, Tampa Magazine, 2016
  • Corporate Counsel Edition, Super Lawyers magazine
  • Florida Legal Elite, Florida Trend magazine
  • Lawdragon Top 500 Dealmakers
  • The Best of the Best, Corporate Governance, Legal Media Group's Expert Guides, 2019
  • Who's Who Legal
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated

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