Robert E. Burwell

San Francisco

Practice Area: Corporate, Securities & Securities Litigation

BTI Client Service All Star History
  • 2019
All Star


“Rob brings remarkable business knowledge to the table.”
“He knows what we need to know.”


"When I was a summer associate, I asked an associate why a corporate partner was successful.  She said, “He never tells clients they can’t do what they want to do.”  That stuck with me.  And it doesn’t mean ignoring legal problems, but rather finding a way, regardless of the circumstances, to get to ‘yes.’"

– Robert E. Burwell


Rob, who serves as Co-Chair of Mintz’s Retail & Consumer Products Industry Group, advises corporate and private equity clients on significant M&A transactions, financings and governance matters. He counsels clients in a range of sectors, including retail and consumer, life sciences, manufacturing, financial services and energy and sustainability. Drawing on more than two decades of experience handling a wide variety of transactions, he combines strong negotiation skills, a practical, commercial mindset, sensitivity to tax and accounting issues and a proven ability to lead teams of the firm’s industry and subject-matter experts to help clients achieve their objectives in a cost-efficient manner.

His clients include private equity firms, an international retailer that owns and operates membership warehouse clubs in Latin America and the Caribbean and various branded personal care and lifestyle companies. Before joining the firm, Rob was a partner in the San Francisco office of another international law firm.

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