Robert M. Humphrey

Shareholder
Cleveland
1375 East Ninth Street
One Cleveland Center, 10th Floor
Cleveland, OH 44114
P 216.615.4830
F 216.623.0134
P 216.615.4830 | F 216.623.0134



Overview

Mr. Humphrey's practice is focused in the areas of corporate and international law, providing legal services to businesses, often as outside general counsel. He represents companies of all sizes, advising owners and managers on strategic issues including growth, financing and acquisitions. As outside general counsel, Mr. Humphrey, has advised corporate clients on entity structure, mergers and acquisitions and financing strategies, including borrowing, angel and venture capital investment and other private and public securities matters, as well as advising as to the handling of transactions, contracts, agreements, corporate compliance, contract negotiations and drafting, negotiation and complying with the terms of bond indentures, term loan agreements and revolving credit agreements and other corporate legal matters. His international experience includes helping clients establish overseas offices and manufacturing facilities; negotiating import and export sales, distribution and manufacturing agreements and security financing for overseas operations from international development organizations, the United States government and local sources. 

Experience
  • Managed $170 million 144A for life bond offering;
  • Negotiated and managed various types of transactions including joint ventures and acquisitions in Japan, China, Korea, Vietnam, Malaysia, Singapore, India, Australia, New Zealand, Israel, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Netherlands, Germany, UK, Malta, Italy, Colombia, Brazil, Mexico, and Canada.
  • Acted as lead counsel representing purchaser of General Electric Lighting India (Limbasi) and General Electric Lighting Brasil.
  • Negotiated supply agreements with General Electric, Philips, Osram Sylvania, Cree Lighting, Ruud Lighting.
  • Negotiated and documented a joint venture with Sigma Aldrich which lasted over 10 years and then negotiated the breakup and "put" sale of client JV interest to Sigma Aldrich.
  • Negotiated and documented purchase of interest in UK ballast company.
  • Negotiated and documented sale of interest in ballast company to private equity purchaser on a "put" basis.
  • Lead counsel on sale of Department of Defense contractor to Lockheed Martin.
  • Negotiated and documented various credit agreements and amendments to the same (facilities from $5 million to $120 million).
  • Managed and maintained responsibility for annual, quarterly and current reporting for publicly traded clients. 
Services

Industries

Education

  1. Georgetown University Law Center, LL.M., Taxation
  2. Suffolk University Law School, J.D.
  3. Bridgewater State College, B.A.

Credentials

Bar Admissions
  1. Illinois
  2. Ohio

Overview

Mr. Humphrey's practice is focused in the areas of corporate and international law, providing legal services to businesses, often as outside general counsel. He represents companies of all sizes, advising owners and managers on strategic issues including growth, financing and acquisitions. As outside general counsel, Mr. Humphrey, has advised corporate clients on entity structure, mergers and acquisitions and financing strategies, including borrowing, angel and venture capital investment and other private and public securities matters, as well as advising as to the handling of transactions, contracts, agreements, corporate compliance, contract negotiations and drafting, negotiation and complying with the terms of bond indentures, term loan agreements and revolving credit agreements and other corporate legal matters. His international experience includes helping clients establish overseas offices and manufacturing facilities; negotiating import and export sales, distribution and manufacturing agreements and security financing for overseas operations from international development organizations, the United States government and local sources. 

Experience
  • Managed $170 million 144A for life bond offering;
  • Negotiated and managed various types of transactions including joint ventures and acquisitions in Japan, China, Korea, Vietnam, Malaysia, Singapore, India, Australia, New Zealand, Israel, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Netherlands, Germany, UK, Malta, Italy, Colombia, Brazil, Mexico, and Canada.
  • Acted as lead counsel representing purchaser of General Electric Lighting India (Limbasi) and General Electric Lighting Brasil.
  • Negotiated supply agreements with General Electric, Philips, Osram Sylvania, Cree Lighting, Ruud Lighting.
  • Negotiated and documented a joint venture with Sigma Aldrich which lasted over 10 years and then negotiated the breakup and "put" sale of client JV interest to Sigma Aldrich.
  • Negotiated and documented purchase of interest in UK ballast company.
  • Negotiated and documented sale of interest in ballast company to private equity purchaser on a "put" basis.
  • Lead counsel on sale of Department of Defense contractor to Lockheed Martin.
  • Negotiated and documented various credit agreements and amendments to the same (facilities from $5 million to $120 million).
  • Managed and maintained responsibility for annual, quarterly and current reporting for publicly traded clients. 

Education

  1. Georgetown University Law Center, LL.M., Taxation
  2. Suffolk University Law School, J.D.
  3. Bridgewater State College, B.A.

Credentials

Bar Admissions
  1. Illinois
  2. Ohio