Corporate and Healthcare Law
RezLegal, LLC

Robert G. Shaffer, II

Robert G. Shaffer, II

Corporate Law

Contacts

(904) 567-1168

Robert Shaffer’s practice focuses on all aspects of business and corporate law, including general contract matters, mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, private and public offerings, securities regulation, franchise, licensing and taxation. His experience in health care law includes a comprehensive range of business, corporate, transactional, regulatory and administrative matters.

He has represented clients in a number of notable transactions, including a manufacturer and distributor of radiography equipment, software and diagnostic imaging equipment in connection with the $75 million sale of its business; an apparel manufacturer and distributor in connection with the $67 million sale of its business; a buyer in a $52 million purchase of an international health care public relations firm; a large physician practice in the sale of its $35.8 million practice; a large financial institution in a $20 million capital raise; and many more.

Robert is a member of the Florida and New York Bar Associations.  Robert also holds the highest rating assigned by the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory and has received its Client Distinction Award (awarded to less than 1% of the 900,000+ attorneys listed).  In addition, Robert has been selected as one of the top rated lawyers in Mergers & Acquisitions by ALM as published in The American Lawyer, The National Law Journal and Corporate Counsel.

Education

  • New York University School of Law, LL.M., 1995
  • University of Akron School of Law, cum laude, J.D., 1994
  • Pennsylvania State University, B.S., 1990

Professional Recognition

  • AV Preeminent Rated by Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory
  • 2016 Top Rated Lawyers – Florida by The Daily Business Review
  • 2016 America’s Most Honored Professionals – Top 1%
  • 2016 ALM Legal Leaders: Mergers & Acquisitions – The American Lawyer, The National Law Journal and Corporate Counsel
  • 2015 Martindale-Hubbell Top Rated Lawyers in Mergers & Acquisitions
  • 2015 ALM Top Rated Lawyers in Mergers & Acquisitions – The National Law Journal and Corporate Counsel
  • 2015 Martindale-Hubbell Client Distinction Award – Awarded to less than 1% of the 900,000+ attorneys listed
  • 2015 Acquisition International – Best for General Contract Matters – Florida
  • 2015 Who’s Who of Top Executives and Professionals – Global Directory
  • Recognized as one of Northeast Florida’s Top Lawyers by Jacksonville Magazine
  • Recognized as one of America’s Most Honored Professionals, Top 10% by American Registry
  • Recognized as one of Florida’s Legal Elite by Florida Trend
  • Recognized as one of The States Legal Leaders by Florida Trend
  • Who’s Who in American Law
  • Recipient, American Jurisprudence Award – Corporate Law
  • Strathmore’s Who’s Who

Professional Background

  • Member/Vice President
    RezLegal, LLC
    Reznicsek Shaw Shaffer Jeans
    April 2014-Present
  • Shareholder/Vice President
    Reznicsek, Fraser, White & Shaffer, P.A.
    December 2007-March 2014
  • Shareholder (2001-2007)
    Chair of Jacksonville Corporate Practice Group (2004-2007)
    Akerman LLP
    February 1998-November 2007
  • Attorney
    Brant, Moore, Macdonald & Wells, P.A.
    January 1996-February 1998

Notable Client Work

  • Multidisciplinary experience in the area of corporate law, with emphasis in the areas of corporate organization and business structures, purchase/sales, spin-off and merger transactions, contracting and negotiations.
  • Represented manufacturer and distributor of radiography equipment, software and diagnostic imaging equipment in connection with its $75 million sale of business.
  • Represented manufacturer and distributer of clothing and apparel in connection with its $67 million sale of business.
  • Represented buyer in connection with a $52 million purchase of an international health care public relations firm.
  • Represented confidential privately held company in connection with its $37 million sale of business.
  • Represented large physician practice in connection with its $35.8 million sale of practice.
  • Represented home health care provider of goods and services in connection with its $26.7 million sale of business.
  • Represented international public company in connection with a $24.5 million spin-off of its fork-lift truck division.
  • Represented distributor of SAN connectivity equipment in connection with its $20 million sale of business.
  • Represented two separate medical practices in connection with the sale of their medical practices and vein center to private hospital system for a purchase price in excess of $20 million.
  • Represented financial institution in connection with $15 million purchase of a loan sourcing company.
  • Represented home health company in connection with its $12 million sale of business.
  • Represented client in connection with its $10.5 million recapitalization transaction.
  • Represented radiography equipment, software and diagnostic imaging company in connection with its $8.85 million sale and restructure of its business.
  • Represented seller engaged in the review of research protocols and consent documents to evaluate compliance with regulatory and ethical guidelines with its $7 million sale of business.
  • Represented buyer in connection with the purchase of minority interest in a professional sports franchise.
  • Represented financial institution in connection with the purchase and sale of Title 1 Loan Portfolios.
  • Represented financial institution in connection with the purchase of Student Loan Portfolios.
  • Represented financial institution in connection with the sale of Branch Locations.
  • Represented borrowers in connection with $30 million and $50 million loan restructure transactions.
  • Represented financial institution in connection with issuing $20 million of its preferred stock to the United States Secretary of Treasury under the Small Business Lending Fund.
  • Represented publicly traded company in connection with its $17 million Series A Preferred Stock private placement of securities.
  • Represented real estate acquisition group in connection with its $10 million bridge financing transaction.
  • Represented technology based company in connection with its $7 million Series A Preferred Stock private placement of securities.
  • Represented technology based company in connection with its $5.1 million private placement of securities.
  • Represented publicly traded electrical lighting fixture company in connection with its $4 million private placement of securities.
  • Served as “outside” counsel for a publicly traded publishing company. Served as “outside” counsel for a publicly traded insurance company. Represented hospital in connection with the creation and establishment of an Oncology Center of Excellence.
  • Represented publicly traded health care device manufacturer in connection with its corporate simplification plan.
  • Represent large multi-location, multi-disciplinary physician group practices.

Professional Affiliations

  • The Florida Bar (Sections: Business and Health Law)
  • The New York State Bar Association
  • U.S. Tax Court
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
  • Member, Jessup International Moot Court Team, 1994
  • Member, Akron Law Review, 1993 – 1994

Presentations / Lectures

  • “Providing Incentives for Key Employees,” Technology Enterprise CEO Council”
  • Raising Capital – Seed Round and Secondary Rounds,” Enterprise North Florida
  • “Mergers & Acquisitions – An Overview of the Process,” Institute of Management Accountants

Published Articles

  • “Dividend Recapitalization: An Alternative to Selling Your Business,” News and Resources – www.rezlegal.com (June 27, 2016)
  • “Buy Bankruptcy Assets for Pennies on the Dollar,” The Business Journal (November 2002)
  • “Addressing the Capital Needs of Your Business,” The Business Journal (September 2000)
  • “Medical Savings Accounts,” Jacksonville Medical Connections Journal (March/April 1997)