Robert E.


Bob Copps is a corporate lawyer focusing on private investment funds and mergers and acquisitions. Bob represents private investment funds in all aspects of their operations, including fund formation, capital raising, structuring and making portfolio investments, regulatory matters, managing portfolio investments and exit transactions. Bob handles M&A transactions and general corporate matters for both publicly-traded and private corporate clients. These transactions include mergers, stock acquisitions, asset acquisitions, acquisitions of divisions, joint ventures and other similar transactions. He has worked with very prominent clients on significant transactions in a number of industries, including: timber, water and natural resources, manufacturing, energy, technology, telecommunications and financial services.

Bob is Chair of Sutherland’s New York Hiring Committee. He also serves on the firm’s Professional Development Committee and Legal Opinion Committee.

Selected Experience

Awards and Rankings

Recognized by The Legal 500 United States in the area of mergers and acquisitions: middle-market (2015) 

Professional Activities

Member, Business Law Section, American Bar Association
Member, Business Law Section, New York State Bar Association
Member, Business Law Section, State Bar of Georgia

  • J.D., University of Virginia School of Law, Member, Virginia Tax Review
  • B.S., with distinction, University of Virginia, Beta Gamma Sigma
Bar Admissions
  • Georgia
  • New York

Our Story

Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP is an international law firm helping the Fortune 100, industry leaders, sector innovators and business entrepreneurs solve their biggest challenges and reach their business goals. Dedicated to unfaltering excellence in client service, we are known for our business savvy and industry intelligence, providing creative and custom solutions for each of our clients. Industry and business experience makes the difference for our clients.

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