Robert B. Womble - K&L Gates

Robert B. Womble

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2007

Mr. Womble is a partner in the Raleigh office and focuses his practice on business, tax and transactional matters including debt and equity finance, joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, and acting as primary outside counsel. Many of these matters have an inbound or outbound international component. He has significant experience with the organization, capitalization and operation of foreign branches and subsidiaries of United States based companies, exempt organizations, and public and private educational institutions, in matters involving tax planning and compliance, company law, exchange controls, export controls and foreign investment limitations, US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and UK Anti-Bribery Act compliance, and global employee mobility planning and structuring.

Mr. Womble has extensive experience in the representation of public and private colleges and universities in matters involving their supporting organizations, for-profit subsidiaries, joint ventures, technology transfer efforts, and international activities, as well as with respect to tax planning and compliance matters.

Mr. Womble has significant experience in the representation of charitable and non-charitable exempt organizations in matters including corporate governance, supporting organizations, for-profit subsidiaries, joint ventures, and political activities including organizational and compliance matters with respect to affiliated IRC Section 527 political organizations.

Mr. Womble has extensive experience in the representation of all types of investment funds in their formation, internal governance, and investment activities. Among the funds he has represented are institutional, bank, corporate, university, angel, and family funds engaged in a variety of investment activities including venture capital, mezzanine finance, buyouts, real estate, entertainment, and investments in other funds. Mr. Womble has also represented Small Business Investment Companies in their licensing, formation, and investments.

Wake Forest UniversityBA 1976Washington and Lee University School of LawJ.D. 1979Georgetown UniversityLL.M 1982

Case History

Other Court Admissions
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • United States Court of Federal Claims
  • United States District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina
  • United States Tax Court

Office Location

4350 Lassiter at North Hills Avenue, Suite 300
Raleigh, NC 27609
United States

Practice Areas

Corporate Law (Corporate Finance, Cross-Border, Funds, General Corporate, Leveraged Buyouts, Mergers & Acquisitions, Private Funds, Tax, Venture Capital)
Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law (Leveraged Buyouts, Mergers & Acquisitions, Private Equity, Private Funds, Venture Capital)
Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Private Funds / Hedge Funds Law
Venture Capital Law

Other Information

Gender: Male