Robert C. Rasmussen - Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP

Robert C. Rasmussen

Listed in Best Lawyers since 1987

Practice Profile
Bob Rasmussen represents public and private businesses in all stages of development and in a broad range of corporate and financial matters, but focuses primarily on corporate governance, securities regulation, mergers and acquisitions, recapitalization, public and private securities offerings, and private equity and venture capital investment. He also advises start-up, emerging growth, and seasoned businesses on general business and commercial matters, has represented special committees of boards of directors with respect to internal investigations, merger and acquisition transactions, and shareholder derivative lawsuits, and counsels senior business executives regarding executive employment and compensation matters. His clients include public companies, family owned businesses, closely-held businesses, and not-for-profit corporations.  

Professional Recognition
Bob is an experienced corporate and securities lawyer who has been listed in all the prominent listings of top business lawyers in Florida, including Martindale-Hubbell, Best Lawyers in America, Chambers USA, and Florida Super Lawyers. He has been listed in Best Lawyers for more than 25 years and AV Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell for over 30 years.  He currently has a Band 1 ranking from Chambers USA in corporate, mergers and acquisitions, and private equity.  Bob has been recognized by Best Lawyers as the 2015 Tampa Lawyer of the Year for Securities/Capital Markets Law, the 2014 Tampa Lawyer of the Year for Mergers and Acquisition Law, the 2012 Tampa Lawyer of the Year for Securities Regulation, and the 2011 Tampa Lawyer of the Year for Securities/Capital Markets Law.  

Best Lawyers in America (Corporate, Corporate Governance, Mergers & Acquisitions, Securities/Capital Markets, Securities Regulation)

Chambers USA (Corporate/M&A & Private Equity), Band 1 Ranking for 2014

Florida Super Lawyers (Business/Corporate, Mergers & Acquisitions, Securities & Corporate Finance)

Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory, AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating

Tampa Bay Magazine, Tampa Bay's Top Lawyers

The University of Iowa College of Law, Iowa City, IA, J.D. with High Distinction, 1974, Order of Coif.
The American University, Washington, DC, B.S.B.A. in Marketing with Honors, 1971.

Published Works
Florida Takeover Law: Affiliated Transactions, 17 Fla. St. U. L. Rev. 801 (1989)
Florida Takeover Law: Control Share Acquisitions, 16 Fla. St. U. L. Rev. 103 (1988)
"Fraud Under SEC Rule 10b-5," Florida and Federal Securities Regulation, The Florida Bar (2d Ed., 1979)

Selected Professional and Civic Activities
Lowry Park Zoological Society of Tampa (Chairman of the Board, Chair of Executive Committee, Member of Strategic Vision Committee)

Florida Conference of The United Methodist Church, Legal Advisory Council

Leadership Tampa, Class of 1984

Leadership Tampa Alumni (Past Chairman, Emeritus Board Member)

Palma Ceia United Methodist Day School (Past Chairman)

Tampa Bay Professional Alliance (Secretary

Tampa Heights Neighborhood Revitalization Alliance (Founder and Past Chairman) 

WEDU Tax and Estate Planning Seminar (Member, Steering Committee)

University of Iowa College of LawJ.D. American UniversityBSBA 1971
Lowry Park Zoological Society of Tampa

Office Location

100 South Ashley Drive, Suite 1300
Tampa, FL 33602
United States

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2015 Lawyer of the Year in Securities / Capital Markets Law of the Tampa Metro Area2014 Lawyer of the Year in Mergers and Acquisitions Law of the Tampa Metro Area2012 Lawyer of the Year in Securities Regulation of the Tampa Metro Area2011 Lawyer of the Year in Securities / Capital Markets Law of the Tampa Metro Area
Robert C. Rasmussen has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2015!Robert C. Rasmussen has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2014!Robert C. Rasmussen has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2012!Robert C. Rasmussen has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2011!

Practice Areas

Corporate Governance Law
Corporate Law (Acquisition Finance, Business Planning, Closely-Held Businesses, Corporate Compliance, Corporate Finance, Corporate Governance, Executive Compensation, Family Businesses, General Corporate, Leveraged Buyouts, Limited Liability Companies, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership and Limited Liability, Securities, Structuring of Business Entities, Venture Capital)
Mergers and Acquisitions Law (Emerging Business, Joint Ventures, Private Placements, Securities, Transactions)
Securities / Capital Markets Law (Capital Markets, Corporate, Mergers & Acquisitions, Regulatory, Transactions, Venture Capital)
Securities Regulation

Other Information

Gender: Male