Robert J. Tannous - Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP
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Robert J. Tannous

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2001
Phone: 614-227-1953

Ohio State UniversityOhio State University College of LawJ.D. 1987

Client Comments

"Bob Tannous has several unique characteristics that make him an attorney I would recommend to other Corporate Counsel. Bob is always up to speed and very knowledgeable about securities and M&A transactions (including changes in the law) that impact our business. I would expect outside counsel to be informed, but what's unique about Bob is that he helps walk me through the practical side of what these changes mean to me. He guides us through how we can handle the change to our business. In addition to Bob's ability to stay on top of the law and apply his knowledge, he also offers exceptional responsiveness. If need be, Bob makes himself available during off-hours to help us make timely decisions. He is the only attorney I work with who proactively lets me know when he will be gone or out of the office for a length of time. This means we can proactively handle high-priority issues and avoid unnecessary delays since we can plan ahead. Lastly, Bob has been ideal to work with due to his distinctive flexibility. He is always able to offer the level of support that I need him to. Sometimes I am able to handle matters on my own, with Bob offering occasional advice. Other times I need to pass the project primarily on to Bob. Bob listens to how I want him to participate, and responds with the appropriate level of management. This flexibility sets Bob apart from his peers, and makes him a pleasure to work with. "

-Laura Binion
Executive Vice President and General Counsel
CheckFree Corporation

"Bob is a fantastic deal lawyer. He quickly digests issues and negotiates them to successful conclusions. His timeliness is second to none. He is always available and responsive. In addition, he always maintains a professional attitude and never loses his cool, even during the most heated debates. Bob is a true pleasure to work with."

-Mark Whittenburg
General Counsel
GE Fanuc Automation Americas, Inc.

Office Location

Huntington Center
41 South High Street
Columbus, OH 43215-6194
United States

Practice Areas

Corporate Law (Business Planning, Corporate Finance, Executive Compensation, General Corporate, IPO, Mergers & Acquisitions, Publicly-Held Companies, Securities, Venture Capital)
Mergers and Acquisitions Law