In the joint venture area, his representations include Time Warner Inc. in the creation of Time Warner Entertainment, a $20 billion joint venture to which Time Warner contributed its Filmed Entertainment, HBO Programming and cable television assets and in which two Japanese companies, Itochu Corporation and Toshiba Corporation, invested an aggregate of $1 billion; Time Warner Inc. in connection with the $2.5 billion investment in Time Warner Entertainment by US WEST, a regional bell operating company, which was one of the first major alliances between companies in the cable and telephone industries; and Time Warner Inc. in its negotiations with Sony Corporation to form the Columbia House Record Club, a 50-50 joint venture between Sony Music Group and Warner Music Group, which is currently the largest direct marketer of music and video products.
Bob has also been involved in numerous other joint venture arrangements ranging from the formation of an international consortium that acquired the phosphate division of W.R. Grace, to the creation of Courtroom Television Network, the venture that owns the cable television channel known as "Court TV" and the $1.2 billion restructuring of the venture owning Six Flags Theme Parks.
Bob was named a "Dealmaker of the Year" (2011) by The American Lawyer for his representation of Warner Music in its $3.3 billion acquisition by Access Industries and for his representation of Time Warner Cable, Inc. in its $3 billion acquisition of cable company Insight Communications Co. He was previously named "Dealmaker of the Year" (2005) for his representation of Time Warner Inc. in its joint bid with Comcast Corporation to acquire Adelphia Communications Corporation's cable systems. He was selected as one of only 40 New York-based lawyers listed in Law Business Research's International Who's Who of Merger and Acquisition Lawyers and has been recognized as one of the leading M&A lawyers in New York by the peer review organizations Legal 500 and Chambers USA andBest Lawyers in America. In both 2009 and 2011, Bob was selected by The Hollywood Reporter as one of its "Power Lawyers." He was featured in The American Lawyer's "Forty-Five under 45 - Forty-five young lawyers who are making their mark today and will lead the profession tomorrow" and in Crain's "40 under 40 - an annual list of New York City's young movers and shakers," both of which were published in 1995.