Robert Henkle, Jr. is a shareholder and former co-chair of Reinhart’s Corporate Law Practice where he provides legal counsel to clients ranging from large, national-public companies to closely held, mid-sized businesses. He has substantial experience assisting clients with business related concerns from startup through acquisition, operation, financing, and the sale of a business and frequently works with food industry, transportation industry, and financial institution clients. Bob regularly advises family and other closely held businesses and their owners on business transition strategies and ownership disputes. He has significant experience in the formation, funding and governance of community banks and their holding companies. In addition, he regularly advises clients on understanding, communicating, and managing multi-employer pension plan withdrawal liability risks.
With over three decades of legal experience, Bob has the knowledge, skill, and expertise to provide customized solutions to complex legal matters. Clients appreciate his practical, goal-driven approach as he helps them identify their most important enterprise opportunities and risks, establishes plans to manage those matters effectively, and appreciates the need to provide service at a cost proportionate to the client’s value objective. In other words, Bob offers focused, quality and efficient advice from a business and legal perspective.
In addition to his client practice, Bob heads the firm’s professional development program which supports all practice groups in developing attorneys to meet ever-changing client needs. In this role, Bob conceived and spearheaded Reinhart University, an in-house training platform, to efficiently train attorneys in their respective disciplines while also promoting a multidisciplinary understanding of the legal issues and challenges their clients face.
Bob earned his J.D., cum laude, from the University of Wisconsin Law School and his B.B.A., with highest distinction, from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.