Our People

Robert R. Kaplan, Jr.

Rob's practice is concentrated in the areas of securities, business representation and real estate investment. His experience representing businesses is wide ranging, including: business formation; mergers and acquisitions; general corporate and commercial law; securities compliance and offerings; tax; trade secrets; strategic partnerships/joint-ventures.

Rob has represented clients as diverse as Fortune 100 companies to start-ups, including technology companies, a national sports league, professional investment firms, developers and "brick and mortar" operating businesses. Over his career, Rob has been counsel in securities offerings/transactions and syndications worth over $2.5 billion. His nationwide practice in "like-kind" exchanges, tax advantaged syndications, real estate funds, institutional financings of real estate acquisitions and real estate investment trusts ("REITS"), is a natural extension of his broader practice in securities and alternative investments.

As the firm’s founder and co-managing partner, Rob spearheads the firm's practice area on the JOBS Act and Regulation A. Rob has appeared on radio and television, as well as in print media, offering commentary on the JOBS Act. He has worked since inception with the congress on Title IV and the SEC on rules for implementation, including testifying before the US Senate's banking committee on Regulation A's impact on the lower middle market and the alternatives industry. Rob is a co-author of “Regulation A+: How the JOBS Act Creates Opportunities for Entrepreneurs and Investors,” published by Apress. He was previously appointed by the Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia to serve as a member of the Virginia Board of Housing and Community Development: the governing board of the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development from 2012- 2016. Rob is admitted to practice in the Commonwealth of Virginia and the District of Columbia, as well as before the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia.