rkaplan@kv-legal.com  |  phone: (804) 823-4055 |  fax: (804) 823-4099

Education
Marshall-Wythe School of Law, College of William and Mary, J.D., 1995
College of William and Mary, A.B., 1992

Admissions
Commonwealth of Virginia
District of Columbia
U.S. District Court
Eastern District of Virginia

Professional Affiliations
Virginia Bar Association
Richmond Bar Association
American Bar Association
ADISA

Publications
Regulation A+: How the JOBS Act Creates Opportunities for Entrepreneurs and Investors, Apress Publishing

Rob advises, collaborates with and represents businesses across the nation in all aspects of capital formation, as well as corporate law and governance. Rob has worked with clients in industries as diverse as technology, professional sports, financial services and products, real estate, manufacturing and retail and consumer products.

His transactional experience includes registered and exempt offerings, private equity and institutional investment, real estate funds and syndications, institutional financings of real estate acquisitions, mergers and acquisitions and real estate investment trusts. Rob also has a unique knowledge of the placement of alternative investments in the retail, independent broker-dealer and registered investment advisor market. Throughout his career, Rob has been counsel in securities offerings/transactions and syndications worth over $3.5 billion.

Rob spearheads the firm’s JOBS Act and Regulation A practice and was a pioneer and advocate for the revision and revitalization of Regulation A. He worked with Congress on the adoption of Title IV, and with the Securities and Exchange Commission on rules for implementation, including testifying before the U.S. Senate Banking Committee on Regulation A’s impact on the lower middle market and the alternatives industry. Rob has appeared on radio and television, as well as in print media, offering commentary on the JOBS Act and the Regulation A market. Rob is 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 from 2012 to 2016 as a member of the Virginia Board of Housing and Community Development, the governing board of the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development.