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

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

Virginia State Bar
District of Columbia Bar

Professional Affiliations
Virginia Bar Association
Richmond Bar Association
American Bar Association

Rob’s experience representing businesses is wide ranging, including business formation, mergers and acquisitions, general corporate and commercial law, securities compliance and offerings, tax, trade secrets, and 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. Throughout 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 is a natural extension of his broader practice in securities and alternative investments.

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 with Congress on Title IV since its inception, 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 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. 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.