Robert Galanter, a Co-Founder and Partner in the firm, maintains a broad commercial practice that includes mergers and acquisitions, commercial real estate and leasing, and commercial litigation. His expansive background makes him ideal counsel to small and mid-sized business owners, not only in dealing with varied commercial and contract issues, but also with shareholder and partnership disputes and the resultant litigation. Collaborating with other partners in the Firm, Bob has developed services such as asset protection, litigation, and dispute resolution strategies for our clients. He has been interviewed numerous times by The Pittsburgh Business Times and The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and has published articles relating to various aspects of commercial transactions. Bob’s broad-based commercial law practice includes experience with subjects as diverse as business formation, including choice of appropriate entity; negotiating and drafting shareholder and partnership agreements; counseling clients involved in shareholder and partnership disputes; drafting and negotiating international business agreements; software license agreements; and business merger and acquisition agreements. He has also represented clients in purchasing assets in bankruptcy auctions both as Stalking Horse bidders and otherwise.
Bob has extensive experience involving the formation of real estate partnerships and the sale, development, and leasing of commercial real estate, including office buildings, apartment buildings and complexes, and retail shopping centers.
Bob earned his B.A. from the Pennsylvania State University and his J.D. from Duquesne University School of Law.
Bob is a member of the Allegheny County Bar Association Civil Litigation Section; the Pennsylvania Bar Association Real Property Section; and the Commercial Law League of America. He is AV rated in Martindale Hubbell and included in Madison’s Who’s Who in America. Bob was awarded the Five Star: Best in Client Satisfaction Wealth Management Award for business planning in 2009 and 2010.
Court Admissions: U.S. District Court, Western Pennsylvania; U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit, Pennsylvania Supreme Court
Bar Admissions: Pennsylvania