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Rob Boller
OVERVIEW

Robert J. Boller
Partner

New York

445 Park Avenue
Suite 700
New York, NY 10022-8634

P 646-746-2020

F 646-746-2001

OVERVIEW

Robert J. Boller
Partner

New York

445 Park Avenue
Suite 700
New York, NY 10022-8634

P 646-746-2020

F 646-746-2001

Robert J. Boller, partner-in-charge of the firm’s New York office, is an experienced commercial litigator who helps clients resolve disputes with counterparties, partners, insurers, regulators, and governmental authorities. Rob provides strategic advice tailored to help clients achieve their business goals as well as prospective guidance to ensure compliance with applicable laws and regulations.

Robert J. Boller, partner-in-charge of the firm’s New York office, is an experienced commercial litigator who helps clients resolve disputes with counterparties, partners, insurers, regulators, and governmental authorities. Rob provides strategic advice tailored to help clients achieve their business goals as well as prospective guidance to ensure compliance with applicable laws and regulations.

OVERVIEW

Robert J. Boller, partner-in-charge of the firm’s New York office, is an experienced commercial litigator who helps clients resolve disputes with counterparties, partners, insurers, regulators, and governmental authorities. Rob provides strategic advice tailored to help clients achieve their business goals as well as prospective guidance to ensure compliance with applicable laws and regulations.

Rob focuses primarily on guiding investment managers and financial services companies through contentious disputes, typically arising out of complex financial transactions and investment activities. Rob also advises clients on the use of litigation to drive investment or business outcomes.

On a day-to-day basis, Rob advises clients on issues related to fiduciary duties, securities transactions and disclosures, purchase and sale agreements, debt instruments, real estate financings, and claims analysis.

Rob’s recent experience includes:

  • Represented the Founder and Chief Investment Officer of investment adviser in connection with the wind down and liquidation of various domestic and Cayman Island investment vehicles
  • Obtained dissolution of ex parte TRO and denial of preliminary injunction motion against an investment manager and various affiliates arising from the restructuring of an investment fund
  • Represented portfolio manager and senior investment team members of large investment manager in investigation related to personal investments and adherence to internal compliance procedures
  • Represented investment manager in litigation attempting to invalidate restrictive covenant agreement
  • Represented investment manager in defense of discrimination and retaliation claims asserted by departing partner
  • Represented $1 billion+ AUM distressed investment adviser in dispute with investors arising from the partnership’s liquidation and secondary sale of remaining assets to a third party private equity investor*
  • Represented large investment manager in dispute with seed investor regarding partnership wind down*
  • Defeated a motion for temporary restraining order seeking to preclude investment fund clients from participating in a corporate proxy contest*
  • Obtained a temporary restraining order on behalf of investors seeking to enjoin a highly dilutive and value-destructive corporate transaction*
  • Represented a private equity fund portfolio company in litigation arising from an asset purchase*
  • Represented limited partners of a large private equity fund in litigation with the general partner over management fees*
  • Advised an international investment bank in connection with a joint SEC/DOJ FCPA investigation*
  • Represented an international investment bank in litigation arising from the sale of a $300 million mortgage portfolio and related interest rate swaps*
  • Advised a group of senior managers on their departure from a major international real estate firm*
  • Served as litigation counsel to official and ad hoc committees of creditors in multiple large Chapter 11 cases*
  • Represented board of directors of public company in dispute regarding availability of D&O insurance coverage in connection with DOJ investigation and settlement* 

*These matters occurred prior to joining Barnes & Thornburg.

Professional and Community Involvement

Trustee, Brooklyn Jesuit Prep

Member, Cristo Rey New York High School Advisory Committee

Honors

The Legal 500 US, General Commercial Disputes, 2019

Outstanding Pro Bono Representation Award, New York Legal Aid Society

Commitment to Justice Award, Her Justice (formerly inMotion)


EXPERIENCE
PRESENTATIONS

Panelist, “Significant Issues in Distressed Debt and Restructurings Explored,” The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast, July 22, 2015

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