Bob assists our team with business transactions, including formation of business entities, acquisition of assets or subsidiaries, and the sale or other disposition of a business. He has negotiated the purchase and sale of businesses, documented business reorganizations and recapitalizations, and advised owners regarding distribution arrangements, franchising, protection of intellectual property, secured transactions, public and private issuance of securities, contracts and other general business matters, including employment issues and shareholder and partner disputes. With a Master of Laws in Taxation, Bob often advises business owners on federal, state and local taxation and has represented clients in disputes with the Internal Revenue Service, the Franchise Tax Board and other taxing authorities. He is admitted to practice law in California and Texas. 

EDUCATION

LL.M., Taxation, Georgetown University Law Center, 1981
Juris Doctor, Golden Gate University School of Law, 1978 
Bachelor of Arts in History, San Francisco State University, 1972

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

Pasadena Bar Association 
Los Angeles County Bar Association 
California State Bar Association 
Texas State Bar Association 
American Bar Association 

PRIOR WORK HISTORY

Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP, Los Angeles, Of Counsel, 2017–2018 
Rodi Pollock Pettker Christian & Pramov, A Law Corporation, Los Angeles, Principal, 2008–2017 
Stone, Rosenblatt & Cha, Woodland Hills, 2003–2008 
Rodi Pollock, Los Angeles, Principal, 1989–2003 
Rodi Pollock, Los Angeles, Associate, 1986–1989

SPECIAL RECOGNITIONS

Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating AV Preeminent® 
Southern California Super Lawyers, Los Angeles Magazine, 2005–2008; 2010–2018 
Pasadena Magazine, Top Attorneys, 2015–present

PERSONAL

Bob and his wife Karen live in Pasadena and have two grown children, Mary and Jennifer.

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