Robert Shaw is a member of the firm’s commercial finance team. He focuses his practice on commercial finance deals with an emphasis on syndicated lending transactions, leveraged acquisitions, specialty financings, and other debt investments.
Robert represents banks and non-bank lenders in connection with senior secured and unsecured credit facilities, cash flow and asset-based lending transactions, first lien and second lien loan financings, cross-border financings, and distressed lending transactions. His breadth of experience spans a variety of industries including agriculture, business services, consumer products, health care, death care, industrial and manufacturing, lender finance, precious and non-precious metals, pharmaceutical, software, technology, tribal gaming and other tribal operations, and telecommunications. His practice focuses on the middle market, but covers a broad range of deal sizes, from bi-lateral domestic financings for middle market companies to broadly-syndicated credit facilities for publicly traded companies with extensive cross-border operations and financings in the investment grade space.
Robert’s representative clients include commercial banks, debt funds, finance companies and public and private corporations.
Robert was recognized by The Best Lawyers in America® in 2023 and 2024 for Banking and Finance Law.
Represented single bank lender in bilateral investment grade credit facility provided to public multinational in the amount of $100 million.
Representation of agent bank and collateral agent in connection with credit facilities totaling over $100 million involving inherently commingled collateral.
Representation of agent bank for ABL syndicate in connection with split lien credit facilities totaling over $125 million provided to sponsor backed portfolio company.
Representation of agent bank in connection with over $100 million in syndicated loan facilities provided to a pharmaceutical company to facilitate a strategic acquisition.
Representation of agent bank in connection with over $390 million in syndicated loan facilities provided to a nationwide gas station chain.
Representation of agent bank in connection with over $250 million in syndicated loan facilities provided to an agricultural cooperative to facilitate a strategic acquisition.
Representation of agent bank in connection with over $190 million in syndicated loan facilities to a market stabilization cooperative.
Representation of agent bank, consignor bank and purchaser bank in connection with $150 million in suite of traditional working capital, consignment and ownership based financing facilities provided to numismatic precious metal retailer.
Representation of consortium of debt funds in connection with syndicated loan facilities in an aggregate amount of over $124 million to large-scale dairy producer.
Representation of multiple syndicate banks in connection with all aspects of the syndicated credit process.
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University of Florida J.D. (2006) cum laude
University of Florida B.A. (2004) magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa
New York (2007)
University of Florida Journal of Law and Public Policy, Past Member
University of Florida Justice Campbell Thornal Moot Court, Past Member
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