Bob spends the majority of his time representing financial institutions on a wide range of corporate, regulatory and operational issues. He also advises his clients on strategic and related initiatives. Bob has extensive experience in the negotiation and closing of large commercial loans. Additionally, Bob serves as counsel for the North Carolina Bankers Association. He continues to be recognized by top industry publications, such as The Best Lawyers in America© and Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, for his work in banking and finance law. 

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Bob has served as the primary attorney or review partner on more than 120 mergers and acquisitions. He represents financial institutions and public companies, and uses his more than 30 years of experience in banking and corporate law to counsel his clients on various types of financing transactions. 

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Since 2000, Bob has served as counsel to issuers and underwriters in public securities offerings in excess of $1.1 billion, and has been involved in more than 50 public offerings as primary attorney or as the firm’s securities review partner. Bob counsels numerous publicly traded corporations on securities issues, and advises the firm’s litigation practice in securities cases. 

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Bob’s corporate practice involves a large amount of transactional work, including equity and debt offerings, private equity investments, and similar transactions. Along with the rest of the firm’s interdisciplinary corporate team, Bob is known for his ability to solve intricate problems for his clients. 

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Selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© in Banking and Finance Law, Financial Services Regulation Law, Corporate Law and Mergers & Acquisitions Law (2007-2017)

Recognized by Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business for Banking and Finance Law (2006-2016) and Corporate Law/Mergers & Acquisitions (2004-2005, 2007-2008, 2010)

Recognized in North Carolina Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters) in Banking and Finance (2011-2017)

Recognized in Super Lawyers Business Edition in Banking (2015)

Member, Business Law Section, American Bar Association, 1979 – present 

Member, ABA Subcommittee on Financial Institutions, 2000 – present 

Member, Sports & Entertainment Section, American Bar Association,  2000 – present 

Member, Business and Banking Law and Sports and Entertainment Law Sections, North Carolina Bar Association

Director, Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina, Inc., 2014-present 

Member, North Carolina Economic Development Board, 2013-2014

Chairman and President, Renew North Carolina, Inc., 2013-2014

Director, Operation Smile of North Carolina, 2002-2012

Region III Director, United States Youth Soccer Association, 2009 -2013

Member, Board of Directors, United States Youth Soccer Association, 2009-2013

Member, Rules Committee, United States Soccer Federation, 2003-2005

Member, Task Force on Corporate Governance, United States Soccer Federation, 2003-2005

President, North Carolina Youth Soccer Association, 2001-2009

Director, North Carolina Soccer Foundation, 2001-2009

Director, North Carolina Soccer Hall of Fame, 2001-2009

Director and Past President (1997-2001), Greensboro Youth Soccer Association

Recipient, Mosier Award for Exceptional Contributions to Youth Soccer, North Carolina Youth Soccer Association, 2000

Member, Greensboro Soccer Hall of Fame, 2009 

Youth Soccer Coach, 1988-2010 

Carolina Banker, quarterly commentary, 2009-present 

Legal Alerts, North Carolina Bankers Association, 1988-present 

Articles in Wake Forest University Law Review and Christian Legal Journal

More than 20 years ago, I volunteered to coach my daughter’s youth soccer team. I didn’t know much about the game at the time, but I was glad to help out and spend time with my 7-year-old. Since then, soccer has evolved into one of my true passions. I’ve coached three state championship youth teams, and play regularly in adult soccer leagues and on an adult travel team. For a number of years I helped guide local, state and national youth soccer organizations.  

My experiences in soccer directly apply to my practice at Brooks Pierce. Business and sports are similar—athletes, coaches and professionals are very passionate, competitive and motivated individuals. Therefore, the philosophy I use to help my clients succeed is the same fundamental idea that I sought to instill in my players. In fact, it’s the same principle my mentors at Brooks Pierce taught me more than 30 years ago: If you work to achieve excellence in what you do, winning will follow. 

My goal is to become my clients’ trusted advisor in pursuit of achievement. When my client is successful, I am successful.

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Speaking Engagements

October 2, 2012

Singer Addresses Goals of New NC Banking Act

Brooks Pierce partner Bob Singer spoke at the North Carolina Bankers Association's Banking Modernization Act seminar on October 2, 2012 in Raleigh, NC. Bob presented on the goals of the new North Carolina Banking Act and its provisions dealing with corporate governance and supervisory activities...Read more
September 19, 2012

Singer Addresses Dodd-Frank Behavioral Economics at CFO Forum

Brooks Pierce partner Bob Singer spoke at the North Carolina Bankers Association's CFO Forum in Greensboro, NC on September 19, 2012. Bob presented on the behavioral economic theory underpinnings of many aspects of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, particularly the role...Read more
August 27, 2012

Singer Presented to Banking Community on Foreclosure-Related Issues

Brooks Pierce attorney Bob Singer presented a real property seminar to members of the North Carolina Bankers Association on August 27, 2012 in Raleigh, NC. The presentation focused on OREO regulatory and compliance issues and the bank's rights, roles, and responsibilities with regard to occupied...Read more

Recognitions

Thirty-nine Brooks Pierce attorneys have been recognized in the 2017 edition of North Carolina...(read more)
The 2017 edition of The Best Lawyers in America © recognized 50 Brooks Pierce attorneys as industry...(read more)
18 attorneys and six practice areas are recognized in the 2016 law firm guide Six Brooks Pierce...(read more)
Thirty-seven Brooks Pierce attorneys have been recognized in the 2016 edition of North Carolina...(read more)
Brooks Pierce is pleased to announce that 26 of the firm’s attorneys have been named to the 2015...(read more)
The 2016 edition of The Best Lawyers in America © recognized 48 Brooks Pierce attorneys as industry...(read more)
15 attorneys and six practice areas are recognized in the 2015 law firm guide (Greensboro, N.C.)...(read more)
Thirty-six Brooks Pierce attorneys have been recognized in the 2015 edition of North Carolina Super...(read more)
Brooks Pierce is pleased to announce that 27 of the firm’s attorneys have been named to the 2014...(read more)
The 2015 edition of The Best Lawyers in America© recognized 46 Brooks Pierce attorneys as industry...(read more)
Seven Brooks Pierce practice areas and 15 of the firm’s attorneys are ranked among the best in...(read more)
Brooks Pierce is pleased to announce that 39 lawyers, representing 46% of the firm’s attorneys,...(read more)
Brooks, Pierce, McLendon, Humphrey & Leonard, LLP is pleased to announce that 46 lawyers were...(read more)
Brooks Pierce is ranked among the best law firms in North Carolina in the 2013 edition of Chambers...(read more)
Brooks, Pierce, McLendon, Humphrey & Leonard, LLP is pleased to announce that 45 lawyers,...(read more)
Brooks Pierce is ranked among the best law firms in North Carolina in the 2012 edition of Chambers...(read more)
Brooks Pierce is pleased to announce that 38 lawyers, representing 43% of the firm’s attorneys,...(read more)
Brooks, Pierce, McLendon, Humphrey & Leonard, LLP is pleased to announce that 34 lawyers,...(read more)
Brooks Pierce is ranked among the best law firms in North Carolina in the 2011 edition of Chambers...(read more)
The Best Lawyers in America Brooks, Pierce, McLendon, Humphrey & Leonard, LLP is pleased to...(read more)
Brooks Pierce is ranked among the best law firms in North Carolina in the 2009 edition of Chambers...(read more)

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