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Robert C. White, Jr.

Robert C. White, Jr.
Primary Office
450 East Las Olas Boulevard
Suite 1400
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
33301-4206
P: (954) 667-3720
F: (954) 888-2037
rwhite@gunster.com
  • Florida Legal Elite
  • Super Lawyers Florida
  • The Best Lawyers in America
Co-Chair, Technology and Entrepreneurial Companies, Shareholder

Bob White is a shareholder who joined the firm in 2005. He is a member of the Emerging Growth Companies Task Force focusing on the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act and is head of the Venture Capital & Private Equity Committee of the Securities practice.

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Practice Areas[ - ]
  • Business & Corporate Law
  • Technology Law
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Emerging Growth & Entrepreneurial Companies
  • Private Equity & Venture Capital Law
  • Angel Financing
  • Securities Law
  • Corporate Finance Law
  • Corporate Governance
Education[ - ]
  • University of Miami, J.D., 1986
  • Emory University, M.B.A., 1980
  • Emory University, B.S., 1976
Honors[ - ]
  • Florida Super Lawyers, 2013-14
  • University of Miami Law Review
  • The Best Lawyers in America©, Corporate & Technology Law, 2007-15
  • Florida Trend’s Legal Elite (Business Law), 2010-13
Seminars & Presentations[ - ]
  • Panel Moderator, “Private Equity and Venture Capital Financing in Broward County,” Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance Governor Council, September 2014
  • Subject Matter Expert (Legal), Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance Economic Gardening Program – Executive Roundtable, October 2012
  • Panelist, “Tech Florida and Venture Capital/Angel Activity (Entrepreneurship in Action),” Commercial Finance Association, September 2012
  • Panel Moderator “Venture Capital Term Sheets-Perspectives and Considerations,” Gold Coast Venture Capital Association, July 2012
  • Speaker (Corporate and Mergers and Acquisition Topics), “The Impending Tax Storm”, June 2012
  • Speaker and Panel Moderator, “Profitable Growth – It Doesn’t Happen by Accident,” Executives for Florida Growth (various dates – most recently June 2012)
  • Panelist, “Can Your Business Survive a Due Diligence Process?,” Gold Coast Venture Capital Association
  • Panelist, “Cybersecurity – What Every CFO Should Know”
  • Discussion Leader, “The CFO as Chief Investor” (corporate growth/mergers and acquisitions event), The CFO Alliance
  • Lecturer on “The Venture Capital Term Sheet – Provisions and Considerations” at Florida Atlantic University Business School
  • Presented Webinars, “How to Capitalize on Social Networking as a Lawyer in 2011 – The Best Ways to Use Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter”
  • Lecturer on “Technology Licensing – Issues and Considerations,” at Florida Atlantic University Business School
  • Faculty Member, University of San Francisco Internet Marketing Online Program. Gave lectures as part of University’s online technology training program. Lectures included legal aspects of Internet and affiliate marketing, search engine optimization, CAN-SPAM, database security and protection, international Internet marketing nad e-commerce issues, spamming issues, net neutrality, FCC and FTC issues, and mobile marketing, advertising and privacy issues, 2009-10
  • Panelist, “Cloud Computing and Software as a Service – Critical Issues You Should Understand”
  • Panel Moderator, “IT Governance and ROI Alignment – Concerns of CFO’s and CIO’s,” Information Systems Audit and Control Association
  • Speaker, “LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter – Use of Social Media by Lawyers”, Broward County Bar Association Bench-Bar Conference
  • Panelist, “Are you Ready for IPO?,” Gold Coast Venture Capital Association
  • Panelist, “Term Sheets for Angel and Venture Capital Investors,” Gold Coast Venture Capital Association
  • Speaker, “The State of Venture Capital Investment in Florida,” Broward Alliance
Publications[ - ]
  • Mr. White is an editor and regular contributor to The Securities Edge, the securities and corporate governance blog focused on securities law topics of interest to executives of middle market companies and their advisors.
  • He is also a regular contributor to Gunster Blog and BoardroomBrief.com.
  • “Preparation, Analysis Can Safeguard Businesses When Cloud Computing,” Daily Business Review, October 2011
  • Co-authored the Appraisal Rights chapter of the Florida Corporate Practice Manual, Fifth Edition, published by the Florida Bar
Bar Admissions[ - ]
  • The Florida Bar, 1986
Civic & Community Service[ - ]
  • Association for Corporate Growth (South Florida Chapter)
    • Board of Directors
    • Chairman of Broward County Initiative Committee
    • Member of Palm Beach County Initiative Committee
  • Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance
    • Board of Directors
    • Member of Entrepreneur Committee
  • Enterprise Development Corporation
    • Board of Directors
  • Executives for Florida Growth, Founding Member
  • Florida Atlantic University College of Business and Adams Center for Entrepreneurship, Final Round Judge in Business Plan Competition, (annual event; most recently, April 2012)
  • Florida Atlantic University College of Business, Judge for Student Mergers and Acquisitions Pitch Book Contest
  • Florida Atlantic University Business School MBA Program’s Student Venture Capital Competition, Judge
  • Association for Corporate Growth ACG Cup Business Plan Contest Final Round Judge
  • Muscular Dystrophy Association’s “Fort Lauderdale Lock-Up” event, participant and fundraiser, 2010 and 2011