SOLOWAy | Schwartz

Technology Law Experts

before co-founding Soloway Schwartz LLC, he was of counsel to leading law firms in Boston and New Hampshire.

He is a graduate of Amherst College (B.A. magna cum laude, 1987) and Harvard Law School (J.D. cum laude, 1991), and he spent several years studying and working in Germany.  He speaks German fluently.

Bob is admitted to the Massachusetts bar. He lives with his wife and children in Boxford, Massachusetts.
Robert G. Schwartz, a founding member of Soloway Schwartz LLC, concentrates on financial and commercial transactions, securities, and technology licensing. With a strong background in technology companies, Bob represents small- to medium-sized businesses from conception to eventual sale, providing advice on formation, equity and debt financings, commercial agreements, intellectual property licensing and protection, corporate governance, dispute management, employment matters, equity compensation and stock plan administration, acquisitions, dispositions and exit strategies. He also has over two decades of experience advising public companies in federal and state securities regulations, stock exchange requirements, financial controls and investor communications.

Bob began his legal career as an associate in the corporate department of Goodwin Procter LLP in Boston. During a 13-year in-house career, he served as the general counsel of several public and venture-backed software companies.  More recently,

Awarded the highest ranking by Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory (AV – Legal AbilityRating: Very High to Preeminent).
Speaking Engagements & Publications:
Panelist, Financial Reporting for Business and Corporate Attorneys, National Business Institute, 2012

Panelist, When Blue Skies Get Cloudy: State Securities Practice Tips for an Evolving Landscape, New Hampshire Bar Association, 2011

Panelist, Milestone Transactions: Understanding Fundraising, Term Sheets and Exit Strategies, 2011

Lead speaker, Always Know Where the Exit Is: An Introduction to the M&A Process, 2011

Lead speaker, Understanding the Term Sheet: What Entrepreneurs need to Know About Structuring Angel Investments, 2011 and 2010

Lead speaker, Stock Compensation 101: Everything a Private Company Needs to Know about the Tax, Accounting and Securities Rules for Stock Options and Restricted Stock, 2011 and 2010

Lead speaker, Software Services Agreements: Negotiation Strategies for Services Providers, 2011

Lead speaker, License Negotiation Strategies for Software Companies Using the Perpetual Model, 2011

Lead speaker, Six Yards to the Goal Line: Strategies for Software Companies to Resolve the Six Toughest Common Roadblocks in License Negotiations, 2010

Panelist, The Massachusetts Data Security Law, 2010

Author, “Privacy in German Employment Law,” 15 Hastings Int'l & Compar. L. Rev. 135 (1992). [One of the first legal studies to compare European data privacy law with then-nascent U.S. data protection laws]

Author, “Criminalizing Occupational Safety Violations,” 14 Harv. Env'l L. Rev. 487 (1990).


Professional Affiliations:
Certified Black Duck Software Legal Professional

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