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Porter, Wright

Robert J. Tannous

Porter, Wright

Managing Partner

In addition to his active Corporate practice, Bob presently serves as the firm’s Managing Partner. He is listed in The Best Lawyers in America® in the area of Corporate Law and Mergers and Acquisitions Law, has been recognized by Ohio Super Lawyers® and in 2013 was selected as one of Ohio’s top attorneys in Corporate/M&A law by Chambers USA.

Bob has a proven track record representing public companies in federal securities, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate law issues. Along with representing clients on general corporate matters and business transactions, he also advises them on securities registrations, ongoing securities reporting and compliance, proxy statements, stock exchange compliance, reforms under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, executive compensation plans, corporate governance, and mergers and acquisitions. Bob also counsels oil and gas clients on corporate and financing issues related to the operation of pipeline systems for the transportation of petroleum products, and the development, production, and transportation of energy resources. Bob chairs Porter Wright’s Corporate & Securities Practice Group.

Bob serves as a Board Member for BalletMet Columbus; a Board Member and Development Chair for The Wellington School; Development Council Member and past Chair for The Ohio Historical Society; and past President for Children First, Inc., He was a Member of the Leadership Columbus Class of 1996.

Bob holds a J.D., with honors, from The Ohio State University Michael E. Moritz College of Law (1987) as well as a B.S.B.A. in Finance, cum laude, from The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business (1984).
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