Supreme Court of the United States
Supreme Court of Pennsylvania
Regina M. Robson is a co-founder and shareholder of Robson & Robson, P.C. Ms. Robson focuses her practice on corporate law, complex contracts and acquisitions and divestitures.
Ms. Robson has been instrumental in counseling companies through all phases of the business life-cycle, from entity selection, financing and operational issues to acquisition or divestiture. She has extensive experience in the drafting and negotiation of complex contracts, including franchise and distribution agreements, engineering and manufacturing agreements, technology licenses and procurement arrangements.
Before founding Robson & Robson, P.C., Ms. Robson worked as corporate counsel in both privately-held and publicly-traded businesses. As an assistant general counsel and division vice president for a Fortune 200 consumer products company, she provided legal services for a division with over $2 billion in sales. As assistant general counsel to a public utility company, Ms. Robson provided counsel on mergers and acquisitions and corporate governance. In addition to publicly traded companies, Ms. Robson was general counsel to a start-up business engaged in the design and engineering of industrial robots.
Ms. Robson was appointed to the faculty at the Erivan K. Haub School of Business at St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia where she utilized her experience in private practice to enrich her teaching in the law and the entrepreneurship program. In 2012, Ms. Robson was awarded tenure and promoted to the rank of Associate Professor. Ms. Robson retired from the University in 2019 to return to private practice.
Ms. Robson is a recognized legal scholar, having published in the selective journal, American Business Law Journal. She has utilized her research to enrich her private practice, most recently in the emerging area of benefit corporations and other hybrid entities.
Ms. Robson graduated magna cum laude from Villanova University School of Law, where she was a member of the Order of the Coif and case and comment editor of the Villanova Law Review. She received her B.A. from Villanova University where she graduated summa cum laude in the Honors Program. She was honored as the first female valedictorian in the University’s history. Ms. Robson is also a member of Beta Gamma Sigma, the academic fraternity for business.
Counseled and negotiated the purchase of a styrene manufacturer with multiple-locations.
Provided legal advice and negotiation of complex custom engineering agreements, including performance guarantees, warranties and indemnification provisions.
Provided legal counsel with respect to entity formation for start-ups, including use of hybrid entity structures.
Counseled and negotiated multi-level distribution agreements involving multiple locations.
“Business Divorce: Planning Ahead for Saying Goodbye,” St. Joseph’s University Haub School of Business, The Initiative for Family Business & Entrepreneurship, November 2018.
“3 Risks and 3 Rewards of Using the Family Name,” St. Joseph’s University Haub School of Business, The Initiative for Family Business & Entrepreneurship, January 2018.
“Organizational Horcruxes: Benefit Corporations as a Container for Entity Identity,” Business and Professional Ethics Journal, Vol. 35, Issue 2/3, 129-164, Summer/Fall 2016.
“A New Look at Benefit Corporations: Game Theory and Game Changer,” American Business Law Journal, Vol. 52, Issue 3, 501-555, Fall 2015.
“‘Friending’ the NLRB: The Connection Between Social Media, ‘Concerted Activities’ and Employer Rights,” Hofstra Labor & Employment Law Journal, Vol. 31, Issue 1, 81-124, November 2013.
“Paying for Daniel Webster: Critiquing the Contract Model of Advancement of Legal Fees in Criminal Proceedings,” Hastings Business Law Review, Vol. 7, 275-308, Summer 2011.
“Breaking Out of the Box: An Exercise in ‘Extra Cubicle’ Thinking,” Journal of Academy of Business Education, Vol. 11, 54-70, Fall 2010.
“Crime and Punishment: Rehabilitating Retribution as a Justification for Organizational Criminal Liability,” American Business Law Journal, Vol. 47, Issue 1, 109-144, Spring 2010.
“An Entrepreneurial Strand in the Business Law Course: The Ice Cream Project,” Journal of Legal Studies Education, Vol. 26, Issue 2, 433-456, Summer/Fall 2009.
“The Impact of the Stein Cases on the Practice of Deputizing the Corporation,” North East Journal of Legal Studies, Vol. 19, 1-20, Spring 2008.
“Pret-A-Porter Business Options: Buying a Franchise,” Lawline, New York, NY: November 2018
“Organizing as a Benefit Corporation: Pursuing Profit and Purpose,” Lawline, New York, NY: November 2017.
“Beyond Stakeholder Management and CSR: Does Benefit Corporation Signal a Fundamental Transformation of the Corporate Form,” Society for Business Ethics, Boston, MA: August 2012.
“‘Friending’ the NLRB: The Connection Between Social Media, ‘Concerted Activities’ and Employer Rights,” North East Academy of Legal Studies in Business, Saratoga Springs, NY: March 2012.
“The Picasso Problem: An Integrative Exercise in Moral Rights, Law, Ethical Considerations and the Nature of Property,” Academy of Business Education, Orlando, FL: 2011.
“Paying for Daniel Webster: Legal and Ethical Consideration in Advancement of Fees in Criminal Proceedings,” Academy of Legal Studies in Business, Richmond, VA: August 2010.
“Internet Ticket Exchanges: The Last, Great ‘Non-Regulated’ Securities Market…Maybe,” Annual Meeting of the Northeast Legal Academy of Legal Studies in Business, Ithaca, NY: 2010.
“Breaking Out of the Box: An Exercise in Extra Cubicle Thinking,” Academy of Business Education, Fort Lauderdale, FL: 2009.
“Rehabilitating Retribution as a Justification for Organizational Criminal Liability,” Southern Academy of Legal Studies in Business, San Antonio, TX: March 2009.
“An Entrepreneurial Strand in the Business Law Course: Making It Relevant by Making It Real,” Academy of Legal Studies in Business, Long Beach, CA: August 2008.
“Constitutional Limits on the Prosecution of White Collar Crime,” North East Academy of Legal Studies in Business, Galloway, NJ: March 2007.