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Robert Rugani, Jr.

Robert Rugani, Jr.

Lecturer in Law

Last Updated: Friday, May 19, 2017

699 Exposition Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90089-0074 USA

Robert Rugani is a partner at Acceleron Law Group. His practice focuses on corporate legal services for emerging growth and mid-cap companies, with an emphasis on equity and debt financings, mergers and acquisitions, sales and divestitures, venture fund representation, domestic and international strategic relationships, corporate governance and other strategic business counseling.
Rugani has represented a wide variety of companies ranging from start-ups to Fortune 500 public companies in various industries covering hardware and software, alternative energy, consumer products, entertainment and real estate. He takes pride and interest in immediately engrossing himself with his client's business and management team to support, empower and expand their business objectives. Prior to joining Acceleron Law Group, Rugani was a partner at Fortis General Counsel, LLP, and prior to that, Rugani developed his corporate and finance practice at the law firms of Sidley Austin LLP, Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP, and Brobeck Phleger & Harrison LLP, respectively.
Rugani also has in-house counsel experience, serving as assistant general counsel for a private equity investment firm. His in-house experience adds to his ability for understanding, navigating and mastering the everyday needs and long-term goals and opportunities of his clients.
Since 2005, he has served on the board of directors for the nonprofit organization, NatureBridge-Golden Gate, located in Sausalito, CA. Rugani has been a member of the Corporations Committee for the State Bar of California since 2010, and served as its co-chair from 2012-13.
Rugani also enjoys public speaking and teaching, and has served as a guest lecturer and speaker for organizations/events such as Hastings School Law, USC Gould School of Law, the California State Bar Annual Meetings, start-up accelerators and for various other organizations.


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August 14, 2017
Re: Andrew T. Guzman

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Daniel Klerman
June, 2017

“Economics of Legal History.” In The Oxford Handbook of Law and Economics, Vol. 3: Public Law and Legal Institutions, edited by Francesco Parisi. New York: Oxford University Press, 2017.

Edward McCaffery
June, 2017

“Taxing Wealth Seriously.” Tax Law Review 70 (2017): 305.

Edward Kleinbard
June, 2017

“Reinventing Business Taxation: The Dual Business Enterprise Income Tax,” posted to SSRN.