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Robert E. Buckholz


Robert E. Buckholz

New York +1-212-558-4000+1-212-558-4000 +1-212-558-3588+1-212-558-3588
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Bob Buckholz joined Sullivan & Cromwell in 1980 and has been a partner since 1987. He is currently a member of the Firm’s Capital Markets Group. Mr. Buckholz has handled a wide range of public and private debt and equity financings for U.S. and non-U.S. issuers and their underwriters, including initial public offerings, privatizations and investment grade, hybrid and high-yield financings. He also has extensive experience advising on equity derivatives matters, both in the capital markets and in over-the-counter contexts, and regularly advises on disclosure, financing, corporate governance and other general matters for a wide variety of corporate, financial institution and utility clients.

Professional Activities and Community Involvement

  • Chair, Federal Regulation of Securities Committee, American Bar Association (2018-  )
  • Chair, Subcommittee on Securities Law Opinions of the Federal Regulation of Securities Committee, American Bar Association (2012-2015)
  • Chair, Securities Regulation Committee, New York City Bar Association (2009-2012)
  • Member, Securities Regulation Committee, New York State Bar Association
  • Chairman of the Board, Theatre for a New Audience


Mr. Buckholz is regularly recognized at the top of the legal profession in the area of capital markets by the following authorities:

  • Chambers Global
  • Chambers USA
  • The Legal 500 United States


Initial Public Offerings
  • American Water
  • Echo Global Logistics
  • First NBC Bank Holding Company
  • Five Below
  • GNC Corporation
  • Lumber Liquidators
  • NetSpend Holdings
  • Tim Hortons
Debt and Equity Offerings
  • AIG (multiple offerings)
  • Bank of Montreal (multiple offerings)
  • Becton Dickinson and Company (multiple offerings)
  • Canadian National Railway (multiple offerings)
  • Enbridge (multiple offerings)
  • Québec (multiple offerings)
  • Tyco Electronics (multiple offerings)