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I have been honored to advise business leaders throughout my more than 30-year career on meeting day-to-day legal challenges and accomplishing their long-term strategic objectives.

Rob Welch is a Partner in the Adams and Reese Atlanta office, practicing for more than 30 years in corporate services and transactions.  
Serving on both the buy-side and sell-side as outside general counsel for clients, Rob closed more than a dozen M&A deals over the last two years, ranging from $1 million to upwards of $66 million.  
Rob’s clients cover diverse industries, including, but not limited to: medical device manufacturing, healthcare services, fintech, software and technology, industrial engineering, education, transportation, entertainment, property management, industrial recycling, insurance claims investigation, and construction management. 

Rob also has extensive civil litigation experience, giving him valuable perspective in advising clients with regard to corporate risk management and litigation avoidance.  
Clients ranging from closely-held local businesses to mid-market national and multi-national companies, Rob provides outside general counsel services to and advises for-profit and non-profit directors, corporate officers, and founding teams, across a wide spectrum of corporate governance issues, including: 

  • Corporate compliance 
  • Regulatory compliance (including HIPAA and Medicare/Medicaid) 
  • Contract negotiation and management 
  • Cybersecurity 
  • Mergers & acquisitions, joint ventures, and corporate restructuring 
  • Banking and corporate finance 
  • Commercial lending 
  • Commercial real estate purchase and leasing 
  • Software/intellectual property licensing  
  • Music production and publishing 
  • Corporate sponsorship  
  • Executive compensation 
  • Product supply and distribution 
  • Government contracting  
  • Businesses Succession and Estate Planning 

From garden variety independent contractor agreements, non-disturbance agreements, etc., to highly specialized agreements, Rob has extensive experience negotiating and drafting a broad range of agreements, including:  

  • Software and intellectual property licensing 
  • Cross-border (incoming and outgoing) product manufacturing and distribution. 
  • Healthcare product, staffing, and service for HIPAA-covered entities and business associates 
  • Federal contracting 
  • Asset-based lending 
  • Multilayer credit facilities (combining municipal bond, bank, and government financing) 
  • Securities offerings (stock, convertible debt, etc.) 
  • Private equity (fund and portfolio company representation) 
  • Friends and family, angel investment and venture capital 

As an extension of his representation of closely-held businesses, Rob advises business owners, individuals, and families at all income levels, on succession planning strategies, structuring appropriate trust and estate planning solutions, as well as handling probate for estates of all sizes.  
Whether succession planning means passing a business down through the family, a management-led buyout, or a sale to a third party, Rob’s understanding of the dynamics of business ownership gives him the insight needed to structure an effective succession plan. In addition, Rob works with high net-worth individuals and families in structuring complex trust and estate planning solutions to efficiently transfer assets to subsequent generations.


  • University of Georgia School of Law, J.D., 1989, cum laude
  • Georgia State University, M.S., 1998, Finance
  • State University of West Georgia, B.A., 1985

Bar Admissions

  • Georgia

Court Admissions

  • United States District Court for the Middle District of Georgia
  • United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Georgia
  • Georgia Supreme Court
  • United States Court of Appeals, Georgia

Professional Affiliations & Memberships

  • American Bar Association 
  • State Bar of Georgia 
  • Atlanta Bar Association