Robert C. Goldstein represents issuers and investment banks in connection with a wide variety of public and private financings, including high-yield and investment grade debt financings, as well as initial public offerings and secondary offerings. He also has experience in liability management transactions, including out-of-court and in-court restructurings, tender offers, exchange offers and consent solicitations, and advises corporate clients with respect to corporate governance matters and securities law compliance. Prior to joining Skadden, Mr. Goldstein was a capital markets and securities attorney in the New York office of another international law firm.

Selected representations include:

  • Nine Point Energy (formerly Triangle USA Petroleum Corporation) in its rights offering and other corporate aspects of its restructuring;
  • Atlas Resource Partners, L.P. in the corporate finance aspects of its prepackaged Chapter 11 plan of reorganization, one of the first Chapter 11 reorganizations of a master limited partnership;
  • Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers Incorporated in its $758.5 million acquisition of IronPlanet Holdings, Inc., including its related $500 million senior notes offering;
  • Westfield Group in its £800 million senior notes offering in two tranches and in its $500 million senior notes offering;
  • Pinnacle Entertainment, Inc. (formerly PNK Entertainment, Inc.) in its $375 million senior notes offering in connection with its spin-off from substantially all of the real estate assets of the entity formerly known as Pinnacle Entertainment, Inc.;
  • Hanmi Financial Corporation, the parent company of Hanmi Bank, in its $100 million fixed-to-floating rate subordinated notes offering;
  • Citigroup, BofA Merrill Lynch and Credit Suisse as joint book runners in the $600 million initial public offering of units — each unit consisting of one ordinary share and one-half of one warrant — of CF Corporation, a special purpose acquisition company, and in connection with forward purchase agreements pursuant to which investors agreed to purchase ordinary shares and warrants for an aggregate purchase price of $510 million; and
  • Saban Capital Acquisition Corp, a special purpose acquisition company, in its $235 million initial public offering of units, each unit consisting of one ordinary share and one-half of one warrant.

Other representations include financings by Public Storage, Inc.; American Homes 4 Rent; Five Point Operating Company, LP; and numerous special purpose acquisition companies, such as Mosaic Acquisition Corp. and Platinum Eagle Acquisition Corp., among others.



  • LL.M., New York University School of Law, 2010
  • J.D., Columbia Law School, 2008
  • B.A., University of Michigan, 2005


  • California
  • New York

Robert C. Goldstein