Robert C. Brighton, Jr. is a corporate transactional attorney and a shareholder of Becker & Poliakoff in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Mr. Brighton concentrates his practice in the areas of securities, corporate finance, mergers, acquisitions and divestitures, private equity and venture capital fund formations and transactions. Admitted to The Florida and New York Bars, Rob served as Chair of The Florida Bar’s Committee on Relations with CPAs and as Chair of The Florida Bar’s Business Law Section’s Committee on Corporations, Securities and Financial Transactions. He has also served on various business law related committees of the American Bar Association, as well as The Florida and NY Bars, including Committees relating to the drafting of revisions to Florida’s Revised Limited Liability Act and Revised Business Corporation Act, as well as committees of the ABA, Florida Bar and NY Bar on Legal Opinions, Federal Securities Regulation, Corporate Governance, and Small Business.
Rob frequently writes and speaks on topics in the corporate and securities law areas.
Mr. Brighton is a former member of the global board of directors of the Association for Corporate Growth global (ACG) and also served on its audit committee. In addition, he is a past President and a current member of the Board of Directors of the South Florida Chapter of ACG, and is the Chairman for the 2019 Florida ACG Capital Connection, a leading regional capital conference. Mr. Brighton has also served as a director of the Florida Venture Forum and is actively involved in the Commercial Finance Association, the Turnaround Management Association, the Gold Coast Venture Forum, and the South Florida Technology Alliance, among other business development organizations.
Mr. Brighton’s practice areas include healthcare, technology, financial services, hospitality, real estate, retail, international trade and distributed ledger technology, The Blockchain and cryptocurrency transactions, including fund formations and compliance.