Robert Elwood

Partner and Co-Founder, Practus, LLP

A client once described Bob as “a lawyer who thinks like a venture capitalist.” It’s no surprise then that Bob co-founded Practus, LLP with the conviction that there is a better way to practice law—a way that would make both clients and attorneys happier. Although Practus disrupts the traditional law firm model, one thing that hasn't changed is Bob's role as a trusted advisor to national and international clients. He has a knack for explaining complex subjects in a way that allows clients to make wise decisions. Bob’s practice focuses primarily on investment funds, start-ups, real estate, and other investments. He also serves as outside general counsel to several wealth managers and technology companies. As a business lawyer with tax savvy, he regularly advises entrepreneurs and owners of new companies on tax planning ideas, including entity formation and creating partnership and LLC agreements, and he has handled hundreds of reorganizations, mergers, and acquisitions. Whether as an equity partner at Dechert LLC, doing pro-bono counsel to special needs children, or launching an innovative law firm, Bob solves legal problems with the wisdom and good judgement that comes from 30 years of experience.