Robert A. Zinn, P.A.

Partner

  • Robert A. Zinn, P.A.
  • Phone: +1 305 960 2225
    Fax: +1 305 402 0877

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  • Duane Morris LLP
    201 S. Biscayne Boulevard, Suite 3400
    Miami, FL 33131-4325
    USA

Robert A. Zinn, P.A. is a seasoned transactional attorney with more than 25 years of experience, focusing on mergers and acquisitions and full-service representation of closely held companies, and leveraging his in-depth knowledge of all operational areas of the automotive industry. Mr. Zinn’s industry acumen includes sales, marketing, product development, manufacturing, procurement, retail distribution and international operations. An automotive industry veteran, he has extensive experience advising U.S. and Middle Eastern automotive clients on buy-sell agreements, manufacturer/distributor relations, dealer agreements, franchising, relocation, restructuring and consolidation. 

Mr. Zinn is a 1985 graduate of Cornell Law School and a 1982 cum laude graduate of Emory University.

Areas of Practice

  • Transactional and Corporate Law
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Automotive Industry
  • International

Representative Matters

  • Represented Saudi client in negotiation, execution, and operation of Enterprise, National and Alamo Rental Car master franchise for seven countries in the Middle East.
  • Represented Saudi client in negotiation of joint venture to manufacture, assemble, sell, and service petrochemical tank trailers in the Middle East and North Africa.
  • Represented client in sale of assets of automobile dealership.
  • Represented client as corporate counsel during separation of partners in automobile dealership.

Education

  • Cornell Law School, J.D., 1985
  • Emory University, B.A., cum laude, 1982

Experience

  • Duane Morris LLP
    - Partner, 2016-present
  • Carlton Fields Jorden Burt
    - Shareholder, 2013-2016
  • Akerman Senterfitt
    - Shareholder, 1997-2013
    - President, 2004-2012
  • Zinn Mazda
    - Owner/President, 1987-1994

Professional Activities

  • The Florida Bar
  • American Bar Association

Honors and Awards

  • Named a "Lawyer of the Year" in International Mergers & Acquisitions—Miami by U.S. News/Best Lawyers "The Best Lawyers in America," 2020

  • Listed in U.S. News/Best Lawyers "The Best Lawyers in America" (Florida, Transportation), 2007-2020

  • Listed in South Florida Legal Guide, 2014-2015
  • Listed in The Legal 500 (M&A), 2014
  • Business Leader Magazine, Recognized as a "Power Player" in South Florida, 2012
  • Florida's Top Lawyers, 2008
  • Florida Trend's Legal Elite, 2004-2005
  • AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®

Civic and Charitable Activities

  • Council for Educational Change
    - Board of Trustees
  • The United Way Tocqueville Society
  • The Emory Cares Program
  • Mount Sinai Hospital
    - Founder

Selected Publications