SEC COUNSEL AND REAL ESTATE TRUST OPERATIONS.
Robert L.B. Diener, Esq.
Mr. Diener has over 40 years of experience as an attorney, senior corporate executive, counsel and advisor. While Mr. Diener has experience across a broad range of industries, his emphasis has been in health care, real estate, biotechnology, medical devices, banking and finance and information technology. The focus of his legal practice is corporate and securities law, mergers and acquisitions, finance and real estate. In addition to the practice of law, he has a strong background and experience in governance, accounting and finance and strategic planning.
In nearly 50 transactions, he has been responsible for over $3.0 billion in acquisitions and has been involved in raising over $2.0 billion in a wide variety of domestic and international corporate finance transactions. In the course of these activities, he has worked closely with the investment banking community, institutional investors, venture capitalists, research analysts, investor relations firms, rating agencies, New York Stock Exchange, NASDAQ, FINRA, OTC, SEC, DTCC and various state regulatory agencies. Mr. Diener has provided substantial expertise as an advisor to start-up through mid-stage companies to prepare them to access the capital markets.
Mr. Diener currently serves as counsel to a number of investors, public and private companies and companies which are focused on formation or acquisition of public companies in the United States. His experience runs the full gamut from corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, investment activities, corporate governance, state and federal securities law compliance and major contract negotiations.
During his career, Mr. Diener has served as President, CEO and a member of the board of American Health Properties, Inc. (NYSE), one of the largest real estate investment trusts in the country (now part of HCP, Inc. with over $15 billion in assets); a senior executive of American Medical International, Inc. (NYSE), one of the country’s largest health care services providers; Chairman of the Board and CEO of a publicly traded (NASDAQ) telecommunications company and a partner in a boutique investment banking group. He also has extensive experience in international business, having had direct responsibility for transactions in the United Kingdom, Spain, Germany, Switzerland, Greece, Egypt, Singapore, Australia, Israel, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, Brazil, Venezuela and Ecuador
Mr. Diener has served as a member or advisor to the boards of many public and private companies, including over 20 individual for-profit and not-for-profit hospitals and health care facilities. He has previously served as a director of the Federation of American Hospital Systems and the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts. He is currently a director of Prime Healthcare Services, Inc., which operates over 40 hospitals nationwide. He has lectured frequently in the field of health care finance.
Mr. Diener has been an active member of the State Bar of California since 1973. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Sciences and Communications from the University of Southern California in 1969 and a Juris Doctor degree (Magna Cum Laude) from the University of Santa Clara School of Law in 1973, where he was the Business Editor of the Law Review. He has a strong working knowledge of U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) and speaks conversational Spanish, French and Italian. Mr. Diener served in the United States Marine Corps from 1969 through 1975.