Michael Best Strategies has partnered with Robert Gross to expand the firm’s service offerings. Gross will also serve as senior counsel for Michael Best & Friedrich LLP, a full service law firm with more than 250 lawyers operating in 13 offices nationwide.
As a senior advisor at Michael Best Strategies LLC, Gross will provide a national perspective on corporate governance for both public and privately-owned companies. He has extensive local, national, and international experience in mining, energy, environment, higher education areas, and the banking and financial services industries.
Gross gained experience while serving as a bank president and CEO, general counsel, and corporate secretary. He also served six years as a state government cabinet-level executive director. Gross was appointed by the George W. Bush administration to serve in Baghdad as a senior advisor to the Iraqi Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs.
“Robert adds an unmatched depth and dimension to our team,” said Rob Marchant, President of Strategies. “He brings an unparalleled understanding and knowledge of corporate finance and governance, which will greatly benefit our clients across the country.”
Gross has a long history of working with boards, CEOs, CFOs, and top corporate management teams to provide in-depth consultation to assess, design, and implement all aspects of corporate governance for maximum effectiveness and shareholder return. In addition to assisting in commercial and public policy mediation and negotiation, Gross also provides a full range of litigation support services in disputed matters involving financial service companies and corporate governance.
“I’m so pleased to join the Michael Best team,” said Gross. “It’s a tremendous opportunity to blend my experience and relationships in business, law, and government to help the businesses we serve.”
“Robert offers unique skills in a specialty trade that requires both legal and business management expertise,” commented Jeff Hartley, Michael Best Strategies partner based in Utah. “Growth in a startup company, mergers and acquisitions, succession in family-owned businesses, and many other reasons may create a need for a board of directors to evolve the structure of its governance. A board of directors with a healthy governance model is good for the board, good for management and good for shareholders. With Bob’s experience as an attorney, a bank president, the director of a large state government agency and as the current president of Robert C. Gross Associates, Robert is in a position to add tremendous value as a member of the Michael Best Strategies team.”