Robert Melzer represents individuals and family business owners in a wide range of legal matters. He has been with Rohde Dales since 1974, becoming a partner of the firm in 1977. He has forty years of experience in counseling family business owners and in some cases has represented three generations of family business owners. His practice is concentrated in the formation and operation of family businesses, which includes corporate governance, business planning, stock transfer agreements, succession planning and the purchase and sale of businesses. Bob is the senior family business advisor and has served as an officer, director, trustee and mentor for family business ranging in size from relatively modest businesses to businesses of national and/or international scope.
Bob also finds time to be active in nonprofit and charitable organizations. He has served on the Lakeland University Board of Trustees for over 30 years and formerly served as the Chairperson of the Board. He also serves as a director of the Lakeland University Foundation and the Wisconsin Ice Age Trail. Along with other non-profits. Bob previously served as the President of the Sheboygan Economic Club and the Elkhart Lake Improvement Association, and is a director of several private charitable foundations.
Post Graduate Studies; Harvard University Graduate School of Business
Northwestern University Kellogg Graduate School of Business
University of Wisconsin-Madison Family Business Center
State Bar of Wisconsin, 1967
US District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, 1967
US Tax Court
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