Robert K. Rogers

Robert K. Rogers Member

P: 602.262.5961
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L: Phoenix

Robert Rogers, Vice Chairman of Jennings, Strouss & Salmon's Corporate, Securities and Finance Department, is an entrepreneur with over 35 years of experience in building companies. Regardless of its current stage of development, whether a start-up or established public company, Robert focuses on ushering a business into its next growth stages. Having facilitated public and private financing for all sizes of companies in New York, Canada, and Europe, Rogers offers his clients access to the global financing opportunities of the 21st century.

Robert commenced his law practice on Wall Street and became a partner in a New York-based, multi-national law firm. Having founded and taken public his own medical technology company, Robert understands the entrepreneurial spirit and knows the institutional challenges and unlimited opportunities before today's business leaders.

Robert received his J.D. and M.B.A. from Columbia University where he was named an International Fellow by the Columbia School of International and Public Affairs. He serves as General Counsel and is an Executive Committee member of the Board of the Canada-Arizona Business Council. Robert is an avid cyclist and speaks fluent German.

Areas of Focus

  • Corporate Law
  • Private and Public Securities
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Technology
  • Licensing
  • Venture Capital
  • International Law

Articles, Publications and Presentations

  • Panelist, Canada: "The Next Phase of Arizona-Canada Growth," 2nd Annual VerdeXchange Arizona Conference, Phoenix, Arizona (2014)

  • Author, “Formation and Operation of a Corporation Under the New Arizona Business Corporation Act,” Arizona Bar Journal

  • Author, “The Key to Going Public,” Utah Business

  • Author, “The Three Steps to Going Public,” Utah Business

  • Author, “For Investment Capital, Head to Canada,” Canada Arizona Business Council Resource Guide

  • Speaker and Panelist, “Corporate Mergers and Acquisitions,” American Law Institute-American Bar Association, Course of Study, Park City, Utah (1990 and 1991)

  • Speaker and Panelist, “Marketplace Earth,” Eleventh Annual World Trade Seminar, Executive Panel on Eastern Europe

  • Speaker, “Financing Technology Companies,” Second International Technical Innovation and Entrepreneurship Symposium, Birmingham, England

  • Panelist, “Financing Alternatives for High Tech Companies,” First International Technical Innovation and Entrepreneurship Symposium, Salt Lake City, Utah

  • Panel Chairman, Venture Financing, Utah State Bar, Securities Section Conference

  • Speaker, “Tools for Advising Clients: Licensing Agreements,” Utah State Bar, Continuing Legal Education, State Bar Convention

  • Speaker, “Opportunities for Innovators-Small Business Innovation Research Program”

  • Speaker, “How to Position Your Business for Expansion”

  • Speaker, “How to Raise Venture Capital,” Utah Innovation Foundation

  • Speaker, “Financing High Technology Ventures,” University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) Continuing Education Division

  • Panelist, 2006 Angel Investor Conference

  • Speaker, “Banding with Angels: Maximizing your Investments-together.” Invest Southwest Capital Conference (2007)

  • Speaker, Arizona Optics Industry Association/Nanotechnology Cross-Cluster Mixers

  • Facilitator, Introduction of the London Stock Exchange to Arizona (2008)

  • Panelist, “International Joint Venture Agreements”

  • Organizer and Chairman, “Business Opportunities in Today’s Eastern Europe,” Fifth International Technical Innovation and Entrepreneurship Symposium in Linz, Austria (1990)

Honors and Recognition

  • AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated*

    *AV® Preeminent ™ and BV® Distinguished™ are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies.

Foreign Languages

  • German (Fluent)

Professional Affiliations

  • Wayne Brown Institute, International Catalyst for Innovation and Entrepreneurship
    Board of Trustees, Chairman
  • Member, Austrian-American Friendship Program
  • Utah State Bar
    Corporation Section, Chairman
  • New Arizona Business Corporation Act
    Drafting Committee Member
    Seminar Panelist
  • State Bar of Arizona
    Section of Corporation, Business and Banking Law, Vice Chair
  • First Annual Symposium on High Technology Ventures, Salt Lake City
  • Small Business/High Technology Institute, Phoenix, Arizona
    Utah Delegate
  • Member, Columbia University School of Law Alumni Association
  • The Arizona Accelerator
  • Member, The Alta Club, Salt Lake City
  • Greater Phoenix Economic Council
    International Leadership Council, Member
  • Member, ASU Technopolis Advisory Board
  • ASU Technopolis Mentoring Program
  • Invest Southwest Capital Conference
    Executive Committee, Member
  • The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE)
  • Canada-Arizona Business Council
    Executive Committee
  • Toronto Stock Exchange Roadshows, Phoenix, Arizona and Salt Lake City, Utah
    Organizing Committee
  • Arizona Aerospace & Defense Association
  • Member, Metro Phoenix DNA Steering Committee

Admitted to Practice

  • Arizona
  • New York
  • Utah


  • J.D., Columbia University School of Law, 1971
    Casenotes Editor, Columbia Journal of Transnational Law
    President, Story Inn, Phi Delta Phi Legal Fraternity (1970-1971)
    Society of International Law
  • M.B.A., Columbia Business School, 1971
    Dean’s List; Finance/International Business
  • Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs, 1970
    International Fellow
  • Hague Academy of International Law, 1971
    Peace Palace, The Hague, Holland
  • B.A., University of Utah, Economics, 1967
    Phi Beta Kappa
    Magna Cum Laude
    Honors Program
    Phi Kappa Phi
    Owl and Key
    Skull and Bones