Robert A. Rabbat, Shareholder

Robert A. Rabbat focuses on complex commercial disputes in both state and federal courts, as well as forming teams to handle his clients’ transaction needs. His representative matters include contractual disputes, construction issues and related disputes, products liability claims, and intellectual property matters. Robert has particular experience handling partnership disputes and representing shareholders involved with intra-corporate disputes concerning closely held or family corporations.  He is also well-versed with defending and prosecuting medical malpractice actions and catastrophic injury claims and has experience handling substantial family law matters and custody disputes.  Robert participates in corporate matters, including mergers and acquisitions, finance, and general corporate governance.

Representative Litigation Matters

  • Represented group of minority shareholders in action for breach of fiduciary duty against controlling shareholder based upon minority shareholder oppression.
  • Represented insurer in coverage action concerning alleged environmental contamination of Portland Harbor and Willamette River.
  • Represented manufacturer of LED lighting products in litigation over alleged breaches of distribution agreement.
  • Represented a general contractor in the mediation of delay and impact claims on the construction of federal prison.
  • Represented a general contractor in connection with the construction of the first major ethanol plant in the Pacific Northwest.
  • Represented a public school district in various change order disputes in connection with the development of several public schools in Southern Oregon.
  • Represented an owner in construction defect claims related to winery.
  • Represented a subcontractor in connection with disputes relating to mixed-use high-rise development in downtown San Diego.

Notable Transactions

  • $100,000,000 syndicated credit facility for major motion picture production company.
  • $10,000,000 sale of the World Poker Tour.

Robert is author of “Application of Share-Price Discounts and Their Role in Dictating Corporate Behavior,” published in Willamette Law Review in Winter 2007.