Robert J. Merk
Of Counsel
Robert J. Merk
Atlanta:  (440) 570-5167

*Admitted Only In Ohio

Bob Merk is an attorney with a unique blend of business and legal expertise. A graduate of Bowling Green State University and Cleveland State University, Bob earned a Bachelor of Science in Finance and a Master of Business Administration then worked in the corporate world with small business and startups in a variety of fields including medical, financial, and manufacturing. In 2013, Bob graduated from Case Western Reserve University Law School which allowed him to combine his business background and legal skill to assist his clients with the mind of a legal business consultant that makes him a true asset to every company.

Following law school, Bob worked in the oil and gas industry and then as in-house legal counsel for Life Equity, LLC, a leader in the life settlement industry. Since joining Edwards, Maxson, Mago, and Macaulay, LLP, Bob has focused his practice on life settlements, commercial contracts, mergers and acquisitions, as well as outside general counsel work. Drawing on his corporate experience, Bob helps businesses with all aspects of starting and running a business from initial incorporation, to employee hiring practices, contractor negotiations, and dispute resolutions.

In his free time, Bob enjoys helping senior parishioners at his church with home maintenance and landscaping tasks. He also is involved with the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association 3Rs Program where he mentors high school students throughout the Cleveland area.

Areas of Focus

  • Outside/Strategic Counsel
  • Life Settlement Transactions
  • Regulatory and Compliance Matters
  • Startup Corporate Counseling
  • Negotiation/Dispute Resolution


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