Robert E. Dauer, Jr.


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  • J.D., University of Pittsburgh School of Law
  • B.A., University of Pittsburgh
  • M.B.A., University of Pittsburgh Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania

Robert E. Dauer, Jr. focuses his practice on corporate, commercial, real estate, banking and bankruptcy legal matters, and litigation. He is a member of the firm’s Management Committee and serves as the Chair of the firm’s Creditors’ Rights & Bankruptcy Group and its COVID-19 Small Business Relief Group. He is also a member of the Business Litigation Group.

Professional/Community Involvement

  • Allegheny County and Pennsylvania Bar Associations, Member
  • Greater Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce, Board of Directors
  • Assisting small businesses impacted by COVID-19 find financial relief with SBA Loan programs including the Paycheck Protection Loan (PPP Loans) and Economic injury Disaster Loans (EID Loans).
  • Advising clients on the CARE Package under COVID-19.
  • Routinely represents regional and national financial institutions, holding claims in excess of $100,000,000 in foreclosure, workout, litigation, and bankruptcy proceedings throughout the United States.
  • Prepared contractual documents and terms and conditions for various manufacturers and suppliers relating to the sale of goods under the UCC (Uniform Commercial Code).
  • Developed loan documents for area lending institutions, reflecting recent changes to the Uniform Commercial Code.
  • Successfully represented lending institutions in recovering against borrowers in complex real estate and business transactions.
  • Frequently represents claimants in disputes over security interests and contractual rights.
  • J.D., University of Pittsburgh School of Law, 1990
  • M.B.A., University of Pittsburgh Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business, 1990
  • B.A. in Political Science and Business, University of Pittsburgh College of Arts & Sciences, 1987
  • Included in The Best Lawyers in America® for Litigation-Bankruptcy and Litigation-Real Estate
  • Named the Best Lawyers® 2014 Litigation-Bankruptcy “Lawyer of the Year” in Pittsburgh