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Get to Know Robert Heim

July 31, 2019

Robert Heim is a partner in the Litigation, White Collar and Government Investigations, Securities & Financial Services Litigation and Corporate and Securities Groups. Robert’s practice includes corporate formation and capital raising, hedge fund formation, registration of new broker-dealers and investment advisers, securities regulatory work, SEC defense, securities and commercial litigation, white collar criminal defense and FINRA arbitrations. He was formerly an Assistant Regional Director of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in New York City. In this profile, learn more about him.

Why did you become a lawyer?
To me, being a lawyer is one of the few jobs that combines both an intellectual component that involves legal research and policy decisions with a very practical component of helping clients to do things in the real world, such as starting and growing a businesses, hiring people or buying a house.

What do you enjoy most about what you do?
The thing I enjoy most about what I do is that each day is different. One day I may be in federal court, another day I may be meeting with various securities regulators to discuss concerns they have with a client and another day I could be advising clients about the securities law requirements that govern their capital raising activities.

Why did you choose to join Tarter Krinsky & Drogin?
Coming from a smaller boutique securities law firm, I knew that Tarter Krinsky & Drogin's numerous practice areas would strongly complement my client's needs. In my old firm, I often found myself referring out work to tax lawyers, IP lawyers and other specialties and I am excited that I will still be involved in those projects by working with other lawyers at Tarter Krinsky & Drogin. I also really liked Tarter Krinsky & Drogin's collaborative culture.

What do you enjoy doing outside of work?
I've been a runner for many years and hope to get back into participating in 5k races.

Is there someone in your professional life who has impacted your career? If so, can you tell us about them?
When I first started in private practice, I went to a business development seminar and the speaker said to focus not only on providing legal services to clients, but to also try and find ways I could contribute to my clients' business success by providing them with referrals, business introductions and the like. I've tried to follow this advice and I find that clients very much appreciate this approach.

Tell us about your life outside of the office.
I live in Westfield, NJ with my wife Maria and our three kids Bobby (10), Colette (6) and Lexi (4). I am originally from Westchester, NY and lived in Manhattan for several years before moving to Westfield.

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