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Robert L. Wernli, Jr.

Special Counsel
San Diego (Del Mar)
T: 858.720.8953
F: 858.523.6709


  • J.D., University of San Diego School of Law, 2002, magna cum laude
  • B.A., University of California, San Diego, 1998, cum laude
  • California
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Robert L. Wernli, Jr. is a special counsel in the Corporate Practice Group in the firm's San Diego (Del Mar) office.

Areas of Practice

Mr. Wernli specializes in corporate and securities law and has worked on numerous public and private capital raising transactions, mergers and acquisitions (buy-side and sell-side) and other strategic transactions. Mr. Wernli has also regularly advised clients on all aspects of SEC reporting and listing exchange compliance matters, corporate governance and general corporate law matters. 

Public Offerings and PIPE Transactions

  • Represented Parametric Sound Corporation (NASDAQ:PAMT) in $5 million registered direct offering off Form S-3 shelf registration statement
  • Represented Bridgepoint Education, Inc. (NYSE:BPI) in $141.8 million initial public offering
  • Represented Clean Energy Fuels Corp (NASDAQ:CLNE) in $120 million initial public offering.
  • Represented SpaceDev, Inc., MicroIslet, Inc., American Technology Corporation, Open Energy Corporation and KfX, Inc. in numerous PIPE transactions.

Mergers and Acquisitions

  • Represented controlling shareholders of XYPRO Technology Corporation in management buyout transaction
  • Represented Parametric Sound Corporation (NASDAQ:PAMT) in merger with VTB Holdings, Inc. (Voyetra Turtle Beach)
  • Represented National Technical Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:NTSC) in acquisition by the Aurora Group
  • Represented Keolis Transit America, Inc. in divestiture of subsidiary Limousines of South Florida, Inc. to Transportation America, Inc.
  • Represented Universal Services of America in recapitalization and equity investment by Partners Group
  • Represented Universal Protection Service, a division of Universal Services of America, in its acquisition of Protection Plus Security Corporation
  • Represented Universal Protection Service, a division of Universal Services of America, in its acquisition of Wexler Enterprises, Inc. (Summit Security)
  • Represented Celerity Partners in acquisition of Meridien Research, Inc. and, Inc.
  • Represented Clean Energy Fuels Corp. in acquisition of McCommas Bluff landfill gas processing facility.
  • Represented Overland Storage, Inc. in acquisition of Snap Server NAS Business from Adaptec, Inc.
  • Represented OMNI Life Science, Inc. in acquisition of Apex Surgical, LLC
  • Represented SpaceDev, Inc. in acquisition of Starsys, Inc.

SEC Reporting

  • Representative clients have included Parametric Sound Corporation, Bridgepoint Education, Inc., Clean Energy Fuels Corp., Overland Storage, Inc., SpaceDev, Inc., Axesstel, Inc., American Technology Corporation and MicroIslet, Inc.
  • Member, State Bar of California