Robert Esleeck PartnerDownload vCard
Robert is a former partner with Kilpatrick Stockton LLP in Winston-Salem. He joined the predecessor firm of Kilpatrick Stockton in 1979 as an associate, became a partner six years later, and practiced with the firm for an additional sixteen years. Robert served as an executive-in-residence at Salem College from 2000-2006, where he taught business law, communications law and corporate finance.
Robert has extensive experience in corporate law, mergers, acquisitions, dispositions and commercial transactions. As head of the corporate finance department in the Winston-Salem office of Kilpatrick Stockton, he managed bank, public and private debt and equity financings, asset and stock acquisitions and dispositions by public and private companies. He advised numerous boards of directors of public and private corporations.
Robert is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he earned a B.S. in business administration in 1975, and a master’s in business administration and a juris doctor degree, both in 1979. He also was elected to Phi Eta Sigma and Beta Gamma Sigma and was a Business Foundation Fellow in MBA School.
Robert currently serves on the Board of Directors of The First Tee of the Triad and has served on the Board of Trustees, the chairman of the finance committee, and president of the Board of Trustees of The Children’s Home, Inc. He also is an active member in Centenary United Methodist Church where he served in various capacities, including chairman of the Board of Trustees. He has coached numerous youth basketball and baseball teams. He and his wife live in and reared their two children in Winston-Salem.
Robert holds an AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell and is included in Best Lawyers in America and Swathmore’s Who’s Who.