Dr. Robert Brown

Co-Chair of the Advisory Board
Business Information: 
Lynch, Cox, Gilman & Goodman, P.S.C. 500 W. Jefferson Street, Suite 2100 Louisville, KY 40202
Robert Brown is Chair Emeritus of the National Assoc. of District Export Councils, and an attorney based in Louisville, Kentucky where he advises on trade, investments, mergers, acquisitions and divestitures for U.S. companies and foreign companies’ operations in the U.S., including manufacturing, distribution, sales, retail and wholesale operations. For the past 20 years, he has worked closely with companies as an investment banker and attorney, serving both in-house and as an outside advisor.  Brown is admitted as an attorney in New York, Washington, D.C., California and Kentucky, and is qualified as a solicitor in England and Wales and in Hong Kong.  From 1991-1993 he was admitted as a foreign lawyer in Japan. He earned two PhD. Degrees; one from Cambridge University and the second from The London School of Economics and Political Science. He also has a Masters degree from Jochi University in Tokyo, and an Advanced Accounting Certificate from Bellarmine University.   Recently, he completed an LLM with merit in international law and development from the University of London. During three years of law school, he earned J.D., M.B.A. and Masters Degrees from the University of Louisville. 
Robert has taught law and economics courses at the law schools of the University of San Francisco and University of California Berkeley, as well as business plan, managerial finance and economic courses at the school of business of Bellarmine University. He is the author of many books, including:
•    Doing Business on the Internet.  Aspen/Harcourt Brace. 2000. 2001.
•    Limited Liability Companies Guide.  Aspen/Harcourt Brace. 2000. 2001.
•    Financing Start-Ups. Aspen/Harcourt Brace.  2000-2009.
•    Equity Finance: Venture Capital, Buyouts, Restructurings and Reorganizations.  Aspen.  2001 Supplement.
•    The Concise Guide to Mergers, Acquisitions and Divestitures.  Palgrave/Macmillan.  2007.
•    Emerging Companies.  ABA. 2005. 2010.
•    Buying a Business. Aspatore. 2013.
•    Advising New Businesses.  Thomson/Sweet & Maxwell. 2003.
•    Going Global.  Thomson. 2006-2012.
•    International Business Plans.  World Trade Press. 2003.
•    Managing Your e-Business/Hong Kong.  CCH. 2000.
•    Asian Economic and Legal Development.  Kluwer. 1998.
•    Commercial Laws of East Asia.  Sweet & Maxwell. 1997.
•    Intellectual Property Laws of East Asia.  Sweet & Maxwell. 1997.
•    Doing Business in South Korea.  Thomson Reuters/West. 2010. 2011. 2012.
•    Doing Business in Vietnam. Thomson Reuters/West. 2010. 2012. He also serves as an officer and a board member of many organizations, including:
•    Section of International Law, American Bar Association, Membership Officer
•    Bellarmine University School of Business, Executive Board Member (former Chair)
•    District Export Council of Kentucky and Southern Indian, Chair
•    Japan/America Society of Kentucky, Secretary (former Chair)
•    National Council for International Visitors, Development Committee Chair
•    National District Export Council, Steering Committee Member
•    Venture Connectors, Chair
•    World Affairs Council of Kentucky and Southern Indiana, Program Officer (former Chair)
•    World Trade Center Kentucky, Executive Committee (former Chair)

The National Association of District Export Councils (NADEC) works to support the regional District Export Councils throughout the United States.






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