Robert McDonald, Esquire

Robert McDonald, Esquire

Robert McDonald

Associate

Robert McDonald, Esquire, is an associate attorney with Hunter Business Law. Robert graduated summa cum laude from the University of South Florida, and magna cum laude from Stetson University College of Law. Robert is licensed to practice law in the State of Florida.

Prior to law school, Robert developed his business acumen in the music industry, where he worked within a network of artists, record labels, retailers, and promoters for nearly a decade across the Tampa Bay region and beyond.

As a student at Stetson Law, Robert focused his studies on business law, estates, and taxation. During law school, Robert obtained crucial in-house counsel experience as a law clerk to the general counsel of Raymond James Trust in 2019, clerked in law firms where he learned about entity formation and dissolution, contracts and sales, mergers and acquisitions, estate and succession planning, taxation, and civil litigation in 2019 and 2020, and also served as a judicial intern to the Honorable Ronald Ficarrotta, Chief Judge of the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit Court of Florida in 2018.

Robert is currently developing his practice at the intersections of corporate law, blockchain and cryptocurrency, arts and entertainment, and intellectual property. His experience and interests in these domains allow Robert to help businesses navigate the legal implications of emerging trends and technologies that are shaping the future.

Daring ideas are like chessmen moved forward—they may be beaten, but they may start a winning game.
– Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Robert McDonald, Esquire
Robert McDonald, Esquire

Client Engagement Highlights

Robert McDonald, Esquire
Robert McDonald, Esquire

Education

  • Juris Doctor, magna cum laude, Stetson University College of Law – 2020
  • Bachelor of Arts, summa cum laude, Sociology, University of South Florida – 2016
Robert McDonald, Esquire
Robert McDonald, Esquire

Legal Experience

  • Practice Areas include corporate law, blockchain and cryptocurrency, arts and entertainment, and intellectual property.
  • Legal Work History:
    • Hunter Business Law, Associate: Present
    • Wilkes & Associates, PA, Associate Attorney: 2020 – 2021
    • Lambert Law Offices, PA, Law Clerk: 2019 – 2020
    • Raymond James Trust, NA, Law Clerk: 2019
Robert McDonald, Esquire
Robert McDonald, Esquire

Professional Memberships

  • Admitted to the Florida Bar: 2020
    • Young Lawyers Division
    • Business Law Section
    • Real Property, Probate, and Trust Law Section
    • Entertainment, Arts, & Sports Law Section
Robert McDonald, Esquire
Robert McDonald, Esquire

Presentations and Publications

  • Elections & Voting Rights: Ballot Title and Summary, Department of State v. Florida Greyhound Association, Inc., 253 So. 3d 513 (Fla. 2018), Stetson Law Review Vol. 48, No. 4, Local Government Digest (2019).
Robert McDonald, Esquire
Robert McDonald, Esquire

Civic Contributions

Robert McDonald, Esquire
Robert McDonald, Esquire

RECOGNITIONS AND AWARDS

  • Stetson Law Dean’s List (Spring 2018; Fall 2018; Spring 2019)
  • Melvin Trute Trust Award
  • William F. Blews Pro Bono Award

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