Robert C.




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About Robert

Robert C. Creighton is managing partner at Farrell Fritz where he concentrates on general corporate practice with a particular emphasis on merger and acquisition transactions and representing banks in commercial lending matters.

Bob counsels businesses in connection with acquisitions, dispositions, mergers, joint ventures and other business combinations, shareholders’ agreements, partnership agreements and employment agreements, and matters of corporate law generally. He has also counseled institutional lenders in connection with commercial lending transactions, including secured and unsecured commercial financing, leveraged acquisitions, term loans, revolving credits, and syndicated facilities.

Bob has experience in the healthcare industry ranging from advising a regional managed care company in connection with strategic transactions, advising physicians’ practices in connection with general corporate advice and advising not-for-profit hospital boards in connection with various corporate governance issues. He represented Winthrop University Hospital (now NYU Winthrop) in its affiliation with NYU Langone Health System.

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  • Represented UK based client in connection with its acquisition of a Wisconsin based business in a specialty electronics industry.
  • Represented a closely held Pennsylvania equipment rental company and the family that owned it in connection with a sale of their business to a very large strategic purchaser.
  • Represented a specialty food manufacturer located in Washington State with sales throughout North America in connection with the sale of its business to a private equity investor.
  • Represented a Long Island defense contractor in connection with a sale of its business as part of a multi-state rollup in their industry.
  • Representation of Winthrop-University Hospital (now known as NYU Winthrop Hospital) in its affiliation with NYU Langone Health System.
  • Negotiated on behalf of Eastern Wholesale Fence in connection with the sale of the company’s business to a private equity purchaser, including the negotiation of rollover equity and related agreements.
  • Advised a UK accounting firm in negotiating the separation of a principal therefrom.
  • Counseled large radiology practice in connection with the negotiation of its credit facilities and the disposition of significant assets.
  • Represented Tower Fasteners, a Long Island distributor of industrial fasteners, with operations in Ireland and Mexico, in connection with their sale to MSC Industrial Supply Co.
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  • Boston University School of Law
  • Georgetown University

Articles & Advisories

Before Selling A Middle Market Business: Five Lessons For Owners

The kids had no interest in continuing to run the company. That was the crux of the challenge facing the…

August 06, 2021

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Seller Beware: “Ordinary Course” and “Material Adverse Effect/Change” in the Age of COVID-19

In late November of last year, the Court of Chancery in Delaware handed down a decision in a case called…

February 04, 2021

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FAQs Under The Paycheck Protection Program

As guidance continues to evolve, the Treasury Department has set up a Frequently Asked Questions (“FAQs”) page on their website.…

April 07, 2020

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Paycheck Protection Program: What You Need To Know

To help businesses keep their workforce employed during the COVID-19 crisis, the recently enacted CARES Act established a new loan…

April 04, 2020

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The Healthcare Revolution Impacting Social Service Agencies

By Robert C. Creighton While the fight in Washington has been focused on the future of Obamacare, here in New…

November 08, 2018

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The Limited Liability Company and Raising Capital

A limited liability company (LLC) is a form of business entity, available in all 50 states and the District of…

May 24, 2001

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Robert C. Creighton Selected to Long Island Business News’ 2023 60 Most Influential Long Islanders

Farrel Fritz Managing Partner, Rober C. Creighton has been selected to the 2023 Long Island Business News 60 Most Influential…

October 18, 2023

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Robert Creighton and Domenique Moran Selected as Long Island Business News “Business Influencers”

Congratulations to Robert Creighton and Domenique Moran for being selected as Long Island Business News Business Influencers. Both of these incredible leaders drive the firm to…

January 30, 2023

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Staying One Step Ahead of Talent Demands

Farrell Fritz Managing Partner Robert Creighton was quoted in a recent article in Legal Management (The Magazine of ALA) in…

January 18, 2023

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Robert Creighton Featured in “What We’ll See in ’23”

Robert C. Creighton, Managing Partner of Farrell Fritz, shared his insights in a recent Long Island Business News feature, “What…

January 10, 2023

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Robert C. Creighton Selected to 2022 City & State Long Island Power 100

Robert C. Creighton, Managing Partner of Farrell Fritz has been selected to the 2022 City & State Long Island Power 100.…

November 09, 2022

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Poll: Remote work is largely ‘sticking’ at service firms in the NY area

In Uniondale, less than 15% of the work of the Farrell Fritz law firm is being done remotely, according to…

September 06, 2022

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Robert C. Creighton Named to LIBN Power 25 in Law

Robert C. Creighton is the managing partner at Farrell Fritz, where he concentrates on general corporate practice with a particular…

March 25, 2022

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City & State 2021 Long Island Power 100

Amid major political upheavals in Albany and a gubernatorial election next year, many of Long Island’s power players have emerged…

November 01, 2021

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City & State New York’s 2020 Long Island Power 100

Where Long Island goes, so goes New York. Two years ago, Democrats picked up several Long Island seats in the…

November 24, 2020

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Sanford Health, UnityPoint Health Call Off $11 Billion Merger

Sanford Health and UnityPoint Health nixed their proposed merger that would have formed an $11 billion, 76-hospital system, the organizations…

November 14, 2019

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The 2019 Long Island Power 100

Long Island isn’t short on political clout. The region has its share of high-profile New York power brokers, from Rep.…

May 28, 2019

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Providers jeopardize deals as they rush into M&A talks

Healthcare executives often point to a persistent financial pressure that has accelerated strategies to cut costs, grow revenue or potentially…

April 22, 2019

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Healthcare Industry Transformation Drives Need for a Place at the Regulatory Table

The past decade has seen a radical reimagining of the health care industry in New York and around the nation—a…

June 29, 2018

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Farrell Fritz opens Albany office just steps from the Capitol

Law firm expands with focus on regulatory and government relations. Farrell Fritz, the law firm headquartered in Uniondale, has launched…

May 02, 2018

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Farrell Fritz: How Recession Created Competitive Advantage for Midsize Firms

  “The legal market has changed significantly since the recession. We believe that these changes create opportunities for middle market…

January 16, 2018

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More Deals In The Cards

Robert Creighton was quoted in an article by Kristen D’Andrea entitled, “More Deals In The Cards”.  This article was featured in…

March 06, 2014

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Market Watch: Farrell Fritz Provides Legal Advice in NBTY Purchase of Leiner Health Products

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Newsday: Robert Creighton Appointed to Board of Epilepsy Foundation, LI Chapter

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Lowering the Bar for Pro Bono Legal Services

December 17, 2004

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Press Releases

Robert C. Creighton Elected Managing Partner at Farrell Fritz

Farrell Fritz is pleased to announce that Robert C. Creighton, Partner, has been named the Firm’s Managing Partner, effective January…

November 30, 2015

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Robert Creighton of Farrell Fritz, P.C. Joins Board of Directors of Family Service League

Robert C. Creighton of Farrell Fritz, P.C. is a partner in the banking, corporate, distressed assets and health care departments,…

May 22, 2013

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Robert Creighton, Patricia Marcin and David Curry to Receive “Leadership in Law” Awards

Farrell Fritz congratulates Robert C. Creighton, Patricia C. Marcin and David M. Curry on being selected to receive Long Island…

November 12, 2012

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Farrell Fritz Partner, Robert C. Creighton, Elected to the Long Island Housing Partnership, Inc.’s (LIHP) Board of Directors

Farrell Fritz is pleased to announce that corporate partner Robert C. Creighton has recently been elected to the Long Island…

August 07, 2012

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Robert Creighton Appointed to the Board of Directors of Epilepsy Foundation, LI Chapter

June 12, 2008

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Farrell Fritz to Represent Gyrodyne Company of America, Inc.

December 21, 2004

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Pro Bono

Separating Church and Housing Development

A local area church faced a tricky political problem that required the skills of Farrell Fritz attorneys. The problem occurred…

January 01, 2010

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Arthritis Foundation

The Long Island chapter of the Arthritis Foundation has long benefited from the skills and leadership of Farrell Fritz Partner,…

January 01, 2010

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A Helping Hand for a Very Special School

Robert Creighton and Lisa Vaccaro helped make a difference for a nonprofit, private Long Island school that was founded to…

January 01, 2010

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AV Preeminent Martindale-Hubbell

Peer Review Rating

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Long Island Business News

2022 The Power List - 60 Most Powerful Influencers

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Long Island Business News

2022 Law Power 25

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City & State New York

2019-2023 Long Island Power 100

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LI Pulse Magazine

2018 Top Legal Eagle Award

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Long Island Business News

60 Most Influential Long Islanders

Community Work

Bob serves on the board of directors of the Long Island Housing Partnership. He is the vice-chair of EPIC Long Island’s board. He is on the board of the Energeia Partnership and of Family Service League, where he previously served as Chair. Bob was most recently elected to the Board of the Long Island Association.

In the past, Bob was the chairman of the board of directors for the Arthritis Foundation in Long Island and the Long Island Philharmonic.