Robert O. Stirling

"As a young lawyer, Beus Gilbert’s litigation practice has given me a rare opportunity to play a meaningful role in motion practice, trial, and appeals of several high profile cases of great magnitude."

Practices

  • Accountant and Lawyer Liability
  • Complex Commercial Litigation
  • Financial and Investment fraud
  • Officer and Director Liability
  • Securities and Investment Fraud

Education

  • University of Arizona School of Law – J.D., 2009

  • University of Arizona – B.A., Spanish, magna cum laude, 2005

    • Phi Beta Kappa
    • Phi Kappa Phi
    • Sigma Delta Pi Spanish Honor Society

Admitted

  • United States District Court – Arizona

  • Supreme Court of the State of Arizona

Biography & Background

Robert Stirling is a Member at Beus Gilbert, where his practice focuses on complex commercial litigation, including accountant and attorney malpractice, officer and director liability, securities fraud, and investment banker liability, which often involve valuation issues, and fairness and solvency opinions. Since joining the Firm in 2010, Mr. Stirling has assisted with complex cases at every level, including discovery, drafting pleadings and motions, trial, and appellate briefs. Mr. Stirling has represented clients across the United States, in state and federal courts in Arizona, Nevada, New York, Texas, Georgia, and Florida. He was a member of the Beus Gilbert team of attorneys who obtained a jury verdict and judgment of over $213 million, after a nearly month-long trial in New York. Mr. Stirling has worked on a number of the Firm’s most complex cases, with claims for fraud, misrepresentation, unjust enrichment, tortious interference, breach of fiduciary duty, breach of contract, conspiracy and civil racketeering.

Mr. Stirling is a graduate of the University of Arizona School of Law. He received his undergraduate degree in Spanish, also at the University of Arizona, where he was recognized magna cum laude.

 

  • Representative Matters

    • Member of the team of attorneys that won a $213 plus million judgment in the Southern District of New York after jury trial for fraudulent conveyances, and breach of fiduciary duty against the parent corporation and director of two bankrupt metals companies, on behalf of the bankruptcy trustee.
    • Represented client in claim against real estate investment company for fraud, misrepresentation, unjust enrichment, tortious interference, conspiracy and racketeering. Successfully retained jurisdiction in Arizona, despite previous Texas decision dismissing the complaint based upon a New York forum selection clause.
    • Drafted appellate briefs on behalf of bankruptcy trustee in Georgia, involving claims for professional malpractice, negligent misrepresentation, fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, breach of contract, conspiracy, and aiding and abetting. Court of Appeals rejected defendant’s appeal seeking to overturn a denial of summary judgment as to all of the Trustee’s claims, and granted Trustee’s cross-appeal to reinstate deepening insolvency damage theory, expert testimony, and fraud claim against defendant all of which had been excluded by the trial court.
    • Defended and successfully settled preference and fraudulent transfer claims against food manufacturer, in the Bankruptcy Court of the District of Arizona.
  • Reported Cases

    • Buchwald v. Renco Group, 2015 WL 5000623 (S.D.N.Y. August 19, 2015)
    • Levine v. Suntrust Robinson Humphrey, 321 Ga. App. 268, 740 S.E.2d 672 (2013)