Robert K. Beste
Firm: Smith, Katzenstein & Jenkins LLP
Address: 1000 West Street, Suite 1501
Wilmington, DE 19801
Membership: Associations•Delaware State Bar Association; Member
University: West Virginia University, B.A., 1997, Widener University School of Law, J.D., 2000
Admitted: 2000, Delaware; 2004, Maryland; United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit; United States District Court for the District of Delaware; United States District Court for the District of Maryland
Biography: Rob focuses his practice in Delaware’s Court of Chancery, where he represents corporations, entities, fiduciaries, and stockholders in a wide range of corporate litigation, including fiduciary duty and class actions, governance disputes, appraisal actions, books and records actions, director election contests, contract disputes, and similar matters. Rob has tried cases to judgment in both the Court of Chancery and the Superior Court, and he regularly engages in appellate work in Delaware’s Supreme Court, where he has argued cases before the court. Rob clerked in the Superior Court for The Honorable Joseph R. Slights, III during the 2001 term. Rob is a co-author of Automobile Injury and Insurance Claims: Delaware Law and Practice, a widely circulated treatise first published in 2003 and supplemented annually. The treatise is used extensively by Delaware attorneys, as well as members of the bench and the insurance industry.