Robert E. Williams: Lawyer with Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP

Robert E. Williams


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Practice Areas

  • Bankruptcy and Restructuring
  • Finance
  • Real Estate Lending
  • Syndicated Credit Facilities
  • Real Estate
  • Land Use
  • and Environmental
  • Real Estate Acquisitions and Dispositions
  • Real Estate Development
  • Financial Services
University University of California, Santa Barbara, B.A., with highest honors, 1973 Phi Beta Kappa
Law SchoolHarvard Law School, J.D., 1976
Admitted1976, California


•Member, American College of Real Estate Lawyers (ACREL), 1992-present

•Board of Directors, San Gabriel Valley Chapter, American Red Cross

•Member, La Canada-Flintridge Educational Foundation


Bob Williams is a partner in the Finance and Bankruptcy Practice Group in the firm's Los Angeles office. He also serves as the firm's Chief Talent Officer, with managerial responsibility for the recruiting, professional training and performance evaluation of the firm's associates, as well as for the firm's diversity and inclusion activities.

Areas of Practice

Over the years, Mr. Williams' practice has included work in almost all areas of real estate practice. In recent years, his practice has focused upon representation of lenders, including domestic and foreign banks, insurance companies and other financiers. His work has included documentation of construction loans, permanent loans, mini perms, unsecured and borrowing base credit facilities, and negotiation of real estate loan workouts.

A large portion of Mr. Williams' work involves representation of lenders in tax-exempt financing of affordable housing projects. He has represented lenders who purchase multifamily housing revenue bonds in private placements. He has also assisted lenders who provide direct pay letters of credit in lower floater financings and backup letters of credit in bond financings in which other financial institutions provided long-term credit enhancement.

Mr. Williams has represented nonprofit developers of affordable housing on a pro bono basis through the Los Angeles County Bar Association's Public Counsel Affordable Housing Project.


•Who's Who Legal: California, 2008-2011

•Best Lawyers in America

•The International Who's Who of Business Lawyers

•Southern California Super Lawyer, 2008-2014


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Robert E. Williams

Forty-Third Floor, 333 South Hope Street
Los AngelesCA 90071-1448


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