Bob is a member of the firm's Real Estate, Development & Construction team. For nearly 40 years, he has represented institutional investors, developers and lenders in a wide variety of transactional matters, primarily involving real estate and energy. Since 1995, he has focused a significant part of his practice on complex transactions, including project development and finance transactions.
Bob's work has involved the acquisition and disposition of undeveloped land and improved properties; development of office, multifamily, retail and warehouse projects; construction of commercial projects, including resolution of construction disputes; management of pre-development and pre-acquisition due diligence for both real estate and electric-generating projects; electric-generation facility development, acquisition and finance; assisting with the financing of development activities and acquisitions, including equity investments; and developing complex business strategies, including financial restructurings.
Awards and Recognitions
The Best Lawyers In America, Real Estate Law, 2003-2015
•Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent
•Texas Super Lawyers, Real Estate, 2003-2013
Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture, Board of Trustees, 1995-2000
•Northaven United Methodist Church, Administrative Board and Capital Campaigns, chair, 1995-2007; Strategic Planning Committee, 2013
•Southwestern University-Georgetown, trustee, 2005-present; Nominating Committee, chair, 2012-present; Executive Committee, 2012-present
•Texas Methodist Foundation, Board of Directors, 2000-2013; Executive Committee, 2004-2013
•Texas Wesleyan University, Board of Trustees, 1992-2000
•Wesley-Rankin Community Center, Development Committee, 1998
•Assisted with the development of a complex structure to allow sale and financing of an environmentally impacted retail development in Houston, Texas.
•Completed acquisition of a $380 million portfolio consisting of 14 office buildings (equaling 3 million square feet), 14 tracts of land, two multifamily projects, oil and gas interests, partnership interests (including an interest in the Dallas Mavericks), and a construction equipment leasing company.
•Completed acquisition of Desert Mountain, an 8,000-acre residential land development in Scottsdale, Ariz., including country club and five golf courses.
•Completed acquisition of the 1.5 million-square-foot Prestonwood Mall in Dallas, Texas.
•Structured severance and acquisition of air rights for office facility in Dallas, Texas.
•Managed the development and financing of 1,220-megawatt combined-cycle electric-generating facility in Pittsburg County, Okla.
•Managed the development and financing of 845-megawatt combined-cycle electric-generating facility in Rusk County, Texas.
•Managed financing of a 632-megawatt coal-fired electric-generating facility in the Victoria and Goliad Counties of Texas.
In The News
8.19.14 Husch Blackwell Boasts 106 Best Lawyers on 2015 List, Seven Lawyers of the Year
Energy & Natural Resources ; Financial Services ; Food & Agribusiness ; Healthcare, Life Sciences & Pharmaceuticals ; Real Estate, Development & Construction ; Technology, Manufacturing & Transportation
9.09.13 In Nebraska and Texas, 13 Husch Blackwell Attorneys Named 2013 Super Lawyers/Rising Stars
8.16.13 Best Lawyers 2014 Names 109 from Husch Blackwell, 13 Lawyers of the Year
Healthcare, Life Sciences & Pharmaceuticals ; Real Estate, Development & Construction ; Financial Services ; Energy & Natural Resources