Robert R. McDonald

Robert R. McDonald: Attorney with Greenberg Traurig, LLP AV stamp icon
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Robert R. McDonald has wide ranging experience in transactional matters, and focuses his practice on real estate and financial institution matters, representing domestic and foreign lenders, borrowers, investors, developers, landlords and tenants. In addition to a thriving real estate practice, Robert practices in the areas of wills and trusts, probating estates, the purchase and sale of businesses, and contractual matters with state agencies.


•Construction, permanent, mezzanine, bridge and conduit loan financings
•Loan workouts and restructures
•Loan participations and loan and portfolio sales and acquisitions
•Sales and acquisitions of commercial real estate

Recognition & Leadership

Awards & Accolades

•Listed, The Best Lawyers in America, Real Estate Law, 2009-2019
• Lawyer of the Year, Tallahassee Real Estate Law, 2013
•Team Member, Chambers USA Award for Excellence, Real Estate, 2010, 2013 and 2017-2018
•Team Member, a U.S. News - Best Lawyers , Law Firm of the Year in Real Estate Law, 2015
•Team Member, The Legal 500 United States, Top Tier Firm in Real Estate, 2013 and 2014
•Team Member, a Law360 Real Estate Practice Group of the Year, 2011-2013 and 2015
•Rated, AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5

Areas of Practice (3)

  • Real Estate
  • Banking & Financial Services
  • Real Estate Finance

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
850.425.8508  Phone
850.521.1360  Fax
University Attended:
Vanderbilt University, B.A., Business Administration, 1979
Law School Attended:
Florida State University College of Law, J.D., with honors, 1983
Year of First Admission:
1983, Florida

Professional & Community Involvement

•Board of Trustees and Treasurer, Trinity United Methodist Church
•Past Lay Leader
•Member, American Bar Association
•Member, Real Property section
•Member, The Florida Bar
•Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section
•Business Law Section, Financial Institutions and Commercial Litigation Committees
•Steering Committee, which compiled Business Litigation in Florida, a publication of The Florida Bar
•Member, Economic Club of Florida
•Member, St. Andrews Society of Tallahassee
•Member, Tallahassee Kiwanis Club

Birth Information:
Orlando, Florida, 1957
Reported Cases:
Experience: Construction, permanent, mezzanine, bridge and conduit loan financings: Represented healthcare providers in multimillion dollar construction and operating loan financings.; Represented buyer in financing for acquisition and construction of distributorship facility.; Sales and acquisitions of commercial real estate: Represented manufacturer and distributor of medical products in acquisition of two separate facilities.; Leasing and other contract negotiations: Represented private entities in negotiations of contracts with various state agencies.

Peer Reviews

A Martindale-Hubbell Peer Rating reflects a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating.

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Tallahassee, Florida

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