Robert is a member of our Finance, Real Estate and Restructuring Group. He focuses his practice on Real Estate Development and Finance, Corporate Governance, Mergers and Acquisitions and Commercial Finance.

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Associations

Bar Admissions

  • Mississippi, 1992

Civic Involvement

  • Stewpot Community Services
  • Goodwill Industries of Mississippi, Board of Directors, Former Member
  • Boy Scouts of America, Troop 1 - Greater Jackson, Assistant Scoutmaster
  • St. Andrew’s Episcopal School, Annual Fund Campaign, Chair
  • TechJXN, Volunteer

Distinctions

  • Martindale-Hubbell®
    • AV®– PreeminentPeer Review Rated
  • Best Lawyers in America®
    • Corporate Law, 2013-2019
    • Real Estate Law, 2013-2019
  • Chambers USA, America's Leading Lawyers for Business
    • Real Estate (Mississippi), 2016-2018

Education & Honors

  • University of Mississippi, J.D., cum laude, 1992
    • Symposium Editor, Mississippi Law Journal
    • James O. Eastland Scholar
    • Phi Kappa Phi
  • University of Texas at Austin, B.S., Physics, 1988

Experience

  • Primary counsel to developer of a $100 million+ mixed-use development, including office, retail, hospitality and multifamily components.
  • Currently serves as lead outside real estate counsel in the development of a $1.4 billion tire manufacturing facility.
  • Extensive experience advising clients in connection with purchase and sale of office assets, including representation of NYSE listed REIT in numerous acquisitions and financings in multiple states.
  • Represented developers and lenders in historic tax credit funded transactions, including multifamily and data center developments.
  • Represented lender in build-to-suit development of orthopedic hospital in Hattiesburg, Mississippi financed with New Markets Tax Credits and Go-Zone Bonds.
  • Primary counsel on structuring of a divisive reorganization of a family owned chain of convenience stores, which included both corporate and limited liability company entities.
  • Lead counsel on numerous securitized, bank and insurance company mortgage transactions.

Papers, Presentations, & Publications

  • Co-Author, “2018 Mississippi Real Estate Law and Practice Section,” Chambers Global Practice Guides – USA Regional Real Estate, August, 2018.