Robert Brown focuses his practice in the area of real estate, finance and capital markets. Mr. Brown regularly represents clients with respect to the disposition of real estate, commercial leasing matters, zoning and land use regulations, easements, survey analysis, title policy negotiation, condemnations, collateral reconfigurations, releases and substitutions, cash management, letters of credit, loan originations, assumptions, transfers of ownership interests, preferred equity investments, restructurings and mergers, commercial mortgage defeasances, pre-negotiation/non-disclosure agreements, loan sale transactions, loan modifications and workouts and various real property-related consent requests. In addition, Mr. Brown regularly advises clients in connection with entity formation and structuring issues, as well as the acquisition and disposition of these entities and their related assets.

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Brown was an associate in the corporate and banking and finance groups of a large law firm in Birmingham,  Alabama, where he concentrated on general corporate matters, real estate and secured lending transactions.

Professional & Community Activities

Mortgage Bankers Association's Commercial/Multifamily Future Leaders Program, Class of 2014

Buckhead Business Association Leadership Development Program, Class of 2009

San Francisco Bank Attorneys Association, Member

The International Legal Honor Society of Phi Delta Phi, Member


  • Vanderbilt University Law School, J.D. (2002)
    Law & Business Certificate Recipient
  • University of Georgia, B.A. (1998)

Bar Admissions

  • California (2012)
  • Georgia (2005)
  • Alabama (2002)

Who We Are

What fully engaged means to me:

Understanding a client's needs and developing innovative solutions to meet those needs.

Two Embarcadero Center, Suite 1900
San Francisco, CA, 94111
t +1 415.273.7589.
f +1 415.520.9459

Robert L. Brown

Experience Highlights

Multi-family residential project for Torchlight Investors

Represented Torchlight Investors in receivership disposition of 564 unit multi-family residential project in more

Loan assumption transaction assistance for loan servicer
Assist loan servicer with documenting, negotiating and closing loan assumption transactions involving subordinate debt and rating agency review on a more
Sale of classified substandard and non-performing loans for United Community Banks Inc.
Represented United Community Banks, Inc. in its bulk sale of $266 million in classified substandard and non-performing loans. more