Mr. Robin is a Senior Counsel in the Real Estate Department where he represents many real estate investors, developers, and users, as well as a number of non-real estate corporate clients and law firms in commercial and civic projects, including Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, Simpson Manufacturing Company, San Francisco Jazz Organization, San Francisco Quaker School, SF University High School, Town School, Oracle, Synopsys Inc., American College of Ophthalmology, Peninsula Open Space Trust, Hamlin School, Goble Investments, Seaker and Sons, and Montgomery Lands Group . He also counsels several clients from Asia who invest in the United States as well as advises clients who invest in China.
Prior to joining the Firm, Mr. Robin had served as Associate General Counsel at MetLife where his expertise included property acquisitions, partnership formations, sale-leasebacks, project development, and construction and leasing activities on projects in 13 states including California, Washington, Arizona, Oregon, and Colorado. Mr. Robin was an integral member of the team that structured, planned, financed, leased and operated California Plaza, a Community Redevelopment Agency project that covers twelve acres on Bunker Hill in downtown Los Angeles. He currently represents MetLife in lending transactions, including shopping centers, hotels, office buildings, and mixed use projects.