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Robert is a partner in Reed Smith's Energy and Natural Resources Group. He represents developers, borrowers, manufacturers and financial institutions in a wide variety of energy, infrastructure and commercial finance matters, including the negotiation of wind turbine supply, O&M and EPC agreements, the development of offshore wind projects, the financing of major energy and production facilities, big ticket equipment financing and the negotiation of bank loan and credit agreements and secured and unsecured transactions.


  • University of California, Davis School of Law, 1989, J.D., Editor, U.C. Davis Law Review
  • California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, 1986, B.S., magna cum laude

  • California
  • New York
  • Connecticut

  • American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) Offshore Wind Committee – 2013 - current
  • Great Lakes Wind Collaborative Steering Committee and Offshore Workgroup - 2012 - 2014
  • Association of the Bar of the City of New York - Member, Project Finance Committee - 2006 – 2012
  • Town of Darien, Connecticut, Advisory Commission on Coastal Waters – 2014 - current
  • Equipment Leasing Association

Awards & Recognition

  • Selected through peer review for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© for Energy Law, 2023