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Bob is a partner in Reed Smith's Energy and Natural Resources and Financial Industry Groups and is based New York. He has over thirty years’ experience representing developers, borrowers, contractors, manufacturers and financial institutions in a wide variety of energy, project finance and infrastructure matters, including the front-end development and financing of major energy and production facilities, onshore wind farms, offshore wind farms and solar facilities, and back-end workout and restructuring of major energy facilities. Bob’s experience includes drafting and negotiation of project financing documents and operational project agreements including EPC, sales and warranty agreements, O&M agreements and LNG terminal services agreements.


  • 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

  • Equipment Lease Finance Association (ELFA) – Member of Air, Marine and Rail Finance Subcommittee 2015 – current
  • American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) Offshore Wind Committee – 2013 - current
  • 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 - 2021

Awards & Recognition

  • Selected through peer review for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© for Energy Law, 2023-2024