Law firm expands its Philadelphia office with addition of nationally recognized real estate lawyer
McCarter & English, LLP has strengthened its real estate capabilities in the Philadelphia marketplace with the addition of Robert S. Davis, who joins its Philadelphia office as a partner. Davis has a reputation as one of the preeminent leasing lawyers in Philadelphia and brings his experience structuring a range of complex real estate transactions.
“Broadening our real estate capabilities has always been a strategic focus of McCarter & English, and we are thrilled to add a talented team member like Rob, who is known for his deal-making skills,” said Cynthia Keliher, co-chair of the firm’s Real Estate practice and a member of the firm’s Executive Committee. “Securing the addition of Rob is a direct reflection of the firm’s commitment to growing our real estate practice as well as our Philadelphia office.”
“I am extremely excited to be joining such a prestigious, entrepreneurial and progressive firm and to be helping its Philadelphia office grow,” said Davis. “McCarter’s core values of collaboration, collegiality and inclusion certainly align with mine. The firm is well known for its national real estate practice, and I look forward to working with such a dynamic group of lawyers.”
Davis has extensive experience handling complex commercial leasing, acquisitions and dispositions, sale-leasebacks, development projects, tax-free exchanges, and borrower-side financings. Davis also frequently handles complex multistate transactions and recently served as the team leader in charge of a large acquisition of triple net leased properties in several states.
Davis routinely represents major law firms, accounting firms and other companies in their office leases and headquarters transactions as well as tenants and landlords in industrial and shopping center lease transactions. He also represents developers, national retailers, public and privately held companies, commercial brokerage companies, and private investors. Davis has significant experience in handling multifamily transactions and has closed hundreds of sales and acquisitions ranging in size from $1 million to more than $50 million.
Davis is a frequent lecturer and author on various real estate topics, including retail and office leasing issues. He is also an active leader in his community and has received several awards and recognition for his charitable and pro bono work throughout the Philadelphia area.
Davis received his law degree from Temple University School of Law and his undergraduate degree from George Washington University.