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525 B Street, Suite 2200
San Diego, California 92101
Direct Phone: 619.515.3268
Direct Fax: 619.744.5468
robert.brown@procopio.com
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Robert J. Brown

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Robert J. Brown's sophisticated practice combines both tax and transactional planning and consulting covering a broad range of tax, real estate, and general business matters, with an emphasis on tax planning, financing, and structuring for real estate joint ventures and private placements, and general corporate and business consulting. Mr. Brown’s clients include institutional developers and investors, as well as privately held businesses.

During 1992, Mr. Brown served as Extern to the Honorable Judge John J. Hargrove of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court.

Representative Matters
  • Structured and negotiated land acquisition and financing for major casino development project, including formation of LLC and private placement of equity and debt securities, negotiation of senior and subordinated debt facilities, and related equity incentive program and tax planning.
  • Represented wireless technology corporation in negotiating and structuring issuance of Series A Preferred Stock to publicly-traded foreign corporation and creation of employee stock option plan.
  • Structured project-level equity incentive program with use of Delaware "series" LLC for leading national developer of Class A multifamily properties.
  • Serving as outside "general counsel" to prominent institutional multifamily housing and commercial property investment companies, including negotiation of limited partnership/LLC agreements, private placements, mortgage financing, tenants in common structuring, and related tax planning.
Education
  • LL.M., University of San Diego School of Law, 1993
  • JD, University of San Diego School of Law, 1992
  • BA (Economics), University of California, Los Angeles, 1989
Distinctions
  • Martindale-Hubbell® AV Preeminent Rating
  • Southern California's Top Rated Lawyers – 2012-2014
  • Top Rated Lawyer – 2013 (Securities Law)
  • Top Rated Lawyers – 2014 (Taxation Law)
Community Involvement
  • San Diego County Bar Association – Tax Section Chair
  • The State Bar of California – Partnerships and Limited Liability Company Committee Past Member

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Recent Seminars

Mr. Brown is a frequent speaker regarding recent developments in tax and business planning, and continuing legal education seminars on tax and business issues.