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Jurisdictions
  • California

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  • Real Estate
Address
800 Silverado Street Second Floor
La Jolla 92037 United States

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Biography

Robert W. Blanchard, is an attorney and former financial executive with more than thirty-five years of experience in real estate and corporate finance. His areas of practice include complex real estate acquisitions, dispositions and exchanges, corporate mergers and acquisitions, asset and mortgage securitization, business and real estate lending, tax credit financing, and the regulation of financial institutions and securities markets. Bob is widely published and a frequent speaker on numerous topics, including “The Evolving Worldwide Legal and Regulatory Climate for Securitization,” for a meeting of the American Bar Association held in Brussels, Belgium; he is a contributing author of Commercial Real Estate Finance: A Current Guide to Representing Lenders and Borrowers, ABA.

 

SUPPORT TEAM

Assistant: Kim Young

Phone: 858.551.2440 x306

Email: kyoung@bkflaw.com

 

Paralegal Corporate: Alexandria Tripoli

Phone: 858.551.2440 x315

Email: atripoli@bkflaw.com

 

Paralegal Estate and Tax: Mari E. Wadsworth

Phone: 858.551.2440 x329

Email: mwadsworth@bkflaw.com

 

BARS & COURTS

California Bar

Washington D.C. Bar

U.S. District Court, Central District of California

U.S. District Court, Northern District of California

U.S. District Court, Southern District of California

EDUCATION

University of San Diego, School of Law, JD, Magna Cum Laude

University of Denver, BA Economics

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

Appointed as Fellow of the American Bar Foundation 

San Diego County Bar Association

La Jolla Bar Association

Adjunct Professor, USD School of Law

IR Global

Former Chairperson: San Diego County Bar Association, Corporate and Business Law Section

Former Delegate: California Bar Association, Conference of Delegates

COMMUNITY AFFILIATIONS

Co-Sponsor: Blanchard, Krasner & French Endowed Scholarship Fund, USD School of Law

Partner and Director, San Diego Social Venture Partners

Sponsor: Anderson-Blanchard Endowed Scholarship Fund, University of Denver

Murals of La Jolla – Wall Sponsor

San Diego Yacht Club

UCSD Stuart Collection Member

RESPONSIBILITIES

Advising individual investors, investment companies and funds with complex real estate transactions including acquisitions, sales, tax-deferred exchanges, financing, leasing and development.

Advising management and owners on corporate, limited liability company, and partnership matters including formation, maintenance, financing, IP licensing, product distribution arrangements, business succession, mergers & acquisitions, dissolution, shareholder agreements, reorganizations, and disputes between owners.

Advising management and employees on various employment matters including executive employment agreements, employee benefit plans, wage disputes, harassment, and personnel policies and procedures.

REPRESENTATIVE TRANSACTIONS

Real Estate purchase, sale, exchange, and financing transactions include shopping centers, hotels, NNN Single-Tenant, and land in CA, CO, FL, IL, LA, OK, TX, and other states.

Mergers and acquisitions include the acquisition of Valley Insurance Company by Qualitas Financial Services, Inc.; the sale of assets of Conception Technologies to Vitrolife, Inc.; the merger of Bank of Southern California and First National Bank; the acquisition of assets and intellectual property of Graviton, Inc., by Xsilogy, Inc.; the sale of stock of In House Pharmacies, Inc. to Omnicare, Inc., among many others.

Securities transactions include $100 million unsecured bond issuance by Insurance Company of the West; $180 million collateralized bond issuance by Globimex, SA de CV; and $20 million Secured Short Term Note Facility for Southwest Trade Services, LLC.

IP licensing includes software licensing for Klatu Networks, Inc. and Vigor Systems Inc.

PUBLICATIONS AND SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

Speaker: CalCPA Education Foundation 13th Annual San Diego Tax and Accounting Institute “Subchapter S Corporations.”

Speaker: “Fundamentals of Acquisition Transactions” Lorman Education Services.

Speaker: ABA BLT Teleconference – “A Boost from the IRS: Section 1031 Tax-Deferred Exchanges and Tenancy in Common.”

Speaker: “Mexican Housing Finance and Capital Markets Workshop,” Joint Center for Housing Studies, Harvard University, Mexico D.F., Mexico.

Speaker: “Prospects for Establishing Secondary Mortgage Facility in Indonesia,” Ministry of Finance, Jakarta, Indonesia.

Speaker: “The Evolving Worldwide Legal and Regulatory Climate for Securitization,” American Bar Association, Brussels, Belgium.

Contrib-Author: “Commercial Real Estate Finance: A Current Guide to Representing Lenders and Borrowers,” American Bar Association (legal reference book).

Co-Author: “Cleaning the Environment in the Money Laundry,” American Banker (professional article).

Speaker: “Beware - Dirty Money,” IBC USA Conferences, New York, NY.

Speaker: “Doing Business in Mexico,” United States-Mexico Chamber of Commerce, La Jolla, CA.

Speaker: “Developments In Securitization,” American Bar Association Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA.

Speaker: “Regulation of Financial Institutions,” University of Southern California, Graduate School of Business, Los Angeles, CA.

Author: “Introduction to Asset Securitization,” American Bar Association (course materials).

Author: “Money Laundering and the Transactional Lawyer,” Probate & Property Magazine (professional article).

Author: “FIRREA -- Putting Bankers On Ice,” California Bankers Associations (professional article).

Speaker: “Money Laundering Minefield,” California Bankers Association, San Francisco, CA.

EMPLOYMENT BACKGROUND

Prior to founding Blanchard, Krasner & French, Robert Blanchard was partner in the Los Angeles law firm of Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton and prior to that, a partner in the law firm of Seltzer, Caplan, Wilkins and McMahon, now known as Seltzer, Caplan, McMahon and Vitek, based in San Diego. From 1986 to 1989. Bob was Senior Vice President and Assistant General Counsel of Imperial Corporation of America, a NYSE listed financial services holding company with assets in excess of $10 billion. Bob managed the company’s corporate equity investment portfolio, which included private equity investments totaling approximately $80 million, and was responsible for regulatory and securities compliance.   Bob has served as a director for both non-profit and for profit corporations.

Firm Description

For the past 26 years, Blanchard, Krasner & French has successfully provided legal counsel for the business and personal needs of our clients. We help businesses and individuals navigate through complex business, real estate, and financing transactions. We assist clients in taking advantage of tax and asset protection laws to effectively plan for the future. We also zealously enforce and protect their rights through litigation when necessary.  We are unique in our dedication to offering high quality legal support while maintaining accessibility, assistance and attention. Our team does not work for BKF, they work for the clients we serve.

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