Law Testimonials

Rob See is what I call a solutions lawyer.

Sam Hocker
Grubb & Ellis Company

I felt we were in very, very good hands.

Gerrit A. Zwergel
KBA North America, Inc.

Client Comments

One Liberty Place in Philadelphia, PA

One Liberty Place
Philadelphia, PA

Our client base includes large, small and mid-sized business enterprises, financial institutions, and individuals. We routinely work with in-house counsel and law firms and frequently receive referrals from opposing counsel. We consider this the highest compliment.

"Rob See has worked with us over the years on a full range of real estate activities, which included acquisitions, dispositions, leases, contracts, condemnations, and bankruptcies. He was our attorney on Bank of America Plaza in Dallas and on Pennzoil Place in Houston when Arthur Andersen went out of business. It was an interesting time as we had 500,000 square feet leased to the accounting firm.

"With his assistance we were able to negotiate a settlement agreement that exceeded what other landlords were able to accomplish. He was also an integral member of our team in dealing with our ancillary businesses including telecommunications and retail. Rob is a seasoned, conscientious counselor and negotiator with a professional demeanor that -- while protecting our interests at all times -- gets deals done. He is a true asset to our team."

Raymond G. Gardner, Senior Vice President (retired)
Metropolis Investment Holdings, Inc.
Chicago, IL

"I got acquainted with Rob who was opposing counsel for Bank of America Plaza in Dallas as I was negotiating a very difficult lease for a law firm. I was impressed with his skills and experience so when we needed local counsel for a multi-state transaction that involved several Texas properties, I went back to Rob. We had a very tight deadline over the Christmas holidays that we were able to meet. Most recently, he's helped us to restructure the financing for the same transaction.

"My client is a large private equity fund so we handle complicated, multi-state transactions frequently. We usually choose mid-sized firms that specialize in real estate transactions in the various states. Rob is one of the best local counsels we've found."

Harry Heching
Davies, Ward, Phillips & Vineberg
New York, NY

"We've relied on Rob See as a member of our team for a long time. He is our trusted advisor and counselor because he's responsible and professional in every way. Rob understands what needs to be accomplished and goes about seeing that it gets done."

Richard M. Reeves, President
Metropolis Investment Holdings, Inc.
Chicago, IL
NBC Tower in Chicago, IL

NBC Tower
Chicago, IL

"For the past ten years, Rob See has been our 'go to guy' in negotiating contracts with landlords to provide telecommunications services to tenants in Dallas, Chicago, Philadelphia, Houston and San Francisco. Because of his unique insight and knowledge of our business, we don't have to spend a lot of time going over details. He knows what needs to be done, and he turns things around in a timely manner."

James T. (Jimmy) Chiles, President
Telecommunication Properties, Inc.
Dallas, TX

"During my years as head of the real estate department for Republic National Bank of Dallas (later First Republic Bank Dallas, N.A), I sought out Rob's counsel frequently because I could count on his good advice on business as well as legal issues. At the time, we were among the largest construction lenders in the country and Rob was managing partner of the firm that handled all our work. Rob was always attentive and helpful whether our concerns were in Dallas or elsewhere in the country."

John T. Stuart, III,
Little Elm Investments, Inc.
Dallas, TX

"Rob See is what I call a 'solutions' lawyer. Because of his long experience and thorough knowledge of the real estate business, he can cut through complicated transactions and resolve complex issues in a short period of time. I often refer my clients to him because I know they'll be treated with the utmost integrity and receive Rob's personal attention."

Sam Hocker, CCIM, SIOR, Senior Vice President
Tenant Advisory Group, Grubb & Ellis Company
Dallas, TX
California Street, San Francisco, CA

345 California Street
San Francisco, CA

"Rob See represented the landlord some years ago in connection with our law firm's lease of office space in a downtown Dallas office tower. I found him very responsive, thorough and easy to work with – in addition to being knowledgeable and a good draftsperson. He readily agreed to make reasonable revisions and even as to issues which we knew would require significant landlord concessions, he was willing to acknowledge our legitimate needs and to fairly present matters which were important to us for consideration by the landlord. That's not always the case. Some landlord representatives are considerably more difficult to deal with - at times almost seeming to resent a prospective tenant's requests, especially those that require material revisions of a standardized lease form. Rob was just the opposite. While he was clear as to what could and could not be done, he willingly worked with us with respect to the gray areas as well and often took the lead in crafting compromise language.

"I was so pleased with our interaction with Rob and the confidence in him that was developed in the process that we've referred several real estate matters to him, either to work with us as co-counsel on the real estate aspects or to have him handle the real estate issues entirely while we focus on other aspects of the deal. He's been a great resource and become a good friend."

Fred Pedersen, Partner
Little Pedersen Fankhauser, LLP
Dallas, TX

"As we began to plan to move our corporate headquarters from Vermont to Dallas, we were referred to Rob See. We needed office space, a warehouse, and a demonstration area. Rob was nearing completion of the negotiation and documentation for the site we originally selected, when a reconsideration of our business objectives caused us to change to our current 60,000 square foot facility on property of the DF/W Airport. Rob then ably represented us in that transaction.

"We sell and service a wide range of printing presses, so I work with attorneys on multi-million dollar transactions frequently. Rob is a practical negotiator, very professional and courteous, and worked nights and weekends to hammer out the details so we could meet our schedule. I felt we were in very, very good hands."

Gerrit A. Zwergel, Vice President – Finance and CFO
KBA North America, Inc.
DFW Airport, TX