Robert Pearman, Robinson & Pearman: Attorney & Arbitrator

public finance

Robinson & Pearman LLP is a nationally recognized bond counsel firm and has, during the past twenty years, participated in more than two hundred twenty municipal finance transactions in California involving more than twenty-two billion dollars in aggregate principal amount. We have served as sole bond counsel in sixty-eight of those transactions ranging in size up to $190,170,000 and as co-bond counsel in more than a hundred twenty additional transactions ranging in size up to $2,000,000,000. We have served as underwriter's counsel in forty-five transactions ranging in size up to $444,830,000, and as special tax counsel in six additional transactions. We also have served as disclosure counsel in several transactions.

Our sole bond counsel opinions as to the legality and tax exempt status of state and local governmental securities are routinely accepted nationwide in the financial marketplace (more than sixty times on a solo basis) and our 10b-5 and disclosure opinions have been accepted by issuers and all of the underwriting firms for which we have served as counsel including PaineWebber, Salomon Smith Barney, Merrill Lynch, Bear Stearns, Lazard Freres, Sutro & Co Incorporated, The Chapman Company, I.C. Rideau Securities, Kemper Securities and J.P. Morgan Securities.