Duke University School of Law
Robert Frances has represented clients in a variety of high-profile transactions in the hospitality, multifamily housing and energy sectors. Representative transactions include:
-The refinancing of the Lodge at Torrey Pines;
-Greystar Real Estate Partners in its acquisition of portfolios of multifamily and student housing projects in the U.S. and U.K.;
-Developers and lenders on a number of energy projects, including: Competitive -Power Ventures in the development and financing of more than $2 billion in power plant projects; Sempra Energy in the financing of several solar energy projects; and Energy Capital Partners in multiple strategic M&A transactions involving energy generation facilities.
Frances is the local chairman of the Finance Department in Latham’s San Diego office. He has extensive experience in a broad range of transactional real estate and finance projects, including property acquisitions and dispositions, secured lending, construction financing, mergers and acquisitions, and the development and financing of hospitality, gaming, multifamily housing, health care and power plant projects.
Frances is a member of the State Bar of California and the New York State Bar, Urban Land Institute, and past member of the Board of Directors of the San Diego International Sports Council.
Frances was born and raised in Larchmont, New York. After graduating from Duke University School of Law, he worked in New York City for five years before relocating to San Diego. He has worked with Latham for the past 15 years and lives in Coronado with his five children.
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