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Frost Brown Todd (FBT) has added Member Harlan Robins to the firm’s Real Estate group and Financial Services industry team. Robins has a strong retail practice with more than 30 years of experience working with national banks, developers and investors. He assists clients with the acquisition of land, development and leasing for offices, hotels and shopping centers, and joint venture formation. He has experience with debtor-in-possession financing and real estate-related counseling in corporate bankruptcies and reorganizations.

“I am delighted to join Frost Brown Todd’s deep bench of real estate and finance practitioners,” said Robins. “The firm provides a tremendous platform to expand practice geography and available skillsets for our clients through its industry team approach.”

“Frost Brown Todd represents developers, owners, equity investors, lenders, and other operators of real estate in all aspects of real estate ownership, finance, development, management, and disposition. We have a deep understanding of the real estate business and provide our clients with not only sound legal counsel, but also practical advice and solutions,” said Real Estate practice group leader Christina Sprecher. “Harlan brings high-level technical legal skills, regional and national market awareness, and the ability to bolster our sophisticated national real estate practice. We are excited to bring him on to further grow the firm’s Columbus-based capabilities and serve our clients across many industries and project types.”

A graduate of Emory University School of Law, Robins earned his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan. He is licensed to practice in Georgia and Ohio and has been recognized as America’s Leading Lawyers for Business in Real Estate Law Chambers USA® for 20 years running. Robins is in the Martindale-Hubbell® Midwest Real Estate Hall of Fame, where he also has a Judicial AV Preeminent rating. The Legal 500® United States lists him as a Recommended Lawyer. He is also a Best Lawyers in America©, Lawyer of the Year in Real Estate and banking and finance law.

“As is evident by his numerous honors, Harlan has one of the top reputations providing top-notch legal services in Columbus, Ohio and the national commercial real estate industry,” says Columbus Member-in-Charge Noel Shepard. “Having him join our Columbus office will increase our ability to continue serving the industry in the region and beyond.”

Robins is a member of the United States Law Firm Group’s Diversity Committee. He gives his time to the Columbus Museum of Art, Jewish Columbus and is President of The Columbus Jewish Foundation.