GSA Real Estate Attorney Robert MacKichan Returns to Holland & Knight in Washington, D.C.
WASHINGTON (March 23, 2015) – Holland & Knight announced today that Robert C. MacKichan Jr. has rejoined its Washington, D.C., office as a partner in the government contracts practice within the Litigation Section of the firm. Mr. MacKichan, who is a former general counsel at the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA), focuses on representing clients with respect to leasing property to the federal government and related disputes.
“Bob’s practice is multifaceted, involving litigation, government contracts, real estate and public policy issues associated with federal government real estate,” said Lynn Calkins, leader of Holland & Knight’s Washington, D.C., litigation group. “His many years of negotiating leases with the government on behalf of building owners, commercial brokers, property managers and real estate developers nationwide will be a great asset to our clients. Few lawyers in Washington have his level of GSA experience.”
In addition to lease negotiation, Mr. MacKichan advises clients in lease administration matters, holdovers and condemnations, the competitive procurement process and disputes under the Contract Disputes Act. As GSA general counsel, he worked on the construction authorization for what is now the Ronald Reagan Federal Building in Washington as well as other GSA public bond financing projects. He also led the creation of the GSA Lease Revision Task Force, which resulted in numerous changes in the standard clauses of government leases.
“I am delighted to be returning to Holland & Knight,” said Mr. MacKichan. “The firm’s combination of strengths in real estate, litigation and government contracts is unrivaled and provides a strong platform upon which to continue building my practice.”
Mr. MacKichan received a J.D. degree from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, and a B.A. degree from the same university. He was an attorney with Holland & Knight from 2005 to 2013 and rejoins the firm from Vedder Price.