Robert M. Haight Jr. is a California real estate attorney who has significant knowledge in municipal and public finance matters – in particular Mello-Roos Community Facilities Districts (CFDs) and Infrastructure Financing Districts – along with extensive experience in providing counsel to developers, bondholders, underwriters, financial advisors, special districts and other governmental agencies throughout the state of California. He represents master developers and merchant builders in connection with single family, multifamily, commercial, industrial and retail developments. He is widely recognized as one of the leading lawyers in the land-secured infrastructure bond area.
Mr. Haight has handled all phases of municipal bond issues from planning (development, financing and mitigation agreements) to implementation (bond issuance and disclosure) to post-issuance matters (continuing disclosure, refundings and workouts). Mr. Haight has counseled clients in connection with the issuance, refinancing and restructuring of tax-exempt and taxable bonds, including special-tax bonds, tax increment bonds, assessment bonds, industrial developmental bonds, general fund obligation bonds, tax and revenue anticipation notes (TRANs) and other anticipation notes, revenue bonds, certificates of participation and other lease/installment purchase transactions.
He has served as developer's counsel in new and refinanced issues and has assisted developers in drafting and implementing development agreements, financing plans and mitigation agreements. Mr. Haight has drafted required bond documents, official statements, private placement memoranda and other disclosure documents, and rendered advice with respect to state and federal securities laws.
Additionally, Mr. Haight has conducted forensic reviews of troubled bond issues on behalf of developers, issuers and bondholders, and has counseled clients in several high-profile bond workouts.
- University of California Davis School of Law, J.D.
- Santa Clara University, B.S., with honors
- National Association of Bond Lawyers
- Editor-in-Chief, REsource (biannual real estate newsletter), 2006-2016
- Editor-in-Chief, Perspectives (real estate newsletter), 2001-2006
- Editor-in-Chief, Forward (real estate publication), 1998-2001