Clark Hill Adds Robert S. Davis, a Nationally Recognized Real Estate Lawyer as a Member in the Philadelphia Office

Jul 9, 2018

Davis to Serve as Director of Real Estate Growth & Expansion for the Mid-Atlantic region

PHILADELPHIA, PA – Clark Hill PLC today announced the addition of Robert S. Davis as a member in the firm’s Real Estate practice and Director of Real Estate Growth & Expansion for the Mid-Atlantic region.   Davis is a well known and very prominent attorney both in Philadelphia’s commercial real estate community and across the country.  Prior to joining Clark Hill he was a partner and vice-chair of the real estate department of a regional law firm in Philadelphia.

“We are delighted to welcome Rob to our real estate practice in Philadelphia,” said Lauri Kavulich, Member-in-Charge of Clark Hill's Philadelphia office.  “We are building an incredible team of lawyers here and Rob is another talented addition to our roster. As our office momentum builds, I look forward to partnering with Rob to boost this growth while strengthening the Clark Hill values that make us such a 'great place to work.' He clearly has much to contribute to the future success of our real estate practice and our Philadelphia presence and reputation."

Davis focuses on sophisticated commercial and residential real estate transactions, including leasing, acquisitions, sales and development, loan workouts and restructurings, tax-free exchanges and real estate finance.  He also has extensive experience with multi-family transactions and has successfully closed hundreds of sales and acquisitions ranging from $1 Million to $50+ Million.

“I’m very excited to join such a prestigious and entrepreneurial firm,” Davis noted. “The firm has experienced tremendous growth and success in the past few years, and I’m looking forward to the challenge of heading up the expansion of the real estate group in the Mid-Atlantic region.”

Davis frequently handles complex multi-state transactions, and recently served as Pennsylvania counsel in connection with a $ 2 Billion loan transaction for a national supermarket chain. His clients include local and national developers, international retailers, public and privately held companies, owners and operators of nursing homes and assisted living facilities and private investors.

“Rob is a fantastic addition to our team of outstanding real estate lawyers,” said Paul Boehms, Real Estate Practice Group Director at Clark Hill.   “The expansion of the real estate practice in the Mid-Atlantic region is a significant part of the group’s strategic growth initiative, and we are fortunate to have Rob leading the charge.”

Davis earned his J.D. at Temple University James E. Beasley School of Law and his B.A. at George Washington University.  He is actively involved with numerous leading industry organizations, including the International Council of Shopping Centers, the Urban Land Institute, the Samuel Zell and Robert Lurie Real Estate Center at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and Jewish Federation Real Estate.  

An active leader in his community, Davis previously served as a board member for Boys and Girls Clubs of Philadelphia. He was also a board member of Legacy Youth Tennis and Education (formerly Arthur Ashe) where he served on their Development and Tennis Committees. 

Clark Hill's Real Estate practice represents a diverse range of regional and national clients, including private developers, corporate owners, business users, borrowers and lenders, financial institutions, pension funds, investors, landlords, tenants, contractors, public institutions, insurance companies, governmental agencies and municipalities. Much of the firm’s work involves representing clients in the healthcare, retail, hospitality and manufacturing industries.

Founded in 1890, Clark Hill has been significantly expanding since 2013, beginning with the addition of 100 lawyers from Thorp Reed & Armstrong.  In 2017, the firm acquired Los Angeles-based Morris Polich & Purdy LLP and added nearly 100 more lawyers, and in 2018 the firm combined with Texas-based Strasburger & Price, adding 200 additional lawyers in Texas, New York, Washington, D.C. and Mexico City.

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