Robert K. Edmunds, a seasoned attorney with nearly 30 years of legal experience, focuses his practice on corporate law, Native American law, gaming and real estate law. Martindale-Hubbell® has given Bob an AV® peer review rating.
Since the 1990s, Bob has represented both borrowers and financial institutions in real estate purchase and sale transactions, Section 1031 exchanges, real estate financing, construction financing, transactions workouts, forbearance agreements and bankruptcy proceedings. Bob has defended and prosecuted foreclosure actions, receivership actions and proceedings in bankruptcy courts, including motions for relief from automatic stay, motions to assume/reject commercial leases, and "free and clear" asset sales.Business & Commercial Law
Bob has years of experience in corporate and business planning formation, financing and credit transactions, joint ventures, partnerships, limited liability companies, purchase and sale agreements, asset purchases and sales, and mergers. Bob's experience includes representing debtors and creditors in business reorganizations, business liquidations, assignments for the benefit of creditors and bankruptcy proceedings.Land Use & Environmental Law
Bob has experience in handling land use, entitlement, conservation and environmental issues involved in the process of planning and executing the development of land for national, regional and private developers of residential, commercial and mixed-use property. His list of representative matters includes:
- A 1,300-acre age-restricted residential and commercial project for a national, publicly traded company in the Murrieta, Calif.
- A 1,000-acre residential project for a national, publicly traded company in Riverside County, Calif.
- The 500-acre Wolf Creek Specific Plan (residential and commercial) for a regional developer in Temecula, Calif.
- The 250-acre Esplanade Specific Plan (residential, commercial, and mixed use) for a regional developer in San Jacinto, Calif.
- The 246-acre Cove Specific Plan (residential) for a private developer in San Jacinto, Calif.
- Property owners and developers in matters concerning the California Native American remains laws.
Native American Law & Indian Gaming
- Property owners and developers in matters concerning the Endangered Species Act, Section 7 consultations, Section 10 take permits and habitat conservation plans.
Bob's experience with Native American Law and Indian Gaming includes compliance with federal laws such as the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act (including management contracts, consulting contracts and collateral agreements requiring federal approval), the National Environmental Policy Act, copyright and trademark law, federal recognition of tribes and related regulations. State law matters include compliance with the California Environmental Quality Act and California's sales and use tax laws. The matters also include state and federal litigation involving the scope of an Indian tribe's sovereign immunity from unconsented suit.
Bob represents non-Native American individuals and entities such as financial institutions and a variety of other companies doing business with Indian tribes. The matters involved documentation of commercial and construction loans made to Indian tribes or their wholly owned entities, compliance with applicable federal law and regulations governing borrowing by Indian tribes, security interests in the Tribe's personal property, loan guaranties by the Bureau of Indian Affairs, leasing of tribal trust lands and litigation involving the water rights of Indian tribes.