Robert K. Edmunds focuses his practice on bankruptcy, creditors’ rights, corporate, real estate, gaming and Native American law. Martindale-Hubbell® has given Bob an AV® peer review rating, and San Diego Magazine named him a Top Lawyer in the Real Estate category in 2016.
Bankruptcy & Creditors' Rights
Bob has represented both debtors and creditors in collection actions, business reorganizations, workouts, forbearance agreements, business liquidations and bankruptcy proceedings. He has defended and prosecuted numerous proceedings in bankruptcy courts, including preference actions, cash collateral disputes, motions for relief from automatic stay, motions to assume/reject commercial leases and motions for “free and clear” asset sales.
Business & Commercial Law
Bob has experience in corporate and business planning and formation, financing and credit transactions, joint ventures, partnerships, limited liability companies, purchase and sale agreements, asset purchases and sales and mergers.
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 related proceedings in state, federal and bankruptcy courts.
Land Use & Environmental Law
Bob has experience in handling matters concerning land use, entitlements, 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, the California Environmental Quality Act, National Environmental Policy Act, the Endangered Species Act of 1973 and California laws concerning Native American artifacts and burial sites.
Native American Law & Indian Gaming
Bob's experience with Native American Law and Indian Gaming includes compliance with federal laws such as the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act, 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.