The accomplishments attained by Mr. Robert P. Feyer in the field of Legal Services warrants inclusion into the Top Attorneys of North America.
Robert Feyer is a senior counsel in the San Francisco office of the firm’s Public Finance Department. After 40 years representing issuers and underwriters, Mr. Feyer retired from active practice working on bond transactions at the end of 2017, but continues to provide assistance and mentoring within the Department.
From 1986 to his retirement, Bob was the lead bond and disclosure counsel for the State of California, working with a team of lawyers to complete the issuance of an estimated 470 billion dollars of new and refunding general obligation bonds, cash flow notes and warrants and lease revenue obligations, including several of the largest long-term municipal bond issues in U.S. history. He was recognized by TheAmerican Lawyer magazine in April 2003 as one of 10 “Dealmakers of the Year” for his work on a $12.5 billion cash flow note borrowing in October 2002. This work also garnered recognition as a “Lawyer of the Year in Transactional Law” in 2003 from California Lawyer magazine. Bob has spoken often at conferences and webinars on municipal finance and disclosure matters, and is a member of the Securities Law Committee of the National Association of Bond Lawyers.
Bob also had an active practice in private activity financing for such purposes as solid waste disposal, pollution control and industrial development. For more than 40 years, he was a lead bond counsel for the California Pollution Control Financing Authority.
Aside from his municipal bond practice, Bob has worked actively with low-income individuals who seek to obtain legal guardianships for young children. In May, 2014 Bob received the James P. Preovolos Award for Outstanding Pro Bono Services in Family Law from the Justice and Diversity Center of the Bar Association of San Francisco.
From 1972 to 1975, while on a leave of absence from Orrick, Bob was a Captain in the United States Air Force where he served on the staff of the Air Force General Counsel, and he later served as a legislative assistant to a United States Senator in Washington, D.C.
Bob is a magna cum laude graduate from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University with a B.A., 1968,and received his J.D., cum laude, from Harvard Law School, 1971.He is also a member of the National Association of Bond Lawyers and the American College of Bond Counsel.
Bob is the C0-author of securities law publications : “The SEC Says Cities (and City Officials!) Must Obey Securities Laws, Too,” Orrick’s Securities Litigation and Regulatory Enforcement Blog (May 7, 2013), Co-author, “Update on Municipalities Continuing Disclosure Cooperation Initiative.” Orrick and BLX Update (April 9, 2014), Co-author “One Part Of The New SEC Reporting Events Is Being Overlooked,” Op-ed published by the Bond Buyer, February 22, 2019.
Bob and his wife, Marsha N. Cohen, a Raymond L. Sullivan Professor Law at U.C. Hastings College of the Law, live in San Francisco. They have three adult sons, and one daughter-in-law, who all live and work in Northern California.
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