Robert W. Harlow
“Rob just gets it” is how a client once described Rob Harlow’s approach to counseling and assisting clients in their business endeavors. With two years in a Big Four Accounting firm and two years with a large national multifamily developer prior to his law career, Rob has a unique perspective on what is important to a client and how to provide the finest customer service.
“Money and Dirt.” Rob’s practice revolves around commercial finance and commercial real estate transactions. Whether it be a $100 plus million syndicated construction loan, a commercial lease or purchase and sale transaction, a credit tenant lease transactions, a small commercial working capital loan, or a loan workout or foreclosure transaction, Rob’s combination of accounting, business and legal experience allows him to provide unparalleled customer service. Rob is also a leading authority on the Texas Uniform Electronic Transactions Act and other “Electronic Signature Acts.”
B.B.A., University of Texas at Austin
J.D., University of Houston Law Center
- Construction loans
- Commercial and Industrial loans
- Syndications and participations
- Credit tenant lease financing
- Purchases and Sale Agreements
- Open and Concealed handgun carry laws in Texas
In the last year, Rob has closed 30 loan transactions totaling over $1.2 billion and secured real and personal property totaling over $2 billion in value.
- The Best Lawyers in America (Woodward/White Inc.), 2022-2023
- Banking and Finance Law, 2023
- Real Estate Law, 2022-2023
- Co-Author, “Frequently Asked Questions: Labor & Employment for Nonprofit Organizations,” Jackson Walker Insights & Resources (August 2020)
- “Electronic Signatures 101,” Jackson Walker Insights & Resources
- Krist Samaritan Center, Board Member
- MS Society
- Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
- State Bar of Texas
- Houston Bar Association
- Association of Commercial Real Estate Professionals
- Texas Association of Bank Counsel
- Greater Houston Partnership Transportation and Infrastructure Committee
August 18, 2022Attorney News
‘The Best Lawyers in America’ Honors 214 Jackson Walker Attorneys in 2023 Edition, Including 11 “Lawyers of the Year” and 41 “Ones to Watch”
The Best Lawyers in America has recognized 214 Jackson Walker attorneys across 6 offices and 79 specialty practice areas in its 2023 edition, including 11 Lawyers of the Year and 41 Ones to Watch. Best Lawyers listings are based on an exhaustive peer review survey of thousands of attorneys who vote on the legal abilities of others in their practice areas.
September 2, 2021Insights
New Texas Laws Impacting Businesses
On September 1, 2021, more than 650 new Texas laws went into effect. As businesses ensure compliance with several of the new laws, Jackson Walker provides a summary below of a number of newly effective and upcoming laws related to “Constitutional Carry”; COVID-19; diversity, equity, and inclusion; open government; sexual harassment claims; and the Texas Business Organizations Code.
August 19, 2021Attorney News
‘The Best Lawyers in America’ Honors 178 Jackson Walker Attorneys in 2022 Edition, Including 8 “Lawyers of the Year” and 31 “Ones to Watch”
The Best Lawyers in America has recognized 178 Jackson Walker attorneys across 6 offices and 67 specialty practice areas in its 2022 edition, including 8 Lawyers of the Year and 31 Ones to Watch. Best Lawyers listings are based on an exhaustive peer review survey of thousands of attorneys who vote on the legal abilities of others in their practice areas.
June 29, 2021Insights
Legislative Update: Impact of New “Constitutional Carry” Law on Commercial Landlords
By Robert Harlow
Among the seven bills signed into law by Governor Abbott on June 17, 2021, is House Bill 1927, named the Firearm Carry Act of 2021. Effective September 1, the law will authorize Texans ages 21 and up, who are not otherwise prohibited by state or federal law from possessing a firearm, to legally carry a handgun without a license to carry.
August 24, 2020Insights
Frequently Asked Questions: Labor & Employment for Nonprofit Organizations
Jackson Walker attorneys highlight labor and employment topics as they relate to nonprofit organizations, including staff classification, wages and other compensation, the Fair Labor Standards Act, overtime pay, and employee benefits.
March 22, 2016Mentions
Robert Harlow Featured in ‘Law360’ Article on Real Estate Deal
Jackson Walker partner Robert Harlow was featured in a Law360 article regarding his role as a leading member of the team that represented Capital One in financing the $125 million purchase of a large multifamily property in one of Brooklyn’s most popular neighborhoods.
December 7, 2015Insights
Implications of Texas’ Open Carry Law for Property Owners
By Rob Harlow
Texas House Bill 910, also known as the “Open Carry” bill, was signed in to law by Governor Greg Abbott on June 13, 2015. Most of the provisions of the “Open Carry” law become effective on January 1, 2016. The new “Open Carry” law authorizes individuals to obtain a license to openly carry a handgun in the same places that a person could previously carry a concealed handgun, with a few exceptions. Because the new “Open Carry” law allows a person to carry a handgun in an open and noticeable fashion, it has drawn much more attention from the public and the press.
March 20, 2015Attorney News
James Prappas Speaks on Immigration and Rob Harlow Speaks on Legal Issues Involved in Real Property Purchases by Foreign Buyers
Jackson Walker partners Robert Harlow and James Prappas gave a presentation titled “Overview of U.S. Immigration Law – Selected Issues and U.S. Real Estate Primer” on March 19, 2015. The presentation discussed temporary visas, U.S. citizenship and naturalization, foreign purchase of U.S. real estate, and other topics. It was presented at a lunch and learn event to the Keller Williams Realtors International Division.
April 8, 2014Client Results
Jackson Walker Represents WCF Development in $24 Million Refinancing
Jackson Walker successfully represented Houston-based WCF Development LLC in a complex $24 million refinancing and partnership agreement involving the Almeda Mall. The transaction closed on March 20, 2014.
December 18, 2012Insights
Jackson Walker Releases Texas Forms – Real Estate 2013
Several Jackson Walker attorneys recently authored the law book Texas Forms – Real Estate 2013, published by Jones McClure.