Lecturer in Law
- B.A. Duke University, 1970
- J.D. University of Texas, 1973
Robert Feldman teaches Transition to Practice and Negotiation Theory and Practice. He is a retired corporate partner at Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP (WGM) specializing in real estate acquisition and development, and bankruptcy and restructuring. Feldman’s practice has covered the full range of real estate assets: retail, office, multi-family, hotel and resorts, land and housing, tax exempt bonds, mixed-use developments throughout the U.S., and cross-border transactions with particular emphasis on transactions in Mexico, Canada and the Caribbean. Feldman has represented financial institutions and developers in lending, restructuring and workouts, and he was the principal counsel for several major developers and opportunity funds in major developments including Lehman Bros., Olympus Real Estate Fund, Starwood Hotels & Resorts and Paine Webber Properties. In the non-real estate bankruptcy arena, he was the leader of a 25-lawyer team at WGM in representation of the Chapter 11 Debtors’ Estate of Enron Corporation in analyzing and negotiating settlements for the infamous off-balance-sheet partnerships of Enron. His community service includes serving as Chairman of the Dallas Real Estate Council and as Director of the Dallas Affordable Housing Coalition. He currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the UCLA Health System and of Otis College of Art and Design.