Rob Garbrecht is a commercial transactions attorney who principally practices in the areas of real estate, business acquisitions, renewable and sustainable energy, and state and local taxation law. He has substantial experience in structuring and negotiating business acquisitions and strategic business relationships, including public-private partnerships (PPPs). His real estate practice focuses on the acquisition, development, leasing and financing of real property, as well as leading legal teams in connection with acquisitions and financings of large renewable energy projects.
A certified public accountant since 1987, Rob also represents clients in all aspects of state and local taxation matters, especially ad valorem taxation matters. Prior to entering law school, he practiced in the tax department of an international accounting firm.
Rob currently serves as the leader of the firm’s Renewable and Sustainable Energy Industry Group and has previously served on McAfee & Taft’s board of directors as well as leader of the Real Estate Group and Business Transactions and Finance Group.
In addition to authoring “Oklahoma Purchase and Sale Issues for Buyers” published in the May 2017 edition of The Practical Real Estate Lawyer, Rob has been a featured speaker on a variety of business matters at seminars conducted by civic and professional organizations and has been an adjunct professor at the University of Oklahoma College of Law.
Rob’s achievements have earned him election as a Fellow of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers as well as inclusion in Chambers USA Guide to America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, Oklahoma Super Lawyers, and The Best Lawyers in America (business organizations; corporate law; mergers and acquisitions law; real estate law). He was selected by Best Lawyers as the “Oklahoma City Mergers and Acquisitions Lawyer of the Year” in 2019. Rob was also selected for inclusion in the 2007 (61st) edition of Marquis Who’s Who in America.