Robert L. Garbrecht elected to American College of Real Estate Lawyers

ACREL — American College of Real Estate LawyersMcAfee & Taft shareholder Robert L. Garbrecht has been elected as a Fellow of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers (ACREL). He is only the ninth lawyer in Oklahoma — and the first in the state in 18 years — to join the fellowship of the premier organization of distinguished U.S. real estate attorneys.

Admission to ACREL is by invitation only, following a rigorous screening process and significant peer review. Members are elected based on recognition locally and nationally as a distinguished real estate practitioner, high standards of professional and ethical conduct, and contributions within both the legal and non-legal communities to the improvement of the practice of commercial real estate law.

Since joining McAfee & Taft in 1990, Garbrecht has focused his real estate practice on the representation of clients in the acquisition, development, leasing and financing of real property and in ad valorem tax matters. He has also served on the firm’s board of directors, as leader of the Real Estate Practice Group and Business Transactions Practice Group, and as an adjunct professor at the University of Oklahoma College of Law.

His achievements have earned him inclusion in the Chambers USA Guide to America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, The Best Lawyers in America (corporate law; mergers and acquisitions law; real estate law) and Oklahoma Super Lawyers.

McAfee & Taft attorneys Frank D. Hill (’83), Lloyd T. Hardin, Jr. (‘87) and Richard A. Riggs (‘99) are among the other eight ACREL Fellows in Oklahoma.

McAfee & Taft has offices in Oklahoma City and Tulsa and is one of the nation’s 250 largest law firms as ranked by the National Law Journal.