Robert J. Webb maintains a diverse international hospitality law practice with a strong emphasis on resort development and the travel and leisure industry. Rob has been active in the American Resort Development Association (ARDA) – the U.S. shared ownership trade association – for more than 30 years, and he has participated in the negotiation, drafting and lobbying of and for laws and administrative rules affecting the timeshare industry throughout the U.S. and the Caribbean since 1983.
During an absence from BakerHostetler, Rob served as president of Island One, Inc., a multisite timeshare developer based in Orlando, where he gained valuable experience in the business side of the timeshare industry.
With this perspective, as well as his involvement in the timeshare industry from its birth, Rob is able to anticipate trends and change in the industry and serve his clients beyond their expectations.
- Served as the general counsel/secretary and director representing a diversified hospitality client.
- Assisted in the representation of a resort and marina during recapitalization and redevelopment. The redevelopment included a large hotel and marina with access to both Atlantic and Gulf sides of the Florida Keys.
- Represented a bank regarding the creation and launch of its timeshare consumer finance division. Advised and assisted the bank in laying the groundwork for its securitization conduit for loans.
- Advised in the creation and use of a trust to own timeshare real property, as well as nonprofit, to serve as sole beneficiary of trust. Provided advice regarding several complex and related tax implications of structure.
- Represented a hospitality client in the acquisition and rebranding of a mixed-use high-rise in downtown Miami.
- Conceived and drafted a legislative proposal to amend the U.S. Bankruptcy Code and create a special liquidation process for financially troubled timeshare HOAs and their projects.
- Assisted in the representation of a marketing agent and developer of a large luxury-leisure resort in Switzerland with respect to various registration, licensing, tax and transactional legal issues associated with offering real estate interests in the United States.
- American Bar Association
- Florida Bar Association
- Orange County, Florida Bar Association
- Florida Troubled Resorts Task Force
- Citrus Club in Orlando, Florida: Board of Governors
Community : University of Central Florida: Dean’s Advisory Board
- J.D., University of Florida Levin College of Law, 1980
- B.A., University of Florida, 1977, with high honors, Phi Beta Kappa
Admissions : Florida Real Estate Law Certification, Florida.
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