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Robert D. Lane, Jr. puts his four decades of experience to work representing clients across industries in commercial real estate development, acquisitions, and financing. His clients range from small businesses to Fortune 500 companies, real estate developers, syndicators, real estate investment trusts (REITs), and financial institutions. Bob also has represented national real estate companies, equity investment funds, major health care institutions, nonprofit organizations, telecommunications companies, a Congressionally-chartered U.S. government lending institution, and retail, hotel, and restaurant chains.

Bob has advised Fortune 100 companies in developing major corporate facilities across the United States, and has led specialized facilities development in the media, retail, and petroleum industries.


  • Commercial real estate development
  • Real estate financing
  • Facilities development
  • Real estate funds
  • REITs
  • Real estate dispute resolution
  • Hospitality
  • Land development
  • Land use
  • Real estate tax



  • Developing strategies for a major U.S. metropolitan transit system seeking to improve its real estate operations by maximizing its holdings, assessing available resources, and better monetizing its asset portfolio.
  • Represents a major U.S. metropolitan research hospital.
  • Represented a major Pennsylvania city in the public/private development of its waterfront.°
  • Represented one of the world’s largest global shipping companies, as its North American Counsel, in port-related and other matters throughout the United States.°
  • Represented one of the world’s largest multi-national telecommunications companies in the build-out of its PCS Wireless Phone Network.°
  • Represented one of the world’s largest petroleum companies in the development of its portfolio of gasoline and service centers.°
  • Represented several of the largest U.S. energy companies in the development of their respective power plant and other facilities.°
  • Represented a large multi-national entertainment company in the development of a major interactive theme park.°
  • Represented a federally chartered, publicly traded, national financial institution in the financing and partnership development of multifamily projects.°
  • Represented a global water company in its attempted privatization of a major U.S. city’s public water department.°
  • Represented one of the largest multi-national gaming companies in the development of a casino.°
  • Represented many major U.S. real estate companies in the development and financing of substantial single- and multi-use projects including large residential projects, shopping centers and malls, office buildings and office parks, industrial facilities and industrial parks, marine facilities, hotels, hospitals, and other specialty properties.°
  • Represented a regional airport in the expansion and development of new fields, terminals, and related facilities.°
  • Represented one of the largest U.S. cities in the development and financing of its Central Library.°
  • Represented Fortune 500 companies and other public and private companies in the development and financing of numerous corporate facilities.°

°The above representations were handled by Mr. Lane prior to his joining Greenberg Traurig, LLP.

Recognition & Leadership

  • Listed, The Best Lawyers in America, Real Estate Law, 2020-2024
  • Listed, Who's Who Legal, "Real Estate," 2023
  • Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, Pennsylvania Super Lawyers, 2004-2022
  • Team Member, a Law360 “Hospitality Practice Group of the Year,” 2021
  • Listed, Chambers USA Guide, 2003-2005, 2022-2023
    • Eminent Practitioners, Real Estate 2022-2023
    • Real Estate, 2003-2005
  • Rated, AV Preeminent® 5.0 out of 5.0

°AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell DistinguishedSM and Martindale-Hubbell NotableSM are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell® certification procedures, standards and policies.

  • Fellow, American College of Real Estate Lawyers (ACREL), 1995-Present
    • Elected, Board of Governors
    • Meetings Committee Co-Chair
  • Fellow, American College of Mortgage Attorneys, 2023-Present
  • Member, American Bar Association Advisory Panel, 2012-Present
  • Fellow, American Bar Foundation, 2010-Present
  • Member, Wharton’s Zell/Lurie Real Estate Center
  • Adjunct Professor, Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, 2008-2018
  • Immediate Past Chairman, Central Philadelphia Development Corporation (CPDC)
  • Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, Pennsylvania Super Lawyers, 2004-2016
  • Board of Trustees, Philadelphia Bar Foundation
    • Chair, 2005-2006
    • Chair, Bar Home Project
  • External Advisory Board Member, Institute on Aging
  • Board of Directors, Center City District
  • Member, CoreNet Global
  • Member, Innovating Commerce Serving Communities (ICSC)
  • Member, Philadelphia Bar Association
  • Member, Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Member, American Bar Association


  • J.D., University of Pennsylvania Law School, 1977
  • A.B., with honors, Brown University, 1973
  • Pennsylvania
  • Pennsylvania Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania