Biography

Bob Castor focuses on the representation of financial institutions and other non-bank creditors in commercial lending and structured finance transactions, including asset-based credit facilities, second lien and mezzanine facilities, loan syndications, real estate secured facilities and general commercial lending transactions.

Bob also has a significant focus on commercial real estate lending, representing lenders and developers in connection with construction and permanent loans, state and federal historic tax credit projects, and general commercial real estate lending transactions. Bob has closed deals involving a wide variety of properties, including hotel, apartment, condominium, amusement park, golf course, office, retail and other commercial properties.

Bob's practice also includes representing creditors in a wide variety of loan restructuring and workout matters, with an emphasis on forbearance documentation and commercial foreclosure, receivership, bankruptcy and other insolvency-related litigation. Bob additionally represents a number of receivers and has been involved in a number of high-profile receiver's sales of real property.

Professional & Community Activities
  • Graduate, Leadership Columbus Class of 2013
  • Small Group Leader and Coordinator, Vista Community Church, January 2007-present
Presentations & Published Works
  • Speaker, "Receivership Update", Central Ohio NAIOP, March 2013
  • Speaker, "Receiver’s Sales 101", Central Ohio NAIOP, March 2011
  • Speaker, "Estoppel Certificates/Subordination, Non-Disturbance and Attornment Agreements," NBI Commercial Real Estate: Drafting Leases, Worthington OH, October 2008
Bar Admissions & Activities
  • Member, American Bar Association (Section of Business Law, Commercial Financial Services Committee, and Uniform Commercial Code Committee); Ohio State Bar Association (Real Estate Committee); Columbus Bar Association (Real Estate Committee)
  • Member, Ohio State Bar Association; Secretary/Treasurer, Young Lawyers Section 2007-2010

Awards & Recognition
  • Listed, Best Lawyers in America (Banking and Finance Law), 2016–2018
  • Rising Star, Ohio Super Lawyers (Banking; Real Estate: Business), 2012–2018
  • Recognized, ChambersUSA, Banking & Finance with an Up and Coming Ranking, 2016–2017
Education
  • Duke University (B.A., political science, 2004); Captain, Men's Varsity Golf Team
  • The Ohio State University (J.D., cum laude, 2007); Managing Editor, Ohio State Journal of Criminal Law; Member of Championship Team, ABA Regional Moot Court Competition; Best Overall Award, Lawrence Herman Moot Court Competition

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