Robert T. Castor

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.

"Bob is always quick to respond to an inquiry and is concise and effective in his communication. He understands our priorities and is thoughtful in ensuring they are addressed in negotiations."

Bricker client as quoted in Chambers USA, 2018

"Robert Castor is very accessible, quickly responsive and easy to work with."

Bricker client as quoted in Chambers USA, 2017

"Clients praise his "great ability as an adviser," adding: "He is positive, knowledgeable, experienced, professional and responsive." "

Bricker client as quoted in Chambers USA, 2019

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, Ohio Super Lawyers (Banking; Real Estate: Business), 2019–2020
  • Listed, Best Lawyers in America (Banking and Finance Law; Commercial Transactions / UCC Law), 2016–2020
  • Columbus Lawyer of the Year, Best Lawyers in America (Commercial Transactions/UCC Law), 2019
  • Recognized, ChambersUSA, Banking & Finance with a Band 3 ranking, 2018–2019; Up and Coming Ranking, 2016–2017
  • Rising Star, Ohio Super Lawyers (Banking; Real Estate: Business), 2012–2018


  • 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