Public finance lawyer Robert Haight has joined the San Francisco office of Holland & Knight.

PHOENIX - Public finance lawyer Robert Haight has joined the San Francisco office of Holland & Knight, the firm announced Tuesday.

Haight is a new partner in the firm's real estate practice.

He specializes in municipal finance matters, particularly Mello-Roos community facilities districts and infrastructure financing districts. Most recently, he was a partner with Goodwin Procter.

"Robert is widely regarded as one of the preeminent land-secured municipal finance lawyers in California," said Susan Booth, the head of Holland & Knight's West Coast Real Estate Group.

"He brings new capabilities and expertise to the firm and will be an important contributor to the continuing growth of both our real estate and public finance practices in the state," she said.

"Robert is a very talented lawyer and a perfect fit for our strategic growth initiative to expand our public finance footprint nationally, and particularly in California," said Woody Vaughan, leader of Holland & Knight's Public Finance Practice Group. "We are thrilled to have him on board."

Haight said he was attracted to Holland & Knight due to a "natural synergy" between his clients and the firm's existing clients.

"I look forward to working with my new colleagues to deepen our relationship with them and provide an even higher level of service," Haight said.  Haight received a J.D. degree from the University of California Davis School of Law and a B.S. degree from Santa Clara University.

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