Rob began working with Hawkins Companies and its predecessor in February 1999. As General Counsel, Rob manages the Law Department, and oversees and is actively involved in all legal work, including drafting and negotiating a wide range of complex agreements, real estate acquisitions, dispositions, leasing and due diligence, loan closings, tax-deferred exchanges, contract negotiations, landlord/tenant relationships, employment and labor law issues, corporate compliance, and management of outside counsel for transactional and litigation matters.
Prior to his employment at Hawkins Companies, he was in private practice with the Boise, Idaho law firm of Moffatt Thomas, and prior to that he served as a law clerk for the Honorable Jim D. Pappas, Chief Judge, United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Idaho. Rob graduated from Oklahoma State University, where he received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Finance and a Minor in Economics, and then from St. Mary’s University School of Law, where he was an editor of the St. Mary’s Law Journal.
Rob is married. His wife of 30 years is Wendy. Rob and Wendy have 4 sons who keep them very busy.
years with the company
The year Rob and Wendy enjoyed a South-Texas BBQ picnic lunch with Lady Bird Johnson (and yes, they were shadowed by her Secret Service detail).