Robert J. Borhart

Of Counsel

Robert J. Borhart uses his strategic thinking, leadership skills, and team approach to deliver excellent service to clients in the financial services industry. He calls upon his background in private practice, government, and in-house legal departments to achieve organizational goals and obtain remarkable results.

Bob’s experience focuses on matters involving corporate trust structures and he has worked with a wide spectrum of corporate trust products, including residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS), commercial mortgage-backed securities, asset-backed products, municipal bonds, and corporate bonds. His matters have included new transaction reviews, workouts, litigation, and representation during government inquiries. Bob also is experienced with the management of cross-functional teams involving regulatory, risk and control, and compliance functions.


Representative Matters

  • Managed a team of in-house attorneys that advised clients on matters relating to risk, control, financial crimes, and other regulatory issues that internal counsel needed to address.
  • Served as managing counsel and led a team focused on municipal bonds, corporate debt, multifamily housing, leased-based structures, like-kind exchanges, and escrows.
  • Served on a legal team that provided counsel in the corporate trust default and restructuring space, specifically workouts, EODs, SEODs, litigation, subpoenas, and similar issues.
  • At a large financial institution, worked cross-functionally to provide legal support to professionals involved in asset-backed services (including Delaware trust structures, longevity, subprime auto, back-up servicing), RMBS (including master servicing issues, master servicing default oversight, servicer management team, EODs, SEODs), municipal bonds, and corporate bonds.

Professional Highlights

Professional Activities

Certificate of Commendation for Outstanding Leadership and Dedicated Service, Office of the Minnesota Governor, 1998



University of Virginia School of Law (J.D., 1994)

The George Washington University (B.A., 1991)