Robin D. Harris is a shareholder in the Public Finance Department at Richards, Watson & Gershon with more than 25 years of experience in public finance, public agency law, and redevelopment law. Ms. Harris concentrates on representing our clients in a wide range of financial transactions, including the formation of assessment districts, planning and structuring of bond issues, and the levy of taxes and fees. Ms. Harris has extensive experience regarding the implications of Propositions 13, 62, 218, and 26 on such financing mechanisms. Ms. Harris is experienced in the areas of tax-allocation bonds, special assessment bonds, Mello-Roos bonds, certificates of participation and revenue bonds, including bonds issued pursuant to Marks-Roos Local Bond Pooling Act.
Ms. Harris has also concentrated on representing redevelopment agencies in all aspects of their operations, including affordable housing requirements. Ms. Harris is providing extensive advice regarding the implications of the Dissolution Law, AB X1 26, AB 1484, SB 341, and SB 107, and is assisting numerous successor agencies and the City of Los Angeles in the wind down process.
Ms. Harris is a member of the National Association of Bond Lawyers.
B.S., summa cum laude, Illinois State University, 1981
magna cum laude, University of Illinois College of Law, 1986