Robert Pearman, Robinson & Pearman: Attorney & Arbitrator



Yale Law School - Juris Doctor University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School - B.S. Economics (cum laude)


State Bar of California
Past Service and Appointments: Public Law Section - Member of Executive Committee , Vice Chair ; Real Property Law Section - Member of Executive Committee, Vice-Chair, Advisor , Co-Chair of Common Interest Developments Subsection

Los Angeles County Bar Association
Past Service and Appointments: Real Property Law Section - Member of Executive Committee, Member of L.A. Lawyer Magazine Editorial Board - Editor of Annual Real Estate Issue


California Architects Board (2016-); Member of San Diego County Assessment Appeals Board (2018-); San Diego County Hearing Officer (2018-); National Housing Law Project, Board of Directors (1995-2018), Chairman (2008-2018). Past Service and Appointments: Member, Vice Chair of Transportation Commission, City of Oceanside; Member, Audit, Compliance and Ethics Committee, Tri-City Healthcare District; City of Oceanside General Plan Validation Ad-Hoc Committee ; State Inspection & Maintenance Review Committee ; Member of Assessment Appeals Board of L.A. County ; Neighborhood Planning Board, L.A. City Council District ; HUD Approved Foreclosure Commissioner


"High Court Tackles Scope of State's Prevailing Wage Law", Los Angeles Daily Journal; Joint Development of Transit Properties , Real Property Law Reporter; Author, Avoiding Liability for Receivership Expenses , CEB California Civil Litigation Reporter; Author, The Use of the Health & Safety Code Receivership Remedy for Substandard Residential Buildings: Promises & Pitfalls , Public Law Journal; Author, Agreements for Utility Rearrangements in Passenger Rail Projects, Transit California; Author, Sharing Corridors is Key Strategy in High-Speed Rail Planning, Metro; Author, Real Property: Oral Leases and the Statute of Frauds, California Lawyer; Author, "Leasing of Commercial Space: Ten Tips for the Small Business Owner", Recycling Black Dollars; Author, "A Guide to Effective Joint Counsel Relationships", The Minority Law Journal; Co-Author, "Use of a Previously Certified EIR in Redevelopment Plan Adoption", Dicta: The Lawyers Magazine of the San Diego County Bar Association; Author, "Successful Joint Development with Public Transit Sites and Facilities", Transit California; Author, "Collecting From Judgment Debtors: The Third Party Examination", Beverly Hills Bar Association Journal.

Speaker before the CityTrans China International Conference on City Planning, Transportation Traffic Engineering (Tongji University, China) on paper re: Joint Development Around Transit Properties: Projects, Planning & Performance ; Speaker before the Los Angeles County Bar Association on How to Develop Property in South Central Los Angeles: Developing, Lawyering and Financing Deals; Speaker before the San Diego/Imperial Counties City Attorneys Association on The Use of the Health & Safety Code Receivership Remedy for Substandard Buildings; Speaker at Real Estate Forum on Current Topics of the Black Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles, on Regulatory Issues: Rental Housing; Speaker at the Low- to Moderate- Income Housing Workshop of the California Redevelopment Association on "Housing 101: Introduction to Redevelopment Housing Requirements."; Moderator at California Redevelopment Association Symposium on Legal Issues on "Triggering Prevailing Wage Requirements"; Panelist at CEB 13th Annual Real Property Institute on "Minimizing Real Property Liabilities: Purchase and Sale"; Moderator and Panelist at 25th Annual Benjamin S. Crocker Symposium on "Transferring Contaminated Properties - The State of the Art". Speaker at California Redevelopment Association Seminar on Low and Moderate Income Housing; "Legal Issues Workshop - Affordable Housing Loan Documents"; "Recent Developments in Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Issues"; Presentation to Senior Management of Public Transit Agency on Turnkey Project Elements; Los Angeles County Bar Association Residential Development and Condominiums subsection.

Consultant California Continuing Education of the Bar (CEB )- Ground Lease Practice,Forming California Common Interest Developments, Organizing California Corporations (2nd Ed.),Drafting Provisions for Business Agreements, and Advising California Partnerships (2nd Ed.); Speaker at Business and Real Estate Finance Workshops and Seminars.

Former Member, CEB Real Property Advisory Committee


Member of American Arbitration Association – National Roster of Neutrals (Commercial, Construction, Government Contracts, and Healtchare Disputes Panels)

Certified Member of State of California Public Works Contract Arbitration Panel

Certified Member of State of California Department of Transportation (CalTrans) Dispute Resolution Board

FINRA Roster of Arbitrators

Colorado Disputes Review Board

Former Member of the Kaiser Permanente Member Arbitration Panel