Over his 40+ year career, Robert Erven Brown has focused his law practice in real estate, commercial transactions and charitable organizations. He has represented clients in commercial and real estate transactions, ongoing business transactions, with particular expertise in church and para-church ministries and in medical real estate transactions. Through his nonprofit work over the last 15 years, he represents secular and faith-based nonprofit entities, including churches, synagogues, temples, denominations, Christian schools, rescue missions, a seminary, an adoption agency, prison transition ministries, human services organizations, health-related charities, and other faith-based entities.
Working closely with his nonprofit clients, Bob is a frequent seminar speaker and a trusted advisor to executive leaders, board members and committees in the identification of risks and implementation of appropriate protections for key assets of the organization. He counsels boards and leadership teams on multi-site church development, church mergers, board governance, campus development and construction, entity planning services, real estate asset protection, insurance coverage and other aspects of ongoing operations.
After years of extensive involvement in the nonprofit sector, Bob developed a comprehensive program to guide nonprofit operations.
The Campus Preservation Planning™ program protects critical assets of faith-based ministries and secular charities against uninsurable, under-insured, and uninsured unjust claims, while simultaneously improving overall risk management and stewardship performance. This program has been adopted by nonprofit organizations across the country.
Extensive work with faith-based entities to protect real estate assets and to limit risks by implementing protections and conducting customized training programs for nonprofit leaders.
Strategic involvement in the evolution of legal and real estate support systems of the hospital holding company for some of the premier retirement communities in the southwestern United States.
Experience in the Residential Life Care sector through design of innovative joint ventures, documenting prepaid ground leases, creating a for-profit ancillary company, representing numerous assisted living facilities and documenting the development and support of the on-going operation.
Early in his career, participated in a critical Medicare cost appeal.