Robert A. Porr
Mr. Robert A. Porr, Senior Vice President, returned to the firm in May 2005 after pursuing a career in investment banking. Since re-joining the firm, he has focused on serving the firm’s utility clients having completed transactions with the Eastern Municipal Water District, Olivenhain Municipal Water District, Rancho California Water District and City of Redlands Redevelopment Agency. He is working with Azusa Light and Water and the cities of Corona, Newport Beach and Redlands. Mr. Porr has served as swap advisor to Hemet Untied School District, Riverside County Transportation Commission and Western Municipal Water District.
Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Porr was a Senior Vice President for a regional investment banking firm for more than eight years. His experience as a banker includes working with numerous local agencies in connection with the issuance of more than $1.2 billion in debt. Mr. Porr has assisted issuers with the structure and sale of many forms of debt including general obligation, special tax, assessment, revenue and lease backed debt. He structured nearly $100 million of complex tax-backed refunding debt for the County of Riverside and developed a novel lease revenue bond structure for the Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority. Mr. Porr’s experience includes investment banking assignments for Anaheim Public Utilities, the County of Los Angeles and the Cities of Murrieta, Norco, Palmdale and Redlands. During his previous employment with Fieldman, Rolapp & Associates, Mr. Porr worked with Central Coast Water Authority, Coachella Valley Water District, Eastern Municipal Water District, East Valley Water District, Elsinore Valley Municipal Water District, Orange County Water Agency, Palmdale Water District and Santa Margarita Water District.
Mr. Porr earned his undergraduate degree in Psychology from Pace University in New York, NY and his Juris Doctorate from New York Law School in New York, NY.
Mr. Porr is admitted to practice law in the State of New York.