Robin F. Gonzales
General Counsel, Executive Vice President
Ms. Gonzales is General Counsel and Executive Vice President for First Washington Realty, Inc. As such, she is tasked with providing legal support and representation to all aspects of company business, including acquisitions, dispositions, leasing, financing, and general transactional matters, as well as general support and counsel to the company’s business teams.
Prior to joining First Washington in 2016, Ms. Gonzales was Senior Counsel in the Real Estate Group at Holland & Knight, LLP’s Washington, D.C. office. There, she represented companies in all aspects of their real estate needs, from retail leasing, to nationwide acquisitions and dispositions, to corporate headquarters relocations, to easement and utility work along the DC waterfront. She has further experience as an in-house attorney for a local real estate company where she handled acquisitions, sales, and financings, and over 11 years as an attorney in the real estate practice group of Arent Fox LLP. She brings a practical business approach to legal transactional work, having begun her professional career in sales for Fortune-ranked technology and service companies and in the promotions group of a local commercial retail developer.
Ms. Gonzales earned her B.A. in English from the College of William & Mary in 1986, and her J.D. from the George Washington University Law School in 1999, where she graduated with High Honors. She is a member of the Order of the Coif, and is admitted to the bars of both Maryland and the District of Columbia.