Robert L. Ginsburg

Bob Ginsburg's practice is heavily focused on college & university, energy, real estate and transportation law. A shareholder and director with McDonald Sanders, Bob is a native of Fort Worth and over the course of his career has earned an outstanding reputation among both clients and peers for his legal work.

An integral part of Bob's tenure with the firm has included acting as counsel to institutions of higher education on a wide variety of legal matters. In the collegiate sports law arena, Bob has negotiated numerous athletic director and coach contracts, provided counsel on NCAA matters, and represented clients numerous times before the NCAA Committee on infractions (Division I and Division III). He has prepared seat and suite stadium license agreements, negotiated pouring rights agreements, marketing rights agreements and entrance and exit agreements with major sports conferences.

Representative Experience

  • Advised a Fortune 500 company with respect to the acquisition and development of a corporate campus in north Fort Worth.
  • Negotiated the acquisition of the operating rights of a rail line from Fort Worth to Brownwood on behalf of a short line railroad.
  • Counsel to two of the area's largest retail shopping malls.
  • Represented a shareholders' group in acquiring controlling interest in a national bank and the simultaneous acquisition of a branch banking location from another financial institution.

Professional Affiliations

  • State Bar of Texas
    • Entertainment and Sports Law Section
    • Real Estate Section
  • Tarrant County Bar Association
  • Fellow State Bar of Texas Foundation
  • Fellow Tarrant County Bar Foundation
  • National Association of College and University Attorneys

Professional Recognition

  • Top Rated Lawyers, Banking & Finance, The American Lawyer, 2013
  • Power Attorney, Fort Worth Business Press, 2011
  • Top Lawyer, Fort Worth, Texas magazine, 2003 - 2006 and 2008 - 2012, 2014
  • Texas Super Lawyers, Texas Monthly, 2003-2004
  • AV Preeminent Rated, Martindale-Hubbell

Community and Business Activities

  • Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce, Board Member
  • Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Board Member
  • Northwest Oil Company, Board Member
  • Worth National Bank, Past Board Member
  • Exchange Club, Member