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Robert EgenolfRobert F. Egenolf, JD, LLM, CES, Founder
The Egenolf Group LLP
(805)963-8906 x1
FAX (805)962-8936


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Robert F. Egenolf, JD, LLM, Founder

Principal partner in the law firm of The Egenolf Group LLP in Santa Barbara, Rob has specialized in real estate law and taxation for over 36 years.

Rob earned an undergraduate degree in Business and Economics and a Juris Doctorate from The United States International University, and a Masters in Law in Taxation from the University of Miami School of Law graduating first in his class.  He was admitted to the State Bar of California in 1973 and has focused on real property law and complex exchange transactions throughout his career. Rob has been involved in thousands of exchanges all over the world involving properties valued in the hundreds of millions of dollars.  He has lectured nationwide on this often complex and ever-changing subject.

Rob founded Santa Barbara Exchange Corporation in 1984, and founded the first national intermediary company in partnership with First American Title Company in 1986. He co-founded Amherst Exchange Corporation in 1988.

Born, San Francisco, California
Raised, San Diego, California
Married to Judy Egenolf
Children: Cristi M. Egenolf, M.D., married to Graham Dell, Pilot, 3 sons

Jonah W. Egenolf, Computer Consultant, married to Jonaki Bose Egenolf, Marketing Executive, 2 sons

Bar Activities:           
Santa Barbara County Bar Association, Director, 1977 and 1995 - 2001, Treasurer, 1997, Secretary 1998, President 2000

Barristers Club of Santa Barbara, Director, 1975 - 1977,
President 1976 – 1977

Chairman, Real Property Taxation Subsection of the Real Property Section of the California State Bar Association, 1990 – 1994.

Legal Educational Activities:           
National lecturer on Tax Deferred Exchanges, 1986 to present

Lecturer, California State Bar Association sponsored Continuing Legal Education Programs, 1990 – 1992

Lecturer, Santa Barbara City College, Continuing Education Program, 1980 to present

ADL - Distinguished Community Service Award  - 2002

Women’s Economic Ventures – Man of Equality -  2002

Selected, National Directory of Who's Who, 1993 – 2006

Selected, Who's Who in American Law, 1992 - 2006

Community Non-Profit Activities:           
Area IX Board, (TCADD), Director, 1977- 1978

CALM, Director, 1979 – 1980

Ensemble Theater Project, Director, 1981 – 1983

Santa Barbara City College Theater Group, Director, 1983- 1984

Founder, Santa Barbara Aluminum Man Competition, 1988

American Institute of Wine and Food, S.B. Chapter, Director, 1991 – 1993

Santa Barbara Wine Auction, Director, 1993 - 1994.

Semana Nautica Masters Volleyball Tournament, Director, 1993 – 1997

Planned Parenthood, Political Action Committee, 1995

Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum, Financial Development Steering Committee, 1995 – 1996

Trustee, Laguna Blanca School, 1997 – 2003

ADL – Santa Barbara Community Advisory Board 1999- 2004

ACLU Santa Barbara Chapter Director – 2002 – 2004

Human Rights Watch Santa Barbara Dinner Committee 2004 – present

Foundation for Santa Barbara City College Director 2005 – 2007

Military Service:           
Six years United States Naval Reserve, Honorable Discharge June, 1969

Active duty in the United States Submarine Service January 1967 through December 1968

Other Licensed Activities:           
Coast Guard Licensed Charter Yacht Captain, 1971 – 1976

FAA Licensed Private Pilot, 1986 – present

California Licensed Notary, 1976 - present

Co-host of Santa Barbara Chamber of Commerce weekly radio show

Contact:                          (805) 963-8906 x 1


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