The staff and lawyers of McGuire Wood & Bissette are pleased to welcome attorney Robert W. Oast, Jr. (Bob) to the firm. Bob Oast practices law in the areas of real estate and development, litigation, and economic development and is also a certified planner with over 30 years experience in local government and land use law. Bob uses his problem-solving skills and familiarity with local government law to develop creative approaches to land use and development opportunities. He also brings his experience serving as the City Attorney for the City of Asheville for 16 years to the firm.
Bob is currently on the faculty of the City and Regional Planning Section of the Knowlton School of Architecture at The Ohio State University, where he teaches land use law, but maintains a regular schedule in the firm’s Asheville office.
McGuire, Wood & Bissette has been a pillar of the Western North Carolina community since 1894. Our attorneys provide practical legal advice with personal, responsive service. We have always been committed and remain so, to this community, this state, and this region. In the roles we each play as professionals, in our families and in our communities, we have an intense desire to give back to this region and see it thrive. You will find that dedication evident in the service you receive as well as throughout the community we serve.