Robert G. Harris

Robert G. Harris

Binder & Malter LLP
  • Bankruptcy, Business Law, Landlord Tenant ...
  • California, USDC: Central District of California, USDC: Eastern District of California, USDC: Northern District of California, USDC: Southern District of California
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Mr. Harris’ practice focuses on representing businesses and individuals in Chapter 11, both as debtors and creditors, as well as in bankruptcy litigation, state court assignments for the benefit of creditors (ABCs), receiverships, execution sales and various other bankruptcy and collection matters. Mr. Harris has substantial experience in a number of bankruptcy areas, including real estate restructurings, sales and reorganizations of high tech and general manufacturing companies, dealing with intellectual property rights in bankruptcy, and handling alleged securities laws and Federal Trade Act violations.

Mr. Harris frequently lectures and writes on bankruptcy topics and has authored numerous articles, case analyses, and other material, including legislative proposals that have become law. Mr. Harris has also contributed to a book on the topic of small business bankruptcy and has testified before the California State Senate on three occasions as an expert in the field of bankruptcy and insolvency regarding bills based on legislative proposals which he authored or co-authored. Mr. Harris has twice served as chair of the California State Bar Business Law Section (“BLS”) Insolvency Law Committee (“ILC”) (2001-2004 and 2009-2012) where he has been an active advisor since 2001. Mr. Harris is presently serving a second, non-consecutive three-year term as a member of the BLS Executive Committee (2004-2007 and 2012-present), is the current Vice-Chair for Member Services and has been chosen to be the 39th Chair of the BLS for the 2016-2017 Bar year. Mr. Harris was educational co-chair of the 2013 California Bankruptcy Forum (“CBF”) Insolvency Conference and an overall conference co-chair of CBF in 2014.

Practice Areas
    Chapter 11 Bankruptcy, Chapter 13 Bankruptcy, Chapter 7 Bankruptcy, Debt Relief
    Business Law
    Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
    Landlord Tenant
    Evictions, Housing Discrimination, Landlord Rights, Rent Control, Tenants' Rights
    Real Estate Law
    Commercial Real Estate, Condominiums, Easements, Eminent Domain, Homeowners Association, Land Use & Zoning, Mortgages, Neighbor Disputes, Residential Real Estate, Water Law
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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USDC: Central District of California
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USDC: Eastern District of California
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USDC: Northern District of California
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USDC: Southern District of California
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9th Circuit
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  • English
Professional Experience
Binder & Malter LLP
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University of California College of the Law, San Francisco
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University of California - Berkeley
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Professional Associations
The State Bar of California
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Articles & Publications
BAPCPA’s Impact on Application of the Absolute Priority Rule in Individual Chapter 11 Cases
State Bar of California Business Law News, Issue No. 4
Ethics Alert: the Ethical Dilemma Faced by California Insolvency Counsel Due to SEC Permissive Noisy Withdrawal Regulations
California Bankruptcy Journal, volume 27, no. 4
Strategies for Smaller Business Clients in and Beyond Small Business Chapter 11 Cases
Aspatore Books
The Contested Involuntary Petition
Practicing Law Institute
The Disappointed Vendor
Practicing Law Institute
Speaking Engagements
The Absolute Priority Rule in Individual Chapter 11 Cases
Don Edwards Inns of Court
15 Major Pitfalls in Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Cases, Annual Meeting
State Bar of California
Chapter 11 in a Nutshell, 2014 Annual Meeting
State Bar of California
Cramming Down Secured Debt and the 1111(b) Counter-Measure
Bar Association of San Francisco
Websites & Blogs
Robert G. Harris' Website Profile
Binder & Malter LLP Website
Northern California Bankruptcy Attorneys Blog
Social Media
Contact & Map
Binder & Malter LLP
2775 Park Ave
Santa Clara, CA 95050
Telephone: (408) 295-1700
Fax: (408) 295-1531