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Robert Harris

Attorney at Binder & Malter, LLP
Practice Areas
Bankruptcy Law, Collection Law

Robert G. Harris is a partner in the Silicon Valley bankruptcy boutique, Binder & Malter, LLP. Mr. Harris has been an active volunteer with the State Bar of California for 17 years. He has been the chair of the Business Law Section ("BLS"), twice served full terms with the Insolvency Law Committee ("ILC") chairing it both times, and now chairs the Marketing & Communications Committee of the California Lawyers Association. Mr. Harris has been conference co-chair and educational co-chair of the California Bankruptcy Forum in recent years. 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 twice testified before the California State Senate as an expert in the field of bankruptcy and insolvency. Mr. Harris started his legal career in 1986 by serving as a law clerk to the Honorable Lloyd King, Chief Judge of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of California, from 1986 to 1988. Mr. Harris’ practice focuses on representing businesses and individuals in Chapter 11, both as debtors and creditors, and in bankruptcy litigation, state court assignments for the benefit of creditors (ABCs), receiverships, execution sales and various other bankruptcy and collection matters. He 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. Uniquely, Mr. Harris represents individuals in all these areas and, in particular, in Chapter 11. Mr. Harris received his B.A. degree, with distinction, from the University of California, Berkeley and his J.D. degree from Hastings College of the Law.

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