Robert G. Harris

Robert G. Harris: Attorney with Binder & Malter, LLP AV stamp icon
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Mr. Harris is a partner at Binder & Malter LLP.

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 twice testified before the California State Senate as an expert in the field of bankruptcy and insolvency. 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). Mr. Harris is also an educational co-chair of the 2013 California Bankruptcy Forum.

Mr. Harris started his legal career in 1986 by serving as a Law Clerk to the Honorable Lloyd King, Judge for the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of California, from 1986 to 1988. Mr. Harris then joined the law firm on Brobeck, Phleger & Harrison before joining Binder & Malter LLP in 1993.

Areas of Practice (5)

  • Bankruptcy Chapter 11
  • Bankruptcy Reorganization
  • Commercial Bankruptcy
  • Commercial Insolvency
  • Creditor Bankruptcy

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
University Attended:
University of California at Berkeley, A.B., with distinction, 1982
Law School Attended:
Hastings College of the Law, University of California, J.D., 1986
Year of First Admission:
1986, California
State Bar of California; State Bar of California Standing Committee on Insolvency Law, 2000—; Santa Clara County Bar Association; Congressman Don Edwards Bankruptcy Inns of Court; Bay Area Bankruptcy Forum.
Payment Information:
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Peer Reviews

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Santa Clara, California

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