RobinRubens

Robin J. Rubens

Partner

DIRECT: 305.722.8998 | FAX: 305.403.8789

Biography

Robin J. Rubens is a partner who focuses her practice on Chapter 11 and Chapter 7 business bankruptcies, representing corporate debtors, secured creditors, unsecured creditors, landlords, and trustees. Ms. Rubens also handles loan restructurings and loan workouts, as well as complex commercial litigation cases.

Areas of Experience

  • Chapter 11 Business Reorganizations and Chapter 11 Business Liquidations
  • Chapter 7 Business Liquidations
  • Bankruptcy Litigation, including Fraudulent Transfer, Preferential Transfer and Discharge / Dischargeability of Debt Adversary Proceedings
  • Assignment for the Benefit of Creditors proceedings in State Court
  • Loan Restructurings and Loan Workouts
  • Complex Commercial Litigation in State Court and Federal Court at the Trial and Appellate Levels

Awards and Recognitions

  • Martindale-Hubbell “AV” Rated
  • Law Clerk to Chief Judge Sidney M. Weaver, United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Florida
  • Law Clerk to Judge Paul G. Hyman, Jr., United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Florida
  • Intern for Magistrate Ted E. Bandstra, District Court for the Southern District of Florida
  • Co-authored “Elimination of Conflict Rule is Congress’s Gift to Wall Street,” 44 Bankruptcy Court Decisions, Issue 16, Page A1, May 10, 2005
  • Co-authored “The Status of ERISA Plan Benefits in Bankruptcy After Patterson v. Shumate,” 17 Nova Law Review 427, Fall 1992
  • Contributed extensively to the Receivership Manual for the Florida Judiciary
  • Co-authored materials for continuing education seminars in West Palm Beach, Florida regarding debtor and creditor issues, fraudulent transfers, and proceedings supplementary

Significant Representations

  • Debtor’s counsel in Chapter 11 reorganizations and Chapter 11 liquidations for developers of condominiums, telecommunication company, tire reconditioner company, producers/distributors of beverages and real estate company
  • Debtor’s counsel in Chapter 7 business liquidations
  • Trust Monitor’s counsel in Chapter 11 bankruptcy of onshore hedge funds
  • Local counsel for Joint Official Liquidator of offshore hedge funds in Cayman Islands liquidation proceeding
  • Counsel for secured creditors, including financial institutions and asset based lenders, in Chapter 11, Chapter 7, and Chapter 13 cases
  • Counsel for landlord of nursing homes nationwide in Chapter 11 cases
  • Counsel for national franchisor of rental car business in Chapter 7 cases
  • Counsel for physician groups in Chapter 11 cases
  • Counsel for Chapter 7 Trustee in business and individual bankruptcy cases
  • Counsel for unsecured creditors’ committees and unsecured creditors in Chapter 11 cases, Chapter 7 cases, and out-of-court workouts
  • Counsel for assignor in Assignment for the Benefit of Creditors case in state court
  • Counsel for public company in out-of-court workout
  • Counsel for asset based lender in loan restructurings, loan workouts, foreclosure of borrowers’ assets and sale of borrowers’ assets in bankruptcy court and out-of-court
  • Counsel for business owners in various business disputes

Bar and Court Admissions

  • Florida
  • United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Florida
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida
  • United States Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Florida
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida

Education

  • The American University (B.A., 1988)
  • University of Miami (M.A., 1990)
  • Nova University (J.D., 1992)

Professional and Community Involvement

  • Bankruptcy Bar Association for the Southern District of Florida, Member
  • American Bankruptcy Institute, Member
  • Miami-Dade Chapter of the Florida Association for Women Lawyers, Member
  • Young Leadership Council for Greater Miami Jewish Federation, Former Board Member

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