Craig D. Robins, Esq., has been a practicing Long Island bankruptcy attorney for over twenty-four years. During most of this time, he has devoted his practice almost exclusively to bankruptcy and debt-related matters. Mr. Robins has had experience in thousands of bankruptcy cases which has included representing both consumers in Chapter 7 and 13 cases, and businesses in Chapter 11 cases.
Craig D. Robins, Esq. received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Emory University in 1981. He studied law in London, England from 1982 to 1983 through the Notre Dame Law School Concannon Program in International Law. He received a Juris Doctorate from Western New England Law School in 1984. He was admitted to the Massachusetts and New York Bars in 1985 and the Florida Bar in 1987. He is also admitted to practice in various Federal District Courts, the United States Tax Court, and the United States Claims Court. Mr. Robins briefly interned as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Richard Wallach, Supreme Court Judge (New York, First Department).
Martindale-Hubbell, the nationally recognized service that rates attorneys by peer review, has rated Mr. Robins "high to very high."
Mr. Robins has written extensively on bankruptcy law and has authored over 100 bankruptcy law articles on a variety of topics including bankruptcy law and procedure, bankruptcy legislation, bankruptcy practice, and the interaction of bankruptcy law on personal injury cases and matrimonial rights. He continues to be a regular columnist on bankruptcy law for the Suffolk Lawyer where he has written for over 18 years, and frequently writes articles for the Nassau Lawyer and Attorney of Nassau.
Mr. Robins is recognized as an authority on New York bankruptcy law and practice and is often sought out by the media. He has been interviewed on News 12 several times and has been interviewed and quoted in Newsday Bankruptcy Articles and the New York Law Journal about twenty times.
In addition, he has lectured on bankruptcy law for the Nassau County Bar Association and has discussed bankruptcy law on radio and television talk shows and news programs.
Since 1991, he has also been actively involved in giving presentations on bankruptcy law to attorneys and Federal and State Court Judges through the Theodore Roosevelt Chapter of the American Inns of Court, of which he is a member and also sits on its executive board. As Chairman of that organization's annual banquet, he has hosted dinners honoring United States Supreme Court Justice Samuel A. Alito, Jr., and New York's highest judge, Judith S. Kay, Chief Judge of the New York State Court of Appeals.
Mr. Robins is active in the Bankruptcy Committees of both the Nassau and Suffolk Bar Associations, and is on the Mentor Program of the Suffolk County Bar Association where he is called upon to provide assistance on bankruptcy law to younger bankruptcy lawyers who are members of the Bar. He is a long-time member of the American Bankruptcy Institute and the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys.
Mr. Robins is a founding co-chairman of the Nassau County Bar Association's Pro-Bono Bankruptcy Committee and he regularly represents pro-bono debtors. He holds the distinction of having represented more pro bono debtors than any other attorney on Long Island. The Nassau County Bar Association awarded Mr. Robins a Presidential Recognition Award for his dedication in representing pro-bono consumer debtors in bankruptcy proceedings. Mr. Robins was recognized by the Volunteer Lawyers Project for his pro-bono work when he was named Pro-Bono Attorney of the Month on two separate occasions. Newsday honored Mr. Robins by naming him in its "Winners" column for his dedication to community work.
Mr. Robins has represented a wide and diverse range of debtors in bankruptcy proceedings. In addition to representing numerous typical Long Islanders and New Yorkers, he has represented a former New York Yankees baseball player, dozens of professionals including attorneys, doctors, dentists and C.P.A.s, and a variety of business entities ranging from a professional sports franchise to multi-million dollar companies to mom-and-pop storefronts.
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Leadership in Law Award||Long Island Business News||2011|
|Pro Bono Attorney of the Year||Nassau County Bar Association||2010|
|Citation for Outstanding Contribution||Edward Mangano, County Executive for Nassau County||2010|
|State of New York Proclamation for Volunteer Service||New York State Senator Dean G. Skelos||2010|
|Pro Bono Attorney of the Month||Nassau County Bar Association||2008|
|Recognition Award for Pro Bono Service||United States Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of New York||2005|
|Pro Bono Attorney of the Month||Nassau County Bar Association||2003|
|President's Recognition Award||Nassau County Bar Association||2003|
|"Winners" Award for Community Service||Newsday||2003|
|Senior Partner||Law Offices of Craig D. Robins, Esq.||1985 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys||Member||1996 - Present|
|American Bankruptcy Institute||Member||1992 - Present|
|American Inn of Court, Theodore Roosevelt Chapter||Member of the Board; Former Dinner Chairman; Barrister||1991 - Present|
|Bankruptcy Committee, SCBA||Member||1990 - Present|
|Bankruptcy Committee, Nassau Co. Bar Assoc.||Member||1990 - Present|
|Nassau County Bar Association||Member||1984 - Present|
|Suffolk County Bar Association||Member||1984 - Present|
|Suffolk Lawyer||Portion of New Bankruptcy Laws Declared Unconstitutional||2008|
|Suffolk Lawyer||Litigating Against Abusive Mortgagees||2008|
|Suffolk Lawyer||How a Debtor Should Not Act||2008|
|Suffolk Lawyer||Finally. . . U.S. Trustee Getting Tough on Mortgage Lenders: Putting a Stop to Abuse Against Consumer Debtors||2008|
|Suffolk Lawyer||Lawyers File for Bankruptcy, Too; Attorneys Are Not Immune From Debt Problems||2008|
|Western New England College School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1984|
|Notre Dame Law School||Concannon Program in International Law||One-Year International Law Program, London, England||1983|
|Emory University||Sociology||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1981|
|Bankruptcy Issues with Business Owners Who Have Personal and Corporate Business Debt Obligations||Bankruptcy Law||2010|
|What Judges and Attorneys Should Know About Bankruptcy||Bankruptcy Law||2006|
|Ethical Obligations of Bankruptcy Attorneys||Bankruptcy Law||2003|