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Robert N Grossbart

Chapter 13 bankruptcy Attorney at Baltimore, MD

5.0   127 reviews

About Robert

Learn Robert’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Chapter 13 bankruptcy
    50%
    consumer bankruptcy and mortgage litigation

    36 years, 11,000 cases

  2. Chapter 7 bankruptcy
    20%

    36 years, 1,900 cases

  3. Litigation
    20%

    17 years, 50 cases

  4. Bankruptcy and debt
    10%
    chapter 11

    36 years, 250 cases

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Licensed for 35 years
State MD
Status Active
Acquired 1987
Updated 11/30/2015

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Grossbart, Portney Rosenberg, PA
1 Charles Center
100 N. Charles St., 20th Floor
Baltimore, MD, 21201-3740

Reviews

5.0 / 5.0
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Posted by Matt | September 19, 2022
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Client
I retained Mr. Grossbart in the face of very challenging and difficult financial circumstances. From the very beginning, he explained the issues I was facing in a straightforward and respectful manner. He made a very difficult situation bearable. During the process, he followed up with me on a regular basis, answered my questions and responded to my emails. He was very accessible, despite a busy schedule. I would recommend Mr. Grossbart to anyone facing difficult financial circumstances and considering bankruptcy.
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Posted by Charles | September 19, 2022
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Highly Recommended
Working with Rob Grossbart was the best experience we have ever had with a attorney. He is a straight shooter. He and his office helped my family when we needed it the most. Highly recommended!!!
Posted by Jess | May 9, 2022
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FIRST GOOD NIGHTS SLEEP
Robert is top notch with his expertise. His knowledge and guidance is indescribable... It is like I didn't lift a finger.. I can't fathom enough how grateful I am to have met such a wonderful person who actually is genuinely looking in the clients best interest. Thank you for not only helping me but FIXING all the mess I have made.
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Posted by Andrew | February 22, 2022
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Professional, Friendly and Knowledgeable
I am a real estate attorney in Baltimore with modest bankruptcy experience. Mr. Grossbart has been generous with his time, experience and knowledge and helped me navigate several bankruptcy matters relating to complicated real estate cases. Prompt, knowledgeable and friendly, and a clear communicator.
Posted by anonymous | September 27, 2021
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Client
I am a doctor who got too busy working and did not realize how I ended up in a deep financial crisis. I am so grateful that Robert was my attorney whose professional expertise helped me come out of it. I would highly recommend Robert to anyone who needs a legal financial advisor, both in personal and business matters. While you benefit from his remarkable experience and advice in the field, his sensitivity and wit help alleviate your anxiety. Today I am on the pathway of financial recovery. Thanks to Robert, I have learned how to manage my financial life alongside my medical practice.
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Posted by Costas | September 13, 2021
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CEO
Mr. Grossbart is the consummate professional, Extremely skilled and accomplished. I thought I was up against a brick wall. He cleared my head and made things happen. Excellent!
Posted by Keith | March 10, 2021
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Robert made it look easy!
During a very difficult time. With multiple life altering events all happening at the same time, I went to Robert with what I thought was a very challenging situation. Robert made it look like childs play. Easy to talk to. Thorough. Experienced and knowledgeable. Even after the BR, he helped me significantly reduce my car payment through one of his long time partnerships. Highly recommend!
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Posted by anonymous | January 21, 2021
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Best Attorney
Mr. Grossbart is incredibly knowledgeable about bankruptcy. His vast knowledge of bankruptcy law and accounting is the best. He has helped me so much with his experience and advice.
Posted by cr | September 24, 2020
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Robert N Grossbart
Mr. Robert Grossbart is not only the best Lawyer I have ever met, he is one of the finest people I have met. From the first meeting he handled every legal detail and explained everything perfectly. His legal advice and actions changed out lives. I would strongly recommend Mr. Grossbart to anyone who needs a Lawyer.
Posted by anonymous | July 21, 2020
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Grateful
I have written, and rewritten, this review a dozen times. Because, I can’t find words that adequately express the extent of my gratitude for Robert Grossbart. Mr. Grossbart was my bankruptcy attorney in my Chapter 7 bankruptcy case. Mr. Grossbart is incredibly empathetic, kind and ethical, which in my unfortunate experience with the legal system, are qualities that are lacking in many other attorneys. Without going into the painful details, my bankruptcy and the years-long prolonged litigation stemmed from extraordinarily traumatic life circumstances. Mr. Grossbart believed me, supported me, and advocated for me. My case was definitely a drain on his resources, and the resources of his firm. And since I had lost nearly everything, I didn’t have the financial resources to compensate him fully for the sheer magnitude of work he took on. But yet, he did the right thing by me: he continued to work on my behalf, responding to motion after motion that had no merit, and was beyond generous. Experiencing that generosity, and having someone advocate for me in court, has in and of itself been helpful for my healing. I won’t ever forget his kindness, and his willingness to represent me and get me through an exceptionally difficult time in my life. If you are considering filing bankruptcy, I am so sorry, because I know your pain. But, you should hire Mr. Grossbart to represent you. He’s a great attorney, but more importantly, a great human being.
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Posted by anonymous | July 16, 2020
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Robert Grossbart
Mr. Grossbart is very knowledgeable about bankruptcy and accounting. He helped me tremendously with everything. I will be referring him to everyone I know. Thank you all so much. His paralegal Morgan was also the best.
Posted by anonymous | February 1, 2020
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MD ALI
I contacted a few law offices before … Finally, I chose Robert N Grossbart…the way they greeted me made me feel like a very important client and took consideration for any conditions I had at the time. I am very grateful for their excellent job!
Posted by EB | August 19, 2019
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Best Lawyer
Mr. Grossbart was very thorough and professional handling my bankruptcy case. About a year later, something else came up and he promtly took care of it.
Posted by anonymous | January 10, 2019
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Advice , Experience and Knowledge
Mr. Grossbart has assisted me for over a year in a highly complex case with many moving parts. As someone unfamiliar with the BK process and the inner workings he has consistently delivered sound advice and is clearly well respected by his peers and colleagues. His guidance and counsel has been invaluable. He is also very reasonably priced as compared to other advisors i have worked with in the past . I continue to to utilize his services currently and look forward to referring him to others.
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Posted by Jennifer | August 15, 2018
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An Expert making bankruptcy less stressful
This was my first time filing bankruptcy and Mr. Grossbart was the exact person for the job. Immediately upon my first visit I felt his sincerity in wanting to help me. His expert knowledge and years of experience is representative of his esteem repetition. Making my bankruptcy process less stressful was a major factor in selecting an attorney since I was already concerned and emotional about the process and positive outcomes. Mr. Grossbart was also consistent in informing me of the step by step process which made me feel at ease, more optimistic and gave a better prospective. I would definitely recommend Mr. Grossbart and his partners without hesitation.
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Posted by Sarah and Chris | August 1, 2018
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Stress Free
We were very happy with Mr. Grossbart's Office. We met with him for our consult and then handled the rest with his partner Mr. Portney. The really helped make a very stressful situation much better. We supplied them the documents they needed and they handled the rest!!!. Quick and easy and to the point. walked us through it the whole way.
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Posted by Paula | June 20, 2018
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Simply The BEST
Thank you Mr. Grossbart, your staff Morgan, Mr. Porteny and Deborah. It was just opening up my mouth to let someone know I needed professional assistance to get me out of the rut I was in. I was referred by a friend, client that spoke so highly of Mr.Grossbart and his expertise in his professionalism which I found to be exactly true. I walked into his office in despair and when I left, I was re-assured life could be better. I can't seem to Thank You enough for the assistance you rendered. I loved those crazy Socks you wear. Thank You, Thank You.
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Posted by anonymous | June 18, 2018
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AMAZING!
I was a previous client of Mr. Grossbart and have found myself in financial chaos after a divorce, car theft and just a chain of unexpected events. Mr. Grossbart advised me of the new bankruptcy laws and of my rights as a consumer. He is the same compassionate, knowledgeable and patient person I met in the 90's. Experienced and honest representation...he is your attorney1
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Posted by Shelly | June 15, 2018
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Simply the Best!
Avvo Robert Grossbart and his staff (Debbie and Morgan) are hands down the best bankruptcy law office is Baltimore! From the beginning of my case Robert Grossbart took a genuine interest in helping me through my financial crisis, unlike Jeffrey Sirody who just wanted to take my money with his expensive fees and still leave me struggling financially. I am happy to say that after Mr. Grossbart handled my case - I am financially back on track and that is one of the best feelings in the world! Thank you from the bottom of my heart - I couldn’t have done this without you and your bankruptcy wisdom.
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Posted by anonymous | June 4, 2018
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honest lawyer
I am very pleased with the experience I had with Robert Grossbart. The process was smooth and painless. Mr. Grossbart has people skills and you instantly feel comfortable with him as you would a friend instead of a hired lawyer. What impressed me the most was that Mr. Grossbart's integrity. He informed me that much of my fees could be waived after I already paid. In fact, he was correct and returned the fees to me after the waiver was approved by the court. I'm unemployed and was filing bankruptcy. Having the fees returned helped prevent me from even more hardship. I highly recommend him for anyone filing bankruptcy.
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Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • President
  • Grossbart, Portney Rosenberg, P.A.
  • 1989 - Present

Education

  • University of Baltimore School of Law
  • Juris Doctor
  • 1986
  • Towson University
  • Business Administration
  • 1979

Legal Cases

  • In re Raskin 505 B.R. 684 (2014)
  • favorable to
  • Phetsomphone Chansombat Thomas v. Litton
  • Favorable to our position
  • Stine v. NationsBank
  • favorable to our postition
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Associations

  • Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service
  • Board of Directors
  • 2013 - Present
  • Civil Justice
  • member
  • 2008 - Present
  • National Association of Consumer Advocates
  • member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Maryland Consumer Bankruptcy Bar
  • Founding Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
  • member
  • 2004 - Present
  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • member
  • 1987 - Present
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • member
  • 1984 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • Law Firm of The Year 2012
  • MVLS
  • 2012
  • 2011 Maryland Pro Bono Service award
  • Pro Bono Resource Central of Maryland
  • 2011
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2011
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2010
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2009
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2008
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2007
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2006
  • Ten Year Volunteer Award
  • Maryland Volunteer Lawyer Service
  • 2006
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2005
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbella
  • 2004
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2003
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2002
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2001
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2001
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2000
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 1999
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 1998
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 1997
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 1996
  • The 115 Top Lawyers
  • Baltimore Magazine
  • 1995
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Publications

  • Grossbart on Bankruptcy law
  • Death during bankruptcy
  • N/A

Speaking Engagements

  • The Intersection Between Foreclosure & Bankruptcy
  • Bankruptcy
  • 2013
  • "Nuts & Bolts of Chapter 7 Bankruptcy in Maryland"
  • Bankruptcy
  • 2013
  • Spring Break Weekend
  • Bankruptcy
  • 2010

Attorney endorsements

Received (22)
Given (12)
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Dec 10
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Robert Grossbart is an excellent consumer bankruptcy attorney. Whenever I am faced with a consumer bankruptcy issue in my law practice, Robert is the first attorney I call for advice. And when one of my own clients needs a consumer bankruptcy attorney, I refer them to Robert because I know that he will pay close attention to their cases and do an excellent job."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Dec 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Robert is a "dean" of bankruptcy law in Maryland, focusing his practice primarily on consumers. Very professional and ethical, with a personal approach to his clients."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Mar 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Robert is an extremely bright, capable and tireless advocate for his clients, I have referred several Maryland colleagues and clients to his firm and the feedback has been exemplary. You would be wise to seek his advice and counsel in with any financial distress signs."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Mar 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Robert is my go-to lawyer for bankruptcy and debt issues when anything needs some deep thinking. He is well versed in the law, but also ponders the bigger issues, both for a family and for the country. He's also very nice to work with."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Mar 14
Relationship: Other
"Robert and I have served together on a non-profit board for an organization that provides legal services. Robert is also an active volunteer, who for years has helped clients of the non-profit. He does an excellent job identifying key issues and solving complex problems. Robert works well others, is extremely organized, and is a pleasure to work with."
Chapter 11 bankruptcy Attorney | Mar 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Robert really knows his stuff when it comes to bankruptcy. I refer my clients to him when they have needs more suitable to his area of practice."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Mar 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"He is an excellent attorney with inovative ideas who cares about his clients"
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Mar 10
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Robert is my "go-to" lawyer for individuals who need advice or representation for a consumer bankruptcy case. He also is very community minded and does more than his share of pro bono work."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Mar 10
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Rob is one of the best bankruptcy attorney's around. He is thorough and responsive. I am especially impressed by his going the extra step for clients I have referred to him when some complication comes up. He is my go to guy when I have to refer clients for bankruptcy."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Sep 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is one of the sharpest bankruptcy lawyers in Baltimore."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Sep 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Grossbart is a very competent and experienced attorney."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Aug 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Aug 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Robert Grossbart is an excellent attorney. He not only handles bankruptcies, but he also represents clients who have been harmed by mortgage companies. I highly recommend him."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Aug 23
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Aug 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is the absolute best in the state"
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jul 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jun 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Bob Grossbart. I first heard of Bob when I was working for Maryland Legal Aid Bureau in Salisbury in the 1990s. I used to have to travel over the bridge to attend Chapter 13 hearings. I was always impressed with his professionalism, integrity and knowledge of the law. I moved to Florida, but met Bob at a NACBA conference in New Orleans. As did I, Bob attended Max Gardner's Bankruptcy Boot Camp--the premiere training event for any lawyer in this practice area. Bob's input on the Boot Camp listserv shows that he has a high degree of professionalism, integrity and knowledge in this area. In addition, Bob offers real-life advice based on his experience which is crucial to debtors after they get their discharge of debt. If I lived in the Baltimore area and needed to hire a lawyer for debt defense, bankruptcy or foreclosure, I would hire Bob Grossbart."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | May 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer.Bob enjoys the highest reputation in Baltimore because he is smart, trustworthy and enterprising."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Oct 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Robert my entire legal career and quite simply, when a bankruptcy issue comes up – he is the only call I make. Bankruptcy is a highly technical area of law, in which one mistake could be the death of your case. Robert’s mastery of the procedures and issues in bankruptcy cases is second to none. Robert was the first person I ever heard discuss the then pending mortgage crisis and point out the flaws in the lender’s practices – simply stated Grossbart is on top of the law. Equally important, he understands the human side of consumer bankruptcy and takes time to thoroughly explain the process to his clients. Over the years I have referred clients and friends to Robert’s care and he has never disappointed."
Chapter 13 bankruptcy Attorney | Aug 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I refer all of our clients who have a bankruptcy problem ( Consumer Chapter 13 and Chapter 7) to Robert Grossbart's law firm. I think he does excellent work and really cares about his client's problem. His experience goes beyond just bankruptcy and he has expertise in pursuing credit card companies for violations of the Fair Credit Act, and other collateral claims that bankruptcy clients often have against their creditors in these difficult times."
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