Debt settlement Attorney at Santa Clara, CA
Licensed for 43 years
Mr. Binder is a founding partner of Binder & Malter LLP.
Mr. Binder has over 35 years of experience representing businesses and individuals as debtors or creditors in all types of bankruptcy matters and corporate restructuring. In addition to his considerable bankruptcy experience, Mr. Binder frequently represents businesses and individuals in real estate and business matters, collection and collection defense, and commercial law disputes. Mr. Binder’s practice also includes asset protection planning, creditor negotiations and workouts, debtor-creditor rights, tax disputes, bankruptcy appeals, and representing under-insured defendants in settlement negotiations and mediations.
Mr. Binder has represented companies in a wide-range of industries in all aspects of bankruptcy, corporate restructuring, and out-of-court workouts. Mr. Binder’s clients have included both publically traded and privately held technology companies, medical device companies, transport and moving companies, retailers, restaurants, auto dealerships, non-profits and a wide-range of real estate market participants, including developers, investors, contractors and owners of shopping centers, hotels, high rises, commercial buildings, apartment buildings, and residential communities. Mr. Binder has also represented countless high-net worth individuals restructure their debt both in and out of bankruptcy court, including entrepreneurs, investors, professional athletes, doctors, attorneys, bankers, accountants, and real estate professionals. Mr. Binder is frequently retained by lawyers from other law firms and their clients to settle complex, high-exposure litigation and litigation involving under-insured defendants.
In addition to counseling companies in financial distress, Mr. Binder also routinely represents creditors in bankruptcy, including creditors committees, secured and unsecured lenders, school districts, and purchasers of distressed assets. During his over 35 years of practice, Mr. Binder has tried a number of cases, handled a number of appeals, and has periodically been retained as an expert witness in the areas of bankruptcy and commercial law. As an adjunct to his bankruptcy and corporate restructuring practice, Mr. Binder frequently represents clients in business and real estate acquisitions and dispositions, commercial leasing, and general business matters, serving as corporate counsel for a number of corporate clients.
Mr. Binder is active in the local Silicon Valley community, frequently lecturing on bankruptcy and related topics such as asset protection planning. Mr. Binder has been featured as a guest lecturer at the Santa Clara University School of Law on a number of occasions and spoken to numerous professional organizations, including the National Bankruptcy Institute (NBI), Bay Area Bankruptcy Forum (BABF), California Continuing Education of the Bar (CEB), the Construction Financial Management Association, and the Santa Clara County Bar Association. Mr. Binder has been named as a Northern California “Super Lawyer” in Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights every year since its inception in 2004.
Mr. Binder was born in Heidenheim, Germany, is married to his wife, Theresia, and has two sons. Mr. Binder’s interests include photography, travel, biking, hiking, and pinball.
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