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Heinz Binder

Debt settlement Attorney at Santa Clara, CA

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  • Licensed for 44 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1979
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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.


Binder & Malter, LLP
2775 Park Avenue
Santa Clara, CA, 95050

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  • University of Santa Clara School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1979
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • B.A.A.
  • 1976


  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • 1979 - Present
  • Santa Clara County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1979 - Present
  • Debtor/Creditor Executive Committee
  • Member
  • 1983 - 1990

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2013
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2012
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2011
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2010
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Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Feb 18
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Heinz is an exceptional lawyer who has been practicing Bankruptcy law for over 40 years. Heinz and I shared a common client in a multi-plaintiff, multi-defendant lawsuit which potentially could have had ruinous consequences for our client's business. Heinz was able to devise a strategy to resolve the lawsuit for our client which kept it out of bankruptcy and kept it in business. I subsequently referred other clients of mine in similar circumstances to Heinz."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 14
Relationship: Other
"I am very impressed with Heinz Binder and his credentials. I endorse this attorney."
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Santa Clara Debt settlement Lawyer Heinz Binder
Heinz Binder
Debt settlement Attorney
Santa Clara, CA
Licensed for 44 years