Robert B. Kaplan
  • Business Law, Bankruptcy, Real Estate Law
  • State Bar of California
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Robert B. Kaplan is an accomplished California Bankruptcy, Business, and Real Estate Law attorney with an emphasis on creditors' rights and bankruptcy related cases. Focused on results, Bob has been providing rigorous and uncompromising legal representation for over 40 years.

Bob is a Co-Managing Partner at Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell, a firm listed on American Lawyer's AmLaw 200. A highly skilled and knowledgeable attorney, he is ready to assist you in accomplishing your legal objectives.

Golden Gate University School of Law
J.D. (1977)
Honors: first in class
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State University of New York - Stony Brook
B.S. (1972)
Honors: summa cum laude
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Professional Experience
Partner, Office Co-Managing Partner, San Francisco
Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP
Articles & Publications
California Forms of Pleadings and Practice – Receivers
Matthew Bender
Continuing Education of the Bar on enforcement of judgment issues
Seminar Materials
Continuing Education of the Bar, Chapter: "Debt Collection Practice in California"
Understand Workouts and Help Avoid Them
Scotsman Guide
Speaking Engagements
Receivership Issues: What You Need to Know Now!, The State Bar of California's 31st Annual Real Property Section Retreat, Lake Tahoe
The State Bar of California
May 4-6, 2012
Trends in Loan Sales, Fishing for Solutions Conference, Dallas, TX
When the Well Runs Dry: What You Need to Know About Agricultural Lending & Workouts During the Worst Drought in 500 Years, Commercial Finance Roundtable, JMBM San Francisco
Presented with Dick Rogan
Panelist, Practicing Law Institute's "Commercial Real Estate Financing 2008 – What Borrowers & Lenders Need to Know"
Panelist, California Banker's Association 31st Annual Bank Counsel Seminar on Commercial Collection Litigation, Including Pre and Post-Judgment Remedies,
Panelist, Commercial Collection Law in California, Lorman Education Services
Panelist, Prism Hotels Fishing for Solutions Conference – Creditor's Rights, Bankruptcy and Receivership, 2005 and 2006
Panelist, Trigild Lender Conference – Receiverships and Bankruptcy, 2004 and 2006
AV Rating
Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review
Northern California Super Lawyer, Bankruptcy and Workout Lawyers
Super Lawyers
From 2004-2020 (Business Edition in 2014)
Best Lawyers in America
The Best Lawyers in America
Professional Associations
San Francisco Bar Association
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California Bar Association
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
State Bar of California
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California State Courts
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U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
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U.S. District and Bankruptcy Courts for the Northern, Southern, Central, and Eastern Districts of California
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Practice Areas
Business Law
Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
Chapter 11 Bankruptcy, Chapter 13 Bankruptcy, Chapter 7 Bankruptcy, Debt Relief
Real Estate Law
Commercial Real Estate, Condominiums, Easements, Eminent Domain, Homeowners Association, Land Use & Zoning, Mortgages, Neighbor Disputes, Residential Real Estate, Water Law
  • English
Websites & Blogs
Robert B. Kaplan's Website Profile
Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP Website
Hotel Law Blog
Contact & Map
Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP
2 Embarcadero Center
5th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94111
Telephone: (415) 984-9673
Fax: (415) 398-5584