Mark Robbins is the managing partner of Epport, Richman & Robbins, LLP. He is responsible for the management of the firm and supervision of the attorneys and support staff. In his legal practice, Mr. Robbins handles a range of commercial, banking, bankruptcy, and real estate-related transactional and litigation matters. On behalf of many real estate investors, lenders, developers, and general business owners, of all sizes and focuses, Mr. Robbins has successfully litigated a number of issues including contract disputes, business tort disputes (including negligence, conspiracy, fraud, RICO, breach of warranty, breach of fiduciary duty, and interference with contractual and prospective business relationships), attorney billing ethics disputes, lender/borrower disputes, and debt collection disputes. In his bankruptcy practice, Mr. Robbins has represented lenders and creditors before the Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of California and the Ninth Circuit Bankruptcy Appeal Panel.

In addition to his extensive litigation practice, Mr. Robbins has represented many different parties (from single business owners and investors, to corporate lenders and real estate funds) in a range of transactional matters. Those matters include the negotiation and documentation of acquisitions and dispositions involving commercial, retail, and hotel properties, secured and unsecured financing of all types (including mezzanine and permanent debt financing), real estate development projects and joint ventures, and leasing on behalf of both landlords and tenants.

Education: Mr. Robbins received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science in 1983 from the University of California, Los Angeles, and a Juris Doctor from Loyola Law School of Los Angeles in 1988, where Mr. Robbins was on the Dean's List, a member of Phi Delta Phi, and a Staff Member on the Loyola International and Comparative Law Journal.

Admissions: Mr. Robbins was admitted to the California State Bar and United States District Court for the Central District of California in 1988. He is a member of the Los Angeles County Bar Association, the Beverly Hills Bar Association, and the Financial Lawyers Conference. Mr. Robbins also serves as Judge, Pro Tem, for the Los Angeles County Superior Court.

Published Cases: First Federal Bank of California v. Robbins (In re Robbins) 310 B.R. 326 (Bankr. 9th Cir. 2004).

First Federal Bank of California v. Weinstein (In re Weinstein) 227 B.R. 284 (Bankr. 9th Cir. 1998).

First Federal Bank of California v. Cogar (In re Cogar) 210 B.R. 803 (Bankr. 9th Cir. 1997).

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