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Long Island Bankruptcy Lawyer Craig D. Robins is very actively involved in various legal organizations and speaking engagements. He is also regularly called upon by Newsday and other publications to provide comments and quotes to news articles about bankruptcy on Long Island. This page details some of those events.

 


 

Cited on Forbes.com
Craig Robins' bankruptcy blog was cited in a December 28 Forbes.com article entitled 5 Neglected Tax Developments of 2011. See the article.

 


 

Quoted in Newsday
On March 15, 2011, Craig D. Robins, Esq. was quoted in a Newsday article entitled Big Jump in Local Bankruptcy Filings. See the article.

 


 

Quoted in Newsday
On December 28, 2010, Craig D. Robins, Esq. was quoted in a Newsday article entitled, Higher Exemptions Due For Bankruptcy Filers. See the article.

 


 

Interviewed in The Huffington Post
On November 12, 2010, Craig D. Robins, Esq. was interviewed in a Huffington Post article entitled, "ALL BUSINESS: Tales of Robo-Signers Hit YouTube". See the article.

 


 

Featured in Newsday Article
On Saturday, November 6, 2010, Craig D. Robins, Esq. was quoted in a Newsday article entitled, "High-Earner Bankruptcies Up." See the article.

 


 

Craig D. Robins presenting a gift to Samuel A. Alito

Craig D. Robins, Esq., the Theodore Roosevelt Inn of Court Dinner Chairman, was the Master of Ceremonies at the Inn's annual dinner in October 2007. Here he is presenting a gift to the evening's honoree, United States Supreme Court Justice Samuel A. Alito. See the article that Craig D. Robins, Esq. wrote about the dinner which appeared in the Nassau Lawyer.

 


 

Craig D. Robins Interviewed on Television

Craig D. Robins Interviewed on Television

Craig D. Robins, Esq. was interviewed by Long Island News Tonight for a story about how some Long Islanders are coping with their debt problems by filing for bankruptcy. The segment was broadcast on October 8, 2008. Craig is shown here being interviewed by the television reporter.

Craig D. Robins Interviewed on Television

 


 

Craig D. Robins Scores Big Win Against Mortgagee Who Filed Frivolous Motion
One of our Chapter 13 clients was improperly sued in his bankruptcy proceeding by his mortgage company. Craig Robins aggressively protected our client's rights and vigorously litigated against the mortgage company. Craig Robins worked out a settlement in which the mortgage company agreed that they shouldn't have sued the our client, and they agreed to pay our client a sanction in excess of $32,000 -- a record in this jurisdiction! The settlement was approved by the bankruptcy court in July 2008. See a copy of the Suffolk Lawyer article that Craig Robins wrote about the settlement.

 


 

Featured in Newsday Article
On Monday, June 30, 2008, Craig D. Robins, Esq. was quoted in the Newsday cover story entitled, "The Credit Crunch: Why So Many Long Islanders Can't Escape It." The article discussed the vicious cycle created by substantial credit card debt. See the article. The story profiled one of our clients who was able to get a fresh new financial start by eliminating all of her credit card debt with Chapter 7 bankruptcy.

 


 

Craig D. Robins, Esq. with Assistant United States Attorney Burton T. Ryan, United States Supreme Court Justice Samuel A. Alito, and Nassau County  Court Judge John L. Kase.

Craig D. Robins, Esq. with Assistant United States Attorney Burton T. Ryan, United States Supreme Court Justice Samuel A. Alito, and Nassau County Court Judge John L. Kase at the Annual Inn of Court dinner in 2007.

 


 

Featured in Newsday Article
On Friday, November 11, 2007, Craig D. Robins, Esq. was quoted in a Newsday article entitled, "How it Hurts Us All: the Far Reaching Effects of Sub-prime Fallout." The article addressed the difficulties some Long Islanders are having with Sub-prime mortgages and how bankruptcy helps them. See the article. Some of our clients were featured in this article.

 


 

Craig D. Robins, Esq. with Retired Bankruptcy Judge Marvin A. Holland (left) and Retired Bankruptcy Judge Robert John Hall (right) at a bankruptcy bar event in July 2007.

Craig D. Robins, Esq. with Retired Bankruptcy Judge Marvin A. Holland (left) and Retired Bankruptcy Judge Robert John Hall (right) at a bankruptcy bar event in July 2007.

 


 

Craig D. Robins, Esq. with Honorable Dorothy T. Eisenberg, Bankruptcy Judge at the Central Islip Bankruptcy Court, and Honorable Ira B. Warshawsky, Nassau County Supreme Court Judge.

Craig D. Robins, Esq. with Honorable Dorothy T. Eisenberg, Bankruptcy Judge at the Central Islip Bankruptcy Court, and Honorable Ira B. Warshawsky, Nassau County Supreme Court Judge. Judge Eisenberg is the senior-most bankruptcy judge in the Eastern District of New York, having been on the bench since 1989. Craig Robins has served as a panelist in programs with both of these judges, providing presentations to judges and attorneys on issues concerning bankruptcy law and attorney ethics. Photo taken at an Inn of Court function in 2007.

 


 

Craig D. Robins, Esq. with Chapter 13 Trustee Michael J. Macco at the retirement dinner for Judge Bernstein.

Craig D. Robins, Esq. with Chapter 13 Trustee Michael J. Macco at the retirement dinner for Judge Bernstein in July 2007.

 


 

Featured in Newsday Article
On Saturday, July 21, 2007, Craig D. Robins, Esq. was quoted in a Newsday article entitled, "Agent Probed in Faulty Real Estate Deals." The article discussed a local real estate broker who had filed for bankruptcy and was being investigated for fraud. Craig was called upon to explain the concept of a "fraudulent transfer" in a bankruptcy proceeding. See the article.

 


 

Craig D. Robins, Esq. with Honorable Stan Bernstein, former Bankruptcy Judge at the Central Islip Bankruptcy Court.

Craig D. Robins, Esq. with Honorable Stan Bernstein, former Bankruptcy Judge at the Central Islip Bankruptcy Court. Judge Bernstein retired in July 2007 to return to his passion for teaching law. See the Suffolk Lawyer article that Craig D. Robins, Esq. wrote about his retirement and his accomplishments as judge.

 


 

Featured in National Law Magazine
Craig D. Robins, Esq. was featured in the March-April 2007 issue of the Bencher, which is the national magazine of the American Inns of Court, in a story about the Inn of Court dinner he hosted for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel A. Alito. See the article.

 


 

Craig D. Robins with Honorable Melanie L. Cyganowski, former Chief Bankruptcy Judge for the Eastern District of New York.

Craig D. Robins, Esq. with Honorable Melanie L. Cyganowski, former Chief Bankruptcy Judge for the Eastern District of New York. Judge Cyganowski retired in February 2007 to go into private practice. See the article that Craig D. Robins, Esq. wrote for the Suffolk Lawyer about her retirement and her accomplishments as judge.

 


 

Craig D. Robins, Esq. with Honorable Robert S. Smith, New York State Court of Appeals judge, which is New York's highest court.

Craig D. Robins, Esq. with Honorable Robert S. Smith, New York State Court of Appeals judge, which is New York's highest court. Judge Smith was an honoree at a Theodore Roosevelt Inn of Court annual dinner hosted by Craig D. Robins, Esq. in 2007. See the article that Craig D. Robins, Esq. wrote about that dinner which appeared in the Nassau Lawyer.

 


 

Featured in Newsday Article
On Sunday, December 17, 2006, Craig D. Robins, Esq. was quoted in the Sunday Newsday cover story entitled, "Special Report: the Mortgage Squeeze." The article discussed the rising interest rates and economic woes of Long Islanders that have put many in peril of losing their homes through foreclosure. The cover photograph was of one of our clients. See the article. The story discussed how our office helped save this woman’s home with Chapter 13 bankruptcy.

 


 

Bankruptcy Seminar Panelist. In October 2006, Craig D. Robins, Esq. participated as a panelist in an American Inns of Court Bankruptcy Seminar held at the Nassau County Bar Association in which he and the other panelists taught bankruptcy law to state and federal court judges, as well as other attorneys. Other panelists included the Honorable Dorothy T. Eisenberg, Chapter 7 trustee Andrew Thaler, and United States Senior Trial Attorney Alfred Dimino.

 


 

Featured in Newsday Article
On Friday, March 31, 2006, Craig D. Robins, Esq. was quoted in a Newsday article entitled, "Bankruptcy Cases Drop as New Law Takes Effect." The article discussed the impact of the new bankruptcy laws on the number of cases filed shortly after the new laws went into effect, and the article prominently featured his photograph. See the article.

 


 

Featured in Newsday Article
On Friday, September 9, 2005, Craig D. Robins, Esq. was quoted in a Newsday article entitled, "NY Law to Help Residents Keep Homes." The article discussed an important increase to New York's Homestead Exemption that enables homeowners who file bankruptcy to protect up to $50,000 of equity in a home, per person. See the Newsday article. Craig D. Robins, Esq. also authored an article on this new law which was published in the Suffolk Lawyer.

 


 

Featured in Newsday Article
On Thursday, April 21, 2005, Craig D. Robins, Esq. was quoted in a Newsday article entitled, "Debtors Beware New Law." The article discussed the new bankruptcy legislation that had just been signed by President Bush. See the article.

 


 

Craig D. Robins, Esq. with Honorable Ira B. Warshawsky, Nassau County Supreme Court Judge (left) and Honorable Gregory W. Carman, Former Chief Judge of the United States Court of International Trade (middle).

Craig D. Robins, Esq. with Honorable Ira B. Warshawsky, Nassau County Supreme Court Judge (left) and Honorable Gregory W. Carman, Former Chief Judge of the United States Court of International Trade (middle). Photo was taken at an Inn of Court planning session. Judge Carman was the honoree at a Theodore Roosevelt Inn of Court annual dinner hosted by Craig D. Robins, Esq. in 2004. Both judges are former presidents of the Inn.

 


 

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Craig D. Robins, Esq. with the Honorable Judith S. Kaye, Chief Judge of the New York State Court of Appeals judge, which is New York's highest court. Judge Kaye, who is New York’s highest judge, was an honoree at a Theodore Roosevelt Inn of Court annual dinner hosted by Craig D. Robins, Esq. in 2004. See the article that Craig D. Robins, Esq. wrote about that dinner which appeared in the Nassau Lawyer.

 


 

Craig D. Robins, Esq. with Honorable Conrad B. Duberstein, former Chief Bankruptcy Judge for the Eastern District of New York.

Craig D. Robins, Esq. with Honorable Conrad B. Duberstein, former Chief Bankruptcy Judge for the Eastern District of New York. Photo taken at a bankruptcy bar function in 2003. Judge Duberstein died in November 2005 at the age of 90. He was extremely well liked for his personable nature and ability to entertain, especially in the courtroom. He was known for telling numerous jokes and delivering amusing anecdotes throughout every proceeding. He made practicing before him an enjoyable experience. He had the rare ability to touch all counsel who appeared before him in a special way. We will all miss him. On July 15, 2008, President Bush signed into law a bill designating the Brooklyn Bankruptcy Court as the "Conrad B. Duberstein United States Bankruptcy Courthouse."

 


 

Craig D. Robins, Esq. with Honorable Lord Harry Woolf of Barnes, the Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales.

Craig D. Robins, Esq. with Honorable Lord Harry Woolf of Barnes, the Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales. Lord Woolf is the second-highest justice in the United Kingdom. Craig D. Robins dined with Lord Woolf when he visited the United States in 2003 and attended a special dinner that was held in conjunction with a presentation that Lord Woolf gave at Touro Law School.

 


 

Attorney Ethics Seminar Panelist. In February 2003, Craig D. Robins, Esq. participated as a panelist in an American Inns of Court Attorney Ethics Seminar held at the Nassau County Bar Association in which he and the other panelists presented issues concerning attorneys' ethical obligations to state and federal court judges, as well as other attorneys. Other panelists included New York State Appellate Division Judge Peter B. Skelos, Former 10th Judicial District Grievance Committee Chief Counsel Grace D. Moran, and Current 10th Judicial District Grievance Committee Chief Counsel Robert Guido.

 


 

Featured in Newsday Article
On Sunday, July 6, 2003, Newsday honored Craig D. Robins, Esq. by naming him in its "Winners" Column, which is devoted to recognizing members of the community who engage in exemplary community service. Newsday cited his devotion to providing pro bono legal representation. See the article.

 


 

Featured in Newsday Article
On Saturday, September 27, 2003, Craig D. Robins, Esq. was quoted in the Act II cover story entitled, "Without a Cushion". The article addressed the difficulty some senior citizens have paying their debts and how bankruptcy helped them. The article profiled some of our clients who were able to eliminate credit card debts in Chapter 7 bankruptcy, and the article prominently featured Craig’s photograph in color. See the article.

 


 

Craig D. Robins, Esq. with Chapter 7 Trustee Neil H. Ackerman (left) and Chapter 7 Trustee Robert L. Pryor (middle) at a dinner for the bankruptcy bar in 2003.

Craig D. Robins, Esq. with Chapter 7 Trustee Neil H. Ackerman (left) and Chapter 7 Trustee Robert L. Pryor (middle) at a dinner for the bankruptcy bar in 2003.

 


 

Craig D. Robins, Esq. with Honorable A. Gail Prudenti, Presiding Justice of the New York Supreme Court Appellate Division, Second Department.

Craig D. Robins, Esq. with Honorable A. Gail Prudenti, Presiding Justice of the New York Supreme Court Appellate Division, Second Department. Judge Prudenti was an honoree at a Theodore Roosevelt Inn of Court annual dinner hosted by Craig D. Robins, Esq. in 2002.

 


 

Featured in Newsday Article
On Sunday, August 4, 2002, Craig D. Robins, Esq. was quoted in a Newsday article entitled, "Bankruptcy Proceedings Facing a New Chapter." The article discussed the pending legislation to change the bankruptcy laws, and prominently featured his photograph. See the article.

 


 

Featured in Newsday Article
On Wednesday, February 20, 2002, Craig D. Robins, Esq. was quoted in a Newsday article entitled, "Bankruptcies Hit Record in U.S. in 2001." The article discussed the increasing number of bankruptcy filings in this country (1.45 million people) which was caused by a number of reasons. Craig was called upon to discuss some of those reasons. See the article.

 


 

Featured in Nassau Lawyer Article
In the February 2002 issue, Craig D. Robins, Esq. was named "Pro Bono Attorney of the Month." The article honored him for his commitment to providing Pro Bono legal services to the community. See the article.

 

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