Russell Rapoport

Russell H. Rapoport

Of Counsel

Mirman, Bubman & Nahmias, LLP
21860 Burbank Boulevard
Suite 360
Woodland Hills, CA 91367

Tel: (818) 451-4600
Direct: (818) 906-1600
Fax: (818) 451-4620
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Russell H. Rapoport

Russell H. Rapoport, a native of Detroit, graduated from the University of California Los Angeles with Bachelor of Science degree in Economics and Political Science, and then from Southwestern University School of Law with a Juris Doctor cum laude in 1973 as a member of the Law Review.  He was admitted to the California Bar in 1973, beginning his practice in association with Gary Plotkin for whom he had clerked in law school, a relationship that continued until 2010 when Mr. Plotkin retired. He is authorized to practice law in California state courts, all U.S. District Courts in California the  9th Circuit Court of Appeals, and the U.S. Supreme Court.  Member:  American Bar Association; Commercial Law League of America (Bankruptcy Section, Executive Council Chair, 1990-1991); American Bankruptcy Institute; Los Angeles County Bar Association, Remedies Section Executive Committee; California Receivers Forum; California Bankruptcy Forum; Financial Lawyers Conference.

Primary areas of expertise

  • Bankruptcy and insolvency law including representation in Chapter 7 and Chapter 11 cases of commercial debtors, creditors, trustees, and committees.
  • Representation of creditors, debtors and receivers in state and federal court commercial litigation and real property litigation with primary emphasis on dispute resolution, provisional remedies (including attachment, claim and deliver, injunctive relief and receiverships), post judgment remedies and appeals.
  • Representative cases Finalco, Inc. v. Roosevelt (1991) 235 Cal. App. 3d 1301, 286 Cal. Rptr. 616 (promissory note, holder in due course, attorney fee issues).;   In re Roosevelt, 220 F.3d 1032 (9th Cir. 2000)(fraudulent transfer avoided);  In re Cutter, 398 B.R. 6, 20-22 (9th Cir. BAP 2008)(bankruptcy trustee prevails against debtor’s attempt to shield assets through a trust and other deceptions).