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Robert J. Haupt

Robert is an experienced bankruptcy and commercial litigation attorney. His experience includes confirmed numerous Chapter 11 and 12 bankruptcy cases, resolving restructuring involving franchise disputes, successfully resolving multiple RICO claims asserted against multi-national corporations participating in mortgage fraud, brought on behalf of various lending institutions.

Over the course of his legal career, Robert has represented a wide spectrum of clients, from some of America's largest companies in bankruptcy and other litigation matters, to individuals asserting civil rights claims against state and federal government agencies. 

Robert co-founded the National Litigation Law Group, a firm organized to provide low-cost, high-volume, specialized representation to consumers during times of financial distress. 

Prior to attending law school, Robert had a career in the real estate and hospitality industry, developing and operating, residential developments, hotels, resorts, golf courses, vacation rental companies. Robert has served as a receiver over hospitality related properties and as an expert witness in matters throughout the United States.

Court Memberships

  • Missouri
  • Alaska
  • Arkansas
  • District of Columbia
  • Georgia
  • Kentucky
  • Minnesota
  • New York
  • Ohio
  • Oklahoma
  • Pennsylvania
  • Tennessee
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims
  • U.S. Tax Court
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Honors

  • Selected among The Best Lawyers in America®, Bankruptcy-Litigation; Land Use and Zoning-Litigation, 2012 - Present
  • Central Oklahoma Association of Legal Assistants, Attorney of the Year, 2011
  • Selected for Missouri/Kansas Super Lawyers, 2018
  • Selected for Oklahoma Super Lawyers, 2010 - Present
  • Oklahoma County Bar Association, Leadership in Law Award, 2009
  • Oklahoma City University School of Law, Alumni Association Service Award, 2001
  • Martindale-Hubbell® "AV Preeminent" Rating  

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association, Business Litigation Section, Forum Committee on Franchising, Business Law/Business Bankruptcy Committee, Litigation Committee, Labor and Employment Law Committee
  • American Bankruptcy Institute 
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Federal Court of Claims Bar Association 
  • Oklahoma Bar Association, Access to Justice Committee, 2017 - Present 
  • Oklahoma County Bar Association, Bankruptcy Section, President 2009-2010
  • Oklahoma City University School of Law, Executive Board, 2002-2005; 2017 - Present; Alumni Association, President, 2007-2008
  • American Hotel and Motel Association, Certified Hotel Administrator, since 1987

Publications

  • Author, An Open Response to a Recent Presidential Order, Daily OklahomanJanuary 31, 2017
  • Co-Author, Oklahoma Chapter, Trigild Guide to Receivership & Foreclosure, 2012 - 13 editions
  • Author, Tomorrow May Be Too Late, Journal RecordSeptember 20, 2012
  • Co-Author, A Weapon Unused: Offers of Judgment under 12 Okla. Stat. § 1106 - Forgotten, Misunderstood and Unused, Oklahoma Bar Journal, September 3, 2011
  • Co-Author, Nations Thirst for a Place at the Table, Journal Record, October 21, 2010
  • Co-Author, Is it a raft or a shark? (11 U.S.C. § 523(a)(19) Application to denial of discharge to securities law violators — broad or narrow construction?), Bankruptcy Litigation, Summer 2009
  • Author, Negotiating Commercial Leases, Sterling Education Services, Inc., August 6, 2009
  • Author, Net Present Discount Valuation and Application in Bankruptcy, Bankruptcy Litigation, Winter 2009
  • Author, Three Essays on Family Law: Tender years doctrine revisited, Oklahoma County Bar Briefcase, April 2008
  • Author, Three Essays on Family Law: If I am going to lose my arm, then cut it off quickly, Oklahoma County Bar Briefcase, March 2008
  • Author, Three Essays on Family Law: A kinder, gentler divorce? Or just common sense?, Oklahoma County Bar Briefcase, February 2008
  • Author, Founders Sought Real Separation, Daily Oklahoman, March 25, 2005
  • Author, Critic's Miss the Court's Point, Daily Oklahoman, July 9, 2003
  • Co-Author, Negotiating the Drafting Acquisition Agreements in Oklahoma, National Business Institute, June 20, 2003
  • Author, A Question on Wine, Oklahoma County Bar Briefcase, April 2003
  • Author, Thoughts on Long Term Rentals, Hotel Business, January 2003
  • Author, Never Lay a Salmon on the Ground with his Head Toward the River - State of Washington Sues Yakamas Over Alcohol Ban, American Indian Law Review, University of Oklahoma, February 2002

Presentations

  • Speaker, Compliance and Technology Issues, Information Warfare Summit 11, InfraGard Oklahoma Members Alliance, October 3, 2018
  • Speaker, Primer on Consumer Bankruptcy for Non-Bankruptcy Practitioners, Oklahoma County Bar Association, 2012
  • Speaker, Negotiating Commercial Leases, Chapter on Impact of Bankruptcy, Oklahoma Bar Association Continuing Legal Education, 2009
  • Speaker, Negotiating and Drafting Acquisition Agreements in Oklahoma, Oklahoma Bar Association Continuing Legal Education, 2003
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Assistant

Allyson Stewart
816.460.5553

Education

Oklahoma City University, J.D., with high honors, 2000

University of Chicago, M.A. in Social Sciences, 1983

Seinan Gakuin University, Diploma in Japanese Studies, 1981

Oklahoma Baptist University, B.A., magna cum laude, 1980