Harlan W Robins

Harlan W. Robins

Member and Practice Department Manager: Real Estate, Environmental, Energy & Sustainability

Education & Credentials


University of Michigan

B.A., 1985
  • summa cum laude
  • Phi Beta Kappa

Emory University School of Law

J.D., 1988
  • summa cum laude
  • Order of the Coif
  • Emory Law Journal

Bar Admission

  • Ohio


  • Midwest Real Estate Hall of Fame
  • Selected to join The Counselors of Real Estate, 2016
  • Listed in Best Lawyers in America, 2006-2018
    • Banking and Finance Law
    • Litigation - Real Estate
    • Real Estate Law
  • Recognized as a "leading lawyer" by Chambers & Partners in 2007 to 2017 editions of Chambers USA Client's Guide
  • Listed in Ohio Super Lawyers, Real Estate, 2004-2009, 2012-2015, 2017-2018
  • Martindale-Hubbell® AV Preeminent™ Rating
  • Named a Top Lawyer in Columbus C.E.O. Magazine, April 2013
  • Listed as one of the Top Lawyers in Central Ohio for 2009 and 2013, as well as one of 2015 Central Ohio Lawyers of the Year (Banking/Finance and Real Estate), in Columbus Business First
  • Named to Business First's Who's Who in Law
  • Named a BTI Client Service All-Star, 2011
  • Named a Deal Maker of the Year for 2013 by Finance Monthly Magazine

Representative Clients

  • The Huntington National Bank
  • Northlight Financial LLC
  • RockBridge Capital LLC
  • Kaufman Development

Prominent Assignments

Assists in the acquisition of land, development and leasing for office, hotel and shopping centers and joint venture formation.

Represents lenders in complex, multi-state workouts, deeds-in-lieu of foreclosure and foreclosure of real estate-secured loans, loan modifications and loan origination for permanent and construction financings, as well as mezzanine financing.

Extensive experience in debtor-in-possession financing and performs real estate-related counseling in corporate bankruptcies and reorganizations.

Professional Involvement

  • American Bar Association
  • Georgia Bar Association
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Columbus Bar Association
  • Co-Chair, Dickinson Wright Diversity Committee
  • Chair, USLFG Diversity Committee

Community Involvement

  • Vice President, Columbus Jewish Foundation
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