Harlan W. Robins


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


  • Listed in Chambers USA, Real Estate Law
  • Columbus Monthly Top Lawyer, January 2020 
  • Recognized as "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers in America, 2020
    • Litigation - Real Estate, Columbus
  • Listed in Best Lawyers in America, 2006-2020
    • Banking and Finance Law
    • Litigation - Real Estate
    • Real Estate Law 
  • Recognized as Recommended Lawyer by The Legal 500, 2019, 2020
  • Midwest Real Estate Hall of Fame
  • Selected to join The Counselors of Real Estate, 2016
  • Recognized as a "leading lawyer" by Chambers & Partners in 2007 to 2019 editions of Chambers USA Client's Guide
  • Listed in Ohio Super Lawyers, Real Estate, 2004-2009, 2012-2015, 2017-2020
  • Martindale-Hubbell® Judicial AV Preeminent® Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell® AV Preeminent® Rating
  • 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 Capital Partners
  • RockBridge Capital LLC
  • Kaufman Development
  • Healthpeak
  • The E.W. Scripps Company

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.

Mr. Robins is Deputy CEO of Integration and Inclusion.

Professional Involvement

  • American Bar Association
  • Georgia Bar Association
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Columbus Bar Association
  • Chief Diversity Officer, Dickinson Wright
  • Member, USLFG Diversity Committee

Community Involvement

  • Vice President, Columbus Jewish Foundation


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