Harris Eisenstein - Partner

Harris Eisenstein

Harris W. Eisenstein is a partner the firm’s litigation department. His practice includes a wide range of civil matters in both state and federal court, with an emphasis on complex commercial litigation as well as bankruptcy and creditors’ rights. Harris provides his client with practical advice tailored to accomplish their specific objectives.

In his litigation practice, Harris represents individuals, privately-held companies, and public corporations in all aspects of civil litigation. His experience includes litigating contract disputes, fraud claims, partnership disputes and derivative claims, real estate and land use matters, eminent domain, inverse condemnation and regulatory takings, and other cases involving complex issues of business law.

Harris’ bankruptcy and creditors’ rights practice involves representing banks, financial institutions, and other creditors in all phases of the workout and debt restructuring process, including negotiating and documenting workout agreements, debt recovery and fraudulent transfer litigation, real estate foreclosure sales, sales pursuant to the Uniform Commercial Code, judgment enforcement, and general debt recovery. He also represents creditors in Chapter 7, 11, and 13 bankruptcy cases, including relief from the automatic stay, enforcement of rights to cash collateral and adequate protection, defense of preference and other avoidance claims, and prosecution of non-dischargeability complaints.

Previously, Harris was a Regulatory Counsel at the United States Food & Drug Administration’s Center for Tobacco Products.

Education

  • University of Baltimore School of Law, J.D. (2010)
  • University of Maryland, B.S. (2007)

Bar admissions

  • Maryland
  • Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court, District of Maryland
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of Maryland

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