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Attorney Biographies

Robert L. Pollak, Esq. - Managing Partner
Direct Email: rlpollak@glassberg-pollak.com
Mr. Pollak is a partner at Glassberg, Pollak & Associates who manages the firm's contested litigation.  He has litigated and tried numerous cases to conclusion in both state and federal courts for over 38 years.  His experience includes, among other things, counseling clients in credit transactions, foreclosure of liens and enforcement of stop notices in construction cases, enforcement of equipment leases and litigating insurance premium disputes. He has been recognized as a Northern California Super Lawyer in 2007, 2008 and in every year beginning in 2012 to 2017.

He also represents trustees and other creditors in bankruptcy matters involving the collection of accounts receivable and enforcement of judgments.  Bob is certified as a specialist in Creditors' Rights having been so certified since 1993 by the American Board of Certification.  He is a frequent speaker on creditors' rights topics at continuing legal education programs and to professional business associations.

Concentration: Bankruptcy; Collections; Commercial; Litigation

Education: University of California at Los Angeles, A.B., 1975 - Hastings College of the Law, University of California, J.D., 1978

Admitted to Practice: 1978, California; 1988, U.S. Claims Court

Professional Affiliations: State Bar of California; Commercial Law League of America (Chair, Western Region 2015-2017); American Board of Certification Board of Directors (2009 2017); Marin County Bar Association.

Robert L. Pollak, Esq.


Denis Klavdianos, Esq.
Direct Email: dklavdianos@glassberg-pollak.com
Denis joined the firm in 2009.  He has broad based experience in business litigation, including collection matters. In the area of collection law, he has prosecuted fraudulent transfer actions and successfully pursued individuals and business entities under the alter ego theory of liability by filing adversary proceedings in bankruptcy court. In the area of business litigation, he helped to prosecute four securities arbitration cases, and successfully defended a corporate client in an intellectual property matter. 

In addition, Denis has been involved in four appeals (both as appellant and respondent) in which he drafted all the briefs in appellate cases brought before the Fourth District Court of Appeals in California, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the Ninth Circuit Bankruptcy Appellate Panel. 

During law school, Denis clerked for Judge Socrates Peter Manoukian of the Santa Clara County Superior Court. He also clerked for the General Counsel of the California Medical Association, and participated in the Honors Moot Court Competition.

Concentration: Collections; Commercial; Litigation

Education: University of California at Los Angeles, B.A., 1997; Santa Clara University School of Law, J.D. 2001

Admitted to Practice: 2003, California

Professional Affiliations: State Bar of California; Hellenic Law Society of Northern California

Denis Klavdianos, Esq.


Harold B. Glassberg, Esq. - Of Counsel
Direct Email: hbglassberg@glassberg-pollak.com
Hal Glassberg retired as the managing partner of our firm. He has practiced exclusively in the area of Commercial Law for over 40 years. Hal obtained his undergraduate degree at the University of South Carolina in 1965 and then served four years in the U.S. Air Force attaining the rank of Captain. He then attended and graduated from The Law School of the University of South Carolina graduating with a J.D. Degree in 1972. 

After passing the South Carolina Bar Exam, Hal moved to California and began our practice in 1973. Hal is a member of the State Bar of California, The Commercial Law League of America, and the International Association of Commercial Collectors. He was quite active in the CLLA and chaired a committee involved with the relationship between agencies, creditors, and attorneys who receive commercial claims for collection. Hal has lectured extensively before creditor and trade groups in the area of Commercial Law.

Concentration: Commercial; Collections; Litigation

Education: University of South Carolina, B.S., 1965 - Law School: University of South Carolina, J.D., 1972

Admitted to Practice: 1972, South Carolina; 1973, California

Professional Affiliations: State Bar of California; South Carolina State Bar; Commercial Law League of America (Member: Executive Council; Creditors Rights Section 1992-1993); (Chairman of the Forwarders and Receivers Committee from 1993-95).

Harold B. Glassberg, Esq.

 
 
 

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