About Our Firm

Glassberg, Pollak & Associates is one of Northern California’s most experienced law firms whose practice is dedicated exclusively to representing business and commercial clients in the collection of business and commercial claims and in bankruptcy, mechanics’ liens, and other proceedings for the enforcement of their rights as creditors.

Our attorneys have over 100 years of combined experience in litigating collection cases. We have a broad range of experience collecting for clients in industries such as advertising, computer software, construction, equipment leasing, insurance, manufacturing, telecommunication, and transportation.

We pride ourselves in keeping our clients informed on the latest developments in their cases and in delivering efficient and cost-effective legal services. Allow us to implement a collection strategy tailored to your business needs

Glassberg, Pollak & Associates is a full service “AV” rated firm of experienced, respected, and aggressive lawyers with a business practice emphasizing the representation of secured and unsecured creditors in:

Meet Our Team

Robert L. Pollak

Managing Partner

He has litigated and tried numerous cases to conclusion in both state and federal courts.

Denis Klavdianos

Associate

He has broad based experience in business litigation, including collection matters

Harold B. Glassberg

Of Counsel

He has practiced exclusively in the area of Commercial Law for over 40 years

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Insolvency Law Committee

UPDATE: At midnight on March 27, 2022, certain provisions of the CARES Act expired. Importantly for insolvency practitioners, the subchapter V debt limit of $7,500,000 reverted to the lower original amount of $2,725,625. It appears that Congress…

Bankruptcy Venue “Reform” – What Are The Odds This Time?

USA October 5 2021 Here we go again – proposed bankruptcy venue legislation is back after previous “reform” efforts came up empty. For those seeking legislative action, what are the chances for venue reform now? Venue for bankruptcy…

Is a Legislative Crackdown Coming on Third Party Releases in Bankruptcy Plans?

USA September 24 2021 One valuable tool in formulating a successful exit from chapter 11 via a confirmed plan is the use of third-party releases. Such releases can take many forms, but the basic idea is that a non-debtor third party…

No Harm, no Foul—With TransUnion v. Ramirez, the Supreme Court Holds that Fed. Rule Civ. P. 23 Does not Permit a Damages Class Where Much of the Class Suffered no Injury

USA June 25 2021 The Vault Or to put it in legalese—“no concrete harm, no standing.” It does not get more simple than that. On June 25, 2021, the U.S. Supreme Court decided Trans Union v. Ramirez (“Ramirez”), a case involving…

Liquidated Damages – California

May 26, 2021 The following is a case update written by Leonard Gumport analyzing a recent case of interest. SUMMARY In Graylee v. Castro, 52 Cal. App. 5th 1107 (2020) (“Graylee”), the California Court of Appeal ruled that California…

Rent deferrals in bankruptcy during the COVID-19 pandemic

DLA Piper USA May 24 2021 The COVID-19 pandemic created unprecedented disruptions across the global economy, perhaps most severely in the retail sector. Shelter-in-place orders, government-mandated closures and other restrictions drastically…

Notice by Email Was Sufficient for Miller Act Bond Claim

USA May 7 2021 We knew this day would come, since email is now the primary means of written communication. A material supplier made a payment bond claim solely via email. No letter was sent by mail, much less sent by certified mail…

Unanimous Supreme Court Limits FTC’s Ability to Seek Monetary Remedies 

USA April 29 2021   On April 22, 2021, the Supreme Court limited the Federal Trade Commission's ability to seek restitution or disgorgement under Section 13(b) of the FTC Act. Justice Stephen G. Breyer, author of the unanimous 9-0 decision,…

Financial Services Industry Braces for Impact of Eleventh Circuit’s Hunstein Decision 

USA April 27 2021  Highlights  The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit's recent ruling in Hunstein v. Preferred Collection and  Management Services, Inc. may upend the long-standing and rather routine business practice…