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Colorado Commercial Litigation Lawyer | Denver Bankruptcy, Banking Attorney 

Robert D. Lantz practices in commercial litigation, bankruptcy, real estate, and business law.  In addition, Mr. Lantz serves individuals and businesses to develop tactics and strategies to succeed in the marketplace. His background in both the public and private sectors gives him a unique insight to assist his clients with analyzing and interpreting trends and economic patterns so they can anticipate challenges and manage effective actions for growth and change, economic contraction and expansion, and new economic and technological realities.

Before joining CP2, Mr. Lantz worked with a boutique law firm in downtown Denver specializing in all areas of bankruptcy as well as commercial and real estate litigation. Before that, he was the Law Clerk to the Honorable Sidney B. Brooks, now retired U.S. Bankruptcy Judge for the District of Colorado.  Prior to his move to Colorado, Mr. Lantz was an associate at a law firm in Kansas City, Missouri focusing on commercial litigation, banking law, foreclosures and bankruptcy (both debtor and creditor representation). Mr. Lantz also litigated matters on behalf of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (“FDIC”) and the Resolution Trust Corporation (“RTC”) throughout the United States. Mr. Lantz began his career as a staff attorney for the US Department of Justice, Office of the US Trustee, in 1991 in Kansas City, MO. His role there was to supervise the administration of Chapter 11 cases and provide oversight of Chapter 7 trustees. He also prosecuted and litigated matters of bankruptcy abuse and fraud.

Mr. Lantz has been a licensed lawyer in Colorado since 1999 and for the US District Court for the District of Colorado since 2013. He holds active licenses for the states of Wyoming, Missouri and Kansas as well as the United States Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit. He received his bachelor’s degree in Transportation and Logistics from Iowa State University in 1988 and obtained his law degree in 1991 from Drake University Law School.

Mr. Lantz is very active in the community. He has served as Cubmaster for an Evergreen, Colorado Cub Scout Pack and serves as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Sox Place, a youth drop-in shelter. Mr. Lantz serves as a volunteer attorney with the Alliance to Lead Impact in Global Human Trafficking (“ALIGHT”) helping people who have survived human trafficking. Mr. Lantz is a Board Member of the Denver Council on Foreign Relations (“DCFR”) and he has spearheaded the DCFR Associates group, which is the young professional subgroup of the organization.

Mr. Lantz harmonizes his professional life and family life and appreciates living in Colorado. He loves spending time with his family and enjoys hiking, skiing, photography, and camping. Robert D. Lantz works out of the firm’s Denver, Colorado office.

Professional Affiliations

  • Denver Metro Commercial Association of REALTORS® (“DMCAR”)- (Affiliate Member)
  • Commercial Law League of America (Member)
  • American Bankruptcy Institute (Member)
  • Colorado Bar Association (Member)
  • Denver Bar Association (Member)
  • Kansas Bar Association (Member)
  • Missouri Bar Association (Member)
  • Denver Council on Foreign Relations (President)
  • Sox Place (Board Member)
  • Front Range Business Builders Club (Vice President and co-founder)

Published Cases as Chief Counsel:

  • Gullickson v. Brown (In re Brown), 108 F.3d 1290 (10th Cir. 1997).
  • In re Dampier, 523 B.R. 253 (Bankr. D. Colo. 2015), aff’d, at 2015 WL 6756446 (Nov. 5, 2015).
  • Rodriguez v. Aichinger (In re Aichinger), 2015 WL 790536 (D. Colo. 2015).
  • In re Golden, 2015 WL 1239331 (Bankr. D. Colo. March 16, 2015).
  • FDIC v. Schrag, 1996 WL 125624 (D. Kan. 1996).
  • In re Adams, 215 B.R. 194 (Bankr. W.D. Mo. 1997).
  • In re James, 203 B.R. 449 (Bankr. W.D. Mo. 1997).
  • In re Faulkner, 165 B.R. 644 (Bankr. W.D. Mo. 1997).
  • In re Fulton, 162 B.R. 539 (Bankr. W.D. Mo. 1993).
  • In re Runaway II, Inc., 159 B.R. 537 (Bankr. W.D. Mo. 1993).
  • In re Cross Timbers Ranch, Inc., 155 B.R. 215 (Bankr. W.D. Mo. 1993).
  • In re Platte River Bottom, LLC, 2016 WL 241465 (Bankr. D. Colo. January 20, 2016).

Published Cases as Co-counsel:

  • In re Overland Park Financial Corp., 232 B.R. 215 (D. Kansas 1999).
  • In re Sahni, 227 B.R. 748 (D. Kan. 1998).
  • In re H & S Motor Freight, Inc., 23 F.3d 1431 (8th Cir. 1994).

Distinctions

Harvey Sender and Robert Lantz, The In Pari Delicto Defense in Bankruptcy, 19th Annual Rocky Mountain Bankruptcy Conference, American Bankruptcy Institute (Jan. 2014).

Harvey Sender and Robert Lantz, Parallel Civil and Criminal Proceedings that the 5th Amendment Conundrum, 19th Annual Rocky Mountain Bankruptcy Conference, American Bankruptcy Institute (Jan. 2014).

Sidney B. Brooks and Robert Lantz, Transnational Insolvency 101: A New Guide to Cross-Border Bankruptcy Proceedings, 16 Norton J. of Bankr. L. and Prac. 5 Art. 1 (2007).

Sidney B. Brooks, Ethan J. Birnberg, and Robert Lantz, Transnational Insolvency 201: An Updated Guide to Cross-Border Bankruptcy Proceedings, Kutafin University Law Review, V. 4, Issue 1 (2017).

Mr. Lantz has been rated AV® Preeminent™ by Martindale-Hubbell’s Peer Review Ratings. For more information about the ratings, please visit www.martindale.com.

Martindale-Hubbell® AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rating.