Chris Hart

Christopher H. Hart - Principal

chart@nutihart.com

Nuti Hart LLP
411 30
th Street Suite 408
Oakland, CA 94609 T 510.506.7154

Mr. Hart has broad substantive expertise in business and corporate litigation, from simple transactions to complex disputes. He has represented a variety of financial institutions in pre- litigation work-outs, loan documentation and regulatory compliance. Mr. Hart has vast experience in pre-judgment remedies and collection. Additionally, his practice focuses on business restructurings and he has represented secured creditors, debtors, creditors’ committees and trustees in cases under Chapter 11 and Chapter 7 of the Bankruptcy Code  

AREAS OF PRACTICE

  • Creditors' Rights and Business Restructuring
  • Financial Services
  • Financial Services Litigation
  • Litigation Services

AREAS OF EXPERIENCE

Commercial Litigation

Mr. Hart's commercial litigation experience includes:

  • Representation of plaintiffs and defendants in complex class action proceedings and litigation under California Business & Professions Code Section 17200.
  • Defense of automobile finance companies in actions involving state and federal versions of the fair debt collection practices act, the automobile sales finance act and the leasing act.
  • He has represented financial institutions concerning credit libel claims and alleged violations of the credit reporting act. Represented banks in problem loan work-outs and collection.
  • Representation of companies in patent infringement claims and disputes arising under patent licenses.
  • Litigation of disputes concerning “co-branding” agreements entered between a web portal operator and content providers.

Commercial Bankruptcy

Mr. Hart has extensive experience representing unsecured and secured creditors, and debtors in bankruptcy litigation, in both core and non-core matters. In commercial bankruptcy matters Mr. Hart has represented:

  • In re Integrated Financial Associates, represented a hard-money, asset based, lender with significant real estate assets throughout the western United States. Negotiated the sale of assets and conversion of ownership interests to the satisfaction of over 125 creditors.
  • In In re Harder, representation of the debtor-in-possession in the largest Chapter 11 bankruptcy case ever filed in Oregon. The case involved over 200 assisted living facilities in 37 states, more than 100 institutional lenders asserting secured claims of $1.8 billion, and 2,000 unsecured creditors and investors asserting claims in excess of $600 million.
  • Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors and post-confirmation liquidating trustee in the case of Webvan Group, Inc., a national on-line seller of groceries and other
  • Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors and post-confirmation liquidating trustee in the case of At Home Corp., a major provider of cable-based internet access and media services.
  • Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors in the case of SecuGen Corp., a bio- technology company.
  • Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors and post-confirmation liquidating trustee in the case of Webvan Group, Inc., a national on-line seller of groceries and other consumer products.
  • Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors and post-confirmation liquidating trustee of iSyndicate, Inc., a “dot com” company that specialized in providing on-line content to other internet providers. 

ATTORNEY NEWS

  • 08/21/2013: Schnader Begins Publishing the Schnader Financial Services Blog
  • 12/20/2011: Schnader Attorneys Defeat Class Certification in Matter for Midas Inc.
  • 01/03/2007 Schnader Welcomes Three New Partners in San Francisco

ATTORNEY SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

05/05/2005 "Careful With Your Pillow Talk - Creating and Preserving the Privilege Between Debtors, Committees, and Their Professionals"