Robert J. Haupt is a Shareholder in the Litigation Department. He represents individuals and both privately-owned and public companies in a wide range of bankruptcy, litigation and transactional matters.
In addition to extensive experience in business and agricultural reorganizations for both creditors and debtors, Bob is a nationally recognized expert in hotel and resort management and development, having handled hundreds of hotel and commercial real estate transactions. He has spent much of his professional career in real estate and hotel development—developing, owning or operating more than 100 hotels, motels, resorts, subdivisions and other real estate projects.
Bob's achievements in the legal profession have earned him recognition in Oklahoma Super Lawyers (published by Law & Politics magazine) in the areas of Civil Defense (2010) and Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights (2011, 2012) in Best Lawyers in America in Bankruptcy Litigation (2012) as well as in Best Lawyers Directory of Recommended Insurance Attorneys (2011, 2012). In 2009, The Journal Record and Oklahoma County Bar Association jointly recognized Bob's remarkable advocacy efforts and community service with the celebrated Leadership in Law Award. And in 2011, the Central Oklahoma Association of Legal Assistants selected Bob as its Attorney of the Year, citing his outstanding support and appreciation of the legal assistant/paralegal profession and the high value he places on its contribution to an attorney's practice.
A frequent writer and lecturer, Bob has served on the Editorial Board of the American Bar Association's Bankruptcy Litigation Journal. He also authored numerous professional and community-centered articles involving Agricultural Bankruptcy, Civil Procedure and State Sovereignty issues, including “When a Farmer is a ‘Family Farmer’—an Analysis of Chapter 12 Qualifications,” “Never Lay A Salmon On The Ground With His Head Toward The River—State Of Washington Sues Yakamas Over Alcohol Ban,” “Net Present Discount Valuation and Application in Bankruptcy," “Negotiating Commercial Leases," “Is it a raft or a shark? (11 U.S.C. § 523(a)(19) Application to denial of discharge to securities law violators—broad or narrow construction?)" and “’A Weapon Unused’: Offers Of Judgments in Part Under 12 Okla. Stat. § 1106—Forgotten, Misunderstood and Unused."
Bob and his wife, Sarah, reside in Norman, Oklahoma where they enjoy spending their free time hiking throughout Oklahoma and exploring new places.