Overview | Representative Experience

After over 45 years “in the trenches,” Howard Rubin has transitioned from “shareholder” to “of counsel” in order to work a reduced schedule and provide Kessler Collins, its attorneys, and staff, with help in office management, legal research, and technology procurement, drafting, and other “behind the scenes” assistance. Howard will also continue to keep our firm and clients abreast of current legal developments and attend client-related events. The firm will keep his picture on our website because all firms need at least one attorney who sports a bow tie.

Over his career, Howard has handled a wide range of cases in federal and state courts in Texas and around the country. He focuses on representing real estate owners, secured creditors, unsecured creditors, and other businesses in state court disputes and bankruptcy cases.

Howard has been a contributor of articles and a lecturer at continuing education courses sponsored by the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM), the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA), and the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association (ELFA).


  • Texas Bar, 1974
  • United States District Court (Northern, Eastern, Western and Southern Districts of Texas)
  • United States Court of Appeals (Fifth, Seventh, Ninth and Eleventh Circuits)
  • Supreme Court of the United States


Speaking Engagements

Howard is a frequent speaker and discussion leader at BOMA, IREM, ICSC and ELFA Conferences on topics such as bankruptcy jurisdiction, the handling of “Mom and Pop” bankruptcy cases for the commercial landlord, the drafting of bankruptcy claims, and the American Bankruptcy Institute proposed changes to Chapter 11.

Professional Affiliations

  • Dallas Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • State Bar of Texas
  • College of the State Bar of Texas
  • BOMA Allied Member
  • ICSC
  • Equipment Leasing & Finance Association (ELFA)
  • Friend of IREM
  • National Equipment Finance Association

Military Service

  • United States Army Reserve (1975 – 1979) Honorable Discharge, Captain

Other Affiliations

  • Congregation Anshai Torah (Past President)
  • Texas Hillel (Board, Past President)
  • City of Dallas Ethics Advisory Commission (Present)