Rob Folland focuses his practice on the defense of public and privately held companies, in complex commercial and financial disputes. Rob also has an active insolvency practice where he assists financial institutions’ debtors and creditors’ committees, trustees, receivers and creditors.
Assisting clients with high stakes business disputes and contract-related matters, Rob is dedicated to listening carefully to what his clients want to achieve, and then sets out to realize those ends. After decades of practice, he strives to solve even the most multifaceted and intricate challenges his clients are facing, particularly with regard to interpretation of contracts and loan documents and in the enforcement of settlement agreements.
Rob has represented national mortgage servicers against class action allegations in the context of forced-placed insurance claims, failure to honor oral modification of loan payment terms and in the context of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act. He has also represented mortgage servicers and financial institutions in litigation concerning the Fair Credit Reporting Act, Ohio Consumer Sales Practices Act, Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act, Telephone Consumer Protection Act and Truth in Lending Act.
Appreciated by clients and colleagues alike for his perseverance, even in the face of serious financial consequences and difficulty, Rob strives to remain available to those he serves and to provide advice that is practical for their business and strategic objectives.
Prior to joining Barnes & Thornburg, Rob was an attorney at the firm of Thompson Hine for nearly 16 years.
Professional and Community Involvement
Member, American Bar Association Section on Business Law
Member, American Bar Association Committee on Consumer Financial Services
Member, Turnaround Management Association Northern Ohio Chapter
Member, Florida State Bar Association, Business Law Section
Ohio Super Lawyers, 2013-2019; Rising Star, 2006 and 2007
The Best Lawyers in America, 2010-2020