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Nathan J. Robfogel

Retired Partner

For over 25 years, Mr. Robfogel concentrated his law practice in the corporate and securities fields. In the area of corporate law, Mr. Robfogel has been cited in “The Best Lawyers in America”. For over 10 years he also engaged in his firm’s Government Affairs practice providing legislative and other representation. Mr. Robfogel is a member of the American Arbitration Association serving on its Commercial, Securities & Large Complex Case Panels. He was Managing Partner of the Firm from 1982-1984 and headed the firm’s Business and Corporate Department for several years. He is currently an arbitrator and mediator serving as a third-party neutral in disputes arising in Upstate New York and in the Metropolitan New York City area.

Other Career Experience:

  • Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Max and Marian Farash Foundation (2009- )
  • Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer; Facilities Development Corporation (1989-1995)
  • Vice President for University Relations (1996-1999) and Senior Counselor to the President of Rochester Institute of Technology (1999-2001)
  • Chairman of the Board and CEO of the New York State Facilities Development Corporation (1989-1995} appointed by Governor Mario Cuomo

PROFESSIONAL & CIVIC AFFILIATIONS

  • Fellow, American Bar Foundation
  • American Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Special Committee on Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Monroe County Bar Association
  • Chair, Past Presidents’ Council
  • Alternate Dispute Resolution Committee
  • President’s Commission on Access to Justice
  • National Panel of Commercial Arbitrators of American Arbitration Association
  • National Panel of Securities Arbitrators of American Arbitration Association
  • Large Complex Case Panel, American Arbitration Association
  • Association of Fundraising Professionals

HONORS & AWARDS

  • 2007 – Center for Dispute Settlement Lifetime Achievement Award
  • 1998 – Lifespan “Second Half Hero” Award
  • 1992- Americanism Award of Anti-Defamation League
  • 1989 – SUNY Brockport College Foundation Community Award
  • 1988 – Adolph J. Rodenbeck Award presented by Monroe County Bar Association
  • 1986 – Community Service Award presented by Monroe County Human Relations Commission

INTERESTS & OTHER ACTIVITIES

ADMISSIONS

  • New York

EDUCATION

  • Cornell Law School, J.D., 1959
  • Oberlin College, B.A., 1956

For over 25 years, Mr. Robfogel concentrated his law practice in the corporate and securities fields. In the area of corporate law, Mr. Robfogel has been cited in “The Best Lawyers in America”. For over 10 years he also engaged in his firm’s Government Affairs practice providing legislative and other representation. Mr. Robfogel is a member of the American Arbitration Association serving on its Commercial, Securities & Large Complex Case Panels. He was Managing Partner of the Firm from 1982-1984 and headed the firm’s Business and Corporate Department for several years. He is currently an arbitrator and mediator serving as a third-party neutral in disputes arising in Upstate New York and in the Metropolitan New York City area.

Other Career Experience:

  • Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Max and Marian Farash Foundation (2009- )
  • Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer; Facilities Development Corporation (1989-1995)
  • Vice President for University Relations (1996-1999) and Senior Counselor to the President of Rochester Institute of Technology (1999-2001)
  • Chairman of the Board and CEO of the New York State Facilities Development Corporation (1989-1995} appointed by Governor Mario Cuomo

PROFESSIONAL & CIVIC AFFILIATIONS

  • Fellow, American Bar Foundation
  • American Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Special Committee on Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Monroe County Bar Association
  • Chair, Past Presidents’ Council
  • Alternate Dispute Resolution Committee
  • President’s Commission on Access to Justice
  • National Panel of Commercial Arbitrators of American Arbitration Association
  • National Panel of Securities Arbitrators of American Arbitration Association
  • Large Complex Case Panel, American Arbitration Association
  • Association of Fundraising Professionals

HONORS & AWARDS

  • 2007 – Center for Dispute Settlement Lifetime Achievement Award
  • 1998 – Lifespan “Second Half Hero” Award
  • 1992- Americanism Award of Anti-Defamation League
  • 1989 – SUNY Brockport College Foundation Community Award
  • 1988 – Adolph J. Rodenbeck Award presented by Monroe County Bar Association
  • 1986 – Community Service Award presented by Monroe County Human Relations Commission

INTERESTS & OTHER ACTIVITIES

ADMISSIONS

  • New York

EDUCATION

  • Cornell Law School, J.D., 1959
  • Oberlin College, B.A., 1956
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