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  • Education
    • J.D., Touro Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center, 2011
    • B.A., Stony Brook University, 2004
  • Court Admissions
    • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
    • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
    • U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York

As a member of the Financial Services Litigation practice, Robert focuses his practice on consumer finance law. 

From case inception, to judgment and appeal, Robert leverages his experience as a former emergency medical clinician and litigator to bring matters from crises to control. Robert advises clients by making in-depth, concise,  and realistic evaluations and understandings, and developing strategies to minimize client risk, preserve relationships, and maintain value for his client’s interests.

Robert’s national practice includes litigation of various federal consumer laws including  the Service Members Civil Relief Act, Fair Credit Reporting Act, and the Truth in Lending Act,  as well as real estate and commercial contracts, cooperative and condominium disputes, eminent domain, contested mortgage and tax foreclosures, surrogates matters, and bankruptcy adversary, and investor/servicer liability actions representing bank and servicing institutions. 

In addition, Robert represented pro bono clients in matrimonial and child support proceedings, and minor criminal and traffic matters.  

 

 

Successfully defended an appeal in the Appellate Division confirming that a reverse mortgage may be accelerated based upon the mortgagor’s default on the obligation to pay real estate taxes.

Obtained reversal on appeal of a sua sponte order of dismissal of the mortgage foreclosure action on the ground that the trial court abused its discretion.

Successfully defended an appeal confirming that a 16-year is a person of suitable age and discretion for service of process.

Obtained reversal of an order dismissing a foreclosure action on the grounds that the borrower waived the issue of res judicata and collateral estoppel upon default in answering the complaint.