Robert F. Finkelstein has substantial experience litigating a broad range of matters in federal and state courts and before various arbitral and administrative tribunals. Rob has represented clients in such matters as a multi-million dollar breach of contract claim relating to the theft of intellectual property, the valuation of a close corporation in a buy-out proceeding, breach of multi-million dollar large-scale construction agreements, lien foreclosure actions, enforcement of performance and payment bonds, dissolution of not-for-profit corporations, employment discrimination claims under the Americans with Disabilities Act and related state and federal statutes, will contests in Surrogate’s Court, various regulatory investigations, and numerous contract and employment-related disputes.
Rob is further experienced in the area of administrative law, having successfully represented clients in proceedings and hearings before New York’s Department of Health, Board of Pharmacy, and Environmental Laboratory Approval Program (ELAP), as well as Article 78 proceedings and appeals.
Rob’s business related experience includes representing clients in connection with general corporate matters, trademark registration, and employment related matters. He regularly negotiates and drafts employment agreements, employee manuals, stock and asset purchase agreements, sales agreements, and licensing agreements.
Rob also counsels not-for-profit trade associations on various corporate governance matters and risk-avoidance strategies.
Rob graduated in 2000 from Fordham University School of Law where he was a member of the Intellectual Property, Media & Entertainment Law Journal and received The Archibald R. Murray Public Service Award. He is admitted to the bar in the State of New York and to the United States District Court, Southern and Eastern Districts.