I met Bob when I was about 30, some 40+ years ago. I was a young lawyer looking for my way in the world. He took me under his wing, mentoring me and teaching me what it meant to be a lawyer, and how to be a lawyer. We worked together for the next 15 years, I moved into his offices and we became close friends, bike riding buddies, and worked together on many cases. He was a man of unimpeachable integrity and honesty, generous to a fault, and the best lawyer I ever had the pleasure of knowing. Bob was one of a kind, he will be missed greatly by family and friends and of course, by me. Safe journey my friend!!!
To his surviving family and friends, let me share that I knew Bob by way of having shared law office space in the Equitable Building for several years around 1992 to 1995, and knew him to be a crafty, very bright lawyer with a conscience and compassion. He was the solo practitioner who stuck his neck out by leasing a good sized, top-floor office space, so I and several others who had small practices benefitted by renting individual offices within his suites. However, he was never satisfied to treat us as "tenants"--he gave a great deal of time and attention to all of us, taking interest in our cases and offering the benefit of his knowledge and experience. In a collegial way, he followed the progress of any interesting cases among us, in a shared professional way. He was probably over-generous in allocating his staff's time in furtherance of our individual case handling. Pat Coan, one of the office-share lawyers in that era used to marvel at Bob's generosity and energy, not to mention his wide swath of contacts. I left Bob's office in 1995 to undertake a private business venture, but I still enjoyed occasional visits when I had the good fortune of running into him. L'Chaim.....
So sorry to learn of Bob's passing. We were law school classmates and long standing fishing buddies. He was a great lawyer and a dear friend. My condolences to all of his family and loved ones.