Robert J. Rubinstein

Robert J. Rubinstein (Bob), a graduate of NYU Law School, has been practicing law in the area of Wills and Trusts, Probate, Estate Administration and Real Estate for over 40 years.

Bob began his career as General Counsel to the Department of Development for the City of New York in the housing division.  In that capacity he re-shaped much of the City’s planning.  While in private practice, Bob has capably advised clients in all of their estate planning and in choosing the best options to ensure that his clients’ wishes are met and estates are administered in accordance with their wishes.  As part of various estate administrations, Bob has assisted with the transfer of millions of dollars of real estate and financial assets on behalf of the deceased, and has lectured on this subject to a variety of organizations in Riverdale.

Bob handles a variety of residential and commercial real estate matters including the purchases and sales of single family homes, co-op units, condominium units and small apartment building, as well as the negotiation and preparation of store and office leases.

Bob is a past President and presently sits on the Board of Directors of the Riverdale Senior Center, is a former Lieutenant Governor and President of the Riverdale chapter of the Kiwanis Club, a past Sr. Vice President of the Neighborhood House, and past President of Riverdale Community Counsel.  He was also previously voted Riverdale’s “Man of the Year” and has served on various committees and advised various community groups.

Bob fought for the integration of housing in the Riverdale area and was of the founders of the Benjamin Franklin Democratic Club.  Bob was among the first candidates to run in a primary campaign in Bronx County.  Bob has lived in Riverdale for over 40 years with his wife, Barbara, and their three children. His father was the first principal of the local Junior High School.