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Edwin Robbins

Edwin Robbins, lawyer, business executive. Bar: United States District Court (District of Columbia district) 1955, New York 1958, United States Court Appeals (District of Columbia circuit) 1956, United States District Court (southern and eastern district) New York 1959.

Background

  • Robbins, Edwin was born on December 30, 1931 in New York City. Son of Abraham and Lena (Cohen) Robbins.

  • Education

    • AB, Columbia University, 1953. Juris Doctor, Columbia University, 1955.

    Career

    • Associate Winthrop, Stimson, Putnam & Roberts, New York City, 1957-1961. Vice president Arcady Corporation, 1963-1968. General partner Gaymark Associates, 1964-1993.

      Counsel Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, New York City, since 1968. President, chief executive officer Sterling Capital Corporation, 1980-1993. General partner Hopewell Partners, 1985-1993.

      President, chief executive officer Marathon Securities Corporation, New York City, 1968-1978, Highland Capital Corporation, New York City, 1972-1984.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: United States District Court (District of Columbia district) 1955, New York 1958, United States Court Appeals (District of Columbia circuit) 1956, United States District Court (southern and eastern district) New York 1959.

    Works

    • Editor Columbia Law Review, 1954-1955.

    Religion

    Denomination: Judaism

    Membership

    Member board visitors Columbia Law School, since 1984. Board directors Hopewell Foundation, Incorporated, New York York City, 1958-1993, Four Oaks Foundation, Incorporated, New York York City, 1984-1993, Blue Ridge Foundation, Incorporated, New York York City, 1985-1993. Trustee Columbia University, since 1988, Columbia University Press, Inc., 1990-1993.

    Member American Bar Association, Association of Bar of City of New York, Phi Beta Kappa.

    Connections

    • Married Beverly C. Leonard, July 29, 1956. Children: Clifton Scott, Alison Robbins Gould, Brian Devin.
    • father: Abraham Robbins
    • mother: Lena (Cohen) Robbins
    • spouse: Beverly C. Leonard
    • children: Clifton Scott Robbins
    • Alison Robbins Gould Robbins
    • Brian Devin Robbins
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    Born December 30, 1931
    Nationality
    • 1953
      Columbia University
    • 1955
      Columbia University
    • 1957 - 1961
      Associate, Winthrop
    • 1963 - 1968
      vice president, Arcady Corporation
    • 1964 - 1993
      general partner, Gaymark Associates
    • 1968
      counsel, Skadden
      Slate, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany
    • 1980 - 1993
      president, officer Sterling Capital Corporation
    • 1980 - 1993
      chief executive, officer Sterling Capital Corporation
    • 1985 - 1993
      general partner, Hopewell Partners
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