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Robert William Gelfman

Robert William Gelfman was American lawyer. Bar: New York 1956, Massachusetts 1956.


  • Gelfman, Robert William was born on January 22, 1932 in New York City. Son of Irving and Lillian (Meltzer) Gelfman.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, University Pennsylvania, 1953. Bachelor of Laws, Harvard University, 1956.


    • Partner Battle Fowler LLP, 1974—1999. Director Graycor, Inc. Trustee Independence Savings Bank, 1988-2004.

      Adjunct professor Columbia University Graduate School Business Administration, 1998-2004. Past chairman board directors Arrow Lock Corporation. Member panel distinguished neutrals CPR Institute for Dispute Resolution.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: New York 1956, Massachusetts 1956.


    Denomination: Judaism


    Former trustee, vice president Jewish Board Guardians. Past chairman board Hawthorne Cedar Knolls School, past president board education Served to captain United States Air Force, 1957-1960. Member American Law Institute, American Arbitration Association (member commercial dispute panel of arbitrators), American Bar Association, Association Bar City New York, New York County Lawyers Association Clubs: Harvard (New York City).

    Metropolis Country (White Plains, New York ).


    • Married Phyllis Trustman, December 18, 1955. Children: Lisa Jane (Mistress Gary S. Matthews), Peter Trustman.
    • father: Irving Gelfman
    • mother: Lillian (Meltzer) Gelfman
    • spouse: Phyllis Trustman
    • children: Lisa Jane Gelfman (Mistress Gary S. Matthews)
    • Peter Trustman Gelfman
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    Born January 22, 1932