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Benjamin Vinar, American lawyer. Bar: New York 1961, United States District Court (southern district) New York 1962, United States Court 2nd District Court of Appea circuit) 1964, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1966, United States District Court (eastern district) New York 1971.


Vinar, Benjamin was born on April 10, 1935 in Rock Island, Illinois, United States. Son of Isidore and Bessie (Sherman) Vinar.


University of Illinois (Bachelor of Arts, with highest distinction, 1957). New York University (Bachelor of Laws, cum laude, 1960). Spoken languages: French, Hebrew, Yiddish and Russian.


Admitted to the bar, 1961, New York. Phi Beta Kappa; Phi Kappa Phi. Order of the Coif. Root-Tilden Scholar.

Editor, New York University Law Review, 1959-1960. Author: "The Attorney-Client Privilege: How Absolute Is It Really?" INCL Journal, December, 1982. "High Court's Put-Down to Claims of Accountant-Client Privilege," N.Y.L.J., October, 1984.

"Analysis of ‘Weintraub’ Curbs on Attorney-Client Privilege," N.Y.L.J., June 10, 1985. "Chinese Wall' Exception to Spousal - Testimony Privilege," N.Y.L.J., August 2, 1985. "Setting Aside Arbitration Awards in New York," 27 Bar Bulletin 18, 1969-1970.

President, 1981-1983. Honorary President, 1983—, New York University Law Review Alumni Association. Member, National Law Committee, Anti-Defamation League, 1979—.

Member: UJA-Federation of Jewish Philanthropies Queens Cabinet, 1982-1987. Board of Directors, Metropolitan Coordinating Council on Jewish Property, 1984-1991. National Vice President, National Council of Young Israel, 1985-1990.

President, 1979; Honorary President, 1981—, Queens Jewish Community Council. Vice President, YM-YWHA of North Queens, 1988-1991. Member: Nassau County and American Bar Associations.

Benjamin Vinar founded the firm that bears his name in 1986, bringing with him his experience as a partner at Siff and Newman, P.C. from 1976 until 1986.


Member national law committee Anti-Defamation League, New York City, since 1975. President Queens Jewish Community Council, New York City, 1979-1981, Young Israel of Queens Valley, New York City, 1984-1986. Vice president National Council Young Israel, 1986-1990, YM-Young Men’s Hebrew Association of Northern Queens, New York City, 1989-1991.

Board directors Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty, New York City, 1984-1989. Member Association of Bar of City of New York, Nassau Bar Association, New York University Law Review Alumni Association (president 1981-1983), B'nai Brith (vice president lawyers unit since 1985), Order of Coif, Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi.


Married Rochelle Weinfeld, June 17, 1962. Children: Jacqueline, Dov, Elana, Daniella.