Attorneys: Members

Herbert Rubin

Address: Herzfeld & Rubin, P.C.
125 Broad Street, New York, NY, 10004
Phone: (001)(212 ) 471-8500
Fax: (001)(212) 344-3333
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Herbert Rubin is the senior and founding member of Herzfeld & Rubin, P.C., a firm which he founded more than sixty years ago. Since his admission to the bar more than 65 years ago, he has been and continues to be an active trial lawyer in the federal and state courts in New York, engaged in commercial, corporate, real estate, international trust and appellate practice. He has been admitted to and argued before the Supreme Court of the United States, the U. S. Court of Appeals for the 2d, 3d, 4th, 5th, 6th, 9th, 10th and 11th circuits the D.C. Circuit and the U.S. Court of International Trade. He has argued hundreds of appeals in the various state and federal courts on a wide variety of issues.

An enthusiastic alumnus of NYU Law School, he has been heavily involved in the affairs of that law school, where he was the Editor-in-Chief of the Law Review. After service in World War II, he became a member of the NYU Law School faculty, teaching creditors' rights and bankruptcy among other courses. He also taught creditors rights and bankruptcy as a Professor of Law at Rutgers Law School. A Past President of the NYU Law Review Alumni Association, he with his wife, Justice Rose Luttan Rubin, are the donors of the NYU Law School International Law Library, the professorship in International Law occupied by Professor Andreas Lowenfeld and of scholastic incentives for students of NYU Law School as well as CCNY and Hunter College, the New York City undergraduate schools which they respectively attended. Mr. Rubin and his wife have sponsored, and he has participated in, more than fourteen annual NYU Law School Rubin International Law Seminars. He has received from NYU Law School its Alumni Distinguished Service Award and its Judge Edward Weinfeld Medal. Among other peer awards have been the Defense Attorneys Medal and The Jewish Lawyers Guild Tzaddick Award.

Mr. Rubin has been a member of The New York Law Journal Board of Editors for over thirty years. He was also a member of Senator Moynihan's Judicial Screening Committee for over twenty years, screening judicial and United States Attorney appointments in the federal courts. Since 1999, he has been a member of Senator Schumerís Judicial Screening Committee. He has served as a member of the New York State Banking Board, of the Governorís Judicial Nominating Committee. For over 25 years, he was a member of the Committee on Judicial Selection of Mayors Lindsey, Beame, Koch, Dinkins and Giuliani. He was also a member for 25 years of the statutory New York City Housing Court Advisory Council. He has also been a member of the New York City Commission to Revise the City Charter in 1999 and 2000.

He is a member of the Board of Directors of the International Association of Jewish Lawyers and Judges, past president of the Queens County Bar Association, a past member of the New York State Bar Association House of Delegates and chair of its Supreme Court Committee, among others, as well as a member of various committees of the New York City Bar Association and American Bar Association.
Mr. Rubin, for more than 30 years, has been a Trustee of the North Shore - Long Island Jewish Hospital. He has been an honoree and a cabinet member of the Lawyers Division of the Federation of Jewish Philanthropies - UJA, and Jewish Lawyers Guild, an honoree of the NYU Joint Disease Hospital, and other community groups and is active in various other philanthropic organizations. He is married to Justice Rose L. Rubin, a retired New York State Supreme Court Justice, who was also Chief Administrative Law Judge of the City of New York Office of Trials and Hearings in the Guiliani Administration. They reside in Manhattan and have three children, seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.