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A Nationally Recognized Franchise and Business Law Firm

Kaufmann Gildin & Robbins LLP is a boutique law firm located in the heart of New York City. Our lawyers are among the most renowned, nationally and internationally, in their areas of expertise. Getting the job done is what we do for some of the world’s largest corporations; for some of the world’s largest law firms; for some of the most prominent investment banks and private equity concerns; and for those who are just beginning their journey.

Kaufmann Gildin & Robbins LLP is known in the New York area and nationwide for its expertise, accomplishments and for providing a large-firm level of service to our clients with the devotion and care that only a small firm can provide. We are proud of our reputation in the fields of:

  • Franchising
  • Commercial Litigation and Appeals
  • Corporate Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Securities Industry Representation
  • Commercial Real Estate/Leasing
  • Trusts and Estates

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­­­Attorney David J. Kaufmann

Bar Admissions:

  • New York
  • U.S. Federal Courts
  • U.S. Supreme Court


  • Columbia Law School, New York, New York
    • J.D.
  • State University of New York at Binghamton, Binghamton, New York
    • B.A.
    • Honors: magna cum laude
    • Honors: Phi Beta Kappa

Professional Memberships and Achievements: 

  • The Best Lawyers in America, "Franchising-New York City"
  • "New York Area Franchise Lawyer of the Year", New York Magazine
  • "Legal Eagle Hall of Fame"
  • Martindale-Hubbell: "AV Preeminent" ("Highest Possible Peer Review Rating in Legal Ability and Ethical Standards")
  • NASAA (North American Securities Administrators Association), Franchise Project Group, Advisor
  • American Bar Association Franchise Forum, Member, Governing Committee
  • New York State Bar Association, Chair, Franchise Law Committee

­­­Attorney Daniel Gildin

Bar Admissions:

  • New York


  • Fordham University School of Law, New York, New York
  • Case Western Reserve University

Professional Memberships and Achievements: 

  • American Bar Association, Member

­­­Attorney David E. Robbins

Bar Admissions:

  • New York, 1975
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 1975
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York, 1975


  • Villanova University School of Law, Villanova, Pennsylvania
    • J.D. - 1974
    • Honors: Award for Meritorious Service. Philadelphia Community Legal Services Assoc.
  • Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York
    • B.A. - 1971
    • Honors: magna cum laude

Professional Memberships and Achievements: 

  • Golden Bow Tie Award, Public Investor Arbitration Bar Association - Lifetime Achievement Award for Protection of Investor Rights
  • Highest Peer Review Rating (AV) from Martindale-Hubbell
  • Practicing Law Institute (PLI), Chair of Annual Securities Arbitration and Mediation Program, 1986 to 2009
  • Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), Arbitrator and Mediator, 1985 to Present
  • American Arbitration Association (AAA), Arbitrator and Mediator, 1985 to Present
  • New York City Bar Association, Arbitration Committee, 1998 to Present
  • New York County Lawyers' Association, Securities and Exchange Committee, 1985 to Present
  • Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association (PIABA), Member, 1991 to Present
  • Compliance and Legal Division of the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA), Member, 2007 to Present
  • Securities Arbitration Commentator, Board of Editors, 1997 to Present
  • FINRA Dispute Resolution's National Arbitration and Mediation Committee, Member
  • New York State Bar Association Program, Co-Chair, 2012 to 2012

Attorney Clifford J. Bond

Bar Admissions:

  • New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals Second Circuit
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York


  • Georgetown University Law Center
    • J.D. - 1990
    • Honors: Dean's List
  • Binghamton University 
    • 1987

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