Robert J. Kafin is an Optional Service Partner at Proskauer Rose LLP. He is the founder and a member of the firm’s Environmental Group.
From 1991 to 2009, Bob was a member of the senior management of the firm, serving as its Chief Operating Partner for 15 years and also as its General Counsel.
Bob has concentrated his outside client service in the area of environmental law since 1971. As such, he has handled complex problems arising under the entire spectrum of environmental issues which face businesses and has a sophisticated understanding of their legal, political, regulatory, scientific and transactional aspects and regulatory schemes under the major federal environmental laws and state analogues, including the Clean Air Act, Emergency Planning and Right-to-Know Act, Federal Water Pollution Control Act, National Environmental Policy Act, Oil Pollution Act, Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, Safe Drinking Water Act, Superfund, and Toxic Substances Control Act.
In addition to his position at GrowNYC, Bob is Vice Chair of the Times Square Alliance, the Adirondack Council, and Parks and Trails New York. He also serves as an officer and director of The Broadway Association and the Preservation League of New York State.