Robert L. Bachner

Senior Counsel at Phillips Nizer LLP

Robert L. Bachner

Robert L. Bachner

Senior Counsel at Phillips Nizer LLP


Phillips Nizer LLP
Robert L. Bachner
Senior Counsel
New York Office
phone: (212) 841-0706
fax: (212) 262-5152

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Areas of Experience:

Real Estate
Trusts and Estates

Robert Bachner engages in a broad spectrum of real estate practice involving properties throughout the United States. He frequently guides clients through tax sensitive transactions, including tax free exchanges, deferred dispositions and estate planning for family owned real estate.

Mr. Bachner has extensive experience in the formation of collective enterprises for the acquisition and ownership of real estate including tenancies in common, general and limited partnerships and limited liability companies. He has represented offerors, offerees and broker-dealers in connection with the private placement of real estate securities.

Peer Review Rating:

AV Preeminent Rated by Martindale-Hubbell


Selected as a "Super Lawyer" in 2007 in real estate law in the Metro NY area.

Professional Memberships:

Association of the Bar of the City of New York
New York State Bar Association
BNA Tax Mgmt. Real Estate Advisory Board
The Appleseed Foundation, Member of the Board of Trustees
National Council of Environmental Defense

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Robert L. Bachner
Senior Counsel at Phillips Nizer LLP

The New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) is a voluntary bar association for the state of New York. NYSBA was founded in 1877 with the stated goal to cultivate the science of jurisprudence; to promote reform in the law; to facilitate the administration of justice, and to elevate the standards of integrity, honor, professional skill, and courtesy in the legal profession. Its first President was David B. Hill. Among the reforms in the legislation signed into law creating the association was the removal of the restrictions on the admission of women to the practice of law. In 1896, NYSBA proposed the first global means for settling disputes among nations, what is now called the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague.

Career History
Senior Counsel

Phillips Nizer has been engaged in a wide-ranging domestic and international practice since 1926. Our size and the diversity of our practice enable us to be a full-service law firm in virtually all areas of law while affording clients close contact and working relationships with partners and associates. Our attorneys focus on the realities of our clients' continually evolving business needs. Whether we are working with individual clients, a small start-up company or an international corporation, we use teamwork to respond to these issues with practical, cost-effective and innovative legal solutions. We are a mid-sized law firm whose guiding principle is "Resourceful Representation." We carry on in the tradition of our founders, including Louis Nizer, by providing personalized services -- counseling and representing businesses and individual clients -- in areas such as, litigation, arbitration and mediation, corporate and commercial transactions, real estate, estate planning and administration, tax, banking and finance, securities, mergers and acquisitions, intellectual property (trademark, copyright and new media), licensing and franchising, and matrimonial. Given the qualities and range of services we provide, our firm has been recognized by U.S. News—Best Lawyers® as one of the “Best Law Firms” in the nation. For our 2014 selection, we received National First Tier rankings in Trusts & Estates Law and Trademark Law, and received a Second Tier National ranking in Copyright Law. We were also ranked in the Metropolitan - New York City area achieving First Tier rankings in Trusts & Estates Law and Trademark Law, a Second Tier ranking in Copyright Law and Third Tier rankings in Family Law and Intellectual Property Litigation. In 2013, Fortune magazine selected Phillips Nizer as one of the nation’s “Top Ranked Law Firms™”. We were one of 106 firms to be selected in New York State and one of 57 firms selected in New York City. Our lawyers, several of whom are multi-lingual, have strong ties to Europe, Israel and Asia. We maintain four offices -- three in New York -- in Manhattan and on Long Island in Garden City and East Hampton, and one in Hackensack, New Jersey. Phillips Nizer is a member of the International Alliance of Law Firms (IALF) legal network of almost 60 firms located in over 40 countries. With globalization comes the need to have access to legal expertise at an international level, and the Alliance offers representation in many major geographical areas of the world. Through the association with the IALF, member firms are able to remain independent and maintain a strong position in the legal marketplace. Phillips Nizer LLP is the IALF member in the New York metropolitan area.

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Member, Real Estate Advisory Board
Member of the National Council
Founding Director
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Admitted to the New York City Bar
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