Robert Altman is an attorney who has concentrated his private practice primarily on real estate tax incentives, real estate transactions and financing and related issues. He also advises a number of clients on their corporate affairs and is a registered lobbyist with the City of New York. Before starting his solo practice, he was an attorney with the firm of Szold & Brandwen, PC for five years. Before that, he was an attorney and the Government Relations Department director for Barton & Zasky. He started his legal career as a legislative attorney for the New York City Council, the last six of which were as a senior member of the City Council staff.
While at the City Council, Robert served as lead Counsel to a number of different committees in the social welfare and economic development fields. He received a Humanitarian of the Year Award from the Flushing Chapter of the NAACP in 1990 for his community and governmental work.
In the area of economic development, Robert is recognized as one of the foremost experts on the Industrial and Commercial Abatement Program - the City's principal tax-incentive program - having served as the Council's lead attorney and legislative draftsman in this area. He also served on the Industrial and Commercial Incentive Program Boundary Commission in 1992 and 1995.
Robert serves on the Board of Directors of the Queens & Bronx Building Association and on the Long Island City Partnership. He was admitted to the New York Bar in 1986 and is a graduate of Princeton University and Fordham Law School.