Mr. Robert D. Klausner, Esq.

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Biography

Robert Klausner is the principal in the law firm of Klausner & Kaufman, P.A. After two years in local government service, he has been engaged in the private practice of law, specializing in the representation of public employee pension funds since 1979. He serves as a consultant on retirement issues to numerous state and local government entities. Mr. Klausner has appeared as an expert witness before congressional and state legislative committees on a variety of issues facing public employee retirement systems. Since 1987, he has been an adjunct professor of labor and industrial relations at Nova University Center for the Study of Law. Mr. Klausner has spent considerable time as a lobbyist in various state capitals on pension bills and assisted in the authorship of many of the current statutory provisions governing public employee retirement systems in the State of Florida. Mr. Klausner is a frequent speaker on pension education programs and has also published numerous articles on fiduciary obligations of public employee pension trustees. Mr. Klausner is a member of the Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi and Florida Blue Key, and is listed in the current edition of The Best Lawyers in America. He is a graduate of the University of Florida with a bachelor of arts degree in political science and holds the degree of juris doctor from the University of Florida College of Law. He has been married to Kathy for 26 years and they have four daughters.

Phi Beta Kappa; Phi Kappa Phi; Florida Blue Key. Author: "Tax Exempt Status of Municipal Leaseholds," Florida Municipal Record, January, 1979; "Regulation of Adult Entertainment," Nova University Law Journal, Spring, 1979. Assistant City Attorney, City of Miami, 1977-1979. Co-Author: "Municipal Regulation of Adult Entertainment," Nova University Law Review, 1980; "Employee Benefit Law School," 1986, 1989. Contributing Editor, "Fair Labor Standards Handbook, 1986.

Awards & Recognition Listed in the Current Edition of "The Best Lawyers in America". Speaking Engagements Adjunct Professor, Nova University Center for the Study of Law; Employment Law, Graduate School of the New York Institute of Technology Center for Labor and Employment Relations; American Bar Association CLE Programs; International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans; National Conference on Public Employee Retirement Systems. Reported Cases United States Supreme Court in Kentucky Retirement Systems v. EEOC, Case No. 06-1037. On June 19, 2008, the Court handed down the long-awaited ruling. In a 5-4 decision. Pro Bono Information President and Trustee, Temple Beth Emet; Trustee, Jewish Community Center. Publications Co-author: State and Local Government Liability, West Group, 1997; Author: State and Local Government Retirement Law and Practice: A Guide for Lawyers, Trustees and Plan Administrators. Employment Principal, Klausner & Kaufman, P.A

Areas of Practice (2)

  • Public Pension Plans
  • Employee Benefits

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
University Attended:
University of Florida, Barchelor of Arts, Political Science
Law School Attended:
University of Florida College of Law, Gainesville, Florida, Juris Doctor
Year of First Admission:
1977
Admission:
1978, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit; 1982, U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit; 1977, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida; 1977, Florida
Memberships:
Dade County and American (Member, Labor and Employment Relations Committee, 1979) Bar Associations; The Florida Bar; International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans; National Conference on Public Employee Retirement Systems.
Languages:
English
Birth Information:
Jacksonville, Florida, December 20, 1952
Reported Cases:
U.S. Supreme Court in Kentucky Retirement Systems v. EEOC, Case No. 06-1037. On June 19, 2008, the Court handed down the long-awaited ruling. In a 5-4 decision.
ISLN:
905842996

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