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Robert S. Bookman

General & Legislative Counsel

Robert S. Bookman is a recognized leader of the New York hospitality industry. Robert began his legal career as counsel to the New York City Department of Consumer Affairs from 1981 through 1986.  He has since spent the past 30 years specializing in representing small businesses before numerous City and State agencies, the New York City Council, and the courts.  In addition to representing individual clients, Robert also specializes in representing the industry, first as co-founder and counsel to the New York Nightlife Association, and now as counsel to The Alliance.  Robert is a nationally recognized expert on nightlife business and organizational issues and is a frequent speaker at regional and national conferences. He is quoted widely in the media and is the author of numerous op-ed articles on regulatory issues which have appeared in such publications as the New York Times and the Daily News.