Comprehensive And Customized Legal Counsel


Robert M. Lustig

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Practice Areas:

  • General Business and Tax
  • Real Estate
  • Estate Planning
  • Estate Management
  • Arbitration


Robert Lustig provides counsel to small businesses and individuals in general business, personal and tax matters. Currently his practice focuses on commercial real estate, estate planning and assisting individuals in the management of their personal and business affairs.

In addition, Bob serves as an arbitrator in Labor, Securities and Commercial matters. He is a member of the following arbitration panels:

Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service
American Arbitration Association
State Employment Relations Board (Ohio)
Ohio Department of Education
Ohio Arbitration Services 

Financial Integrity Regulatory Authority (FINRA)

American Arbitration Association


  • Case Western Reserve University Law School, Cleveland, Ohio
    • LL.B. - 1960
  • Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio
    • B.A. - 1957
    • Major: Political Science

Bar Admission

  • Ohio, 1960
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Ohio, 1962
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit, 1980
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1993
  • U.S. Tax Court, 1974

Representative Cases

  • Cleveland Bar Ass'n v. Fox, 101 Ohio St. 3d 154, 803 N.E. 2d 395, 2004, Ohio Supreme Court
  • Wilharm v. M.J. Constr Co, 118 Ohio App. 3d 531, 693 N.E. 2d 830, 1997, Ohio 8th District Court of Appeals
  • McKinney Inc. v. Wyman Corp, 102 Ohio App. 3d 648, 657 N.E. 2d 812, 1995, Ohio 8th District Court of Appeals
  • Delman v. City of Cleveland Heights, 41 Ohio St. 3d 1, 534 N.E. 2d 835, 1989, Ohio Supreme Court
  • Newman v. Comm'r of Internal Revenue, 68 T.C. 494, 1977, U.S. Tax Court


  • Inducted into City Club of Cleveland Hall of Fame - May 26, 2010

Classes & Seminars

  • 13th Annual Estate Planning Institute, Presenter, Cleveland Bar Association, 1986 to 1986

Pro-Bono Activities

  • The Montefiore Home, Trustee, Committee Chair, Past Treasurer, 1991
  • City Club of Cleveland (Past President 1986-1987), 1964
  • City Club of Cleveland (Past President), Forum Foundation, 1990 to 1994

Professional Associations

  • Cleveland Bar Association, Estate Planning Section, Member, Grievance Committee (former)
  • Ohio State Bar Association, Estate Planning Section, Member
  • Ohio State Bar Association, Labor & Employment Law Section, Member
  • Estate Planning Council of Cleveland, Member

Current Employment Position

  • Partner