Robert E. Malchman
Of Counsel

Robert E. Malchman has extensive experience in all kinds of civil litigation from contract and tort disputes, to hostile corporate takeovers, to asset recovery and corporate restructurings, to work for individuals who are targets of harassment or discrimination.  Whether working with multinational corporations or private individuals, Mr. Malchman believes in clear and candid communications with his clients, who are the ultimate decision-makers.  Mr. Malchman works with clients to identify and evaluate legal options, to ensure they understand the issues, benefits, risks and costs attending each option and to provide them with the information necessary to decide on the best approach to addressing a legal issue.

Prior to joining ABV, Mr. Malchman was first General Counsel, then special litigation counsel to PlusFunds Group, Inc., a registered investment advisor, and its successor, the PlusFunds General Trust, during its restructuring and liquidation.  Mr. Malchman assisted in reducing unsecured claims against PlusFunds from over $586 million to under $5 million through successful objections and settlements.

Prior to his work for PlusFunds, Mr. Malchman was affiliated with Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP in the litigation department of its New York office for 14 years.  He taught Legal Research & Writing for six years as a full-time faculty member at the law schools at SUNY Buffalo, Georgetown University and St. John’s University, and is now an Assistant Adjunct Professor of Law at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law.  After graduating from law school, Mr. Malchman served as a law clerk to Judge David A. Nelson of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.