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Robert J. Kheel

Robert J. Kheel sits on the board of the Eastonian Condominium Association as one of two board members representing Easton Hotel Restoration (EHR). His involvement with EHR is extensive and he plays a critical role in its business, approving all major decisions by virtue of his position as President of its parent, Nurture Nature Foundation (NNF), which he has headed since 2008. Kheel is a lawyer, who worked for more than 40 years with Willkie Farr & Gallagher, most of that time as a partner. His practice there focused on complex commercial disputes and his role included litigating civil trials as well as other methods of dispute resolution. Currently he works primarily as a mediator and arbitrator, although he has also continued his commercial practice, an area where he has considerable expertise. Kheel is a Member of the Commercial Arbitration Panel of the American Arbitration Association, and a Member of the Mediation Panels for the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, the United States Bankruptcy Court, the Eastern District of New York and the Supreme Court of the State of New York, First Judicial District. He is also a lecturer at Columbia Law School and has been recognized in New York’s Super Lawyers in business Litigation. He is admitted to the Bars in New York (1969), Florida (1971), District of Columbia (1983), and U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York and District of Columbia among other federal courts. He holds a Juris Doctor degree cum laude from the University of Michigan Law School, a masters degree from the London School of Economics, and a bachelor of arts degree Cornell University.