Sugarman & Susskind, P.A.
Sugarman & Susskind, P.A.
Attorneys at Law
Call: 305-529-2801  or 954-327-2878 Employee Benefits, Labor Law,  Wage & Hour Law, ERISA

Sugarman & Susskind, P.A.
Attorneys at Law

100 Miracle Mile, Suite 300
Coral Gables, Florida 33134
Phone: 305-529-2801
Fax: 305-447-8115

Toll Free: 800-329-2122

2650 Marina Mile Blvd., Suite 101C
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Phone: 954-327-2878

Robert A. Sugarman

E-mail MeRobert A. Sugarman

Senior and Founding Partner
Location:
Miami (Coral Gables), Florida
Phone:
(305) 529-2801
(954) 327-2878 (Broward County office)
(800) 329-2122 (Toll Free)
Fax:
(305) 447-8115
Email:

Bob Sugarman grew up as the son of a union butcher.  As a teenager he became a union member himself; he attended college with the support of a union sponsored scholarship and later worked as a union organizer.  Bob saw firsthand the positive benefits that fair wages, a secure retirement pension and safe working conditions had on his family and on others.  He decided to dedicate his life's work to helping working people, a vocation he continues today.  

Bob attended the University of Virginia School of Law after working as a union organizer with the Retail Clerks International Association and its Local 400 in Washington, D.C.  At UVA Law he had the privilege of working as a research assistant to Professor Frank McCulloch, former Member and Chairman of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) from 1961 to 1970. 

Bob returned to his native Florida after receiving his law degree in 1972.  Bob Sugarman met Howard Susskind soon thereafter; they have been working together for over 35 years.  They established Sugarman & Susskind in 1985 in order to represent employee benefit funds, workers, and labor organizations.

Currently Bob represents the boards of more than 65 municipal pension and health care plans.  He also represents unions and workers in all industries, including fire fighters, government workers, education, construction, transportation, entertainment, and health care.

In 2001 Bob became one of the first Florida Bar Board Certified Labor and Employment Lawyers.  He has also served as an executive board member of the Florida Bar Labor Law Section.  He is a longtime member of the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans, the National Association of Public Pension Attorneys and is a board member of the AFL-CIO Lawyers Coordinating Committee.  Bob was elected by his peers as a Fellow of the College of Labor and Employment Attorneys. 

Bob is a frequent guest speaker and lecturer on employee benefits law topics.  He is a permanent faculty member of the International Foundation's Certificate of Achievement in Public Pension Policy (CAPPP TM) certification program and has taught for the Certified Employee Benefit Specialist program, a joint venture between the International Foundation of Employee Benefits Plans and the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.  He is also a frequent speaker at conferences of the International Foundation, the Florida Public Pension Trustees Association, the Florida Division of Retirement, the Society of Actuaries and the Government Finance Officers Association.  He has also served an adjunct professor at Florida International University. 

Bob has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America continuously since 1989.  He was also recognized as a Top Lawyer by South Florida Legal Guide and has been listed in Florida Super Lawyers since 2006.

Areas of Practice

  • Employee Benefits Law
  • Public Pension Plans
  • ERISA
  • Labor Law

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Certified Labor and Employment Lawyer, Florida Bar

Bar Admissions

  • Florida
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Tax Court
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Florida
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces

Education

  • University of Virginia School of Law, Charlottesville, Virginia
    • J.D. - 1972
  • The George Washington University, Washington, D.C.
    • B.A., Economics - 1969

Honors and Awards

  • Elected by his peers as a Fellow of the College of Labor and Employment Attorneys
  • Listed in "The Best Lawyers in America" continually since 1989
  • Recognized as a "Top Lawyer" by South Florida Legal Guide
  • Chosen as one of the "Florida Super Lawyers" each year since 2006

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section
  • International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans
  • National Association of Public Pension Attorneys
  • AFL-CIO Lawyers Coordinating Committee