JD, University of Virginia School of Law
MA & BA, University of Pennsylvania
Admitted in Georgia and Minnesota
Robert is an outgoing and accomplished business lawyer with broad-based experience and in-depth legal knowledge across a wide range of legal practice areas, including business, estate planning, and probate law. He is a strategic counselor and trusted advisor, with high emotional intelligence, strong communication skills and passion for client engagement; a highly resourceful creative thinker with strong problem-solving and decision-making skills; and a zealous advocate with the ability to understand and address difficult challenges and achieve strategic goals. The Wall Street Journal has quoted Robert as a legal authority.
Before establishing Arkin.Law, Robert was a partner in Leonard, Street and Deinard (now Stinson Leonard Street, rated 126 in the 2016 AMLAW rankings) and Minkin & Snyder (now Greenberg Traurig, ranked 10 in the 2016 AMLAW rankings). Robert was also a Special Assistant Attorney General for the State of Minnesota where he gained substantial experience thinking on his feet as the lead attorney in 31 trials in courtrooms throughout the State.
Robert gained substantial business experience as the founder, president and general counsel of Sensiotec Inc., a leading innovator in biosensor and digital health technology. Under Robert’s leadership, Sensiotec received several awards from the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce, the Technology Association of Georgia, the Southeastern Software Association, the National Hospital Readmissions Prevention Collaborative and the Atlanta Business Chronicle. These include the Phoenix Award for Start-up of the Year, the Impact Award for Emerging Mega Trends, the “Best of the Best” Top 10 Innovation Award, and the Healthcare Heroes Award for Innovation.
At law school, Robert was elected a staff member and Executive Editor of the Virginia Journal of International Law. After law school graduation, he had the honor to work with the Chief Justice of the Minnesota Supreme Court as his law clerk.
JD, University of Oklahoma College of Law
BA, University of Oklahoma
AA, George Washington University
Admitted in California, Oklahoma, and the District of Columbia
Michael Arkin began his legal career at the U.S. Department of Justice in the highly competitive Attorney General’s Honors Program, the nation’s premier entry-level federal attorney recruitment program. At the Department of Justice, Michael was a trial attorney in the Tax Division, representing the United States in civil, criminal, and appellate tax matters. Michael began private practice in southern California as an associate and later a partner in the business and tax practice at San Bernardino’s largest law firm. In San Diego, he was a partner in Wied Granby Alford & Arkin and managing partner at Multer Lorenz Alhadeff & Arkin, which was subsequently acquired by the nation’s then fourth largest law firm. After relocating to northern California, Michael started a small-town general practice in San Andreas, where he also was a Chief Trial Attorney for Calaveras County Health and Human Services. In addition, Michael has also acted as a guardian ad litem associated with Pegasus Legal Services for Children. Michael’s legal experience includes serving as a Hearing Officer in the California Office of Administrative Hearings and as a Mediator on the San Diego Superior Court Mediation Panel.
JD, American University Washington College of Law
BA, American University
University of Pennsylvania
Admitted in the District of Columbia and Maryland
Richard Arkin served as regulatory counsel at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and in the Arbitration Program at the U.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare. Richard also was an investigator for the Montgomery County, Maryland local government.
Richard has studied planning and growth management at Virginia Tech, is an authority on Condominium Law and served as president of the Kentlands Citizens Assembly, the homeowners association for Kentlands, an award-winning neo-traditional community in Gaithersburg, Maryland. He has also served as a member of the Montgomery County Historic Preservation Commission and Historic District Commissioner of the City of Gaithersburg, Maryland.
Before his legal career, Richard was a journalist, working as a writer and editor for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the National Newspaper Association and the UPI New Agency – United Press International.