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Robert Klausner Print E-mail

Robert Klausner

Position held:  Pension Board Attorney

Experience: Robert Klausner is the principal in the law firm of Klausner & Kaufman, P.A.   After two years in local government service, he has been engaged in the private practice of law, specializing in the representation of public employee pension funds since 1979.  He  serves as a consultant on retirement issues to numerous state and local government entities.



Mr. Klausner has appeared as an expert witness before congressional and state legislative committees on a variety of issues facing public employee retirement systems.  Since 1987, he has been an adjunct professor of labor and industrial relations at Nova University Center for the Study of Law.   Mr. Klausner has spent considerable time as a lobbyist in various state capitals on pension bills and assisted in the authorship of many of the current statutory provisions governing public employee retirement systems in the State of Florida.   Mr. Klausner is a frequent speaker on pension education programs and has also published numerous articles on fiduciary obligations of public employee pension trustees.  He is co-author and contributing editor of the book State and Local Government Liability, published by the West Group in 1997.  Mr. Klausner is a member of the Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi and Florida Blue Key, and is listed in the current edition of The Best Lawyers in America.  He is a graduate of the University of Florida with a bachelor of arts degree in political science and holds the degree of juris doctor from the University of Florida College of Law.   He has been married to Kathy for 26 years and they have four daughters.

Current Employment Position(s):
Bar Admissions:
  • Florida, 1977
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims
  • U.S. Supreme Court

  • University of Florida College of Law, Gainesville, Florida
  • Juris Doctor
  • Honors: Phi Beta Kappa
  • Honors: Phi Kappa Phi
  • Honors: Florida Blue Key


  • University of Florida
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Major: Political Science


    Published Works:

  • Co-author: State and Local Government Liability, West Group, 1997

    Classes/Seminars Taught:
  • Adjunct Professor, Nova University Center for the Study of Law
  • Employment Law, Graduate School of the New York Institute of Technology Center for Labor and Employment Relations
  • American Bar Association CLE Programs
  • International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans
  • National Conference on Public Employee Retirement Systems

    Honors and Awards:
  • Listed in the Current Edition of "The Best Lawyers in America"

    Pro Bono Activities:
  • President and Trustee, Temple Beth Emet
  • Trustee, Jewish Community Center


Stephen H. Cypen Print E-mail

Stephen H. Cypen

Position Held: Pension Board Attorney

Since: 1987

Experience: 1968 - Present: Cypen & Cypen


Educational Background:

  • University of Florida
  • University of Miami

Organizations & Other:

  • ABA Member
  • Florida Public Pension Trustees Association -  Certified Public Pension Trustee
  • National Conference on Public Employee Retirement Systems - Member
  • International Foundation of Employees Benefit Plan - Member
  • Fla. Bar Board Legal Specialization & Education
  • Member  City, County & Local Government Certification Committee
  • Member American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers