by Structured Settlement Watchdog
By omitting material facts about his work experience from his Palm Beach County CV, Robert Ostrov has made his opponents job that much easier. Why would you trust a candidate like Rob Ostrov who leaves material stuff out?
Here is what the official Rob Ostrov for Judge campaign website says as of August 2, 2016 check cite:
- Law Offices of Robert Ostrov, 2011-2016
- Prosecutor, Florida Dispute Resolution Center, 2014-2016; Arbitrator, American Arbitration Association, 2013-2016
- Arbitrator, Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), 2013-2016
- General Counsel, Structured Asset Factored Receivables 2006-2011
- Senior Counsel, Peachtree Settlement Funding, 2006-2009
- Assistant District Attorney, Orange County District Attorney's Office, 2001-2006
- Appellate Administrative Law Judge, New York City Department of Finance, 1995-2006
- Deputy Director, City of New York, Fraud Investigations Unit, 1996-1999
- Assistant District Attorney, Nassau County District Attorney's Office, NY, 1989-1993
What Has Robert Ostrov Selectively Omitted From His Campaign CV?
Ostrov would have you believe that there has been no involvement in structured settlement companies since 2011. Like a golf ball that has landed in a puddle, it's a bad lie. Rob Ostrov has omitted his ownership and involvement with the following companies that purchase structured settlement payment rights for a discounted lump sum. Note the time frames carefully.
- Here is an April 14, 2011 announcement where Woodbridge Structured Funding says that it " Adds Robert Ostrov to Legal team". The Woodbridge press release also said "Most recently Robert Ostrov served as General Counsel for Client First Settlement Funding, LLC. This is also in a Zoom info search. Why would a candidate for public office omit a position in which he served as co-general counsel?
- Ozark Funding Established in PA 10/3/2011 [this is the 4th involvement Ostrov had in 2011!]
- Franklin Settlements Established 05/22/2012 Wyoming. Calls to Franklin back in 2012 resolved to the same number as Ozark. Franklin was associated with Einstein Structured Settlements, a serial brand jacker and provider of poor inaccurate content about structured settlements to consumers. The Franklin Settlements website was registered the day after Einstein and used the same IP address and the websites engaged in the game of IP musical chairs as documented here. It is well documented that at the time Franklin became associated with Einstein, Richart Ruddie was a defendant in a lawsuit alleging conspiracy and deceptive trade practices and Einstein was using fake paid testimonials to promote its business and creating aliases with fraudulent academic credentials like a fake law degree from Yale. "Well vetted" Robert Ostrov. Could Palm Beach County litigants expect same quality of vetting if Robert Ostrov is elected judge?
- Eagle Settlement Funding 2013-2014 Ostrov has omitted his ownership and involvement in Eagle Settlements LP, another settlement purchaser. Download LL003162 Eagle Settlements Ostrov quite clearly was partner 2013-2015. Court records in Palm Beach County 50-2014-CA-012924 show that Ostrov sued his former partners at the end of that relationship on October 22, 2014, but the matter was voluntarily dismissed shortly thereafter in March 2015. If one does a little digging one discovers that one of Ostrov listed endorsers is Chrissy Eynon, one of Ostrov's business partners in Eagle Settlements. Here is the BBB report for Eagle Settlements where Robert Ostrov is listed as the Principal and Chrissy Eynon is right there with him. Download Eagle Settlements LLP Business Review in Altamonte Springs, FL - Central Florida BBB Why did Ostrov selectively omit that he was even involved as an owner in the business. Do Palm Beach voters want a judge whose judgment call includes selectively omitting material facts to Palm Beach voters?
- A Zoominfo search for Robert Ostrov also shows that he worked for the insurer AIG
More "Window Dressing" by Robert Ostrov for Florida Voters?
On the Law Offices of Robert L. Ostrov website it states "Founded in 1993, Law Offices of Robert L. Ostrov is a general-practice law firm located in West Palm Beach, FL, and New York, NY". Ostrov was only admitted to the Florida Bar April 28, 2010. Thus the firm started in New York. Ostrov moved to Florida to take the position with Peachtree, then based in Florida. But the question is why Ostrov did not say Law Offices of Robert Ostrov 1993-2016? One possibility is that Ostrov did that as window dressing for Palm Beach County voters. That might explain why West Palm Beach appears first for a firm that, according to his website was established in New York in 1993.
Does Robert Ostrov Possess the Ethical Standards to Be Judge in Palm Beach County?According to the Palm Beach Post July 28, 2016, Wellington lawyer Robert "Rob" Ostrov is contesting a finding by Palm Beach County's Judicial Campaign Practices Commission that he violated judicial canons by repeatedly saying he is running against Circuit Judge Dina Keever because she was appointed by Gov. Rick Scott. The commission this week said Ostrov violated the Florida Code of Judicial Conduct by injecting partisan politics into what is supposed to be a non-partisan race. In a response, Ostrov claims the advisory opinion from the Palm Beach County Bar Association is "factually and legally incorrect." Further, he said he has no intention of refraining from telling voters that Keever was appointed to the bench in June 2015 by the Republican governor. Opinions from the commission are purely advisory and the commission does not have the power to force judicial candidates to comply. The commission, however, strongly urged Ostrov to stop using Scott to bash Keever. If Robert Ostrov is the type of person that omits material facts from his resume and has made false statements about the highest structured settlement factoring discount rates on his watch, then is he fit to serve as a judge in Palm Beach County, where he will be presiding over the fate of annuitants and their best interest? In May, Palm Beach County gossip columnist Jose Lambert had this to say about Ostrov, " On paper at least, it seems Palm Beach County judge candidate Robert Ostrov has rarely seen an industry with a not very judge like reputation that he hasn't capitalized on"