Andrew Roffe

Andrew S. Roffe

Partner

Andrew S. Roffe

Partner

  • Overview

    Biography

    Andrew Roffe is chair of the firm's Administrative Law Group, a cross-disciplinary practice interfacing with all areas of the firm, including healthcare, energy and the environment, insurance, general commercial, and real estate. Mr. Roffe, who has over four decades of experience, guides clients through their interactions with all levels of state and local government.

    Administrative Law

    Mr. Roffe and his practice group assist clients at state and local agency administrative proceedings and handle matters in virtually every industry. He represents a range of clients, from Fortune 500 companies to start-ups, from not-for-profits to municipalities and state agencies. He has represented schools, universities, insurance companies, hospitals, food and beverage companies, unions, manufacturers, energy providers, businesses, and Native American tribes.

    Mr. Roffe regularly appears before government and administrative agencies in New York, such as the State Department of Health, executive and legislative branches, Department of Financial Services, Attorney General, Public Service Commission, Department of Environmental Conservation, Empire State Development Agency, municipalities, and other New York state and local agencies.

    Through his efforts, Mr. Roffe has helped numerous clients achieve their goals. He helped secure approval for a natural gas plant, and represented a county in its renegotiations of a long-term agreement for both solid waste disposal and the operation of a waste-to-energy facility.

    Government Relations and Lobbying

    Mr. Roffe has been a registered lobbyist in New York State since 1988 and maintains offices in New York City and Albany for this purpose. Mr. Roffe monitors and negotiates rules, regulations, and legislative proposals. He works to help clients achieve objectives, whether it is changes to laws and regulations, or financial assistance for economic development. Mr. Roffe has helped healthcare clients secure millions of dollars in state funds for the development of hospital projects. He also regularly negotiates economic incentive packages for commercial clients to stay in, expand, or relocate to New York.

    Mr. Roffe has a background serving in various government positions, which aids him in his current government relations and lobbying efforts. From 1978 to 1986, he served as Executive Counsel to the speaker of the New York State Assembly. He has also served as the legislative counsel to a former Westchester County executive and as a legislative aide to numerous members of the U.S. House of Representatives.

    Pro Bono and Community Involvement

    Mr. Roffe has been actively engaged in pro bono work and community involvement for many years. He has served on numerous not-for-profit boards, including for New York’s Anti-Defamation League, the Primary Care Development Corporation, the New York School for the Deaf, and the Sports Foundation. He currently serves on the boards of the New York Foundling and the Colgate University Alumni Council.

    Mr. Roffe has lectured on governmental affairs and administrative law issues at New York University, Pace University School of Law, State University of New York at Albany, and Columbia University School.

    Mr. Roffe is AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated in Martindale-Hubbell™ in the areas of Administrative, Healthcare, Public Finance, and Environmental Law (Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings is a trademark. AV Preeminent is a certification mark of Reed Elsevier Properties, Inc.) He has been selected to the New York Metro Super Lawyers list since 2013.

  • Experience
    • Experience

      Experience

      • Representation of a New York county in all aspects, including corporate, environmental, real estate, and administrative law, of its renegotiation of a long-term agreement for the disposal of solid waste and operation of a waste-to-energy facility, with several ancillary agreements among the county, the facility operator, and the municipality in which the facility is located concerning the transfer of ownership of such facility from a county agency to the operator of the waste-to-energy facility.
      • Secured millions of dollars in state funds for the development of hospital project.

      • Helped secure 500+ million dollar award for the development of a massive healthcare overhaul.

      • Developed programs and projects driving billions of dollars in funding for New York State energy projects, including the only natural gas plant in New York State approved in the last 10 years.

      • Negotiated significant regulatory changes and helped get enacted significant reforms to New York State insurance laws. 

      • Helped negotiate state economic assistance to locate several out of state manufacturing plants into New York. 

      • Assisted clients with necessary zoning changes, needed permits, and lease agreements. 

    • Professional Associations

      Professional Associations

      New York State Bar Association (1972 - present)

      New York City Bar Association (1972 - present)
    • Honors + Awards

      Honors + Awards

      AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated in Martindale-Hubbell™ in the areas of Administrative, Healthcare, Public Finance, and Environmental Law (Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings is a trademark. AV Preeminent is a certification mark of Reed Elsevier Properties, Inc.)

      Selected to the New York Metro Super Lawyers list for 2006, 2007, and from 2013 to 2017.

    • Community Involvement

      Community Involvement

      New York Foundling Hospital
      Board of Directors

      New York School for the Deaf
      Board of Directors

      Colgate University Alumni Council (2014)
  • NEWS + PRESS
    • News

      R+C News Releases

      • October 20, 2017

        Andy Roffe Honored by New York School for the Deaf

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      • October 17, 2017

        Robinson+Cole Lawyers Recognized by Super Lawyers®

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      • October 18, 2016

        Robinson+Cole Lawyers Recognized by Super Lawyers®

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      • October 19, 2015

        Robinson+Cole Lawyers Recognized by Super Lawyers®

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      • October 17, 2014

        Robinson+Cole Lawyers Recognized by Super Lawyers

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      • August 5, 2014

        Andrew Roffe Elected to Alumni Council of Colgate University

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