In Memoriam – Milton Bordwin (1931-2024)

May 22, 2024

Bordwin, Milton Headshot

Boston, MA (May 22, 2024) – With great sadness, we announce that our long-time colleague and friend Milton Bordwin passed away peacefully earlier this month. Milton was a valued colleague, partner and self-proclaimed firm historian for over 60 years.

Milton joined Rubin and Rudman in 1959 and focused his practice in the areas of corporate and real estate transactions. He was a member of the bars of Massachusetts, New York and the Supreme Court of the United States, where he successfully argued the landmark Federal civil procedure case Foman v. Davis, 371 U.S. 178. This case has been cited by state and federal courts almost every day since the opinion was issued, which was a great source of pride for Milton.

In 2017, Milton published SOLVED! – 40 (often humorous) tales of his solutions to the most vexing problems clients threw at him over his 60-year career as a business lawyer.

“Milton had a brilliant mind, a kind heart, and a pure soul. He enjoyed a long life and he loved his family dearly, and almost equally loved the law. I also know he loved America and served in the armed forces in Europe in WWII, where he also worked as a war crimes investigator. We were privileged to know and work with him. God rest his soul,” said John J. McGivney, Managing Partner at Rubin and Rudman.

Milton was a veteran of the United States Army, having served in Vienna, Austria, and Germany. He pursued his education at Harvard Law School, obtaining a J.D. in 1955, followed by a Master of Laws in 1959.

Rest in peace, Milton. We will honor your memory always.