Robert Berg is the Voters Choice Candidate for Mayor.
Bob has lived in Scarsdale for fourteen years. He has been very active in community organizations since his arrival. Bob is President of his neighborhood association, Berkley-in-Scarsdale (“Crane Berkley”). He has previously served as its President, Vice President, and Director. Crane Berkley is a unique neighborhood in Scarsdale because its residents own a private 6-acre park, pond and stream network. Bob has spearheaded an innovative, environmentally friendly $600,000 pond and stream-dredging project between the Village and Crane Berkley residents that is nearing successful completion.
Bob has also been very active in the Scarsdale Forum, Scarsdale’s 112-year old civic organization that provides thoughtful and influential reports to our local government and schools and offers the public outstanding programming regarding issues important to the community. Bob served as President of the Forum in 2014-2015, and previously served as Director, Secretary, Vice President, and Executive Committee member. He is presently a Director and Chair of its Assessment Revaluation Committee. Bob is a member of SNAP (“Scarsdale Neighborhood Associations Presidents). Bob is also a volunteer member of the Scarsdale Town Board of Assessment Review, which decides property tax grievances filed by Village property owners.
Bob has been practicing law as a litigator for the past 34 years. He started his career at two large corporate law firms in New York. In 1990, he became a plaintiffs’ class action litigator, representing investors in shareholder actions and consumers in consumer fraud, false advertising, and unfair trade practices litigation. He is presently a partner at Denlea & Carton LLP, a boutique law firm in White Plains. Bob has been a key attorney on many landmark consumer fraud and securities fraud class action cases throughout the nation, and he has achieved class action settlements, which have recovered over one billion dollars for defrauded consumers and shareholders.
Bob received his BA degree cum laude in Economics and Psychology from Amherst College. Bob received his MBA and JD degrees from The University of Chicago.
Bob is married to Jill Krutick, an artist who focuses on abstract oil and acrylic works. Jill’s studio is in Scarsdale, and she exhibits in galleries in New York and South Florida. Before embracing her artistic passions full-time, Jill was a Senior Vice President at Warner Music Corporation and before that, she was an influential stock analyst and Managing Director at Smith Barney and Citigroup. Jill and Bob have a daughter, Zoe, who is a junior at Barnard College, and a son, Wylie, who is a freshman at the University of Miami. Zoe and Wylie attended the Scarsdale Public Schools.
As a teenager and in college, Bob travelled to six continents playing string bass with a youth symphony orchestra. Bob is an avid fisherman and boater and a former International Game Fishing Association world record holder. Bob has been known to distribute freshly caught fish to many lucky Scarsdalians.