Robert Staffaroni, a retired partner, was a member of the Tax Department whose practice focused on equipment leasing and other financing transactions, securities offerings, financial products and international transactions. He was recognized in Chambers USA (2011 – 2014) as “highly recommended for his expertise in international transactions, securities offerings, financing transactions and financial products” and as having been praised by clients for being “unafraid to take his strong foundation of where the law is and extrapolate where it should; he’s just very innovative.” Mr. Staffaroni is the author of a number of articles on international taxation and other tax topics.

Mr. Staffaroni joined Debevoise in 1980 and became a partner in 1985. He received his B.A. from Yale University in 1973 and his J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania in 1976. From 1976 to 1977, he served as law clerk with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.


  • University of Pennsylvania Law School, 1976, J.D.
  • Yale University, 1973, B.A.

Bar Admissions

  • New York