The Board of Trustees and staff of Practising Law Institute (PLI) mourn the passing of long time Trustee, Board Chairman, Executive Committee Chairman and Chairman Emeritus, Robert B. von Mehren. Robert was an active contributor to PLI, co-author of PLI's "American Arbitration: Principles and Practice", speaker at PLI programs and an ongoing supporter of continuing legal education. We will miss his wise counsel and wisdom. Our sympathies to his family at this time. William P. Frank, Board Chair Samuel W. Seymour, Executive Committee Chair Anita C. Shapiro, President
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I KNEW THE WHOLE VON MEHREN FAMILY AS DEAR FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS WHEN BOB , ARTHUR AND YOUNG GEORGE WERE GROWING UP IN MPLS. WROTE WITH BOB A FEW YEARS AGO. HE WILL BE MISSED AS A DEAR OLD FRIEND,AS WELL AS AN ATTORNEY. JOAN HUNTER PUDVAN,NOW 88.GEORGE WAS MY PARTICULAR HERO, BUT ALL THE V.M. BOYS WERE GREAT. WRITE ME FOR STOREIS IF YOU WISH....FACEBOOK OR GMAIL.
May 18, 2019
Deep condolences to the prof. von Mehren family on behalf or the Czech Branch of the International Law Association. Prof. von Mehren was very enthusiastic and altruistic in introducing young Czech lawyers to the realm of international arbitration. He will always remain in our hearts and minds.
September 1, 2016
I have just found Bobs obituary and hasten to send deep condolences to his family on behalf of the ILA Spanish Branch I have the honour to chair. He always be remembered as a true gentleman and an outstanding lawyer. You are in our thoughts and prayers
Prof. Dr. Julio GONZALEZ-SORIA
August 31, 2016
Deepest sympathies on behalf of the American Branch of the International Law Association, to which Bob made such wonderful contributions. I had the privilege of working with him on a few occasions and quickly recognized a true gentleman and superb lawyer, who inspired many to work in the international field.
August 31, 2016
Dear Susan and all Bob's living children, I have just found (on Aug 28) Bob's NYT obituary and hasten to send all of you my concolences. The posting by Mr Bell says it all. I had the enormous pleasure of being mentored (as much as a young woman attorney in those days could be) Bob in my work for the American Branch of the International Law Association (of which he was President while I was with Milbank, Tweed) and of attending biennial Conferences of the ILA with Bob and his wife Mary Catherine. She and I would sneak out of the Conference to go to art galleries together in the venue cities. Bob indeed was a consummate international lawyer as well as a devoted husband and father.
August 28, 2016
Deep condolences to the von Mehren family on the loss of this consummate gentleman and exemplary professional. I recall with fondness my congenial & productive dealings with Bob and his associate Nick Kourides when I was a lawyer with GE International hq'd in NYC 1977-82. It was an extraordinary pleasure dealing with Bob, Nick, and the excellent & astute Marco Marin Esq fron Napoli. We all became friends. Marco and Bob remained close ever after I believe as do Marco and I (& our children & grandchildren!). Those days are now a wonderful memory as we say good-bye to Bob & salute him: "Now cracks a noble heart. Good night sweet prince; and flights of angels sing thee to thy rest." Rest in peace Bob in the kind embrace of whatever divinities there may be. Jim Bell
May 11, 2016
God's blessing and comfort as your beloved dad R.I.P wait on God to make all thing new, doing away with death and pain shortly, until then sincere condolences.
May 10, 2016
Dear Katy, My sincere condolences on the loss of your beloved father. What an amazing and wonderful life he had! My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family.