Howard M. Forman

Howard has over thirty years of legal experience in a private practice setting. He is well known for representing individuals in the dissolution of their same-sex relationships, including litigation regarding their real and personal property rights. His extensive experience in estate planning includes litigating clients' inheritance rights in the Surrogate's Court and advises representatives and beneficiaries with respect to probate and estate administration. Howard represents clients in all types of residential and commercial real estate transactions, including drafting and negotiating their commercial leases and subleases, and advises them regarding the formation and operation of their businesses. Howard also represents clients in drafting and negotiating prenuptial and post nuptial agreements, especially for same sex couples where the issues are particularly challenging. Often same sex couples have been together for many years prior to their marriage. How they address their separate and shared or marital assets is often complicated and challenging for the couple.

Community Service and Pro Bono Work

Howard has served on the Powsner Cooperberg Legacy Society Advisory Committee of The Lesbian Gay Bisexual & Transgender Community Center. He also provides pro bono legal services to The Lesbian Gay Bisexual & Transgender Community Center and Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund, Inc.

Practice Areas

Litigation, Wills and Estates, Residential and Commercial Real Estate, General Business Law

Bar Admissions

  • New York State
  • Southern District of New York
  • Eastern District of New York

Professional Affiliations

  • New York State Bar Association
  • New York County Lawyers Association

Prior Experience

Prior to merging his practice with Judith's in 1991, Howard worked as a private practice attorney with a New York City firm.


  • Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts- B.A. 1973
  • New England School of Law, Boston, Massachusetts- J.D. 1976

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About Howard

Howard is a born and raised New Yorker. He also maintains a second residence in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

NEW YORK, NY 10016

212-353-2200 fax 212-353-8828
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