Howard M. Forman

Howard has many years of legal experience in a private practice setting. He has extensive experience representing clients in all types of residential and commercial real estate transactions, including the purchase and sale of residential and commercial properties, drafting and negotiating commercial leases and subleases.

Howard also advises clients regarding the formation and operation of their businesses and establishing the appropriate entity, such as an LLC, corporation or partnership

In the family law area, he is well known for representing individuals in the dissolution of their non-marital relationships, including protecting their real and personal property rights. Howard also represents clients in drafting and negotiating prenuptial, postnuptial and non marital agreements with the goal of protecting their rights and obligations.

His estate planning practice includes drafting wills and trust instruments, and advising representatives and beneficiaries with respect to probate and estate administration and, where necessary, litigating clients’ inheritance rights in the Surrogate’s Court.

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

Residential and Commercial Transactional Real Estate, including leasing, contracts, assignments; Wills, Trusts and Estates; General Business Formation and Representation; Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreements; Non-Marital Relationship Agreements and Dissolutions

  • 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

Martindale Hubbell Profile

Howard has been awarded the BV® Distinguished rating by Martindale-Hubbell®, the nationally recognized legal directory, signifying an excellent rating for legal ability and professional standards of conduct and ethics

About Howard

Howard is a born and raised New Yorker. He also maintains a second residence in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. He is passionate about travel and travel by ship. He has taken cruises to virtually every continent including 4,500 passenger cruises, and intimate sailing vessels.