Howard M. Rubin

New York

Goetz Fitzpatrick LLP
One Penn Plaza
Suite 3100
New York, NY 10119

Tel: 212-695-8100, ext. 334

Email: hrubin@goetzfitz.com
Web: www.goetzfitz.com

Howard Rubin provides general counsel for his clients, representing startups and closely held companies in the real estate, commercial, and construction areas. He takes a holistic approach, incorporating his knowledge of business law and transactions, real estate law, and litigation to advise clients on the best strategy to achieve their goals.

Acting as a sounding board for new ideas and developments, Howard has helped hundreds of businesses grow and succeed. An expert in change and transition management, Howard helps companies weather fluctuating business environments. He is well-versed in all phases of the business lifecycle, from startups seeking financing to companies going through growth or attrition pains to succession planning and exit strategies. Howard serves as a trusted advisor and strategic consultant, evaluating and understanding each client’s needs, desires, and goals, and guiding them to achieve those via the most practical, cost effective, and direct path available. He is general counsel for many of New York’s most prominent real estate brokerage and financing firms and provides outside counsel to well-known closely held restaurant and hospitality chains and retail electronics businesses.

A frequent writer and lecturer on myriad legal challenges facing businesses, Howard has been an AV-rated attorney by Martindale-Hubble for more than 20 years and has been selected for the New York Metro Super Lawyers® list every year since 2006. Howard is also on the panel of the American Arbitration Association for Real Estate disputes.

Howard serves as the President of the Herbert M. Citrin Charitable Foundation which provides grants in the areas of education and special needs. He has served as a member of the Board of Advisers of Sterling National Bank as well as on the boards of numerous charitable organizations and is a recipient of the Mickey Mantle Community Service Award.

Howard also hosts the podcast “On the Mark,” a series that explores the effect the COVID-19 pandemic has had on various businesses and how companies can survive, thrive, and sometimes experience even greater success.

Corporate transactions are definitely not a one-size-fits-all proposition—they demand a multi-faceted and practical approach. For established or growing business of all sizes, Goetz Fitzpatrick’s attorneys expertly balance the many aspects of complex corporate organization and management in forming corporate entities, preparing partnership, corporate and LLC operating agreements, shareholder and employment agreements, stock and asset sale and purchases, and business operation financing.

We serve as counsel in mergers, acquisitions and other transactional activities, from employee relations and E-Commerce, to representation of professional services firms and federal and state compliance. We also help our business clients develop and protect their brand through registration of intellectual property such as trademark and copyrights.

Our objective at Goetz Fitzpatrick LLP is to perform legal work to the highest standards, while providing legal services at a reasonable cost to our clients. To this end, we have purposefully focused and narrowed our practice areas to encompass only those fields in which we confidently possess the necessary skills. We have the breadth and depth of experience required to fulfill our clients’ needs in areas such as construction/surety, Internet, real estate, transactional, brokerage law, litigation, and trusts & estates.

For over 40 years the attorneys at Goetz Fitzpatrick LLP have been cultivating long term client relationships and helping clients to achieve their business aims. Upon reflection, we have found the vast majority of our business has derived from our longstanding client relationships. We treasure this fact and see it as the best indication we are achieving our goal.

Our lawyers have been recognized by Martindale Hubbell, the Best Lawyers of NY, Super Lawyers, and numerous other professional publications.

For over 40 years the attorneys at Goetz Fitzpatrick LLP have been cultivating long term client relationships and helping clients to achieve their business aims. Upon reflection, we have found the vast majority of our business has derived from our longstanding client relationships. We treasure this fact and see it as the best indication we are achieving our goal.

Our lawyers have been recognized by Martindale Hubbell, the Best Lawyers of NY, Super Lawyers, and numerous other professional publications.

“Howard has been an AV-rated attorney by Martindale-Hubble for more than 20 years and has been selected for the New York Metro Super Lawyers® list every year since 2006.”
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