Howard C. Stross

Howard C. Stross

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Real Estate Attorney in Oldsmar, FL

Stross Law Firm, P.A.
 | 1801 Peppertree Dr, Oldsmar, FL 34677
Phone: 813-852-6500
Fax: 813-852-6450
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2006, 2015 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1985
Practice Areas:
  • Real Estate: Business (40%),
  • Estate Planning & Probate (40%),
  • Business/Corporate (20%)
Attorney Profile

The founder of the Stross Law Firm, P.A., Howard C. Stross has been focused on providing zealous advocacy for his many clients for almost 40 years. The firm is headquartered in Oldsmar, Florida, and provides representation for clients throughout Hillsborough, Pinellas and Pasco counties. Mr. Stross has also worked with some national business law clients throughout his career.

Prior to obtaining his Juris Doctor from The University of Toledo College of Law in 1975, Mr. Stross first completed his undergraduate and postgraduate education at Western Michigan University. After being awarded his Bachelor of Arts in business there in 1970, he continued on to receive his Master of Business Administration in 1971. Mr. Stross focuses his practice in the areas of business law, estate planning and real estate, and his caseload includes work in mergers and acquisitions, probate and trust administration, as well as commercial real estate matters. He has also served as general counsel to a well-known regional real estate development firm in Clearwater, Florida.

Mr. Stross' skilled and ethical approach has resulted in a number of accolades from his fellow professionals. Since 1998, he has been given an AV Preeminent* peer-review rating through Martindale-Hubbell, an honor reserved for attorneys demonstrating the highest degree of legal acumen and ethics. In addition, Tampa Bay Magazine has recognized Mr. Stross as one of Tampa Bay's Top Lawyers.

Admitted to practice in Florida, Michigan and the District of Columbia, Mr. Stross is also admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States. He is also board-certified in real estate by The Florida Bar. An active participant in several organizations related to his practice areas, Mr. Stross is a member of the National Network of Estate Planning Attorneys and the International Council of Shopping Centers.

*AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories: legal ability and general ethical standards. 

Certificates and Credentials

Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization

About Howard Stross

Admitted: 1985, Florida

Professional Webpage:


  • Tampa Bay's Top Lawyers, Tampa Bay Magazine, 2010
  • Florida Gulfcoast Commercial Association of Realtors Award for Outstanding Service, 2012
  • Rated AV® Preeminent ™ by Martindale-Hubbell, 1998-present
  • Florida Super Lawyer by Super Lawyers Magazine 2006, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018.

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Board certified in Real Estate law by The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education
  • Licensed Real Estate Broker in the State of Florida

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • State Bar of Michigan, 1975
  • Former Member & Presenter, National Network of Estate Planning Attorneys
  • Real Property, Probate & Trust Law Section of The Florida Bar, 1985
  • State Bar of Florida, 1985
  • Member, Pinellas County Planning Council
  • United States Supreme Court, 1984
  • District of Columbia Bar Association, 1985
  • Government Affairs Committee, Florida Gulfcoast Association of Commercial Realtors
  • Member, Wealth Counsel, a National Association of Estate and Business Planning Attorneys

Educational Background:

  • Western Michigan University, Bachelor of Business Administration, 1970
  • Western Michigan University, Master of Business Administration, 1971

Industry Groups

  • Florida Gulf Coast Association Of (commercial) Realtors (Affiliate Member)
  • National Network Of Estate Planning Attorneys
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Office Location for Howard C. Stross

1801 Peppertree Dr
Oldsmar, FL 34677

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Last Updated: 2/12/2019

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