Howard M. Rubin

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Closely Held Business Attorney in New York, NY

Goetz Fitzpatrick LLP
 | One Pennsylvania Plaza, New York, NY 10119
Phone: 646-835-0771
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2007, 2009 - 2018
Licensed Since: 1978
Education: Brooklyn Law School
Practice Areas:
  • Closely Held Business (50%),
  • Real Estate: Business (20%),
  • Business Litigation (20%),
  • Business/Corporate (10%)
Attorney Profile

An attorney with Goetz Fitzpatrick LLP, Howard M. Rubin has counseled clients for nearly four decades. He represents his clients in New York, New York, in matters including closely held businesses, business real estate matters, general business law, business litigation, and business and corporate matters.

Mr. Rubin was awarded his Juris Doctor from Brooklyn Law School in 1977. As an undergraduate, he received his Bachelor of Arts from The City College of New York in 1974. Among his many clients, Mr. Rubin counts leading commercial lenders, developers, brokers and contractors in Greater New York as well as numerous Fortune 500 companies. Admitted to practice in New York and New Jersey, he is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.

Mr. Rubin enjoys an excellent reputation among his clients and peers alike. He is rated as AV Preeminent* through Martindale-Hubbell, a peer reviewed rating that is given only to those lawyers demonstrating the pinnacles of legal skills and legal ethics. Mr. Rubin serves as the president of the Herbert M. Citrin Charitable Foundation Inc, which is an organization dedicated to serving the educational needs of people who have special needs. Because of his extensive work for many other charitable causes as well, he has been a recipient of the Mickey Mantle's Community Service Award. Mr. Rubin is an active participant in the Real Estate Board of New York and the New York State and American bar Associations.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license 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 anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Closely Held Business (50%)

Real Estate (20%)

Business Litigation (20%): Non-Compete Agreements

Business/Corporate (10%): Business Formation and Planning, Limited Liability Companies, Partnership, Sub-chapter S Corporations, Contracts, Business Organizations

Focus Areas

Business Litigation: Non-Compete Agreements

Business/Corporate: Business Formation and Planning, Limited Liability Companies, Partnership, Sub-chapter S Corporations, Contracts, Business Organizations


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Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2007, 2009 - 2018

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White Papers

  • (2008) - Commercial Real Estate Brokerage Primer

  • About Howard Rubin

    Admitted: 1978, New York

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    Honors and Awards:

    • Recipient of the Mickey Mantle Community Service Award
    • Super Lawyers of New York, 2006 - 2014
    • AV rated attorney by Martindale Hubbell

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Associate Member, Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY)
    • Neutral Arbitrator, American Arbitration Association
    • American Bar Association
    • New York State Bar Association
    • New Jersey
    • New York

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Advisory Board, American Cancer Association, 2008
    • Member, Board of Advisors, Sterling National Bank
    • President, Herbert M. Citrin Charitable Foundation

    Representative Clients:

    • Jolie Apparel Group
    • Signature Bank
    • H.D. Smith Drug Wholesalers
    • Beverly Feldman Designs
    • HAKS Organization
    • Epic Reality
    • Knight Frank
    • Newmark Grubb
    • Eastern Consolidated

    Educational Background:

    • City College of New York, B.A.

    Industry Groups

    • Business Agreements
    • Business Disputes
    • Construction Law
    • Real Estate Brokerage Issues
    • Real Estate Issues
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    Office Location for Howard M. Rubin

    One Pennsylvania Plaza
    New York, NY 10119

    Phone: 646-835-0771


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    Last Updated: 1/4/2018

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