Howard M. Stein manages our Real Estate Practice Group. His diverse roster of clients count on his counsel in matters related to real property acquisitions, Downtowns redevelopment, sales, leasing (including obtaining economic benefits incentives), real estate finance and loan workouts. For closely held businesses and public companies, he structures complicated transactions for retail, industrial, office, hotel, wineries and residential developments. He is also actively involved in all legal facets of Assisted Living Communities and Senior Condominium Living.
Mr. Stein represented the land sale of the Melville “pumpkin farm” to Canon USA for its North American Headquarters, which kept the Fortune 500 Company on Long Island. In 2013, Long Island Business News honored him with a Real Estate Award for “Top Office Lease” on behalf of Hain Celestial Group.
In 2011, the Suffolk County Executive appointed Mr. Stein to serve on the Board of Directors of the Suffolk Judicial Facilities Agency. That same year, he was inducted into the Inaugural Class of Touro Law Center Builder’s Society.
At Touro Law Center, Mr. Stein teaches courses in Real Estate Law. He also serves as Chairman of its Board of Governors.
An advocate of Smart Growth, Mr. Stein serves as a board member of Vision Long Island, the Association for a Better Long Island, and the Institute of Real Estate at Hofstra.
The Commercial Industrial Brokers Society of Long Island (“CIBS”) named him “Associate Member of the Year” in 2013; Long Island Business News has counted him among its “Who’s Who in Real Estate Law;” and from 2012 consecutively until 2020, he was named to the New York Metro Super Lawyers list.
He actively champions for charitable causes. Mr. Stein is a member of the President’s Council of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Long Island, and was honored with its Presidential Award. Long Island Cares bestowed upon him The Harry Chapin Humanitarian Award. The American Heart Association honored him at its Go Red for Women Luncheon. Long Island Business News recognized him with its “50 Around 50” Award for his professional achievement and community service.
Mr. Stein earned his law degree from Case Western Reserve University in 1978, and his undergraduate degree from the University of Rochester in 1975 where he once pitched back-to-back four-hit shutouts in a double-header over Hobart College. This feat appeared in Sports Illustrated. He now serves as a member of their George Eastman Circle.
Admitted to practice in the State of New York and the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York, he is a member of the Nassau County Bar Association. He achieved the highest rating by Martindale Hubbell.
Case Western Reserve University, Juris Doctor, 1978
University of Rochester, B.A., 1975
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
Nassau County Bar Association
New York State Bar Association
New York Metro Super Lawyers list, 2012–2020
Long Island Business News, “Who’s Who in Real Estate Law”
American Heart Association, Go Red for Women, Honoree, 2014
CIBS, “Associate Member of the Year”, 2013
“Top Office Lease” (Hain Celestial Group),
Long Island Business News, 2013
Inaugural Class of Touro Law Center’s Builders Society, 2011
Long Island Business News, “50 Around 50” Award, 2009
The Harry Chapin Humanitarian Award, Long Island Cares, 2007
Presidential Award, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Long Island, 2000
Chairman, Board of Governors, Touro Law Center, 2006-Present
Board of Directors, Suffolk County Judicial Facilities Agency
Adjunct Professor of Law, Touro Law Center
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Long Island, President’s Council
Association for a Better Long Island, Board Member
Vision Long Island, Board Member
Commercial Industrial Brokers Society of Long Island
(CIBS), Associate Member
Institute of Real Estate at Hofstra, Board Member
George Eastman Circle, University of Rochester
Hamlet Golf & Country Club, Chairman, Board of Governors
Represented the Seller of the “Pumpkin farm” to Canon USA for its North American Headquarters
Represented a national publisher in connection with a 170,000 square foot lease and economic incentives in Nassau County.
Represented the Master Developer on the acquisition of multiple properties assembled for the development of over 1400 dwelling units in the Ronkonkoma HUB.
Represented local developer in acquisition of numerous properties for construction of assisted living facilities.
Represented a public company on the leasing and financial incentives of a 110,000 square foot facility in Lake Success.
Representation of a national company in the acquisition of a 100 +/- acre mixed use site in Syosset.
Represented a joint venture in the negotiation of a Master Development Agreement for the acquisition and development of seven (7) mixed use sites in New Rochelle and multiple properties in the Village of Hempstead.
Represented a multinational company in the acquisition of a 200 acre parcel utilized as a winery on the East End of Long Island.