Dear NYSTLA Member,
We are saddened to inform you of the recent passing of Howard Finkelstein, NYSTLA past board member and father of board member Andrew Finkelstein.
Howard Finkelstein was a proud NYSTLA member since 1959, when he joined following his graduation from Brooklyn Law School. He was the founding partner of the firm of Finkelstein & Partners, LLP in Newburgh. Howard was a trial lawyer who obtained more than 150 verdicts, including the first million dollar verdict in Orange County in 1978 when a jury awarded $2 million to his client. Howard was a frequent lecturer and contributor to NYSTLA. Howard was honored by Brooklyn Law School as alumnus of the year in 2010.
The family followed Howard’s wishes and held a private funeral service. The family has already sat shiva. Howard was a colleague, a friend and mentor to many NYSTLA members and his impact on the organization will be remembered.
NYSTLA extends its deepest condolences.
Matthew A. Funk