Howard S. Jacobowitz

Senior Counsel
Commercial Litigation Department
Professional Liability Defense Group
Howard S. Jacobowitz

“Is my philosophy that a great attorney must be honest, confident, analytical, attentive, trustworthy, responsive and have a great work ethic. I bring these qualities to each case and work toward solutions in a timely and economical fashion. Additionally, my time spent on various business and charitable boards ”




  • New York
  • U.S. District Court, Southern & Eastern Districts of New York


  • J.D., Duke University School of Law
  • B.A., Hamilton College
    • summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa


  • New York Bar Association

Mr. Jacobowitz is Senior Counsel in the Firm’s Commercial Litigation Department. He is a seasoned trial attorney whose practice focuses on complex commercial litigation, professional liability defense and coverage, real estate litigation and transactions, estate administration,  construction litigation and architects’ and engineers’ disputes.

Before joining the Firm, Mr. Jacobowitz was a partner at Voute Lohrfink McAndrew Meisner & Roberts LLP and before that at McDonough Marcus Cohen Heller and Kanca, where his practice included construction litigation and professional liability defense.  He  also served three years as general counsel for NAB Construction Company.  Mr. Jacobowitz began his career in the Commercial Litigation Division of the New York Law Department, where he litigated complex issues arising out of large public works projects.

Mr. Jacobowitz has been selected for inclusion in the New York Metro Super Lawyers ® list in 2021, 2022 and 2023.

Contributor to Marcus and Levin on Mechanics’ Liens

Frequent lecturer for the New York State Bar Association and Lorman on construction contract clauses and mechanics’ liens

Triangle Sheet Metal v. James H. Merritt, 79 N.Y.2d 801

Brer Four Trans Corp v. Zurich American, 78 A.D.3d 875

Marder’s Antique Jewelry v. Bolton, 179 A.D.3d 649

Golden v. Cascione, 286 A.D.2d281

Aponte v. GEICO, 92 A.D.3d 476

Super Lawyers 2021, 2022 and 2023

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